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  • 20th Century Presidential Leadership
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    20th Century Presidential Leadership

    Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. Professor Nye…

  • Gerald Ford Journalism Awards
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    Gerald Ford Journalism Awards

    CNN senior political analyst David Gergen and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) were the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald Ford Journalism Award luncheon. They focused on Gerald…

  • White House Chiefs of Staff
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    White House Chiefs of Staff

    Five former White House Chiefs of Staff shared stories of their time serving Presidents Ford, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush. Panelists included Donald Rumsfeld, Kenneth M. Duberstein,…

  • David Gergen Oral History Interview
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    David Gergen Oral History Interview

    David Gergen began his political career in 1971 as a staff assistant on President Nixon’s speechwriting team. He talked about his relationship with President Nixon, the speechwriting process, and…

  • Conversation with Wael Ghonim
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    Conversation with Wael Ghonim

    On the one year anniversary of being imprisoned in Cairo for his Facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian Revolution, Wael Ghonim spoke to students at the Harvard Kennedy School in…

  • Top American Leaders of 2011 Panel Discussions
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    Top American Leaders of 2011, Panel Discussions

    Washington Post hosted three panels during its 2011 Top American Leaders Awards. Speakers included New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair…

  • Top American Leaders of 2011
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    Top American Leaders of 2011

    Educators, journalists and politicians were honored at the Washington Post's Top American Leaders Awards. The awards, according to the Washington Post and its co-sponsor, the Harvard School of…

  • White House Photographers
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    White House Photographers

    Former chief White House photographers talked about what it takes to document the life of the president and the presidency and capturing history as part of their jobs. The photographers told the…

  • Partisanship and the Political Climate
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    Partisanship and the Political Climate

    Miki Brzezinski moderated a panel on hyper-partisanship in American politics. Among the issues addressed were historical levels of partisanship in policy making, as well as strategies to…

  • Advising the President
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    Advising the President

    Panelists talked about the unique insights they had gained in their roles as presidential advisers. Ted Sorensen was special counsel, adviser, and speechwriter to President Kennedy. Ken…

  • Moral Character and the Presidency
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    Moral Character and the Presidency

    This program is part of the “Presidents in Perspective” symposium at Boston College. Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion called, “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential…

  • Massachusetts Senate Debate
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    Massachusetts Senate Debate

    Candidates for the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Edward Kennedy debated various issues prior to the special election to fill the seat.

  • House Democratic Agenda
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    House Democratic Agenda

    Speaker Pelosi spoke about the Democratic party agenda in the House of Representatives. Among the topics she addressed were health care reform, abortion, the state of the economy, and U.S.…

  • Americas Leadership Challenges
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    America's Leadership Challenges

    In conjunction with the publication of U.S. News & World Report's annual “America’s Best Leaders” issue, many of the 24 honorees participated in a roundtable discussion on leadership…

  • Discussion on Watergate with House Judiciary Committee Members
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    Nixon Resignation Special: Watergate Impact

    The panel includes legislators who were members of the House Judiciary Committee that, in 1974, passed three articles of impeachment against President Nixon charging him with obstruction of…

  • Presidential Campaign Forecast
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    Presidential Campaign Forecast

    Broadcast journalists Jim Lehrer and George Stephanopoulos talked about the 2008 presidential candidates and the issues facing the country. The discussion was moderated by David Gergen, who…

  • Leadership in America
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    Leadership in America

    Mr. Gergen moderated a forum titled “America’s Best Leaders: How do they lead? Where are they taking us?” Among the issues addressed by panelists were definitions of leadership in American…

  • Tribute to President Gerald R Ford
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    Tribute to President Gerald R. Ford

    A tribute to former President Gerald Ford was held at the National Archives to discuss the national and global impact of the Ford administration. Ambassador Scranton made opening remarks. Then a…

  • American Political Landscape
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    American Political Landscape

    David Gergen gave the luncheon address at the annual Federal Circuit’s Judicial Conference. He was introduced by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. In his remarks he talked…

  • Science and Health in the 21st Century
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    Science and Health in the 21st Century

    Federal research agency directors and private sector leaders discussed science and health issues of the 21st century. Topics included current medical research, the role of the federal…

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