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  • Homosexuals in the Military
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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…

  • Democracy in Pakistan
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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…

  • Rethinking the Millennium
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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…

  • Nigerias Economy and Future
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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…

  • AIDS Awareness
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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…

  • History of Feminism
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    History of Feminism

    Ms. 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 contrasted the…

  • US Role in Bosnia Reconstruction
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    U.S. Role in Bosnia Reconstruction

    On the first anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in Paris, Ambassador Alkalaj spoke about the U.S. role in rebuilding Bosnian infrastructure and society. He contrasted…

  • Clinton Administration Drug Policy
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    Clinton Administration Drug Policy

    General 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 Policy early in 1996. He…

  • Morality in US Society
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    Morality in U.S. Society

    Former Republican presidential candidate Keyes talked about the upcoming presidential election and predicted a close race between President Clinton and Senator Dole. He thinks the…

  • 1996 Election Issues
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    1996 Election Issues

    Mr. 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 questions…

  • South Africa Past Present and Future
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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,…

  • Political News Coverage
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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.

  • Role of Men and Women in the 1990s
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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 1990's. She said that while women such as Hillary Clinton were portrayed in the media…

  • Social Changes and Media Growth
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    Social Changes and Media Growth

    Mr. Schorr recalled his experiences during his long career in journalism in a speech to college students on the state of the modern media. He spoke on the effect of television on modern…

  • Minorities in the Military
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    Minorities in the Military

    General Davis, the commanding officer of the first all-black flying unit in World War II and the first black general in the U.S. Air Force, spoke to an audience on his experiences as a…

  • BCCI Investigation
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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…

  • America After the Cold War
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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…

  • Issues in 102nd Congress
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    Issues in 102nd Congress

    Senator Heflin discussed the issues facing Congress as it wraps up its 102nd session.

  • The Congress and Foreign Policy
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    The Congress and Foreign Policy

    Senator Pell, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, discussed the Congress' role in foreign policy. He talked about the Persian Gulf War and the “new world order” lauded by…

  • Issues Facing the Nation
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    Issues Facing the Nation

    Mr. Biden, chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, spoke before an audience at American University on issues currently facing America. Mr. Biden…

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