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  • Interview with Levi Willmeth on Solar Eclipse Balloon Research
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    Interview with Levi Willmeth on Solar Eclipse Balloon Research

    Levi Willmeth, an Oregon State University student and NASA intern, talked about his work releasing research balloons to capture images of the August 21, 201,7 total solar eclipse.

  • Rethinking Grand Strategy
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    Rethinking Grand Strategy

    Five historians talked about foreign policy leaders ranging from Presidents Woodrow Wilson to George H.W. Bush. They each examine key figures of the twentieth century from World War I to the fall of the…

  • National Security Council During the Nixon Administration
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    National Security Council During the Nixon Administration

    William Inboden talked about the impact of President Richard Nixon and his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council. This lecture was part of Oregon State University’s…

  • George HW Bush and Foreign Policy
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    George H.W. Bush and Foreign Policy

    Jeffrey Engel talked about President George H. W. Bush’s foreign policy legacy. Mr. Engel is the director of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History. The lecture was part of Oregon…

  • Human Rights and the Roosevelts
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    Human Rights and the Roosevelts

    Professor Elizabeth Borgwardt talked about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their commitment to human rights, focusing on the importance of the Atlantic Charter as part of President Roosevelt’s “Grand…

  • US Strategy During the Cold War
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    U.S. Strategy During the Cold War

    Historian Fredrik Logevall spoke about U.S. Cold War strategy. Professor Logevall argued that many American leaders used alarmist and excessively militant strategies to combat communism, despite what he said was a…

  • Discussion on President Lyndon Johnsons War on Poverty
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    Civil Rights and the War on Poverty

    Marisa Chappell talked about anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also detailed the societal attitudes toward impoverished minorities in the…

  • Modern Religious Utopias
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    Modern Religious Utopias

    Oregon State University professor Amy Koehlinger talked about modern religious utopias, focusing on Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement and Jim Jones' People’s Temple. Father Divine, who…

  • American Power in Historical Perspective
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    American Power in Historical Perspective

    Scholars talked about the history of U.S. foreign policy and the United States' status among the international diplomatic community. They spoke about how and why that status has changed over time, and…

  • Post Cold War US Foreign Policy
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    Post Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy

    Christopher McKnight Nichols talked about post Cold War U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the period between 1989 and 2001. His class looked at military engagements by the United States…