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  • Anatoly Dobrynin and Cold War Diplomacy
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    Anatoly Dobrynin and Cold War Diplomacy

    Scholars and diplomats discussed the legacy of former Soviet ambassador to the United States Anatoly Dobrynin on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Mr. Dobrynin served in Washington from…

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  • Cold War Peace Politics
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    Cold War Peace Politics

    Author Petra Goedde talked about her book, The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History. She explored the emerging politics of peace during the early years of the Cold War. The Woodrow…

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  • Korean War Interrogation Rooms
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    Korean War Interrogation Rooms

    Monica Kim, author of The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold Story, explained the controversial tactics used by the U.S. and its allies during the war. The Wilson Center and…

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  • Containment Policy in Southeast Asia
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    Containment Policy in Southeast Asia

    Wen-Qing Ngoei is author of Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia. He talked about the post-World War II efforts by Western powers --…

    628 views
  • American Democracy and PostWorld War II Japan
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    American Democracy and Post-World War II Japan

    Dartmouth College history professor Jennifer Miller talked about her book, Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan. She discussed how the U.S. government promoted democracy in…

    519 views
  • emLand of the Feeem
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    Land of the Fee

    Devin Fergus talked about his book, Land of the Fee: Hidden Costs and the Decline of the American Middle Class, on the hidden transaction fees that Americans regularly pay and the impact…

    847 views
  • emBankers Bailouts and the Struggle to Tame Wall Streetem
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    Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street

    Kathleen Day talked about her book, Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street, in which she provides a history of the federal government’s oversight of the financial sector.…

    1,228 views
  • German Social Scientists and US Foreign Policy
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    German Social Scientists and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Hans Speier was a German social scientist who was among the many European intellectuals who immigrated to America during the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. In this program, University of…

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  • 1911 Congressional Report on Immigration
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    1911 Congressional Report on Immigration

    Historian Katherine Benton-Cohen talked about her book, Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy. The U.S. Immigration Commission, better known as the…

    286 views
  • emThe Cold Warem
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    The Cold War

    Odd Arne Westad talked about his book The Cold War: A World History, in which he looks at the global ramifications of the Cold War.

    1,224 views
  • South Korean President Park Chung Hee and Militarism
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    South Korean President Park Chung Hee and Militarism

    Harvard University professor Carter Eckert talked about his book, Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945. Mr. Eckert argued that the former South Korean…

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  • USChina Competition During the Cold War
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    U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War

    Professor Gregg Brazinsky talked about the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author…

    950 views
  • Emigration and Evolution of American Seeds
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    Emigration and Evolution of American Seeds

    Courtney Fullilove talked about how certain seed strains made their way to the United States as well as how collections for seed banks function today. Her presentation focused on her book,…

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  • Economic Growth after 1973
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    Economic Growth after 1973

    Marc Levinson talked about his book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Mr. Levinson looked at into the wide-ranging methods used by…

    416 views
  • American Views on Global Human Rights
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    American Views on Global Human Rights

    Mark Philip Bradley talked about his book The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, in which he explores the history of American interest in global human…

    315 views
  • Mexicos AntiSubversion Laws
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    Mexico's Anti-Subversion Laws

    Halbert Jones talked about Mexico’s anti-subversion laws, which were in effect between 1941 and 1970. Professor Jones argued that vague laws with harsh penalties, such as Article 145, were…

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  • Book Discussion emJohn Birchem
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    Book Discussion John Birch

    Terry Lautz talked about his book, John Birch: A Life, about the life of missionary John Birch, who was killed in China in 1945, and is best remembered as the namesake for the right-wing…

    1,071 views
  • Jennifer Mittelstadt Discusses Military Welfare Programs
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    Military Welfare Programs

    Jennifer Mittelstadt talked about her book The Rise of the Military Welfare State, which gives an in-depth look at the rise of military social welfare programs and how they have changed through the decades…

    2,393 views
  • Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War
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    Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War

    Elizabeth Schmidt talked about how foreign intervention influenced emerging nations in Africa during the Cold War. She spoke about how former colonial powers dealt with these countries as they gained…

    1,123 views
  • Discussion on the Bible in American Public Life
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    Bible in American Public Life

    Mark Noll talked about the bible’s role in American public life between 1492 and 1783. Professor Noll argued that Americans frequently relied on the bible to both support and oppose…

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