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    Mitt Romney on Health Care Policy

    Mitt Romney spoke about health care policy. He focused on differences between the health care plan he passed while he was governor of Massachusetts and the 2010 health care law, which…

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    Interview with Ayn Rand

    Author Ayn Rand spoke about her philosophical theories and the influence of capitalism on Western society. Her theories came to be known as Objectivism.

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    President Obama at University of Michigan Commencement

    President Obama delivered the commencement speech at the University of Michigan 2010 graduation ceremonies. He talked about the need for more civility in public debate, and he…

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    Jefferson-Hamilton Debate Reenactment

    Dressed in period costume, scholars portraying Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton debated their views of democracy, talked about the founding of the nation, and answered questions…

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    Book Discussion on The Protest Psychosis

    Dr. Metzl documents the alleged finding of an increased incidence of schizophrenia in black men, but he argues that the link was fabricated during the 60s and early 70s to undermine…

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    Black Power Movement in the 1960s

    Professor Howard Brick of University of Michigan talked about the Black Power Movement in the 1960s. While the Civil Rights Movement led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. sought…

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    "Great Society" Speech

    President Johnson spoke about the state of American success. He stressed that America’s power should be used to advance the quality of life of its citizens and create a "Great…

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    Egypt and the Origins of al-Qaida

    University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole, author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East, talked about the birth of al-Qaida.…

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    Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations

    University of Michigan professor David Hancock talked about Edward Bernays and the rise of corporate public relations. Edward Bernays was a pioneer in the field of public relations and…

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    Book Discussion on An Anatomy of Addiction

    Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, spoke about the cocaine use of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and surgeon William…

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    Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines gave a lecture on the music of the civil rights and black power movement. Several song clips were featured during the class as…

    695 views
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    Book Discussion on The Escape Artists

    Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the economy, even though many members of the team were successful in doing so in the 1990s under…

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    Michael Hayden on U.S. Policy Toward al-Qaida

    Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden talked about counter-terrorism policies. He talked about how a consensus was being developed among Americans for counter-terrorism measures…

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    Book Discussion on Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

    Mahmood Mamdani talked about his book Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror, published by Pantheon Books, about the way Muslims around the world have been…

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    Poverty in the United States

    Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional…

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    Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the…

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    Remembering Victims of September 11, 2001

    Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the September 11, 2001. The class discussion revolved around a photograph by Associated Press…

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    Backlash Against Women's Liberation

    University of Michigan professor Regina Morantz-Sanchez talked about the 1970s and 1980s backlash against the Women’s Liberation Movement and the Equal Rights Amendment.

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    Book Discussion on The Selling of the American Economy

    id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_tabContainer_tabAuthorsBooks_gvAuthorsBooks_ctl02_lblAuthorNameMicheline Maynard argues that investment in the U.S. by foreign companies has had a positive…

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    Social Security 75th Anniversary

    James Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President Franklin Roosevelt, spoke at a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Social Security program. He talked about the program and why it is…

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