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  • Robert Putnam on emOur Kidsem
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    Our Kids

    Professor Robert Putnam talked about his book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, in which suggests that there is a lack of opportunities for children growing up in the United States…

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  • A Conversation with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
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    Conversation with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

    Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter were interviewed by Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute. They discussed topics relating to international and domestic…

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  • Mitt Romney at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Mitt Romney

    Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. Topics included his 2012 presidential campaign, campaign finance reform, the Iran nuclear…

    885 views
  • Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Current Events

    In a series of quick interviews various people offered personal insight on current events. Topics included the economy, the Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 presidential campaigns, global…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Valerie Jarrett
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Valerie Jarrett

    Valerie Jarrett was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. Topics included foreign policy and the 2016 presidential race. The Washington Ideas Forum brings together…

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  • Discussion on the Iran Nuclear Agreement
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    Nuclear Iran

    Panelists talked about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the threat of a nuclear Iran, and potential strategies to combat this and other similar security threats. “Iran and the…

    557 views
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. She spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper about the importance of financial reform, and the 2016…

    554 views
  • Former Vice President Al Gore at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Al Gore

    Former Vice President Al Gore was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. He spoke about global climate change and the need to protect the future for the nation’s youth.…

    544 views
  • Senators Cory Booker and Mike Lee at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Senators Booker and Lee

    Senators Mike Lee and Cory Booker were interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. They talked about their efforts to address criminal justice reform, in particular changing…

    530 views
  • Photographer Robert Nickelsberg on 25 Years in Afghanistan
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    25 Years Inside Afghanistan

    Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg talked about the 25 years he has spent documenting Afghanistan, including events such as the Soviet occupation in 1988, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the…

    529 views
  • Kenneth Feinberg on the Future of Civil Jury Trials
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    Future of Civil Jury Trials

    Panelists discussed the future of civil jury trials. Although a constitutional right that had been lauded as promoting democracy, the number of civil jury trials had continually declined for decades amidst the…

    524 views
  • Discussion with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country. After his speech, he took questions from audience members on topics that…

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  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken on US Foreign Policy Goals
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Goals

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about the Obama administration’s foreign policy priorities for 2015 and U.S. leadership in the world, saying that the administration was not retreating in its…

    478 views
  • Washington Ideas Forum Discussion on Campaign 2016
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Panel on Campaign 2016

    Political reporters at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum talked about the 2016 elections. Topics included Vice President Joe Biden’s chances of winning the Democratic nomination, and the…

    468 views
  • Madeleine Albright at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Madeleine Albright

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. She spoke about the Syrian civil war and U.S. engagement around the world. The…

    440 views
  • Discussion on Cybersecurity
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    Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity experts from the government and private industry talked about the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Sony, and JP Morgan Chase data breaches, and ways to protect both government and…

    433 views
  • 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Summit
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    Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the history, benefits, and importance of Medicare and Medicaid, created by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. They spoke about how President Johnson was able to get the legislation through…

    412 views
  • A Conversation with Secretary of the Smithsonian David Skorton
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    Issues Facing the Smithsonian Institution

    David Skorton participated in a discussion on the future of Smithsonian Institution museum and research group. The discussion included questions from the audience, including many patrons of…

    393 views
  • Discussion on Special Operations and Intelligence
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    Special Operations and Intelligence

    Former Defense Department officials talked about the role of special operations and intelligence in 21st century warfare and in the battles against al Qaeda and the ISIL.* Journalist Kimberly Dozier…

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  • Threats to Iraq and Syria
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    Threats to Iraq and Syria

    General John Allen (Retired), Ambassador Lukman Faily, and Assistant Secretary Daniel Glaser talked about combating ISIL* in Syria and Iraq. “Iraq/Syria: Worse Now Than Before” was a panel…

    359 views
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