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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    2,649 views
  • 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…

    720 views
  • 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…

    289 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…

    395 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…

    495 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…

    211 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…

    243 views
  • 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…

    389 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…

    206 views
  • 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…

    431 views
  • Impact of 1968
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    Impact of 1968

    Leonard Steinhorn talked about consequential events that happened in 1968, including the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and President Lyndon Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election. He also…

    1,036 views
  • Susan Rice Calls Trade Tariffs Impulsive
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    Susan Rice on Global Security

    Former National Security Adviser and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of National Public Radio’s “1A,” about global security. She also gave career advice to…

    1,234 views
  • Representatives Raskin and Brat on Bipartisanship
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    Representatives Raskin and Brat on Bipartisanship

    Representatives David Brat (R-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) talked about the possibility of bipartisanship during the Trump administration. Both outlined topics they see their parties working…

    157 views
  • Former Representative Waxman at Health Care Policy Conference
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    Former Representative Waxman at Health Care Policy Conference

    Former Representatie Henry Waxman (D-CA) spoke at a health care conference at American University’s Washington College of Law. He talked about his experience drafting legislation dictating…

    286 views
  • Former HHS Secretary Burwell at Health Care Policy Conference
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    Former HHS Secretary Burwell at Health Care Policy Conference

    Sylvia Burwell talked about her experiences and lessons learned while serving as Health and Human Services Department secretary during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She spoke at a…

    224 views
  • Former HHS Secretary Burwell Speaks at Health Care Forum
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    Health Care Policy, Part 1

    The American University Washington College of Law hosted former administration officials, private industry representatives, and academic experts to discuss the past, present, and future of…

    242 views
  • Integration of Baseball
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    Integration of Baseball

    Terumi Rafferty-Osaki, a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at American University, specializes in twentieth century U.S. history, immigration and ethnicity, and civil rights. In…

    889 views
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