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    Vietnam, Walter Cronkite and Public Opinion

    On February 27, 1968, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite closed a special report on Vietnam with a pessimistic assessment of the U.S. war effort. Mr. Cronkite’s remarks are often cited as a turning point in American…

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    House Majority Whip Clyburn on Legislative Priorities

    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) was interviewed virtually by Purdue University professor Valeria Sinclair-Chapman in an event hosted by American University. The majority whip spoke about…

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    Senator Cory Booker on Threats to American Democracy

    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed threats to American democracy. He spoke at a virtual event co-hosted by American University’s School of Public Affairs, the Kennedy Political Union, and the U.S.…

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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…

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    Biden Education Policy Agenda

    American University held a virtual discussion on the incoming Biden administration’s education policy agenda. Experts in education talked about President-elect Biden’s positions on K-12…

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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

    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 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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    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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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

    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

    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…

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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…

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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…

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