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  • Syrian Conflict
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    Syrian Conflict

    Samar Ali talked about the history and current state of the conflict in Syria and her proposals for countering violent extremism in the Middle East. She argued that the Syrian refugee…

  • Science Policy and National Threats
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    Science Policy and National Threats

    Dimitri Kusnezov, chief scientist for the National Nuclear Security Agency and a Special Adviser to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, talked about federal science policy and the use of simulation to…

  • Ambassador Samir alSuaiidaie Remarks
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    Ambassador Samir al-Suaiida'ie Remarks

    Ambassador Samir al-Suaiidai’ie spoke about the state of relations between the U.S. and Iraq. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

  • The Special USUK Relationship
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    The Special U.S.-U.K. Relationship

    Alan Lowe and Rob Havers made the opening remarks for the second day of the conference “The United States and Great Britain: The Legacy of Churchill’s Atlantic Alliance.” David Reynolds spoke on “Churchill and the…

  • Voting Patterns
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    Voting Patterns

    “Tent City Celebration and Voting Rights Symposium: The Pursuit and Power of the Vote” was held in the University Center Auditorium on the fiftieth anniversary of the “Tent City” voting…

  • Breaking the Berlin Wall
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    Breaking the Berlin Wall

    A panel, moderated by Becky Dunlop, talked about how the United States and Great Britain dealt with the Berlin Wall issue. This program, “Breaking the Berlin Wall,” was part of the forum “The United…

  • Voting Rights
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    Voting Rights

    Juan Williams, journalist, author, and commentator, talked about how much racial politics have changed in the country since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Topics included voting rights and the election of President…

  • The Legacy of Churchills Atlantic Alliance
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    The Legacy of Churchill's Atlantic Alliance

    The panelists talked about the legacy of Winston Churchill. The panel, moderated by Bill vanden Heuval, included the son of Winston Churchill and the granddaughter of Harry Hopkins, an adviser to President Roosevelt.…

  • Britain America and Europe Today
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    Britain, America, and Europe Today

    Panelists talked about the current state and future of transatlantic relations. Topics included American attitudes about the European Union, British polls regarding the U.S., the remaining effects of World War II,…

  • Churchill MacMillan and Eisenhower
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    Churchill, MacMillan and Eisenhower

    Professors Geelhoed and Edmonds talked about the relationship between Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and President Eisenhower and how they were able to heal the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Great Britain…

  • Transition from WWII to the Cold War
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    Transition from WWII to the Cold War

    Scholars and historians discussed how the United States and United Kingdom relationship evolved as World War II gave way to the Cold War. Professor Fitzgerald moderated. This program, “From Hot to Cold War,”…

  • Politics and Humor
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    Politics and Humor

    As part of a conference titled, “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and America’s Political Personality,” the participants examined both the humor used by politicians and the political commentary of…