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    2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    Book TV provided coverage of the 2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize, sponsored by Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University to “recognize excellence in…

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    2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards

    BookTV presented coverage of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards, given each year to honor the best books published in the United States, according to the organization. The NBCC is…

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    Directorate S

    Steve Coll looked at the CIA’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the problematic relationship between the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He spoke at the…

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    2018 Lukas Prize Ceremony

    The presentation of the Lukas Prize, awarded annually for books on an “American topic of political or social concern.” 2018's winners include, Amy Goldstein, Janesville; Stephen Kotkin, Stalin; and Chris…

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    Directorate S

    Steve Coll looked at the CIA’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the problematic relationship between the CIA and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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    Oil Companies and Foreign Corruption

    Anti-corruption researchers and advocates talked about oil and gas production companies and their role in promoting government corruption around the world. The panelists detailed many…

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    2017 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an “American topic of political or social concern.”…

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    After Words with Steve Coll

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll investigates the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. He discussed the company’s power and…

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    National Security and the Press

    Panelists talked about the public’s right to know versus the responsibility to protect classified information for national security. Participants included two former CIA directors and former editors of the New…

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    2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. This year’s nominees included: Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science and…

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    Journalism After Edward Snowden

    Panelists talked about how journalism has changed since the Guardian newspaper’s decision to publish leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance files submitted by former government contractor Edward Snowden.…

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    Talibanistan

    Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion talked about the threat posed by extremists who operate in…

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    Songs of Blood and Sword

    Fatima Bhutto, niece of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, talks about growing up in a family of power brokers. Ms. Bhutto also chronicles the fate of many of her close…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink, looks at Pakistan in light of the escalation of war in Afghanistan by the United States and discussed the problems that Pakistan should expect to face…

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    Future of Afghanistan After U.S. Troop Withdrawal

    J. Alexander Thier spoke about U.S. policy in Afghanistan, troop withdrawals, and the future of Afghanistan following U.S. withdrawal. He said that education and health care rates had…

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    Terrorist Groups in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, Terrorism Experts Panel

    Government officials and terrorism experts testified on terrorist groups in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. They also talked about U.S. efforts to deny terrorists safe havens. Some members…

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    Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida

    Panelists discussed the situation in Pakistan, the Afghanistan War, and al-Qaida. Among the topics they addressed were regional security challenges, the transition to Afghan control, the potential impact of…

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    Daniel Benjamin Remarks on Domestic and Counterterrorism Threats

    Dan Benjamin gave the keynote address at a New America Foundation event on assessing the threat of al-Qaeda threat 10 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He spoke about…

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    Assessment of Al Qaeda

    Following Steve Coll’s opening remarks, panelists assessed the al-Qaeda threat 10 years after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. All of the panelists agreed that while the threat…

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    Future Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

    Foreign policy experts talked about Afghanistan President Karzai’s leadership and ways the United States could negotiate peace in Afghanistan. Other topics included the Taliban, al-Qaida,…

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