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  • What Is Southern Today
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    What Is Southern Today?

    Tom Wolfe presented a lecture titled, “What’s Southern Today?” He argued that Southern Americans have a much more common-sense approach to life than other Americans. He recounted his experiences…

  • emJustice for All Earl Warrenem
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    Justice for All: Earl Warren

    Jim Newton talked about his biography, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made, published by Riverhead. He recounted the life of Earl Warren, the chief justice of the United States from…

  • Philanthrophy Inequality and Justice
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    Philanthrophy, Inequality and Justice

    Ford Foundation President Darren Walker discussed philanthropy, inequality and justice at a Duke University event in Durham, North Carolina.

  • Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan Discusses Coronavirus Pandemic Response
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    Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan on Coronavirus

    Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan discussed the coronavirus pandemic response and how to reopen society He spoke at a Duke University virtual event. He also talked about what needs…

  • Public Lands and the Law in the Early Republic
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    Public Lands and the Law in the Early Republic

    Duke University professor Laura Edwards taught a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic. She looked at competing visions for westward expansion among the Founders,…

  • Justices Alito and Kennedy at Duke Law School
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    Justices Alito and Kennedy at Duke Law School

    The Bolch Judicial Institute awarded its first annual Rule of Law Prize to retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justice Samuel Alito was among the speakers at a ceremony at Duke…

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Commencement Speech at Duke University
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    Duke University Commencement Address

    Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement address to 2018 graduating students of Duke University’s School of Business. He urged graduates to follow the inspiration he received from his mentor,…

  • John Podesta on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Trump Administration
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    John Podesta on the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Trump Administration

    John Podesta, chair of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign, assessed the 2016 election, including some of the contributing factors to her loss to Donald Trump. He also discussed…

  • Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

    Lisa Monaco, who served as President Obama’s chief counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, talked about about security threats during the Obama presidency and ongoing and future challenges for…

  • Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy
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    Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy

    Law professors and policy analysts talked about issues relating to consumer bankruptcy and debt. Topics included the criminalization of consumer debt, credit reports, debt collections and…

  • Consumer Credit
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    Consumer Credit

    Consumer policy experts, academics and former government officials talked about the role of regulation in consumer credit products including payday loans. This event was part of Duke…

  • Americas Cold War Refugee Policy
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    America's Cold War Refugee Policy

    Professor Gunther Peck talked about America’s immigration policy toward refugees during the Cold War. He described how people fleeing communist countries, such as Cuba, were given easier…

  • AntiMuslim Discourse in America
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    Anti-Muslim Discourse in America

    Professor Christopher Bail talked about the growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. He is the author of Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream.

  • Discussion on Policing and Extremism
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    Policing and Extremism

    Police officials, sociologists, and Muslim American advocates talked about the role local police forces can play in preventing violent extremism. Some panelists also discussed the results…

  • Jonathan Waldman on emRust The Longest Warem
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    Rust: The Longest War

    Jonathan Waldman talked about his book, Rust: The Longest War, about the damage caused by rust in the U.S. and the efforts across the country to combat it. He said that the damage inflicted…

  • emThe Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatismem
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    The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

    Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson present a study of the tea party movement. The authors examine several, regional tea party chapters and report that tea party supporters are predominantly…

  • Care of Returning Veterans
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    Care of Returning Veterans

    Linda Schwartz talked about the needs and challenges for returning veterans. She contrasted the needs of veterans returning from World War II and the Korea and Vietnam wars with the those…

  • Military Strategy in the 21st Century
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    Military Strategy in the 21st Century

    General Martin Dempsey spoke about U.S. military strategy in the 21st century. He also reflected on his experiences at Duke University and in his subsequent military career.

  • US Defeat of Japan in World War II
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    U.S. Defeat of Japan in World War II

    John David Lewis is a professor of philosophy and politics at Duke University, specializing in military history and foreign policy. In his book Nothing Less than Victory he argues that an aggressive…

  • Race and the Humanities
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    Race and the Humanities

    Professors spoke about minority and African-American contributions to and depictions in the humanities. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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