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  • emA Problem from Hellem
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    A Problem from Hell

    Ms. Power talked about her book A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, published by Basic Books. The book raises questions about why the United States has failed to stop…

  • Genocide in Darfur
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    Genocide in Darfur

    A rally was held on the National Mall before the U.S. Capitol to raise public awareness of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to put public pressure on the administration to take…

  • Seduction of War
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    Seduction of War

    A panel of authors talked about their books about the appeal of war. Topics included definitions of honor, group cohesiveness, the testing of masculinity, and aggression. After their…

  • Rwandan Genocide 10th Anniversary
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    Rwandan Genocide 10th Anniversary

    Ms. Power talked about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Approximately 800,000 people were killed. Criticism was leveled against the United States, Britain, France, the United Nations, and…

  • Clark Campaign Event
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    Clark Campaign Event

    General Clark spoke about his presidential campaign and foreign policy agenda. Among the topics he addressed were conducting the trial of Saddam Hussein, the appropriate level of…

  • Unacknowledged Legislators  Lukas Prize Panel
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    Unacknowledged Legislators: Lukas Prize Panel

    The annual J. Anthony Lukas Book Prizes for narrative nonfiction were presented. The winners then participated in a panel discussion on the effects that writers and their works can have on…

  • American Power and the War in Iraq Panel
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    American Power and the War in Iraq Panel

    Mr. Wassesrman was interviewed before the panel began about the history of the festival and the members of the panel. Mr. Wasserman moderated the discussion panel on American Power and the…

  • How We Live Now Panel
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    How We Live Now Panel

    Moderated by Mr. Mantle, the panelists discussed the topic, “The World and the Word: How We Live Now.” Ms. Levine is the author of Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from…

  • emLos Angeles Timesem Book Festival Interview
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    Los Angeles Times Book Festival Interview

    Mr. Rodriguez talked about the changing racial mixture and racial consciousness in the country and responded to telephone calls from viewers. Mr. Rodriguez is the author of Brown: The Last…

  • Genocide
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    Authors Samantha Power and Elizabeth Neuffer examined the history of American response to genocidal warfare. Ms. Power is the author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, published by Basic…

  • 2002 Lionel Gelber Prize Panel
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    2002 Lionel Gelber Prize Panel

    Mr. Meade, the recipient of the 2002 Lionel Gelber prize, and other finalists talked about foreign policy in the current global system’s hegemonies, emerging markets, and the limits of American foreign…