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  • Senator Mitch McConnell Discusses Kentuckys Role in the US Senate
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    The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Roy Brownell talked bout their book, The U.S. Senate and the Commonwealth: Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of Legislative Leadership,…

    632 views
  • Director Haspel on CIA Operations
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    Director Haspel on CIA Operations

    CIA Director Gina Haspel delivered keynote remarks on leading the agency at her alma mater, the University of Louisville. She outlined her main priorities which include CIA workforce diversity…

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  • Kentucky Lawmakers and US Senate Leadership
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    Kentucky Lawmakers and U.S. Senate Leadership

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the history of Kentucky lawmakers and how U.S. Senate leadership has changed. His speech focused on Senators Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn and Alben…

    211 views
  • Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Delivers Remarks in Louisville
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    Senator Schumer Remarks at University of Louisville

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The center’s namesake, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

    819 views
  • What Makes a Great President
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    What Makes a Great President?

    Barbara Perry talked about the traits that make a great president, including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to learn from mistakes. She used George Washington,…

    590 views
  • Discussion on the Fall of Saigon
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    Fall of Saigon

    South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict and their escape from the country following the fall of Saigon. “Unheard Tales of…

    546 views
  • Future of Democracy in America
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    Future of Democracy in America

    Jasmine Farrier talked about the future of democracy in America. Topics included Toqueville’s as applied to modern democracy, the political party system, congressional gridlock, and public…

    242 views
  • The Foundation of the Senate
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    The Foundation of the Senate

    U.S. Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the differences between the House and Senate at the time of Senator Henry Clay and the changes over time. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…

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  • The Evolution of the Senate Leadership
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    The Evolution of the Senate Leadership

    Donald Ritchie talked about the evolution of the Senate leadership. He responded to questions from members of the audience, including on how television has changed operations. “After Clay: The Evolution of…

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  • Henry Clay and the US Senate Leadership
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    Henry Clay and the U.S. Senate Leadership

    James Klotter talked about the life and career of history of Senator Henry Clay. Topics included his continued career after losing a presidential election and his speaking and leadership style. “The Great…

    895 views
  • Henry Clay and Leadership in the US Senate
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    Henry Clay and Leadership in the U.S. Senate

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walked about changes in the workings of the Senate and changes in leadership roles. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was the…

    174 views
  • Vice President Biden on Bipartisanship
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    Vice President Biden on Bipartisanship

    Vice President Biden spoke at a conference on the evolution of the U.S. Senate. In his remarks he focused on his own experiences in the Senate, bipartisan cooperation, and the president’s budget proposal. He…

    172 views
  • Senate Leadership
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    Senate Leadership

    The Democratic Leader of the U. S. Senate, Harry Reid, spoke about how the Senate leaders work together. He also reflected on the presidents with whom he has worked and other members of…

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  • Issues Facing the US
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    Issues Facing the U.S.

    Following introductions by Senator McConnell and Provost Willihnganz, Senator Kennedy praised the McConnell Center and talked about famous Kentucky legislators. Other topics included civil…

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  • Capitalism and Democracy in America
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    Capitalism and Democracy in America

    Senator Gramm talked about the threat of terrorism, the threat of Iraqi weapons development, and preserving the ideals of capitalism and democracy. Following his remarks he answered…

    39 views
  • Middle East Peace Process
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    Middle East Peace Process

    After an introduction by Senator McConnell, Secretary Powell outlined the U.S. vision for a means to return to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He urged both…

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