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    National Security and the Press

    Panelists talked about the public’s right to know versus the responsibility to protect classified information for national security. Participants included two former CIA directors and former editors of the New…

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    Presidents and Poverty

    Panelists talked about what presidents can do to combat poverty. Participants included a George W. Bush administration domestic policy adviser, the director of the LBJ Library, and journalists from the Washington…

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    Political Polarization

    Former government officials, academics, and journalists talked about the causes of political polarization in America and the erosion of bipartisanship in government. Panelists included Haley Barbour, Mike McCurry,…

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    Presidential Coverage in the Digital Age

    A panel of journalists, editors and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign spokesperson talked about coverage of the presidency and politics in the digital age. They disagreed about the argument that current news…

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    Presidential Libraries of Texas

    Staff members from the three presidential libraries based in Texas talked about their collections documenting the White House years of Lyndon B. Johnson, George Bush, and George W. Bush.

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    Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke at an event to launch the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J.…

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    President Bush Interview

    President George H.W. Bush talked about his personal life and career. Topics included his early career in public service, as Director of the CIA, his decision to seek the presidency, his…

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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

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    Behind the Scenes in the East Wing: Social Secretaries to First Ladies

    Social secretaries working for American first ladies help set the tone of presidential administrations. Bess Abell, Catherine Fenton and Laurie Firestone served first ladies from Lady Bird…

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    Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

    For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies.…

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    Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies

    Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and…

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    Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

    First ladies Barbara and Laura Bush talked about their unique family and historical relationships, the stereotypes perpetuated about the president’s spouse, how they handled political criticism, their experiences as…

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    Senior Advisers to the First Ladies

    Former senior advisers to first ladies talked about their White House experiences and the working bonds between first ladies regardless of political party. They talked about life and politics in the executive mansion’s East…

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    The Legacy and Influence of First Ladies

    The evolving influence and political power of first ladies was discussed by the director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the curator of the Smithsonian’s first ladies' exhibit, and the eldest…

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    10th Anniversary of the Gulf War

    Former White House officials talked about Operation Desert Storm on the 10th Anniversary of the operation. Among the topics they addressed were the significance of the international…

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    Forum on Community Service

    A panel of guests talked about community service at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A & M University. This marked the twentieth anniversary of the Points of Light…

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    Honoring Volunteers and Community Service

    Former President George H.W. Bush introduced President Barack Obama at a forum honoring national and local volunteers. President Obama praided Former President Bush for his work to encourage…

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    George Bush Presidential Library

    The eleventh in a series on presidential libraries focused on George H.W. Bush’s life and career using rarely-seen materials housed at the library. Guests talked about the significance of Bush’s…

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    Faith in America

    Former Governor Romney spoke about the role of faith in public service and the place of religion in American politics. In his remarks, delivered to address possible misgivings about his…

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    The Office of the Presidency

    Mr. Rove talked about history, the presidency, the Republican Party, and his long association with both George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush. Following prepared remarks, he responded to…

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