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  • President Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968
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    President Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968

    Arizona State University professor Kyle Longley taught a class on President Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War in 1968. He discussed LBJ’s reaction to the Tet Offensive in January, and talked about the…

  • Jonathan Barth Discusses Andrew Jackson Presidency
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    Presidency of Andrew Jackson

    Arizona State University professor Jonathan Barth talked about the rise of Andrew Jackson and his presidency. He focused on Jackson’s clashes with Whig party members such as Henry Clay and Daniel…

  • Panelists Discuss Adapting to Climate Change
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    Human Adaptation to Climate Change

    The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University hosted a discussion on how humans could adapt to climate change. The authors of a new article in Issues in…

  • Journalists and Academics Discuss National Security and War
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    National Security and Future of War

    Arizona State University and New America hosted a discussion on the future of war with national security and military experts. In the first portion, Retired Lieutenant General Robert…

  • Journalists Discuss Covering the Trump Administration
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    Covering the Trump Administration

    Journalists from the Washington Post, CNN, and CBS talked about covering the Trump administration. Arizona State University Professor Leonard Downie moderated. Topics included White House…

  • Americas Civil Religion and Cultural Wars
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    America's Civil Religion and Cultural Wars

    Professor Philip Gorski discussed the history of civil religion in America and shared his views on the cultural wars dividing the nation. 2017 was the 50th anniversary of sociologist Robert…

  • Digital Learning
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    Digital Learning

    Zocalo Public Square hosted a forum on the impact of education technology on race and on the American class system. Panelists included Google’s chief education evangelist, the president of…

  • Howard Schultz Delivers Arizona State University Commencement Address
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    Arizona State University 2017 Commencement Address

    Howard Schultz delivered the 2017 Arizona State University commencement address. Mr. Schultz shared his experiences growing up in poverty and talked about the importance of giving back to…

  • Discussion Focuses on Innovation in Education
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    Learning Innovation

    Campbell Brown moderated a discussion with the heads of the Khan Academy and of Hyatt Hotel Corporation about a learning challenge called LearnStorm. This was part of a luncheon session of…

  • Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell Discusses the Federal Role in Education
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    Federal Role in Education

    Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell discussed the federal role in education and gave advice for the next administration. This was part of a luncheon session of the annual Arizona State…

  • Discussion Focuses on Media and Lifelong Learning
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    Media and Lifelong Learning

    The heads of three media organizations discussed improving learning and knowledge through their platforms, especially during the presidential campaigns. “How ‘Ed’ Is in the Middle of Media”…

  • John Dean on Watergate and the White House Tapes
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    Watergate and the White House Tapes

    John Dean taught a class about Watergate and the discovery of the Nixon White House taping system. In June 1973, during testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee, Mr. Dean implicated…

  • Presidents and War Powers
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    Presidents and War Powers

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about the role of the president during wars, including wars waged without a formal congressional declaration. He also spoke about the ways American foreign…

  • American Indian Stereotypes in Sports
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    American Indian Stereotypes in Sports

    Panelists talked about the controversy over sports team mascots and other instances of American Indian stereotypes. The participants included a former National Football League (NFL)…

  • Barry Goldwater and Libertarianism
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    Barry Goldwater and Libertarianism

    Panelists talked about Barry Goldwater’s influence on libertarianism, the Republican Party, and the tea party movement. Topics included stories about Senator Goldwater, his influence on…

  • 1970s Republican Revival
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    1970s Republican Revival

    Arizona State’s Donald Critchlow talked about the Republican Party revival in the 1970s. Spurred on by Phyllis Schlafly’s grassroots efforts, a new coalition including stay-at-home moms and…

  • emMurdochs Worldem
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    Murdoch's World

    David Folkenflik talked about his book, Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, in which he profiles Rupert Murdoch and his media empire. He spoke in Culver City, California at…

  • emIn the Light of Justiceem
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    In the Light of Justice

    Walter Echo-Hawk talked about his book, In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in which he discusses the U.S.…

  • Health and Longevity
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    Health and Longevity

    Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and Longevity,” on the economics of increased life expectancy. This program was part of a New America…

  • Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector
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    Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector

    Panelists talked about the impact of increased life expectancy on health, business, and education. This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine and Arizona University…

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