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  • emThe Oath and the Officeem
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    The Oath and the Office

    Constitutional law scholar Corey Brettschneider discussed the limits placed on presidential power by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Following his remarks, Professor Brettschneider took…

  • emRebel Motherem
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    Rebel Mother

    Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution, in which he recalls his mother’s transformation from a Kansas housewife in the 1950s to a…

  • Mercedes Schlapp and John Weaver Discuss Future of Republican Party
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    Future of the Republican Party

    David Corn moderated a discussion on the future of the Republican Party. The two panelists were conservative columnist and Trump campaign supporter Mercedes Schlapp and political consultant John…

  • Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War
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    Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

    Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about guerilla warfare in the American Civil War. Guerrilla warfare is largely characterized by its tactics, including ambushes and…

  • Waldseemullers Map of America
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    Waldseemuller's Map of America

    Panelists talked about a map made in 1507 by German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller. It is considered one of the world’s rarest maps and believed to be the first map to name America. They discussed the…

  • emSmuggler Nationem
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    Smuggler Nation

    Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, in which he reveals the long history of smuggling in the U.S., which, prior to the…

  • Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election
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    Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election

    Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of the electorate, and the future of presidential polling. Topics included the 2010 versus.…

  • emArgument Without Endem
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    Argument Without End

    Mr. McNamara and Mr. Blight discussed their book Argument Without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy, published by Public Affairs. The book offers new studies by McNamara, Blight…

  • emThe Muse of the Revolutionem
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    The Muse of the Revolution

    Nancy Rubin Stuart talked about her book The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation (Beacon Press; July 15, 2008). The book is a recount of the…

  • emHellfire Nation  The Politics of Sinem
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    Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin

    Professor Morone discussed his book Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History, published by Yale University Press. According to Professor Morone, although the constitution separates…

  • Ideological Culture Wars in America
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    Ideological Culture Wars in America

    James Davison Hunter and Morris Fiorina talked about “culture wars” and whether America is more or less culturally divided than previously. Mr. Hunter believes our culture is embroiled in a major clash…

  • USChina Relations
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    U.S.-China Relations

    Ambassador Zhou talked about U.S.-China relations, living conditions in China, the Chinese economy, Chinese foreign policy, and Taiwan. He also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Women Leaders
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    Women Leaders

    Senator Clinton delivered the inaugural lecture of the Doherty-Granoff Forum on Women Leaders at Brown University. In her remarks she talked about women’s roles in public life, the qualities of a…

  • emThe Prince of Providenceem
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    The Prince of Providence

    Mike Stanton spoke about his book, The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America’s Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds, published by Random House. The book tells the story…

  • BookTV Preview
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    BookTV Preview

    A video clip was shown of James Morone discussing his book Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History, published by Yale University Press.

  • emCities of Ambitionem
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    Cities of Ambition

    Mr. Wolfe discussed the spirit and strength of America’s cities, particularly New York City in the aftermath of September 11. Among the issues he addressed were the role of artists in…

  • emNow Let Me Tell You What I Really Thinkem
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    Now Let Me Tell You What I Really Think

    Mr. Matthews talked to students and faculty about his latest book, Now Let Me Tell You What I Really Think, published by the Free Press. He also talked about the impact of September 11,…

  • Martin Luther King
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    Martin Luther King

    As part of a black history month celebration, Ms. Cole talked about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Among the topics she addressed were the current state of race relations, the…

  • Brown University Commencement
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    Brown University Commencement

    Following a long-standing tradition, two student orators who are also graduating seniors spoke at the commencement ceremony.

  • US in the 1940s 50s and 60s
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    U.S. in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s

    Mr. Patterson spoke about his book, Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974. The book reviews the evolution of America from the end of World War II to the downfall of President…

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