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    Nazi Billionaires

    Journalist David de Jong talked about the German business dynasties behind companies like BMW, Porsche, and Volkswagen that made fortunes during the Third Reich by collaborating with the Nazis.…

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    Victory at Sea

    Yale University’s Paul Kennedy talked about the rise and fall of great powers during World War II and the actions of the navies of Britain, France, the United States, Germany, Italy, and…

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    The Vanishing

    Janine di Giovanni, journalist and senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute, reported on the plight of Christian communities in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Palestine. This virtual…

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    Disease and 19th Century Slave Trade

    Historian Manuel Barcia, author of, The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade, discussed his book with Yale historian David Blight. The…

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    Senator Murphy on the Effects of COVID-19

    Yale University hosted a virtual conversation with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic globally and on foreign policy. Former Vermont Governor and…

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    John Kerry and Diplomats on COVID-19 and Global Affairs

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry and a group of former U.S. ambassadors and State Department officials discussed the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic. They talked about the…

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    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis & Others Discuss Coronavirus Global Response

    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis joined the former director of the U.K. Special Forces, Sir Graeme Lamb, in a discussion on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic sponsored by the…

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    Yale College Commencement Address

    Hillary Clinton spoke at Yale University’s 2018 Senior Class Day ceremony, part of the university’s annual commencement weekend celebration. The speech included remarks about the 2016…

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    Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War

    Historian James Oakes talked about runaway slaves and the consequences of fugitive slave laws. Professor Oakes argued that tensions between slave and free states over fugitive slaves was one of…

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    Impact of Pre-Civil War Events

    Historians talked about the social and political impact of several events leading up to the Civil War, including the Fugitive Slave Act and abolitionist John Brown’s raid of a federal armory at…

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    Citizenship and Race in the Mid-19th Century

    A panel discussed race and the role it played in determining citizenship in the mid-19th century. They explored the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision and Fugitive Slave Law, as well as Abraham…

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    Civil War-Era Politics

    Historians discussed Civil War-era politics. They looked at the realignment of political parties, populism, and anti-slavery politics in the 1840s and 1850s leading up to the Civil War.

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    People, Germs, and Food in the Colonial Americas

    Professor emeritus John Demos led a seminar for high school teachers on the Americas in the Colonial era. He explored how Indian, European, and African populations converged and exchanged…

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    Life and Political Thought of James Burnham

    Donald Kagan made opening remarks at the fourth annual conference of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program, giving a biographical sketch of James Burnham before a panel discussion. “The Life and Political…

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    Interpretation of U.S. Presidents

    Political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant and historian David McCullough talked about interpretations of U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy challenges for a liberal administration. “The Drift of U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenges to Western Survival” was the final panel at a conference on…

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    Liberalism at Home

    Panelist talked about “Liberalism at Home and the Challenges to Western Survival,” as part of a conference at Yale on the 50th anniversary of the publication of James Burnham’s Suicide of the West: An Essay on the…

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    Yale Honors Supreme Court Justices

    Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas returned to their alma mater to receive the Alumni Award of Merit. They talked about Court traditions, technology,…

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    The Hot Zone

    Richard Preston talked about the latest Ebola outbreak in several West African countries and the spread of the virus to the United States. Mr. Preston’s 1994 book, The Hot Zone: The…

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    Conference on James Burnham's Suicide of the West

    Panelists spoke at a conference on James Burnham’s Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism. The conference was hosted by Yale University in recognition of the 50th…

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