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  • emThe Age of Eisenhowerem
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    The Age of Eisenhower

    University of Virginia history professor William Hitchcock recalled the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.

  • 20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers
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    20th Century Trailblazing Women Lawyers

    In 2005, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession initiated oral history interviews with 100 senior women lawyers including former Attorney General Janet Reno…

  • April 1968 Washington DC Riots
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    April 1968 Washington, D.C. Riots

    Author and Historian Samuel Walker discussed his book, Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968. During the talk, Mr. Walker analyzed the damage done during the riots,…

  • US Foreign Policy Since World War I
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War I

    Author Melvyn Leffler talked about his book, Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015. He discussed how and why U.S. foreign policy has…

  • Matthew Dallek Discusses emDefenseless Under the Nightem
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    Defenseless Under the Night

    Professor Matthew Dallek talked about his book Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, in which he looks at the precursor to the Department of…

  • Jeffrey Rosen Discusses emLouis D Brandeisem
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    Louis D. Brandeis

    Jeffrey Rosen talked about his book Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, in which he remembers the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. He spoke with Phillippa Strum and…

  • Justice Brandeis Nomination 100th Anniversary
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    Justice Brandeis Nomination 100th Anniversary

    In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the nomination of Justice Louis Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, a panel including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses his contributions to…

  • emBelva Lockwood The Woman Who Would Be Presidentem
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    Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President

    Jill Norgren talked about her book Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President, published by New York University Press. Belva Lockwood was the first woman to run a full presidential campaign in 1884. She…

  • History of  Immigration Laws
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    History of Immigration Laws

    Author Deirdre Moloney discusses her book, National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy Since 1882. She addresses the history of immigration laws - including the 1882…

  • emMendez v Westminsterem
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    Mendez v. Westminster

    Philippa Strum discussed Mendez v. Westminster, the first case about school segregation to be successfully challenged in federal court. She spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C.…

  • Long Military Deployments and Families
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    Long Military Deployments and Families

    Sara Manzano-Diaz began spoke about military women who suffer with emotional and psychological problems. She outlined the Obama administration’s priorities for the women’s bureau including…

  • History of Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
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    History of Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

    Congressman Conyers led a discussion of the legislative history of efforts to establish a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the continuing significance of the Reverend Dr.…

  • emDavid Hackett Souter  Traditional Republicanem
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    David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican

    Professor Yarbrough talked about his book David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court, published by Oxford University Press. Following his remarks, he participated in a panel…

  • emThe Age of Impeachmentem
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    The Age of Impeachment

    David Kyvig talked about the history of impeachment. He said that impeachment was rarely used until 1960, at which point it became used relatively frequently against politicians and judges.…

  • National Infrastructure Improvement Plans
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    National Infrastructure Improvement Plans

    After opening remarks for a day-long conference on developing strategies to improve the national infrastructure, a congressional panel moderated by Mr. Capeheart talked about a national…

  • emCondoleezza Rice  An American Lifeem
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    Condoleezza Rice: An American Life

    Elizabeth Bumiler talked about her book Condoleezza Rice: An American Life - A Biography, published by Random House. In her book she documents the life of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She…

  • Race Speech and Gender
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    Race, Speech and Gender

    Moderator: Philippa Strum, Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center "Race and Nation in the Thought and Politics of Woodrow Wilson", Gary Gerstle, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University "Mr. Wilson’s…

  • emMilitary Tribunals And Presidential Powerem
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    Military Tribunals And Presidential Power

    Moderated by Ms. Strum, Mr. Fisher and other panelists considered the ideas in his book, Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism, published by…

  • emTransforming Leadershipem
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    Transforming Leadership

    James MacGregor Burns discussed his book Transforming Leadership, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He argued that the Founding Fathers and President Franklin D. Roosevelt are examples…

  • emWomen in the Barracksem
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    Women in the Barracks

    Ms. Strum discussed her book, Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights, published by University Press of Kansas. The book is a case history of the VMI case, which dealt with…

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