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    Washington Ideas Forum, Legacy of Slavery

    The presidents of Georgetown and Harvard universities discussed the role slavery played in the history of their institutions and communities. They were interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates at…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Ezra Edelman and David Chang

    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman talked about the making of his ESPN documentary, O.J.: Made in America. He was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A video clip was shown. Then chef David Chang…

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    Cybersecurity

    General Keith Alexander, the former U.S. Cyber Commander, talked about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. and potential threats. Topics included existing and future threats and the ways…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Cancer Research

    The state of cancer research was discussed by two chief executive officers of research centers who talked about current initiatives in the field including the use of immunotherapy. They…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Opioid Epidemic

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli discussed their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. They were interviewed by Jonathan Allen…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Pakistan and the European Union

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf talked about his native country’s relations with the U.S. He also expressed his surprise of the presence of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan before…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Robert Rubin

    Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin talked about the future of political discourse in Washington, D.C., the congressional role of working with the next president, and the need for…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Political Strategists

    Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos discussed the presidential race and the performances of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Education and Health Care

    Randi Weingarten and Maura Banta talked about how the IBM Watson computer could help elementary school teachers prepare lessons for their students. This segment was co-sponsored by the…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Speaker Paul Ryan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the Republican Party’s “A Better Way Agenda” proposals on several issues including immigration, health care, tax policy, and poverty. He was…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Secretary John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry called Russia’s bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo “inexcusable” in the ongoing conflict between the government and rebel forces and expressed doubts that the talks…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, CIA Director John Brennan

    U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan was interviewed about issues including combating ISIL*, the Syrian conflict, and cyber-security efforts. He responded to the Senate vote overriding the president’s…

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    Community Policing and Race Relations

    Members of the the law enforcement community and the Department of Justice’s director of Community Oriented Policing Services discussed the importance of strengthening police-community relations. “Walking the…

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    Racial Profiling

    A family discussed an encounter with the Washington, D.C., police and the subject of racial profiling. Kelly Amis showed a clip of her documentary film, Think of Calvin, which chronicled the incident. “Think of Calvin: One…

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    Polling in Campaign 2016

    Joel Benenson, chief strategist for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, spoke at a forum on the 2016 presidential campaign. He highlighted the core objectives…

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    Senator Tom Cotton on 2016 Senate Races

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, participated in a discussion of the upcoming 2016 Senate races and whether the Republican Party can maintain…

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    Women in Politics

    Panelists talked about how young women can be inspired to pursue a career in politics.

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    Campaign 2016

    Republican strategists talked about the 2016 presidential race and the Republican National Convention happening that week in Cleveland. They previewed Republican presidential nominee Donald…

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    Representative Greg Walden on 2016 Congressional Races

    National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR) talked about the potential down ticket effects of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign during an event hosted by the…

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    Children of Prisoners

    Panelists discussed the impact of incarcerated parents on children and the family structure. “What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in…

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