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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' American Presidents Series, moderated a discussion of the lives of some lesser-known American presidents. The panelists were authors of…

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    In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits

    Three photographers discussed a selection of their own works that have appeared in National Geographic publications. The panelists gave a behind-the-scene’s look at the magazine’s photographic…

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    Paper Trail

    Ms. Goodman discussed her book, Paper Trail: Common Sense in Uncommon Times, with Ms. Wertheimer. The book, published by Simon and Schuster, is a collection of Ms. Goodman’s syndicated columns.…

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    Profiles in Courage for Our Time

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    Are Humans Endangered?

    Mr. Lillibridge talked about public health practices, focusing on advances made in the field over the last century and about emerging threats to human health and the challenges of finding…

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    The Age of Spiritual Machines

    Professor Kurzweil, author of The Age of Spiritual Machines, spoke about changing technologies, artificial intelligence, and the possibility of building machines that act more “human.” He…

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    Searching for Extraterrestrial Life

    Scientists talked about ongoing efforts to detect signals from extraterrestrial sources. Among the issues they addressed were the technologies involved, the chances of detecting signals,…

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    Future of Technology

    Professor Gershenfeld and others demonstrated several new technologies which may serve as prototypes for new inventions in the 21st century. Among the technologies were machines which used…

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    Polar Bear Strategy: Reflections on Risk

    John Ross talked about his book The Polar Bear Strategy: Reflections on Risk in Modern Life, published by Perseus Books. In the book, Ross argues that the science of risk assessment has…

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