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    Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Southern States

    Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act in southern states. and then state reports were presented for seven of the states:…

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    Open Learning and the Future of Education

    Panelists talked about the impact of online teaching on higher education, focusing on massive, open online courses (MOOCS). They discussed the benefits of MOOCs including accessibility and…

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    Book Discussion on Two Presidents are Better Than One

    David Orentlicher talked about his book, Two Presidents are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, in which he contends that changes to the executive branch will…

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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

    Denzel Washington gave the 2011 University of Pennsylvania commencement address.

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    Book Discussion on Make It in America

    Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, argued that in order to restore America we need to restore its manufacturing base. During this event at the University of…

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    Legacy of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

    A roundtable discussion was held on the legacy of Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who had announced that he would be retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2010. Topics…

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    Supreme Court and Popular Opinion

    Panelists discussed the relationship between U.S. Supreme Court decisions and American popular opinion. They focused on Mr. Friedman’s thesis that the justices and the…

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    Economic Instability

    A panel discussion was held on the origins and effects of the current economic crisis. Topics included the causes of the crisis, how long it will last, comparisons between the Great…

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    Election Focus Group Meeting

    Pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group with “persuadable voters” from Lake County, Ohio, who were undecided or leaning toward a candidate. The participants were…

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    Home Mortgage Finance Industry, Panel 2

    The second panel of a conference on mortgage financing following recent turmoil in financial and credit markets focused on long-term housing and banking policies beyond emergency federal…

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    Home Mortgage Finance Industry, Panel 1

    Sarah Rosen Wartell made welcoming remarks and spoke about housing finance and the future of federal regulation of mortgage policies in light of recent turmoil in credit markets. Susan…

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    Election Focus Group Meeting

    Pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group with voters from York, Pennsylvania. The group answered questions and discussed their perspectives on various issues and candidates in the…

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    Election Focus Group Meeting

    Peter Hart conducted a focus group discussing the 2008 presidential campaign with 12 Baltimore area residents. Participants included 5 Democrats, 4 Republican and 3 independent voters…

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    Civility and American Politics, Part 3

    Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann talked about their book The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press. The…

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    Civility and American Politics, Part 2

    House Minority Leader Boehner and Senator Lieberman talked about the impact of public discourse on politics, the lack of civil dialogue in various forums, and leadership challenges of…

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    Civility and American Politics, Part 1

    Participants talked about the impact of public discourse on politics, the lack of civil dialogue in various forums, and leadership challenges of bringing civil problem solving to tackle the…

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    The Atomic Bomb

    Robert Oppenheimer spoke about the development and use of the atomic bomb. He talked about atomic weapons as “evil things” and about the ethical application of science and…

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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

    Secretary-General Annan spoke to graduates about facing the challenges of the future, the role of the United Nations in global conflicts and humanitarian crises, and encouraging the spread…

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    Wharton School Commencement Address

    Mr. Greenspan talked to graduates about facing the challenges of the future, the state of American business, and the economy.

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    Book Discussion on The Great Improvisation

    Stacy Schiff talked about her book The Great Improvisation: Benjamin Franklin, France and the Birth of America, published by Henry Holt and Company. The author told the story of…

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