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  • emEverybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Dieem
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    Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die

    University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutman and Professor Jonathan Moreno offered their thoughts on current state of health care in America. They spoke at the 19th annual National Book…

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  • George W Bush and Laura Bush Awarded Liberty Medal
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    National Constitution Center Liberty Medal

    Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush received the 30th annual Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Former Vice President Joe Biden,…

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  • Senator John McCain Dies at Age 81
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    2017 Liberty Medal Ceremony for Senator John McCain

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was honored with the National Constitution Center’s 2017 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia. The medal is awarded each year to those who show leadership in upholding basic…

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  • Justice Ginsburg Reflects on 25 Years on the Supreme Court
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    Justice Ginsburg on 25 Years on the Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about the #MeToo movement and other social movements over the last century. She was interviewed by National Constitution Center President…

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  • Former Federal Officials Discuss National Security and Campaign 2016
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    National Security and Campaign 2016

    Madeleine Albright, Leon Panetta, and others spoke about the 2016 election, foreign policy priorities, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on NATO and relations with…

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  • Higher Education
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    Higher Education

    Panelists talked about efforts to expand access to higher education. Speakers included Daphne Koller, the co-founder of a service called Coursera, which offers online versions of college…

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  • Hillary Clinton Receives 2013 Liberty Medal
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    Hillary Clinton Receives 2013 Liberty Medal

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal. In her remarks she commented on recent developments in Syria and the use of…

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  • Open Learning and the Future of Education
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    Open Learning and the Future of Education

    Panelists talked about the impact of online teaching on higher education, focusing on massive, open online courses (MOOCS). They discussed the benefits of MOOCs including accessibility and…

    381 views
  • emThe Spirit of Compromiseem
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    The Spirit of Compromise

    Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, talked about her book, The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It, and about her role as president…

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  • emThe Spirit of Compromiseem
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    The Spirit of Compromise

    Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson examined why compromise is so difficult in the current political world. The authors argue that constant campaigning rather than a focus on legislation has produced…

    555 views
  • Ethics of Synthetic Biology Part 2
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    Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 2

    Government officials spoke about ethics and science of synthetic biology, which involves creating biological materials entirely from synthetic ones. They focused on federal oversight…

    273 views
  • Ethics of Synthetic Biology Part 1
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    Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 1

    Scholars, scientists and government officials talked about ethical issues related to synthetic biology, which involves creating biological materials entirely from synthetic ones. Among the…

    626 views
  • Economic Instability
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    Economic Instability

    A panel discussion was held on the origins and effects of the current economic crisis. Topics included the causes of the crisis, how long it will last, comparisons between the Great…

    135 views
  • Civility and American Politics Part 2
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    Civility and American Politics, Part 2

    House Minority Leader Boehner and Senator Lieberman talked about the impact of public discourse on politics, the lack of civil dialogue in various forums, and leadership challenges of…

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