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    The Problem of Alzheimers

    Dr. Jason Karlawish traced the history of Alzehimer’s disease, from early disease recognition to its growth into one of the world’s most prevalent illnesses. This virtual event was hosted…

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    Presidential Elections

    Presidential historians, authors and campaign advisers discussed the past, present, and future of presidential elections at a virtual event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law…

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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

    Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, gave the commencement address to 2018 graduating students of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement

    Bono gave the 2004 commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania. He spoke about the danger of indifference and the importance of working for political change.

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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke to graduates at the commencement ceremony of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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    Past Presidential Races and the 2016 Campaign

    Scholars compared past presidential races to the 2016 campaign. Topics included changes in media coverage, and similarities and differences between previous presidential candidates and…

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    Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Southern States

    Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act in southern states. and then state reports were presented for seven of the states: Alabama, Florida,…

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    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Report

    Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton shared their reflections on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks and its report, and why the commission’s recommendations were implemented. They said the…

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    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Report 10th Anniversary

    Bipartisan Policy Center and the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks released a report on the 10th anniversary of the original commission report. The new report examined threats to the…

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    Congress and National Security

    Panelists talked about congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the current oversight committee structure “archaic,…

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    James Clapper on National Security

    James Clapper talked about the intelligence and national security. The director of national intelligence said the intelligence community was facing a “perfect storm” endangering U.S.…

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    Two Presidents are Better Than One

    David Orentlicher talked about his book, Two Presidents are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, in which he contends that changes to the executive branch will…

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    Open Learning and the Future of Education

    Panelists talked about the impact of online teaching on higher education, focusing on massive, open online courses (MOOCS). They discussed the benefits of MOOCs including accessibility and…

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    Make It in America

    Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, argued that in order to restore America we need to restore its manufacturing base. During this event at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr.…

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    University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

    Denzel Washington gave the 2011 University of Pennsylvania commencement address.

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    Supreme Court and Popular Opinion

    Panelists discussed the relationship between U.S. Supreme Court decisions and American popular opinion. They focused on Mr. Friedman’s thesis that the justices and the people are partners in a “marriage” that sidesteps the two…

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    Legacy of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

    A roundtable discussion was held on the legacy of Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, who had announced that he would be retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2010. Topics included his…

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    Civility and American Politics, Part 3

    Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann talked about their book The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, published by Oxford University Press. The talked…

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    Economic Instability

    A panel discussion was held on the origins and effects of the current economic crisis. Topics included the causes of the crisis, how long it will last, comparisons between the Great…

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    Election Focus Group Meeting

    Pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group with “persuadable voters” from Lake County, Ohio, who were undecided or leaning toward a candidate. The participants were screened to include a…

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