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  • Nancy Reagan Reflects on Her Time as First Lady
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    A Conversation with Nancy Reagan

    Mrs. Reagan talked about her experiences as first lady from 1981 to 1989 and her opinions on the changing role of the first lady.

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  • Winston Churchill Lecture
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    Winston Churchill Lecture

    Mr. Matthews delivered the Churchill Lecture at George Washington University. He talked about Winston Churchill’s career and political thought, noting his 60-year era of political influence. He…

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  • Reflections on the 1963 March on Washington
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    Reflections on the 1963 March on Washington

    Participants discussed the 1963 March on Washington and the impact that it had on the civil rights movement and on recent U.S. history.

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  • Marshall Plan Impact
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    Marshall Plan Impact

    Panelists discussed the impact of the Marshall Plan on Western Europe. This was part of a symposium in honor of the 50th anniversary of the European Recovery Program, named after Secretary…

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  • emThe Assault on Reasonem
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    The Assault on Reason

    Former Vice President Al Gore talked about his book The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision Making, Degrade Our Democracy, and Put…

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  • Health Care Proposals
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    Health Care Proposals

    Senator Hillary Clinton spoke about rising costs of health care and access to health insurance for all Americans. In her remarks she introduced a seven point plan for health care reform…

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  • Middle East  Peace
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    Middle East Peace

    Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor talked the situation in the Middle East, he future of peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, security in the region, and economic development. He also responded…

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  • Future of Saudi Arabia
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    Future of Saudi Arabia

    Ambassador Al-Faisal talked about challenges facing Saudi Arabia in the 21st century. Among the issues he addressed were stability and security in the Middle East, energy resources and the global…

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  • Human Rights and Global Leadership
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    Human Rights and Global Leadership

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan delivered a commencement speech on the relationship between the United States and the United Nations during an academic convocation hosted by The…

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  • Growing Cynicism Affecting American Politics
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    Growing Cynicism Affecting American Politics

    Panelists discussed the public cynicism about Congress and the U.S. political process. Topics included the causes of and solutions to public dissatisfaction, as well as the effects of…

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  • Pakistani President Speech
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    Pakistani President Speech

    Pakistani President Musharraf spoke to students and diplomats about the future of Pakistan. Among the topics he addressed were efforts to build economic programs for growth, the threat…

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  • Homeland Security
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    Homeland Security

    Introduced by President Trachtenberg and Provost Williams, Secretary Chertoff talked about his plans for the future direction of the Department of Homeland Security. Topics included…

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  • Impact of Policy in Iraq
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    Impact of Policy in Iraq

    Senator Kennedy talked about the Bush administration’s foreign policy, efforts to combat terrorism, and reconstruction efforts in Iraq. In his remarks he criticized the administration for misleading…

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  • The Marshall Legacy and the Future
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    The Marshall Legacy and the Future

    In a symposium commemorating the Marshall Plan in post-World War II Europe, Admiral Owens talked about U.S. partnerships for the future.

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  • Impact of Illness on Political Leadership
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    Impact of Illness on Political Leadership

    The participants discussed the politics involved when a high government official falls ill. This subject is being developed as an academic specialty at Georgetown University. The panelists…

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  • Kerry Campaign Rally
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    Kerry Campaign Rally

    Following introductory speakers, former Governor Dean and Senator Kerry spoke to the crowd. Dean officially endorsed Kerry. Both men talked about their common views on issues such as the…

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  • Economic Policy
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    Economic Policy

    Senator Lieberman talked with students about President Bush’s tax plan and his own proposal for long-term growth in the U.S. economy.

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  • Democratic Leadership Council
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    Democratic Leadership Council

    President Clinton spoke about his economic agenda for the coming year and highlighted several programs designed to foster economic growth while helping the working poor. One program which…

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  • Egyptian President Speech
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    Egyptian President Speech

    President Mubarak talked about the growth of the Egyptian economy and their movement towards participation in the global economy. He also focused on Egypt’s trade with the United States and…

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  • Future of NATO with its Newest Members
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    Future of NATO with its Newest Members

    The panelists talked about the future of NATO, its role in Europe, and the NATO military operation in Yugoslavia. They commented on the importance of NATO membership in creating good…

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