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  • Wilson Center Examines Career of Former Librarian of Congress James Billinton
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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

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  • NunnLugar Act 25th Anniversary
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    Nunn-Lugar Act 25th Anniversary

    Former Senators Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) participated in a panel discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991, which was signed by…

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    Andrew Carnegie

    David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material, explained how Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become the…

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  • Panel Discussion Inside the Presidential Debates
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    Panel Discussion: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Newton Minow is the vice chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates as well as the co-chair for the 1976 and 1980 presidential debates. He talked about the history of American…

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  • Medal of Philanthropy Presentation
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    Medal of Philanthropy Presentation

    With Tom Brokaw serving as master of ceremonies, Vartan Gregorian presented the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy to the Heinz Family, the Mellon Family, the Tata Family of India, and…

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  • International Summit on Peace
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    International Summit on Peace

    Diplomats and human rights activists participated in an international dialogue focused on practical solutions for peace. They focused on peace making activities and proposed solutions to regional…

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  • International Summit on Peace
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    International Summit on Peace

    Syracuse University Professor Tazim Kassam introduced the second session of a summit on peace making with an address focusing on the urgent need for understanding between cultures.…

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  • emThe Road to Home  My Life and Timesem
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    The Road to Home: My Life and Times

    Mr. Gregorian talked about his memoir The Road to Home: My Life and Times, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. Gregorian explains how he went from a childhood as a Christian Armenian in a…

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  • Conference on School Libraries
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    Conference on School Libraries

    The First Lady hosted a conference on school libraries to examine their effect on student achievement.

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  • Human Rights The Unfinished Agenda
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    Human Rights: The Unfinished Agenda

    The panelists discussed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how it has changed human treatment throughout the world. They focused on how many nations signed the agreement, but…

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  • Television Journalism
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    Television Journalism

    Mr. Brokaw received the Welles Hangen Award for Superior Achievement in Journalism. He said he was “deeply honored” to receive the Welles Hangen Award and talked about Mr. Hangen’s talents as a…

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  • Brown University Commencement Address
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    Brown University Commencement Address

    Mr. Moyers spoke to graduates of Brown University. In his remarks, he contrasted the optimistic outlook for college graduates of the late 1990s with those people who are not able to take…

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  • Economic Trends
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    Economic Trends

    Mr. Kuttner talked about economic trends and what they mean to U.S. workers. A special poll was commissioned for this annual public affairs conference which found that most people feel very…

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  • Authors Perspective
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    Author's Perspective

    Author and literary theorist Eco talked about his writing, his interpreters and his readers. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience. He has written The Name of the Rose,…

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  • End of the Century
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    End of the Century

    Mr. Wolfe, who was working on his latest novel, A Man In Full, spoke about the intellectual environment in the United States since 1945. He emphasized that the two main influences on the…

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  • Freedom to Write
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    Freedom to Write

    As part of an international conference on the freedom to write, participants discussed the dangers and importance of free expression of ideas around the world. They also shared personal…

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  • American Higher Education
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    American Higher Education

    Following prepared remarks about higher education in America, Mr. Gregorian answered questions from the audience.

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