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    Bancroft Prize

    Columbia University presented the Bancroft prize to the 2022 winners, authors Mia Bay (Traveling Black) and Mae Ngai (The Chinese Question).

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    Weak Strongman

    Columbia University political science Professor Timothy Frye looked at the limits of Vladimir Putin’s power in Russia. This event was hosted by Columbia University’s Institute for Social…

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    Sweet Taste of Liberty

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caleb McDaniel told the story of Henrietta Wood, an enslaved woman who survived slavery twice and successfully sued her former owner for damages in 1870. This…

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    Former President Obama Hosts Climate Change Roundtable

    President Obama hosted a roundtable with with young leaders attending COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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    You Don't Belong Here

    Journalist Elizabeth Becker recalled the work of three women who were war reporters in Vietnam. This was a virtual event hosted by Columbia University.

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    The Constitution and Censorship

    This Columbia University film uses two U.S. Supreme Court free speech cases to document the history of censorship law. The first case deals with the constitutionality of New York’s film…

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    The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization

    Columbia University professor Peter Coleman shared his thoughts on how Americans can move away from toxic polarization. This virtual program was hosted by Columbia University’s School of…

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    2021 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    Columbia University Journalism School and the Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University presented their annual awards that ‘honor the best in American nonfiction writing.’ This…

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    Partisan Violence and American Elections

    Historian Joanne Freeman talked about violence in American politics from the early republic through the antebellum era, examining how it compares to modern partisan conflicts. This keynote…

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    The Constitution - Whose Interpretation?

    This film documents President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s effort to prevent the Supreme Court from repealing New Deal laws and programs. Part of a series titled Decision: The Constitution in Action, this program…

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    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee, and…

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    2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    Book TV provided coverage of the 2020 J. Anthony Lukas Prize, sponsored by Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University to “recognize excellence in…

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    Columbia Law Commencement Address

    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe BIden addressed the Columbia University Law School commencement via video. His topics included coming of age during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The Brussels Effect

    Chazen Institute senior scholar Anu Bradford talked about the power and influence of the European Union.

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    The Compatriots

    Russian investigative journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan talked about their book, he Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad,…

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    Social Media and the First Amendment

    Georgetown University hosted a discussion on the intersection of social media and the First Amendment, including whether the amendment bars Congress from regulating digital platforms. A…

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    Columbia University Forum on Immigrant Children

    Columbia University hosted a forum on immigration policy and how to protect immigrant children. NPR’s Maria Hinojosa delivered the keynote about her experience as a child immigrating from Mexico and facing…

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    Reporters and Confidential Sources

    Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project and Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute hosted a discussion on the relationship between reporters and their sources, and the procedures and…

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    2018 Lukas Prize Ceremony

    The presentation of the Lukas Prize, awarded annually for books on an “American topic of political or social concern.” 2018's winners include, Amy Goldstein, Janesville; Stephen Kotkin, Stalin; and Chris…

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    Columbia University Women's Conference, Abigail Disney Remarks

    Abigail Disney, a philanthropist, activist, documentary producer, and the great niece of Walt Disney, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Columbia University women’s conference dubbed “She…

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