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  • Atlantic Festival Ideas Forum Former Secretary of State Clinton Bill Gates and Others
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    Atlantic Festival Ideas Forum, Former Secretary of State Clinton, Bill Gates and Others

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, were among the featured speakers at the 2020 Atlantic Festival. Secretary Clinton…

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  • Reopening the Economy and COVID19 Testing and Vaccine Development
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    Reopening the Economy and COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Development

    Representative Jodey Arrington (R-TX) spoke by phone about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on his congressional district. He also talked about potential legislation responding to the economic effects of the…

    623 views
  • Criminal Justice and Excessive Fines
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    Criminal Justice and Excessive Fines

    The Brookings Institution held a discussion to examine ways to make changes to the criminal justice system’s use of fees, finesm and bail. Experts and advocates in this panel focused on the…

    289 views
  • Author Discussion on Race and Crime
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    Author Discussion on Race and Crime

    James Forman, author of Locking Up Our Own, and Danielle Allen, author of Cuz, talked about race and crime in the United States. They spoke at the 2017 Texas Book Festival in Austin.…

    438 views
  • Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery
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    Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery

    Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff spoke about their discovery in Sussex, England, of the second known parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence.

    514 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Political Polarization
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    Political Polarization

    Former government officials, academics, and journalists talked about the causes of political polarization in America and the erosion of bipartisanship in government. Panelists included Haley Barbour, Mike McCurry,…

    748 views
  • Discussion on the Obama Administration
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    Obama Presidency

    Bob Woodward, David Maraniss, Jo Becker, Paul Gigot, and Danielle Allen participated in a panel discussion on the successes and failures of Barack Obama’s presidency. They focused on foreign…

    629 views
  • Danielle Allen on emOur Declarationem
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    Our Declaration

    Danielle Allen talked about her book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, in which she talks about the Declaration of Independence. She…

    2,147 views
  • Discussion on Revisiting the Declaration of Independence
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    Interpreting the Declaration of Independence

    Panelists talked about the historical background and the original intent of the Declaration of Independence. They argued that starting in the 19th century abolitionists focused on the phrase…

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  • Discussion on Textual Tradition and the Declaration of Independence
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    Textual Tradition and the Declaration of Independence

    Panelists talked about the text of the Declaration of Independence and how it reflects the time it was written. Topics included the punctuation used in the document and the differences…

    584 views
  • Summer of 1776 and the Declaration of Independence
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    Revolutionary Summer and Our Declaration

    Joseph Ellis, author of Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, and Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of…

    938 views