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  • Early Cold War US Politics and Economics
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    Early Cold War U.S. Politics and Economics

    George Mason University Professor Sam Lebovic taught a class about U.S. politics and economics of the early Cold War period of the late-1940s and 1950s. He argued that with extreme ideologies such as…

    447 views
  • Justice Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court and the Law
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    Justice Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court and the Law

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan talked to George Mason University students about the American legal system. Justice Kagan discussed a variety of topics, including her life and career, and…

    3,489 views
  • Former National Security Officials Discuss Election Security
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    U.S. Intelligence and Election Security

    George Mason University hosted former members of the intelligence community including former CIA Director John Brennan, Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell and former Acting FBI…

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  • emHow to Get Rid of a Presidentem
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    How to Get Rid of a President

    Former intelligence officer David Priess provided a history of the ways in which presidents have been removed from office. Larry Pfeiffer introduced Mr. Priess and moderator Susan Glasser.

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  • Journalists Discuss Relationship Between US Intelligence Community and the Press
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    U.S. Intelligence and the Press

    Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell moderated a discussion with journalists on the relationship between the U.S. intelligence community and the press. Speakers included Washington…

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  • Intelligence Community Oversight
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    Intelligence Community Oversight

    Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) delivered opening remarks at an event on the role of congressional oversight of the intelligence community. Former members of the…

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  • Intelligence Community Accountability
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    Intelligence Community Accountability

    Several former intelligence and national security officials discussed the regulations and systems in place to ensure accountability from the intelligence community. Topics covered included…

    392 views
  • Former Government Attorneys on Threats to Democratic Institutions
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    Former Government Attorneys on Threats to Democratic Institutions

    Former government attorneys were among the speakers at a discussion on threats to U.S. democratic institutions hosted by the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin…

    155 views
  • Impact of Threats on Democratic Institutions on Foreign Relations
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    Impact of Threats on Democratic Institutions on Foreign Relations

    Former executive and legislative branch officials were among the speakers at a discussion on threats to U.S. democratic institutions hosted by the National Security Institute at George Mason…

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  • Impact of Threats to Democratic Institutions and Media
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    Impact of Threats to Democratic Institutions and Media

    Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol and Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin were among the panelists discussing the impact of attacks from politicians on the media and U.S. citizens' trust in…

    335 views
  • Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Discusses Threats to Democracy
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    Threats to Democratic Institutions, James Clapper and Michael Hayden

    James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, and Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, were the keynote speakers at a discussion on threats to U.S. democratic institutions hosted by…

    646 views
  • James Clapper and Michael Hayden Discuss Threats to Democratic Institutions
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    Threats to Freedom and Democracy

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  • Former Intel Chiefs Discuss Intelligence CommunityPresidency Relationship
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    Presidents and the Intelligence Community

    George Mason University hosted a discussion on the relationship between the presidency and the intelligence community (IC) with former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Director of…

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  • Author Interviewed by Former CIA Dir on Threats to Democracy
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    War and Democracy

    Author and philosopher A.C. Grayling spoke about the influences on war and democracy. He discussed contemporary threats to democracies relating to populism and authoritarianism, including…

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  • Secretary Tillerson on USAfrica Relations
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    Secretary Tillerson on U.S.-Africa Relations

    Ahead of his first official trip to Africa, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. will give $533 million in additional humanitarian assistance to fight famine and food…

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  • Presidential Politics with  John Anderson
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    Presidential Politics with John Anderson

    Former Representative John Anderson (R-IL), an Independent presidential candidate in the 1980 election, talked about presidential politics. Video clips were shown, including political…

    622 views
  • Motivations of Civil War Soldiers
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    Motivations of Civil War Soldiers

    Christopher Hamner talked about the factors that motivated Union and Confederate soldiers during different periods of the Civil War. Hamner explained how things like patriotism, money, and ideology factored…

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  • Westward Expansion and Native Americans
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    Westward Expansion and Native Americans

    Professor Joseph Genetin-Pilawa spoke about post-Civil War westward expansion, and how it affected Native Americans and federal Indian policy. He argued that during the Reconstruction era,…

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  • George Mason University Hosts Discussion on Voter Anger
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    Voter Anger and the 2016 Presidential Election

    George Mason University hosted a symposium to honor the memory and scholarship of the late Susan Tolchin, a professor emerita in the institution’s Schar School of Policy and Government. Professor…

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  • emLook Before Leapingem
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    Look Before Leaping

    Gregory Malveaux talked about his book Look Before Leaping: Risks, Liabilities, and Repair of Study Abroad in Higher Education, in which he looks at the positives and negatives of studying…

    800 views
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