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  • Potomac Institute Looks at Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorism
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    Nature of Domestic Terrorist Threats

    Panelists talked about the growing threat of “lone wolf” domestic terrorist attacks. “Lone wolf” is a term associated with notable attacks such as the shooting at the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base, the…

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on US Foreign Policy
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    Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy

    In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on…

  • Thomas Jefferson and Republicanism
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    Thomas Jefferson and Republicanism

    Donald Livingston talked about Thomas Jefferson and the practice of republican government. He spoke about the changes in the American application of republicanism and the modern status of the…

  • Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management
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    Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management

    Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises. He also spoke about the crises that Andrew Jackson dealt with while…

  • James K Polk and the War with Mexico
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    James K. Polk and the War with Mexico

    Author and Oxford University history professor emeritus Daniel Walker Howe talked about the 11th President James K. Polk and the Mexican-American War. In 1845, the United States annexed…

  • AHTV Rethinking Appomattox
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    Rethinking Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. In her book, she discusses the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union…

  • Jefferson the Theist
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    Jefferson the Theist

    University of Virginia Religious Studies Professor William Wilson outlined the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson. Professor Wilson stated that the teachings of Jesus were important to…

  • Kennedy Vietnam Tapes
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    Kennedy Vietnam Tapes

    Marc Selverstone talked about President Kennedy’s views on America’s involvement in Vietnam. 260 hours of President Kennedy’s recorded oval office conversations have been released. 25 of…

  • President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal
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    President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal

    Sidney Milkis taught a class about President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal domestic economic programs enacted between 1933 and 1936. The New Deal programs included the Emergency Banking Bill, the Agricultural…

  • Interpreting Thomas Jefferson
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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson

    Arkansas Tech University history professor Carey Roberts delivered a paper written by the University of South Carolina’s historian emeritus, Clyde Wilson. In the paper, Mr. Wilson argues…

  • Women in Combat Past Integration Efforts
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    Women in Combat, Past Integration Efforts

    Women who’ve served in the U.S. military discuss their experiences and challenges, and comment on the Pentagon recently lifting its ban on women in combat. They were joined by women who’ve served…

  • Former US Trade Reps Discuss Trade Policy
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    U.S. Trade Policy

    Former U.S. trade representatives took part in a roundtable discussion of U.S. trade policy. They analyzed past U.S. free trade agreements, the status of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between…

  • Women Who Have Served in Combat
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    Women Who Have Served in Combat

    American women who served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan talked about their experiences and commented on the Pentagon’s recent lifting of the ban on women in combat. The event was hosted…

  • Lifting Combat Restrictions for Women Panel
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    Lifting Combat Restrictions for Women Panel

    Panelists, including men and women who served in the military, talk about their experiences with integration, and give their recommendations on how best to proceed now that the restriction…

  • International Terrorism
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    International Terrorism

    Ambassadors from the League of Arab States and Mali and the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Lithuania talked about security cooperation among countries worldwide in combating terrorism…

  • Women in Combat Implications of Full Integration
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    Women in Combat, Implications of Full Integration

    Panelists talked about the implications of the removal of the ban on women in combat. Panelists included an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the Pentagon over the ban,…