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    Religion and Public Policy

    Four scholars gave presentations on religion and public policy throughout American history. The papers were “Teaching about Religion in Red State America” by Mark Chancey;…

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    Religious Faith and Politics

    Four scholars gave presentations on the intersection of religious faith and politics. Professor Kate Carte Engel’s presentation was titled, “The Founding Fathers and Modern…

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    Politics and Religion

    Four scholars gave presentations on the relationship between politics and religion throughout American History. The papers were: “The Resurrection of African-American…

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    Religion and Social Issues

    Four scholars gave presentations about religion, politics, and social issues throughout American history. Topics included Christianity and Islam in America, as well as the history of…

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    1968 Presidential Election

    Professor Michael Nelson talked about how and why Richard Nixon’s victory in the 1968 presidential election came at a pivotal time in American politics. 1968 was marked by the…

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    Southern Methodist University Commencement Address

    Mayor Mike Rawlings gave the commencement address to the 2014 Southern Methodist University graduating class. The Dallas mayor spoke about what he’s learned as mayor, and gave…

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    Presidential Illness

    Panelists discussed the impact of presidential illness during the administrations of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. This panel was part of the…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event…

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    Personal Crises and Public Responsibilities

    Panelists discussed the personal crises of Presidents John Tyler, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, and the impacts of these crises on national politics. This panel was part of the…

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    Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    Every director of the White House Faith-Based Offices since President Bush created the office in 2001, appeared together. They spoke in order of their service about the work of the…

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    Work of the Warren Commission Staff, Part 2

    Former members of the Warren Commission staff talked about their roles on the commission and how the experience affected their professional lives. The spoke about the…

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    Work of the Warren Commission Staff, Part 1

    Former members of the Warren Commission staff talked about their roles on the commission and how the experience affected their professional lives. The spoke about the…

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    Book Discussion on Midnight in Mexico

    Alfredo Corchado talked about his book, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, in which he chronicles how Mexico has changed since…

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    George H.W. Bush and German Reunification

    Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, talked about President George H.W. Bush’s motivations behind his push for German…

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    Women in Politics Symposium

    Panelists explored the landscape for women as candidates for elective office in the United States, especially in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. The panel included academics…

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    Women in Politics Symposium

    Panelists explored the landscape for women as candidates for elected office in the United States, especially in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. Topics included media coverage…

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    Karen Hughes on Women in Politics

    Karen Hughes talked about her experiences of women in politics, including how they are treated by the media. She also talked about her career, politics, and the future of the…

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    Women Political Candidates

    Susannah Shakow talked about why women should run for political office, and how she encourages them to do so. Professor Fox talked about his research into why more women do not run for…

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    Women's Health Issues

    Panelists talked about women’s health care accessibility and the government’s role in the funding of reproductive services. Some of the issues they discussed the…

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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first…

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