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    Guerrilla Warfare in the Civil War

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

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    Getting to the Heart of the Matter

    Former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) reflected on his 36 year career in the U.S. Senate, including his time as chair of the Armed Services Committee. This virtual event was hosted by Brown…

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    Angrynomics

    Brown University Economics Professor Mark Blyth discussed why improvements in our economy are accompanied by increases in stress, anxiety, and anger among the population.

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    Killer High

    Brown University’s Peter Andreas talked about the relationship between six drugs - alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine - and war.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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    Argument Without End

    Robert McNamara and James 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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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    BookTV Preview

    A promotion preview of Author, James Morone, discussing his book "Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History".

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    Cities of Ambition

    Author, Mr. Tom 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…

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    Now Let Me Tell You What I Really Think

    MSNBC Host and Author, Chris Matthews, talked to Brown University students and faculty about his book, "Now Let Me Tell You What I Really Think". He also talked about the impact of the…

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