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  • Communism and the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike
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    Communism and the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike

    Jacob Zumoff talked about the Passaic, New Jersey, Textile Strike in 1926, which was the first Communist-led strike in the United States. Mr. Zumoff spoke about how the strike affected…

    494 views
  • Undocumented College Students Survey
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    Undocumented College Students Survey

    The co-authors of a report on the challenges facing undocumented undergraduate students presented the findings of their work. For their survey the researchers collected information from students in 32 states…

    274 views
  • emIdeal Illusions How the US Government CoOpted Human Rightsem
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    Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-Opted Human Rights

    James Peck argues that while the U.S. gives lip service about caring for human rights around the world, the reality is that it has used the idea of preserving human rights as a tool to expand its…

    1,243 views
  • emThe Frugal Superpowerem
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    The Frugal Superpower

    Michael Mandelbaum argues that the era of an expansive U.S. foreign policy, which began with entry into WWII, is coming to an end due to financial constraints. He discussed how this would affect…

    337 views
  • Counterterrorism and American Security
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    Counterterrorism and American Security

    Panelists talked about the trends in terrorism and counter-terrorism policies. They focused on al Qaeda, the psychology of political violence, the decentralized nature of terrorism, and the clash between civil liberties, human rights,…

    208 views
  • emLearning A New Landem
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    Learning A New Land

    Carola Suarez-Orozco and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco talked about their book, Learning A New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society They presented their five-year study of the children of…

    520 views
  • Kerry Campaign Speech
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    Kerry Campaign Speech

    Senator Kerry spoke to supporters and others at New York University about his foreign policy agenda. In his remarks he sharply criticized the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq, charged…

    92 views
  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Former Vice President Gore talked about U.S. foreign policy. He was harshly critical of the Bush administration, the war on terror, and U.S. actions in Iraq. He also called for the…

    118 views
  • Globalization
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    Globalization

    President Clinton spoke to students and faculty about America’s role in the world. Among the topics he addressed were policy toward Iraq and North Korea, the process of economic globalization,…

    119 views
  • Civil Society and the Future of Democracy
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    Civil Society and the Future of Democracy

    Panelists discussed the need and the means to create an integrated global economy which would facilitate social inclusion and social justice. Fundamental to their proposals was President Clinton’s…

    199 views
  • Strengthening Democracy in the Global Economy
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    Strengthening Democracy in the Global Economy

    World leaders debated the scope and pace of global political and economic reform. The discussion focused on how developed nations could assist or encourage economic and democratic reform in developing…

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