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    The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order

    Cambridge University professor of history emeritus Gary Gerstle talked about the influence of neoliberalism from the 1970s to the 2010s. This virtual event was hosted by the National…

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    Thirteen Clocks

    Author Robert Parkinson argued that the leaders of the American Revolution motivated colonists to join their cause through racial fear. He described how patriot newspapers highlighted the…

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    Immigration Law and the First Amendment

    In her book Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion & Deportation in the United States, lawyer and historian Julia Rose Kraut examined the use of deportation to suppress free…

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    The Ever-Changing Past

    James Banner is the author of The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History. He explained in this conversation that history has been continuously reinterpreted since the…

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    Secrecy and U.S. Nuclear Weapons

    Since the development of the atomic bomb, the U.S. government has maintained a containment policy on any information regarding nuclear weapons. A panel of scholars discussed the history of…

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    U.S. Military Relationship with the Philippines

    Filipinos have fought alongside U.S. troops since the occupation of the Philippines in 1898. Christopher Capozzola gave the history of this partnership and described the importance of a Pacific…

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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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    Hawaiian Statehood and U.S. Cold War Image Abroad

    The Territory of Hawaii became the 50th state in August 1959. In her book Gateway State, Sarah Miller-Davenport explains the role Hawaii -- with its Asian-majority population -- played in…

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    What Remains

    George Washington University’s Sarah Wagner talked about the search for the remains of American soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War and are unaccounted for and presumed dead. This…

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    Women and Labor Rights

    Eileen Boris, author of Making the Woman Worker, looked back at the last century of women’s quest for equal treatment and consideration under international labor laws and standards. The…

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    Reagan, Moscow and the 1980s Cold War

    Duke University History and Public Policy Professor Simon Miles participated in a discussion of his book, Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the…

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    Free Enterprise and the New Deal

    Cornell University history Professor Lawrence Glickman described how the modern concept of free enterprise formed in the 1930's, during the rise of the New Deal. He is the author of, Free…

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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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    U.S.-Soviet Relations and Ambassador Dobrynin

    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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    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 --…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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    The Age of Eisenhower

    University of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock recalled the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.

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