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    ACLU in American Life

    Panelists discussed many of the issues on which national debate has been promoted by litigation and public education from the American Civil Liberties Union. Topics included national…

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    Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

    Vijay Padmanabhan and others talked about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Mr. Padmanabhan was formerly an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Church of Lies

    Flora Jessop, a former fundamentalist Latter Day Saints member, took part in a forum on three books about abuse in religious communities. Her book, Church of Lies (Jossey-Bass; January…

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    U.S. and European Courts

    Justices from the European Court and the U.S. Supreme Court discussed the work of their respective courts as well as the issues of federal power over states.  They explored ways in…

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    The Adversarial System

    Mr. Bennett spoke about how the adversarial process influences the ethics and morality of court officers. Among the issues he discussed were how lawyers can use the process to…

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    Privatization and the Judicial System

    Justice Breyer and several academics discussed the legal aspects of building a global civil society. Their discussion focused on the ability of international organizations to make and…

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    Art in the Age of Technology

    Mr. Gelernter discussed his book Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology and the relationship between art, technology, and religion.

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    Holocaust Germany: The Next Generation

    Panelists discussed Mr. Schlink’s novel The Reader, a fictional account of an illiterate girl in Nazi Germany who learns to read while a guard in a concentration camp. The…

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    Black-Jewish Relations

    The heads of the National Urban League, the World Jewish Congress, and the NAACP talked about where blacks and Jews are getting along, where they are not, and why. After their prepared…

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    Middle East Peace Process

    Senator Dole received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Yeshiva University during their 70th annual Hanukkah Convocation. In his remarks, he focused on Republican…

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    Tolerance and U.S. Policies

    After receiving an honorary degree from Yeshiva, Gen. Powell spoke at the 68th annual Hanukkah dinner on U.S. foreign policy toward Israel. He advocated the politics of tolerance…

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