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  • Discussion on 19th Century AntiImmigration Movements
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    19th Century Anti-Immigrant Movements

    Professor Edward O’Donnell talked about the prejudice many immigrants faced in the 19th century with regard to religion, customs, and social status. This was from a course titled the “Irish…

  • Founding Myths
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    Founding Myths

    Author Ray Raphael talked about some of the pervasive myths in American society concerning the founding of the nation, and suggested ways to better tell a more accurate account of history.…

  • emA Good Man Rediscovering My Father Sargent Shriverem
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    A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver

    Mark Shriver talked about his book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, in which he recounts the life of his father Sargent Shriver (1915-2011), the founder of the Peace Corps and…

  • Ethics of Drone Warfare
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    Ethics of Drone Warfare

    Scholars talked about the ethics of drone warfare. The program began with an exchange between Vickie Langohr and Avery Plaw on the definition of drones and the history of their use.…

  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Jonathan Gruber talked about reforming U.S. health care. In his remarks he outlined the contours of the debate over health care reform, spoke about challenges to reform efforts, and…

  • Tocqueville and Equality
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    Tocqueville and Equality

    The panelists discussed Tocqueville’s ideas about equality and democracy from his observations in his book Democracy in America. They examined the reasons that U.S. society has developed relatively…

  • Dilemmas of Bioethics
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    Dilemmas of Bioethics

    Dr. Kass, Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, delivered a lecture, titled “Science, Politics, and the Dilemmas of Bioethics.” Among the issues he addressed were the…

  • War and the Christian Conscience
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    War and the Christian Conscience

    Retired Marine Corps general Trainor spoke at his alma mater, The College of the Holy Cross. General Trainor is a co-author of The Generals' War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf, published…

  • Judging and the Court
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    Judging and the Court

    Alumnus Justice Thomas delivered the Hanify-Howland 36th Memorial Lecture. After his remarks, most of the question and answer session was shown. Among the issues Justice Thomas addressed…

  • College of the Holy Cross Commencement
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    College of the Holy Cross Commencement

    Ms. Shriver delivered the commencement address at the College of the Holy Cross. She was presented an honorary degree by the president of the college. Ms. Shriver discussed the 25th anniversary…

  • Reflections on College Years
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    Reflections on College Years

    Associate Justice Thomas discussed his experiences as an undergraduate at the College of Holy Cross. He credited educational opportunities offered at his alma mater as critical to his…