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    Working-Class Families

    Panelists talked about the state of the working class family. They focused on the well-being of children, family structure, and marriage dynamics. The panelists, who included experts from…

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    President Obama Remarks on Poverty

    President Obama participated in a panel discussion on poverty. Panelists also included Harvard University Professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks.…

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    Our Kids

    Professor Robert Putnam talked about his book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, in which suggests that there is a lack of opportunities for children growing up in the United States…

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    Bowling Alone

    Mr. Putnam spoke about his book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the ways in which Americans gather in…

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    Better Together: Restoring Community

    Mr. Putman and Mr. Feldstein discussed their book, Better Together: Restoring the American Community, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines twelve community-building projects…

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    Community Building and Civic Engagement

    Panelists discussed the report, “Better Together,” published by a seminar on civic engagement in America. They talked about the increased isolation of persons from their neighbors and the…

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    Globalization, Culture and Civilization

    Participants talked about economic progress in a global economy and potential effects on various cultures. Among the issues they addressed were using the global economy to empower women and…

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    Bowling Alone: Collapse of American Community

    Mr. Putnam talked about his book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is based on an essay published in the Journal of…

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    The New Economy and Government

    President Clinton moderated a panel about using the tools of the new economy to empower civil society and government. Among the issues addressed were enhancing job prospects in impoverished…

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    Clinton Administration Foreign Policy

    A panel of political scientists and scholars talked about the foreign policy of the Clinton administration in a roundtable discussion during the Convention of American Political Scientists. The…

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    Federal, State and Local Governments

    Governor Cuomo spoke at the dedication of the Alfred Taubman addition to the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The governor discussed federal, state and local governments working…

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    Party Politics

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Ron Brown spoke at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government about party politics.

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