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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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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement

    Bono gave the 2004 commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania. He spoke about the danger of indifference and the importance of working for political change.

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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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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

    Denzel Washington gave the 2011 University of Pennsylvania commencement address.

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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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    Winston Churchill's Method of Public Speaking

    Mr. Humes spoke about Winston Churchill’s method of speech preparation and delivery, such as using quotations and speaking about something of personal knowledge and…

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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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    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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    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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    Moot Court Keedy Cup Finals

    Students from the University of Pennsylvania argued the merits of the Federal Communication Commission’s “Must Carry” rule. The “Must Carry” law was…

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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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    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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    Book Discussion on Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair

    Ms. Byrd and Ms. Tharps discussed their book Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, published by St. Martins Press. The book chronicles the social,…

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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 Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy

    Mr. Hendrickson discussed his book Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book tells the story behind a 1962 LIFE magazine photo of…

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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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    John Chancellor Tribute

    In a ceremony establishing a new award for excellence in broadcast journalism in John Chancellor’s name, several former colleagues paid tribute to his long and noteworthy career…

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    Sister Carrie in the 21st Century

    As part of a three-day symposium on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Mr. Epstein summarized and analyzed the novel and its…

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    Shadow Convention

    “Unconventional” politicians and commentators gathered to discuss and debate the issues as
    an alternative to the scripted major party events. Senator McCain emphasized the…

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