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    Oppression of Women and Girls

    Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn talked about oppression against girls and women around the world. In their remarks, the talked about their experiences watching young girls improve…

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    Bill Gates on Education and Health Care Systems

    Bill Gates talked about education and health care in the U.S. and around the world. Topics included the environment and his charitable initiatives. He was interviewed by Walter…

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks

    Thomas L. Friedman was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the challenges facing the U.S. and its standing in the world. Among the topics he addressed were competition with China, the…

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    Judicial Selection

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and a Georgetown law professor participated in a panel discussion on the history of the Court, the life of a…

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    Cyber Security Policy Priorities

    Mike McConnell spoke about threats posed by potential cyber space attacks on the U.S. computer and information infrastructure. He also talked about various defenses against such…

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    Two Memorable Presidential Speeches

    David Rubenstein compared and contrasted what he considered to be the two greatest presidential speeches, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Kennedy’s Inaugural Address. He…

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    Future of Pakistan

    Retired General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and former Ambassador Hussain Haqqani talked about the future of Pakistan. Among…

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    Race and the American Criminal Justice System

    The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men in prison. Topics included what the justice…

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    Redefining U.S. Citizenship

    Journalists and advocates talked about evolving definition of U.S. citizenship, as well as civic and political engagement. Among the issues they addressed were immigration reform,…

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remarks

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and experience in the legal profession, and also focused on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, Roe…

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    Massive Open Online Courses

    Panelists talked about the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on primary and secondary education. They discussed increased access to education, the effect of MOOCS on the…

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    Future of the Republican Party

    Key Republican Party strategists and thinkers talked about the future of their party. Topics included libertarianism, the tea party movement, and creating new domestic and…

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    National Security 10 Years After September 11, 2011

    Intelligence and national security experts talked about national security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. Among the issues they addressed were levels of global…

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    Senate Gun Control Legislation

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) talked with Margaret Carlson from Bloomberg News. The senator said he was optimistic that a revised bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun sales…

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    2010 Midterm Elections

    Political analysts talked about their belief that Republicans will take control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections. Topics included the the issues affecting the…

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    Competitive Education

    Melody Barnes talked about the Obama administration’s ideas for improving education. Ms. Barnes, who was bussed to school in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1970s, also discussed…

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    New York City and Terrorism

    New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was interviewed by Campbell Brown at the New York Ideas 2013 forum. They talked about the 16 terrorist plots against New York City that…

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    The 21st-Century Army

    General George Casey, Jr., the Army’s chief of staff, talked about the future of the Army. He was interviewed by David Sanger and also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Women and Finance

    Sallie Krawcheck and Alexa Von Tobel talked with Steve Clemons about women working in Wall Street financial firms. The discussed the impact on business when women are in positions of…

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    Jobs and U.S. Economy

    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and a Stanford business professor talked about improving the economy and…

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