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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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    Homosexuals in the Military

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell spoke on “National Security in a Changing World,” on the American University campus. General Powell focused on the challenges to national security in…

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    Democracy in Pakistan

    Former Prime Minister Bhutto spoke about democratic values in Pakistan, the history of terrorist activity in the region, the influence of Islam in the country, and efforts to build ethnic…

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    Rethinking the Millennium

    As part of a lecture series, “Rethinking the Millenium,” Reverend Robertson focused on President Franklin Roosevelt’s "four freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from…

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    Nigeria's Economy and Future

    Vice President Abubakar spoke about the future of the Nigerian government following their recent democratic elections. He focused on the need for responsible leadership, and the need to…

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    AIDS Awareness

    Ms. Shindle, the reigning Miss America, talked about her advocacy of HIV and AIDS prevention education. She outlined what she could do as Miss America and the platform she has to speak out…

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    History of Feminism

    Author Ms. Betty Friedan spoke about the feminist movement from the 1960s through today to a class in 1960s history. She shared her personal experiences in the early feminist movement and…

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    U.S. Role in Bosnia Reconstruction

    In a speech at AMERICAN UNIVERSITY,presented by the KENNEDY POLITICAL UNION LECTURE SERIES Sven Alkalaj, BOSNIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES spoke about America’s role in rebuilding…

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    Clinton Administration Drug Policy

    National Drug Policy Director Barry McCaffrey spoke about the administration’s record on the drug issue and his efforts since he became the director of the National Office of Drug Control…

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    Morality in U.S. Society

    Former Republican presidential candidate, Alan Keyes talked about the upcoming presidential election and predicted a close race between President Bill Clinton and Senator Bob Dole R-KS. He…

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    1996 Election Issues

    James Carville offered his perspectives and predictions on the 1996 campaign. He also told stories of his college years and political career. Following his prepared remarks, he took…

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    South Africa: Past, Present and Future

    Ms. Winnie Mandela, South African parliament member and former wife of President Nelson Mandela, talked about her country’s history and her hopes for its future. After her prepared remarks,…

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    Political News Coverage

    Ms. Myers talked about the press' role in the U.S. political system and why it has become so aggressive. After her prepared remarks, she took questions from the audience.

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    Role of Men and Women in the 1990's

    Conservative newspaper columnist Phyllis Schlafly spoke to students and guests on gender roles in the 1990s. She said that while women such as Hillary Clinton were portrayed in the media as…

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    Social Changes and Media Growth

    Journalist Daniel Schorr addressed a group at American University’s Kennedy Political Union. He spoke of his experiences during his long career in journalism and social change and media…

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    Minorities in the Military

    Retired Air Force General Benjamin Davis, the commanding officer of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black flying unit in World War II spoke about his experiences as a minority in the…

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    BCCI Investigation

    Sen. Kerry, member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee, spoke to an audience in the Kennedy Political Union on the investigation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce…

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    America After the Cold War

    Rep. Schroeder addressed an audience at the American University’s Kennedy Political Union. Ms. Schroeder is on the House Armed Services Committee. The topic of her address was “America After the Cold…

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    Issues in 102nd Congress

    Senator Howell Heflin (D-AL), Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, spoke at American University’s Kennedy Political Union. He discussed the issues facing Congress as it wraps up its…

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    The Congress and Foreign Policy

    Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-RI), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, discussed the Congress' role in foreign policy as a guest of the Kennedy Political Union at the American University in…

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