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    Presidential Command

    A panel discussion was held on the late Peter W. Rodman (1943-2008) and his posthumous book, Presidential Command: Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to…

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    Economic Lessons of the Great Depression

    Christina Romer outlined lessons that can be learned from the Great Depression and applied to the current economy. Before she joined the Obama Administration, Dr. Romer taught economic…

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    Financial Crisis of 2008

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered the keynote address at an event on the year following the 2008 financial crisis. In his remarks he said the worst recession since the 1930s is…

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    2009 United Nations General Assembly Preview

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton previewed the United States' agenda for the United Nations General Assembly. In her remarks she addressed the Obama administration announcement of a change in…

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    U.S. Army Stability Operations Field Manual

    Participants spoke about a new edition of The U.S. Army Field Manual 3-07 Stability Operations: A Comprehensive Approach to the 21st Century. Undersecretary Flournoy co-wrote an additional…

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    Student Financial Aid

    Panelists explored ways of improving the effectiveness of student financial aid and the possibility of meeting President Obama’s goal of of having the world’s highest rate of college…

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    Obama Administration Economic Program

    Lawrence Summers talked about the Obama administration’s economic program and the prospects for the American economy. In his remarks he said that consumer spending showed signs of improvement and…

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    Broadband and Mobile Communications

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski talked about where the FCC stands on broadband and the Internet. He focused on ways to keep the Internet free and open, and…

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    Situation in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai spoke about security and development in Afghanistan, as well as a meeting planned the followig day with Pakistani officials. He said that Afghans overwhelmingly opposed Taliban…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

    Panelists assessed President Barack Obama’s policy options for Afghanistan. Among the issues they addressed were counter terrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, increased troop levels…

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    North Korean Nuclear Crisis

    Participants spoke about North Korean nuclear aspirations and recent underground nuclear and missile flight tests conducted by North Korea. They also talked about U.S. and international reaction…

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    Immigration and the Courts

    A Judicial Issues Forum was held on the problems aliens suspected of being in the United States illegally face as they encounter state and federal courts in various ways. Panelists talked about…

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    Vice Presidential Remarks on the Economic Stimulus

    Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and overall state of the economy. Among the topics he addressed were allocation of the stimulus funds, the second…

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    Impact of Economic Stimulus

    Panelists talked about whether the $787 economic stimulus funds have helped to improve the U.S. economy and if a second stimulus package is needed. Topics included its impact on education,…

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    Health Care and Comparative Effectiveness Research

    Participants talked about health care reform and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which invested $1.1 billion for federal initiatives to begin work of comparative…

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    U.S. and European Policy Toward Iran

    The panel talked about U.S. and European approaches to engaging with Iran. They talked about the viability of multilateral approaches in efforts to stabilize the Middle East and Persian Gulf. Other topics…

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    September 2008 Financial Collapse

    Panelists talked about the government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis. Topics included when the government should or should not intervene, the condition of current markets,…

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    Impact of Economic Stimulus on Education

    Education Secretary Duncan spoke on how economic stimulus funds can advance President Obama’s education reform goals. Following Secretary Duncan’s remarks, panelists spoke about education…

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    The Future of Global Engagement

    Admiral Mike Mullen talked about the prospects for success in Afghanistan and the broader security situation in the Middle East. He also focused to U.S. aid to Pakistan and spoke about the…

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    U.S. and European Policy Toward Russia

    The second of a day-long event titled, “U.S Approaches to Foreign Policy: Strategies of Engagement,” focused on U.S. and European approaches to engaging with Russia. Discussion focused on…

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