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  • American University Discussion on the 2020 Election and Republican Women
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    American University Discussion on the 2020 Election and Republican Women

    American University’s Women and Politics Institute hosted a virtual discussion on Republican women and the 2020 election. They discussed the women candidates running in the 2020 election and the…

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  • Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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    Decision to Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Four historians who have written extensively on the decision to drop the atomic bombs discussed their findings, then took questions from journalists in a Zoom conversation. This 75th anniversary event was…

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  • Yellow Journalism and the SpanishAmerican War
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    Yellow Journalism and the Spanish-American War

    American University Professor W. Joseph Campbell taught a class on myths about , and the lead-up to Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. He debunked the tale that William Randolph Hearst…

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  • HiroshimaNagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit
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    Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit

    Peter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In cooperation with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki…

    2,097 views
  • Separation of Powers and Civil Rights
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    Separation of Powers and Civil Rights

    A discussion on how the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches have dealt with civil rights. Panelists argued that Congress has relinquished its designated powers, leaving the Supreme…

    459 views
  • Federal Surveillance and Civil Rights
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    Federal Surveillance and Civil Rights

    American University lecturer Aaron Bell taught a class about privacy laws and federal surveillance of civil rights leaders. He described the mid-20th century creation of the Counter…

    1,177 views
  • Gary Cohn on US Economy Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Gary Cohn on U.S. Economy Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn joined American University for a virtual discussion on the state of the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Cohn said the country’s…

    180 views
  • Democratic Strategy in 2020 House Races
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    Democratic Strategy in 2020 House Races

    Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair, and Lucinda Gunn, DCCC executive director, talked about the party’s strategy to win House seats in the…

    277 views
  • White House Myths
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    White House Myths

    White House Historical Association historian and American University lecturer Matthew Costello taught a class on White House myths. He talked about the realities and legends behind often repeated…

    1,061 views
  • Malcolm Xs Views on Africa
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    Malcolm X's Views on Africa

    American University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X’s views on Africa. Professor Kendi argued that through the 1960s, Africa had been associated with a lack of…

    3,505 views
  • Discussion on Immigration Policy
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    Discussion on Immigration Policy

    American University Law College hosted a panel discussion analyzing the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Panelist discussed the ongoing legal issues involving family separation…

    235 views
  • Stacey Abrams Commencement Speech at American University
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    American University Commencement Address

    Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action, and the 2018 Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, delivered American University’s School of Public Affairs commencement address.

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  • American University Commencement Address
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    American University Commencement Address

    President John F. Kennedy made the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963. This speech marked the start of detente with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The…

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  • Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights
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    Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights

    Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell talked about his 30-year career with the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. The MacArthur “genius” grant winner described how he helped put in jail four Klansmen…

    431 views
  • American University Forum Reviews 2018 Midterm Elections Results
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    2018 Midterm Election Results, American University Discussion

    Journalists and scholars talked about the 2018 midterm election results at an American University-hosted panel discussion. They covered several topics, including the Democrats taking the…

    419 views
  • Food and War
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    Food and War

    American University professor Johanna Mendelson Forman taught a class on food and how disruptions in agricultural production and supply--whether by natural or man-made causes--can be a…

    526 views
  • The President Congress and Party Polarization
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    The President, Congress, and Party Polarization

    A panel of scholars and media members discussed how party polarization impacts the relationship between the legislative and executive branches. The panelists also talked about how power has…

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  • Three Branches and Separation of Powers
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    Three Branches and Separation of Powers

    A panel of historians discussed how the Founders envisioned the three branches of government and why the idea of a separation of powers has been important for the survival and success of the…

    647 views
  • Senator BobCorker at American Universitys Sine Institute of Policy and Politics
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    Senator BobCorker at American University's Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

    American University debuted its new Sine Institute of Policy and Politics and hosted Senate Foreign Relations Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) as the first guest speaker. He spoke with university…

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  • Journalists Discuss Covering Trump Presidency
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    Press and the Trump Presidency

    Journalists talked about the challenges they have encountered during a Donald Trump presidency that labels news organizations as “fake news.” The panelists also discussed surveys showing…

    484 views
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