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  • After Words with Barbara Walter

    After Words with Barbara Walter

    How do civil wars start and could one happen again in the U.S.? Political scientist Barbara Walter examines the warning signs that often precede civil wars She’s interviewed by Smith College Middle East Studies chair Steven Heydemann.

  • In Depth with Sheryll Cashin

    In Depth with Sheryll Cashin

    Author and Georgetown University law professor Sheryll Cashin joins Book TV to talk and take calls about race relations and inequality in America. Her many books include “The Failures of Integration” and “White Space, Black Hood.”

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  • After Words with Representative David Price

    After Words with Representative David Price

    From his perspective as a longtime member of Congress and a political scientist, Representative David Price (D-NC) discussed the rules and role of Congress, how it has changed over time and how the legislative body can function better . He was interviewed by…

  • After Words with Leonard Mlodinow

    After Words with Leonard Mlodinow

    Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explored advances in the study of emotion in psychology and neuroscience, which suggest that the power of feelings are equally as important to our success as thinking. He was interviewed by Northeastern University…

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  • About Books With Keith Urbahn of Literary Agency Javelin

    About Books With Keith Urbahn of Literary Agency Javelin

    Keith Urbahn talked about his work at Javelin, his Washington, D.C.-based literary agency. About Books also reported on the latest publishing industry news and insider interviews, and current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV for the week of…

  • <em>Nothing Is Impossible</em>

    Nothing Is Impossible

    Ted Osius, former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam (2014-2017), talked about the reconciliation process, started in the 1990s, between the U.S. and Vietnam. This event was hosted by George Washington University.

  • <em>I Alone Can Fix It</em>

    I Alone Can Fix It

    Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker looked at the final year of the Trump administration. Washington Post Live in Washington, D.C., hosted this virtual program.

  • <em>Languages of Truth</em>

    Languages of Truth

    Bestselling author Salman Rushdie discussed a collection of his essays. This virtual program was part of the 2021 Miami Book Fair.

  • <em>Master of the Game</em>

    Master of the Game

    Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and President Obama’s special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations (2013-14), examined Henry Kissinger’s diplomatic efforts in the Middle East during the Nixon and Ford administrations. This was a virtual…

  • <em>Becoming Abolitionists - Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom</em>

    Becoming Abolitionists - Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom

    Human rights lawyer Derecka Purnell argued that new systems should be created to address the root causes of violence and offered her thoughts on why she now believes the police should be abolished. Town Hall Seattle hosted this virtual program.

  • <em>Risk</em>

    Risk

    Retired four-star Army general Stanley McChrystal discussed how organizations in government and the private sector can mitigate risk in the digital world. This virtual event was hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Institute in Washington, DC.

  • <em>Poet Warrior</em>

    Poet Warrior

    Joy Harjo reflected on her life and experience as the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate. This virtual program was part of the 2021 Miami Book Fair.

  • After Words with Leonard Mlodinow

    After Words with Leonard Mlodinow

    Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explored advances in the study of emotion in psychology and neuroscience, which suggest that the power of feelings are equally as important to our success as thinking. He was interviewed by Northeastern University…

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