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    Politics and Entertainment

    Ms. Streisand spoke about the artist as an entertainer and citizen. She also spoke about the relationship between the federal government and the arts and how she is opposed to the…

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    Lessons of War

    Robert McNamara, former Defense Secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (1961-68) discussed lessons he learned from his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam…

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    Presidential Debates

    1988 Democratic party presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, former ABC anchor Charles Gibson, political operatives and a new media specialist spoke about the first 1960 presidential debate…

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    White House Photographers

    Former chief White House photographers talked about what it takes to document the life of the president and the presidency and capturing history as part of their jobs. The…

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    African-American Political Blogs and Social Media

    Cheryl Contee, who blogs under the name Jill Tubman, talked about rising influence of black political blogs and social media. She also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Mohamed El Baradei Remarks

    Mohamad El Baradei spoke about international politics and nuclear non-proliferation. Among the topics he addressed were nuclear development programs in developing countries, efforts by…

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    Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism

    Media executives talked about the impact of digital media on journalism. Among the many topics they addressed were the sale of the Washington Post, Time’s purchase of Huffington…

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    American Education Reform

    Ms. Paglia argued that primary and secondary education should impart more meaning to students. She said that students should study more traditional subjects in more traditional…

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    Investigative Reporting

    Journalists spoke about the state of the news and information business, as well as the future of journalism. The event began with a tribute to David Halberstam, and then turned to the…

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    Political Cartoons in the 1990s

    Five political cartoonists discussed their satirical work and displayed some of their favorite cartoons. After each person made a brief presentation there was a discussion period with…

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    The Ethics of Tolerance

    Mohammad Khatami, the former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, spoke on “the ethics of tolerance in the age of violence.” Topics included the history of immigration to…

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    50th Anniversary of Peace Corps

    Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams talked with former directors about what they learned from running the Peace Corps. Among the topics they addressed were the current and past work of…

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    Gordon Brown Remarks

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave the Malcolm Wiener lecture in international political economy. In his remarks he called for a global financial constitution to establish…

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    Advising the President

    Panelists talked about the unique insights they had gained in their roles as presidential advisers. Ted Sorenson was special counsel, adviser, and speechwriter to President…

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    House Democratic Agenda

    Speaker Pelosi spoke about the Democratic party agenda in the House of Representatives. Among the topics she addressed were health care reform, abortion, the state of the economy, and…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

    Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile…

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    Politics and Culture

    At an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of George magazine, a panel, moderated by Tom Brokaw, was held on the relationship between culture and politics. Panelists…

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    Virtue and Conservatism

    Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Kristol debated the meaning of contemporary conservativism. Mr. Sullivan talked about the impeachment of President Clinton, abortion rights and…

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    Leadership in America

    Mr. Gergen moderated a forum titled “America’s Best Leaders: How do they lead?  Where are they taking us?” Among the issues addressed by panelists were…

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    Conversation with Wael Ghonim

    On the one year anniversary of being imprisoned in Cairo for his Facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian Revolution, Wael Ghonim spoke to students at the Harvard Kennedy School in…

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