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  • Pakistan Elections
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    Pakistan Elections

    Nuchhi Currier recounted her experiences being in Pakistan to witnesses the election of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the first democratic transfer of power since the country’s independence in…

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    Working with Sharks

    Fouzia Saeed talked about her book, Working with Sharks: A Pakistani Woman’s Story of Sexual Harassment in the United Nations - From Personal Grievance to Public Law, in which she chronicles her…

  • Representative Jim McGovern on Congressional Agenda
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    Representative Jim McGovern on Congressional Agenda

    Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) talked about his congressional agenda at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. In his speech he focused on his anti-poverty efforts. After his prepared…

  • Women and the 2012 Election
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    Women and the 2012 Election

    Marcia Greenberger, founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center talked about the role of women in the 2012 election. Among the topics addressed were education and…

  • emEinstein His Life and Universeem
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    Einstein: His Life and Universe

    Historian Walter Isaacson talked about his book, Einstein: His Life and Universe, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the life of scientist Albert Einstein whose theories in the field…

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    Joe Biden

    Jules Witcover, former columnist for the Baltimore Sun, presents a biography of Vice President Joe Biden. Mr.Witcover discussed his book at the Woman’s National Democratic Club luncheon in…

  • emThe First World Warem
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    The First World War

    Mr. Strachan talked about his book, The First World War, published by Viking Press. In the book, the author argues that the war was a global one even before the United States formally…

  • emForces of Fortuneem
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    Forces of Fortune

    Vali Nasr, senior advisor to Richard Holbrooke, special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, talked about his latest book which looks at the growth of the Muslim middle class in the Middle East.…

  • Lisa P Jackson Remarks
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    Lisa P. Jackson Remarks

    Lisa P. Jackson delivered talked about Environmental Protection Agency priorities and her experience since taking over the agency. Among the issues she addressed were revisions made to Bush…

  • emBarack Obamas Americaem
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    Barack Obama's America

    John Kenneth White talked about his book Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family and Religion Ended the Reagan Era (University of Michigan Press; August 4, 2009). In his book Mr. White argues…

  • emNo Sense of Decencyem
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    No Sense of Decency

    Robert Shogan talked about his book No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings - A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of American Politics (Ivan R. Dee, Publisher; February 25,…

  • emThey Made Americaem
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    They Made America

    Mr. Evans talked about his book They Made America: Two Centuries of Innovators from the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, published by Little, Brown. The book features 70 of America’s prominent…

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    Liza Mundy talked about Michelle Obama’s childhood on Chicago’s south side, her academic pursuits at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, her professional career, and her…

  • emFirst Families  The Impact of the White Houseem
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    First Families: The Impact of the White House

    Bonnie Angelo talked about her book First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives, published by William Morrow. The author tells the story of the wives and children of the…

  • emJimmy Carter A Comprehensive Biographyem
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    Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography

    Dr. Bourne talked about his book, Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency. Dr. Bourne, a psychiatrist, served as a special assistant in the Carter White House and…

  • emLighting the Way  Nine Women Who Changed Modern Americaem
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    Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America

    Karenna Gore Schiff was interviewed by her mother, Tipper Gore, about her book Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America, published by Miramax Books. The book is about the…

  • Reminiscences of a Democratic Volunteer
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    Reminiscences of a Democratic Volunteer

    Lady Bird Johnson reflects on her life as a Democrat on the 25th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration. She spoke about the environmental work she had done since leaving the White…

  • emElizabeth and Maryem
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    Elizabeth and Mary

    Ms. Dunn talked about her book, Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens, published by Knopf. The book is a dual biography of sixteenth-century Queens Elizabeth I of England, and Mary,…

  • emThe Politics of Presidential Appointmentem
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    The Politics of Presidential Appointment

    Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads, and comments on, various sections of his book The…

  • emBook by Bookem
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    Book by Book

    Mr. Dirda read selections from his collection, Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life, published by Henry Holt. The book is a collection of favorite quotations and passages from authors such as…

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