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  • A Conversation with Justices Scalia and Ginsburg 2014
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    Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment and Freedom

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom. They were also asked questions about National Security Agency…

  • Hillary Clinton on emHard Choicesem
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    Hard Choices

    Hillary Clinton talked about her memoir, Hard Choices, in which she recounts the choices and challenges she faced during her four-year tenure as America’s 67th secretary of state, and how those…

  • Russias Annexation of Crimea
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    Russia's Annexation of Crimea

    Professors from Ukrainian and Estonian universities joined a discussion about Ukrainian reaction to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the country’s political prospects. They also discussed the logic…

  • National Security  Freedom of the Press
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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about National Security Agency…

  • Book Discussion on emUndeniableem
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    Bill Nye talked about his book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, in which he argues against teaching creationism alongside evolution in science classes. During this event held at…

  • Vice President Biden on the Economy
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    Vice President Biden on Budget and Economic Policy

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a group of George Washington University student Democrats about the Obama administration’s budget and economic policy priorities. He said the Republican…

  • Estonian President on Cybersecurity
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    Cybersecurity and Diplomacy

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves talked about policies and actions his government had taken to address cyber threats in reaction to a 2007 cyberattack Estonia faced that shut down essential…

  • Privacy and Government Surveillance
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance

    David Medine, chair of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), spoke about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program. The PCLOB was created by Congress as…

  • Human to Mars Summit
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    Sending Humans to Mars

    Charles Bolden talked about sending the first humans to Mars and the difficulties NASA would face. NASA Administrator Bolden said humans would have to become a multi-planet species in order…

  • RNC Chair Reince Priebus on Republican Party Principles
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    Republican Party Principles

    Reince Priebus spoke about the Republican Party’s “Principles for American Renewal.” Topics included the core ideas of the Republican Party and its policy makers, and principles that unite…

  • National Security Threats and Responses
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    National Security Threats and Responses

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues and national security. Topics included the Syrian civil war, militant activity in Iraq, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The American Conservative, The American…

  • Discussion on Digital Campaigning
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    Digital Campaigning

    Campaign strategists Zac Moffatt and Michael Slaby talked about the role of digital media in modern political campaigns. They discussed lessons they learned in the 2012 elections and some…

  • Discussion on USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Members of the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations spoke at the launch of a paper on U.S.-Russian military and strategic cooperation, arms control regulations, and security…

  • National Security and Surveillance
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    National Security and Surveillance

    Panelists talked about national security issues related to government surveillance. topics included the Edward Snowden revelations, concerns about national surveillance, the USA Freedom Act, and level of…

  • HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell Remarks
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    Mission of the Health and Human Services Department

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke about her leadership strategy and her vision for the Department of Health and Human Services. She spoke at an event hosted by the George Washington University in…

  • A Conversation with Jay Carney
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    Conversation with Jay Carney

    Jay Carney spoke with students at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs about his work as White House press secretary. Major Garrett moderated. Among other topics Mr. Carney answered…

  • Future of Mars Exploration
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    Future of Mars Exploration

    Panelists talked about sending the first humans to Mars by 2030, and the challenges presented not only by the science involved, but also a changing NASA budget. The panelists said that NASA could…

  • Barry Posen on Iraq
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    Barry Posen on Iraq

    Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in Iraq. He said Iraq and Israel were “reckless drivers” in the area of foreign policy and expect the U.S. to assist…

  • Discussion on Recent Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act
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    Court Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

    Health law and policy experts talked about recent federal appeals court panels that issued divergent opinions in two cases* regarding the Affordable Care Act. The panelists explained the…

  • American Views on Intervention
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    American Views on Intervention

    Panelists talked about U.S. perspectives on intervention in global conflicts, including whether or not the U.S. should have intervened in the Syrian civil war, as well as in Iraq following the increased…

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