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    Israel and Palestine After Disengagement

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    Inside Campaign 2008

    Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe and strategist David Axelrod, McCain Campaign Manager Rick Davis, and pollster Bill McInturff discussed the day to day management and overall strategies…

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    Masculinity in Modern Literature

    After an introduction by Mr. Bellow Mr. Amis spoke about the concept of masculinity in
    modern literature, especially in the poetry of Philip Larkin and
    Robert Bly. He spoke…

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    Understanding the Economic Crisis

    A bipartisan group of newly-elected members of Congress participated in a roundtable discussion on the economic crisis and what Congress can and should do. The speakers included…

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    Race and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

    Panelists talked about race and the 2012 presidential campaign. Some of the topics included voter identification laws, the black vote, and voter ID laws, President Obama’s and…

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    Presidential Nominating System

    Participants talked about the method of selecting presidential nominees. They talked about the progression of the primary systems from the initial structure to the status…

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    Charles Haldeman Remarks on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Charles E. Haldeman talked about the housing market and the state of the economy. Ed Haldeman became the chief executive officer of Freddie Mac after it was placed in conservatorship…

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    First Year of the Obama Presidency

    David Axelrod talked to students about his political career and the first year of the Obama presidency. He focused on his role in the 2008 presidential campaign and his current…

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    Women on War and Peace

    Officials from the Bush and Obama administrations talked about being a woman in the national security field. Michele Flournoy focused on the Obama administration’s Afghanistan…

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    Book Discussion on Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future

    James Carville and Paul Begala talked about their book, Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, published by Simon and Schuster. The forum titled, “How and Why the…

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    Issues Conference for New Members

    The Institute of Politics hosted a bipartisan forum for the newest members of Congress on the issues of congressional relations with the White House. The speakers detailed their…

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    Book Discussion on The Wen Ho Lee Story

    Ms. Lee talked about her father’s arrest for improperly handling nuclear secrets at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as his legal struggles following the…

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    Young Voters and 2006 Midterm Elections

    Political consultants and academics talked about a poll contrasting the political views of both college and non-college 18-24 year olds. The poll included data on attitudes about…

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    Presidential Politics and the Press

    An Institute of Politics Forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, “Presidential Politics and the Press,” focused on the 1984 presidential election campaigns and…

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    National Intelligence Director Speech

    National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell talked about the importance of a strong intelligence community to face international challenges. Among the topics he addressed information…

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    Importance of the Youth Vote

    The panelists discussed the importance of young and first-time voters.

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    Civil Rights Issues

    Mr. Connerly spoke about civil rights and racial equality. He spoke about why he is trying to openly debate issues surrounding the nature of equality. He stressed that he…

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    Book Discussion on POTUS Speaks

    Mr. Waldman, a presidential speech writer, talked about his book, POTUS Speaks: Finding the Words That Defined the Clinton Presidency, published by Simon & Schuster. POTUS is the…

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    A Career in Public Service

    Sen. Kennedy spoke at the Harvard University Institute of Politics on the civil rights bill compromise reached the previous evening, and the current state of national…

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    Future of the Republican Party

    Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party. Among the issues they addressed were the impact of efforts to combat terrorism on the political…

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