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    Book Discussion on Five Days in Philadelphia

    Charles Peters talked about his book Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing “We Want Willkie!” Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World, published by…

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    Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship

    A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had…

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    The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the 1935 Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act on American life and society, as well as the current state of…

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    Churchill-Roosevelt Legacy

    A discussion on the lasting legacies of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both British and American panelists explore the strengths and…

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    The New Deal: Infrastructure Programs

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the infrastructure programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Rural Electrification Administration, (REA). Topics…

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    Franklin Roosevelt's Domestic Affairs Advisers

    A panel discussion was held on the role and influence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inner circle of advisers on the domestic policy decisions in his administration. Topics…

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    The New Deal: Arts and History Programs

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the Works Progress Administration’s culture and history programs. The programs included federal funding for art, writers,…

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    Franklin Roosevelt's Foreign Affairs Advisers

    A panel discussion was held on the role and influence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inner circle of advisers on the foreign policy and military decisions in his…

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    The Presidency and the Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivered the keynote address at “The Presidency and the Supreme Court” conference. She spoke about conflicts between…

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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance…

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    Book Discussion on Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust

    Robert Rosen talked about his book Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust. He disputed the long-standing belief that President Roosevelt abandoned the Jews in Europe,…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery

    Elliot Rosen talked about his book Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery, published by the University of Virginia Press. Professor Rosen chronicled the New…

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    Book Discussion on The Defining Moment: FDR

    Mr. Alter talked about his book, The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and Schuster. In his book Mr. Alter chronicles…

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    President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era…

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    Four Freedoms Speech

    President Bush, congressional leaders, and academics spoke at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech delivered January 6,…

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    Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 2

    Historians spoke on a panel titled “The Hudson River as America’s Corridor of Commerce.” Professor Marshall moderated.
    Thomas Carroll showed slides during his talk…

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    Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 1

    Historians spoke at a conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage in 1609.
    Thomas Lewis showed slides during his talk “Revolutions on the Hudson.”…

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    Shaping the Modern Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the modern history of the Supreme Court and the creation and use of labeling techniques for justices during the nomination phase, “judicial activism”…

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    Book Discussion on Bound For Canaan

    Mr. Bordewich talked about his book, Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, published by Amistad Press. The book covers sixty years of the…

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    Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 3

    Historians spoke on a panel titled “Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relation.” The panelists were editors or contributors to the book Four Centuries of Dutch-American…

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