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    U.S., Iran and Security in the Persian Gulf

    Former U.S. ambassadors to Persian Gulf countries from the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama administrations discussed security in the Gulf region, and U.S. relations with Iran.

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    Former U.S. and NATO Commander in Afghanistan on Defense and Diplomacy

    General John Nicholson (Retired), the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, spoke about military and diplomatic efforts in the country at a luncheon hosted by the…

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    U.S. Immigration Policy and Border Crossings

    The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy hosted a discussion about U.S. immigration policy and the human toll of border crossings. Panelists included the director of the…

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    Student Debt

    Rohit Chopra and Susan Dynarski talked about whether there was a student debt crisis in the U.S., and, if so, who was being affected and why. They examined the role of the student loan industry,…

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    Inside the White House

    Broderick Johnson talked about his experiences working at the White House for President Obama. He also described the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which he chairs, and provided observations…

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    Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic…

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    Poverty in the United States

    Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional family structure, and “advance welfare…

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    Michael Hayden on U.S. Policy Toward al-Qaida

    Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden talked about counter-terrorism policies. He talked about how a consensus was being developed among Americans for counter-terrorism measures against al-Qaeda,…

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    The Escape Artists

    Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the economy, even though many members of the team were successful in doing so in the 1990s under President Clinton. He…

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    Welfare Reform

    The panelists talked about recent reforms in welfare programs and their effects on welfare recipients. They discussed the details of various kinds of reforms and their results.

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