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  • emSharon The Life of a Leaderem
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    Sharon: The Life of a Leader

    Gilad Sharon talked about the military and political career of his father, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He was interviewed on stage by Wendy Ballinger and responded to…

  • emOne Nation One Standardem
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    One Nation, One Standard

    Former Representative Herman Badillo (D-NY) talked about his book One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups, published by Sentinel.…

  • First Amendment Award
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    First Amendment Award

    Three women journalists talked about freedom of the press, the journalism industry, and the practice of journalism as a profession. The also talked about public access to information, historical…

  • Behavior at the Turn of the Century
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    Behavior at the Turn of the Century

    Mr. Landes spoke about American millennialism, apocalypticism, and utopianism, noting that popular movements have often associated certain dates and events with the end of time. He talked…

  • Celebration of AfricanAmerican Women
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    Celebration of African-American Women

    Noting that one can tell a lot about someone’s personality by their hands, Ms. Coleman talked about the strength of black women and imagined what the hands of several prominent black women…

  • History of AIDS Activism
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    History of AIDS Activism

    Mr. Jones talked about the history of the gay movement in politics. He also discussed how during the 1970s he began to help those who had AIDS. He described how the AIDS Memorial Quilt was…

  • emThe Schools We Needem
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    The Schools We Need

    Mr. Hirsch talked about his book, The Schools We Need: And Why We Don’t Have Them. Mr. Hirsch talked about the need for education focused on a core knowledge program in which all students…

  • The Past and Future of Democracy
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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy. They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study…

  • emShowdownem
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    Ms. Drew spoke about her new book, Showdown: The Struggle Between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House, which focuses on the conflict between the Republican Congress and…

  • Priorities for Americas Children
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    Priorities for America's Children

    Ms. Edelman discussed public policy affecting children, using the analogy of a house and its rooms. She read from her book of meditations, Guide My Feet. Following her prepared remarks, she…

  • Race Relations Issues
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    Race Relations Issues

    Mr. Brown spoke about the current state of race relations in the United States. He outlined how racial divisions have affected both the black and white communities and how these divisions…

  • The Right to a Free Exchange of Ideas
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    The Right to a Free Exchange of Ideas

    Protesters against Republican state Representative Duke were shown prior to the speech. The introduction and remarks were frequently interrupted by outbreaks of chanting and cheering from the protesters. Over the…

  • After Reagan  What Next
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    After Reagan: What Next?

    The 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate assesses the Reagan administration and offers insights into Democratic strategies for the 1988 election.