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    Secretary Janet Napolitano on Terror Attacks

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talked about national security following the recent killing of Osama bin Laden, and ten years after the September 11, 2001, attacks. She…

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    Book Discussion on Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire

    Robert Perkinson, American studies professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, presents a history of America’s prison system and examines its roots in…

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    Book Discussion on The United States of Fear

    Tom Engelhardt argues that the U.S. government successfully used the threat of terrorism to scare the public into supporting increased spending on war, the military, and homeland security,…

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    Progressive Governance

    President Clinton delivered the dinner address on the first night of the conference. The next morning world leaders talked about the changing role of government in the…

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    Book Discussion on Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

    Neil Gross talked about his book, Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?, in which he examines why a majority of America’s college and university professors are…

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    Book Discussion on Dr. Seuss & Co. Go To War

    Andre Schiffrin talked about the book he edited, Dr. Seuss & Co. Go To War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists (The New Press; October 6,…

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    Book Discussion on Beyond the Crash

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown talked about his book, Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization (Free Press, 2010). In the book, Mr. Brown talks about…

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    Book Discussion on Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-Opted Human Rights

    James Peck argues that while the U.S. gives lip service about caring for human rights around the world, the reality is that it has used the idea of preserving human rights as a tool to…

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    Book Discussion on Allah, Liberty and Love

    Irshad Manji talked to John Avlon about the impact of Islam in the United States over the next ten years. They examined how a new generation, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can re-shape…

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    Book Discussion on Cyber War Will Not Take Place

    Thomas Rid talked about his book, Cyber War Will Not Take Place, in which he argues that while there are real security concerns related to the internet, the idea of a future cyber war,…

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    Book Discussion on Intern Nation

    Ross Perlin talked about his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. In his book he argues that internships are overrated and that they provide…

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    Transatlantic Slave Trade

    Michael Gomez talked about the transatlantic slave trade from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century, including the countries involved and the methods used in the procurement…

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    Book Discussion on The Frugal Superpower

    Michael Mandelbaum argues that the era of an expansive U.S. foreign policy, which began with entry into WWII, is coming to an end due to financial constraints. He discussed how this…

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    Book Discussion on Light without Fire

    Scott Korb talked about his book, Light without Fire: The Making of America’s First Muslim College, in which he recounts the creation of the first four-year Muslim liberal arts…

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    Thomas Hoenig Remarks

    Thomas M. Hoenig made the keynote address at a forum on the implementation of the 2010 financial regulations law. He said that companies deemed as systemically important financial…

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    Prosecution of Wall Street Banks

    NYU LAW SCHOOL
    The Milbank Tweed Forum:
    Prosecuting Wall Street
    Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney Gen, Criminal Division Eliot Spitzer, Former NY Governor & Attorney General Mary Jo White,…

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    Financial Regulations Law

    Following Charles Taylor’s opening remarks, Michael Barr talked about the 2008 financial crisis and actions taken in response to the crisis through the 2010 financial regulations…

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    Book Discussion on Letters from Black America

    Pamela Newkirk presented the book she edited, Letters from Black America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; February 3, 2009). It is a history of African-American men and women through their…

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    Lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Former Troubled Asset Relief Program Inspector General Neil Barofsky talked to Charles Taylor about the lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis. He also responded to questions…

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    Book Discussion on A Soldier's Dream

    William Doyle tells the story of Captain Travis Patriquin, who was instrumental in gaining U.S. support for the 2006 “Sunni Awakening” which greatly reduced the influence of…

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