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  • Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing
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    Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing

    Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the future of the book. The panel was moderated by Harold Evans, former publisher and president…

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  • Future of Civility in Democracy
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    Future of Civility in Democracy

    Panelists talked about civility in political discourse and partisan debate over public policy. Among the topics they addressed were civility in political campaigns, how new media and…

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  • Cultural Diplomacy Forum Part 1
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    Cultural Diplomacy Forum, Part 1

    Political and cultural leaders talked about how the U.S. can use culture as a means for communicating with other nations. Architect and Professor Elizabeth Diller talked about architecture…

    182 views
  • Humanities and Culture
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    Humanities and Culture

    Former Representative Jim Leach, head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about the importance of understanding American history, culture, and the arts. He discussed issues including…

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  • Jim Leach Remarks on Cultural Diversity
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    Jim Leach Remarks on Cultural Diversity

    Former Iowa Representative Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about the need to bridge different cultures. He also…

    262 views
  • Rep Jim Leach RIA 2008 Convention Speech
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    Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA) 2008 Convention Speech

    Republican Representative Leach spoke to delegates at the 2008 Democratic National Convention about his support for Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and reasons he had decided not to…

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  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 1
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 1

    The opening day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado focused on Senator Barack Obama’s background, experience, character, and vision for America’s future.…

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  • Peace Corps 35th Anniversary Dinner
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    Peace Corps 35th Anniversary Dinner

    Peace Corps alumni and others gathered to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the organization, which was founded by the Kennedy administration to allow private citizens to assist others…

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  • National Bipartisan Forum News Conference
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    National Bipartisan Forum News Conference

    A number of prominent former and current public servants discussed ways of reintroducing bipartisan statesmanship into American political discourse. Former Senator Sam Nunn read the…

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  • Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary
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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

    Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following their…

    246 views
  • USIndia Civil Nuclear Cooperation
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    U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation

    A hearing was held titled “The U.S. and India: An Emerging Entente?” State Department officials testified about U.S.-India relations, focusing on recent agreements on civil nuclear…

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  • After Words with Bill Bradley
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    After Words with Bill Bradley

    Former Senator Bradley was interviewed about his book, The New American Story, published by Random House, in which he presents a plan to reevaluate the current American political system. The…

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  • War Powers and the Constitution
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    War Powers and the Constitution

    The panelists discussed the constitutionality of the War Powers Act in relation to U.S. intervention in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. They answered one or two questions.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • North Korean Nuclear Armament
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    North Korean Nuclear Armament

    Mr. Burns testified about North Korean nuclear weapons development programs, recent nuclear and missile tests, the status of six-party talks with North Korea, and United Nations sanctions…

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  • North Korean Nuclear Test
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    North Korean Nuclear Test

    Representative Leach talked about the U.S. response to a North Korean nuclear test the previous day and international responses to the testing. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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  • USKorea Relations
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    U.S.-Korea Relations

    Witnesses testified about U.S. - Korea Relations. Topics included transferring the operational command of South Korean forces to their own command, the environmental cleanup of former U.S.…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed the warrantless wiretapping bill 232-191. Several other bills were passed, including the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act. Mild audio buzz during the last hour of the program.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

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