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    2017 Policy Goals for the Trump Administration

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials from the Reagan through Obama administrations discussed their experiences in…

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    Trump Administration National Security and Foreign Policy

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration two George W. Bush administration officials discussed how national security and foreign…

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    Presidential Transitions

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials involved on the transition teams of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama…

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    By One Vote

    Michael Holt talked about his book By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (University Press of Kansas, 2011). Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes won the 1876 presidential…

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    Political Culture in 2016

    The University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture hosted a series of presentations on their new survey addressing American political culture, which found widespread dissatisfaction with…

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    Terrorism Challenges

    Panelists at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies talked about ways to combat terrorist threats. Former Turkish Parliament member Aykan Erdemir said the national security approach Turkey was taking against…

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars on American cities…

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    Robert E. Lee's Surrender

    Gary Gallagher talked about two questions stemming from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in April 1865. First, he analyzed whether Appomattox was the…

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    National Reconciliation After the Civil War

    Caroline Janney talked about national reconciliation and its limits in the post-Civil War era. She argued that the Spanish-American War in 1898 bonded former white Confederates and Unionists into one national army,…

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    U.S. Military Conduct in the Civil War and Reconstruction

    Professor Mark Grimsley compared the conduct of the U.S. military toward Southern civilians and Native Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He argued that Union troops in the Civil War were…

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    Black Activism During the Civil War

    Professor Douglas Egerton talked about black activism during the Civil War and into the early years of Reconstruction. He spoke about the series of conventions organized by activists in both northern and southern states…

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    Civil War and Reconstruction

    Edward Ayers talked about the end of the Civil War and the dawn of the Reconstruction era. He contended that Reconstruction began as early as the summer and fall of 1864. Mr. Ayers pointed to the Republican party expanding to…

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    Mary Futrell Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond interviewed Mary Futrell about her role as a leader and as the first African-American woman president of the National Education Association.

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    Armstrong Williams Oral History Interview

    Armstrong Williams talked about his father’s influence on his upbringing, his internship working for South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, and his involvement in the Clarence Thomas U.S.…

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    Black Leadership Oral Histories

    Phyllis Leffler of the University of Virginia talked about her oral history project, “Explorations in Black Leadership.”

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    William Raspberry Oral History Interview

    William Raspberry, who worked almost 40 years for the Washington Post before retiring in 2005, talked about his childhood in Mississippi, his commitment to education, and the importance of…

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    Middle East Peace Process

    Middle East scholars and diplomats talked about escalating violence in Jerusalem and what is needed to create stability and lasting peace in the region. This special luncheon seminar on…

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    Clarence Thomas Oral History Interview

    Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his upbringing in the segregated South and his grandfather’s influence on his career. This interview was conducted by Julian Bond, co-director of the…

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    Angela Davis Oral History Interview

    Angela Davis talked about her early Civil Rights activism in the South and her thoughts on leadership. This interview was conducted Julian Bond, co-director of the Explorations in Black…

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    Julian Bond Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond talked about his life as a Civil Rights leader. He remembered growing up in the segregated South, his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his later…

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