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    Science, Technology and Math Education

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and inventor and education advocate Dean Kamen talked about the state of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the U.S. Both…

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    Climate Change and the Zika Virus

    The Brookings Institution and Princeton University released the Spring 2016 issue of the Future of Children, which focused on how climate change affects children. Janet Currie outlined…

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    Book Discussion on The Smartest Places on Earth

    Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker talked about their book The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation, in which they examine the next hot…

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    Hunger and Food Assistance Programs

    Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Department of Agriculture efforts to combat food insecurity, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other nutrition…

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    International Law and Cybersecurity

    Harold Hongju Koh delivered keynote remarks on international law, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism. Mr. Koh also criticized presidential candidates for suggesting the use of…

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Remarks

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about challenges facing his country. Topics included terrorist attacks, the Syrian refugee crisis and relations with…

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    State of the European Union

    Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka spoke about the state of the European Union (EU). Topics included the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the influx of Syrian refugees, the threat of…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Speakers talked about the economy and future tools available to lawmakers when another recession hits. Several of the panelists worked in previous administrations including those of…

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    Gayle Smith on Foreign Aid

    Gayle Smith talked about her vision for the government-funded foreign aid agency she leads, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Afterward, she participated in a panel…

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    State Political Parties

    Panelists, including Republican National Committee Chief Counsel John Phillippe, South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Jason Perkey, and American Prospect senior editor Eliza…

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    Lessons Learned from the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, talked about financial regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis. Then he was joined in discussion by…

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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, about the challenges facing the judiciary and the application…

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    Taiwan Elections

    Secretary General Joseph Wu talked about the outcome of Taiwan’s January 2016 elections, in which the country elected its first female president, and their implications for future…

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    Asian Economies

    Representatives from the International Monetary Fund presented their book, The Future of Asian Finance, examining the challenges facing Asian financial markets and how they could evolve to…

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    Representative Tom Price on Budget Priorities

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on budget priorities, fiscal challenges, and economic proposals from President Obama’s State of the Union address, followed by a…

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    Representative Jason Chaffetz on Government Accountability

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) talked about government accountability. He outlined the oversight work of his committee involving the…

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    Stability and Security in Afghanistan

    Panelists talked about the status of the war in Afghanistan and efforts to stabilize the country.

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talked about the shifting demographics of his country, and how they necessitate governance structure changes to proportionally represent Israel’s…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke about U.S.-Israel relations. He was interviewed by David Ignatius and responded to questions from members of the audience, including…

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    Secretary of State John Kerry on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about U.S.-Israel relations. He warned against the dangers of a potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority that he said would threaten the…

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