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  • Hooman Majd on USIran Relations
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    Hooman Majd on U.S.-Iran Relations

    Hooman Majd spoke about the history of U.S. relations with Iran. He talked about issues such as the U.S. support for the Shah, the 1979 revolution and hostage crisis, Iran’s nuclear program, and what…

  • Presidential Leadership and Military Advice in a Crisis
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    Presidential Leadership and Military Advice in a Crisis

    Former Ambassador Donald Gregg spoke about U.S. national security policy and his experiences advising the president. He compared the challenges faced by the Kennedy administration to those…

  • Race and the New Congress
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    Race and the New Congress

    Panelists, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, talked about was the upcoming 111th Congress. Topics included panel members' reactions to the election of Barack Obama, pressure to govern from…

  • emEinsteins Clocks Poincares Maps Empires of Timeem
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    Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time

    Mr. Galison talked about his book, Einstein’s Clocks, Poincare’s Maps: Empires of Time, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book recounts the attempts of two scientists to synchronize…

  • Transferring the Panama Canal
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    Transferring the Panama Canal

    Participants discussed the history and importance of the Panama Canal, the 1979 treaties transferring control of the canal and establishing the permanent neutrality of the canal, and the…