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    Colonial America, Race, and the Origins of Country Music

    Professor Cotten Seiler talked about the emerging definitions of whiteness and blackness in Colonial America and how it impacted the origins of country music. He described how 17th century…

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    Presidential Legacies

    Professor David O’Connell talked about presidential legacies and the factors that contribute to making a presidential term successful. He spoke about several rankings of presidents that…

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans' Health Issues

    Panelists talked about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other veterans' health issues. Colonel Rebecca Porter said the five percent of soldiers who had served in Iraq and…

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    Wartime Press

    Panelists talked about the evolution of the American wartime press from the Civil War to the present. They spoke about the relationship between the press and the executive branch, and the…

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    Dickinson College Commencement Address

    General David Petraeus gave the commencement address to the 2012 graduating class of Dickinson College.

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    The Election of 1860

    Professor Matthew Pinsker lectured a class at Dickinson College, where he teaches a history course on the election of 1860. In this class, Professor Pinsker focused specifically on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the…

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    Hostage Survival

    Mr. Anderson spoke about his experiences as a journalist and hostage for seven years of Shiite Muslims in Lebanon. He talked about what he learned from various other captives and the…

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    Scientists and Public Policy

    Mr. Press, a former science adviser to President Carter, spoke about giving scientific advice to public policy makers. He spoke about the role and authority of scientists in policy debates…

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    Federalism and the Constitutional Republic

    Mr. Starr spoke about the concept of federalism. He reviewed the decisions of the 1996-1997 Supreme Court term which was recently concluded. He talked about how several of the cases decided…

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