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  • emInside Terrorismem
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    Inside Terrorism

    Bruce Hoffman talked about his book, Inside Terrorism, about the historical evolution of terrorism around the world and the rise of modern groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS.

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  • 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress
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    19th Chinese Communist Party Congress

    Former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy was part of a discussion on the significance of the recent Chinese Communist Party Congress that took place in Beijing and what impact the conference…

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  • emThe Cold Warem
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    The Cold War

    Odd Arne Westad talked about his book The Cold War: A World History, in which he looks at the global ramifications of the Cold War.

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  • South Korean President Park Chung Hee and Militarism
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    South Korean President Park Chung Hee and Militarism

    Harvard University professor Carter Eckert talked about his book, Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945. Mr. Eckert argued that the former South Korean…

    149 views
  • Forum Focuses on Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration
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    Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Wilson Center co-hosted a panel discussion about the results of a Chicago Council survey of public attitudes on foreign policy and the Trump administration. The…

    338 views
  • Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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    Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    James Reston, Jr. and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder Jan Scruggs talked about the memorial’s creation. Mr. Reston is the author of A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight…

    161 views
  • USChina Competition During the Cold War
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    U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War

    Professor Gregg Brazinsky talked about the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author…

    658 views
  • Korean War Remembered
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    Korean War Remembered

    Michael Devine gave a presentation titled “The Korean War Remembered.” Using photographs, posters and artwork, Hollywood films, and personal experiences, Mr. Devine examined the public and…

    177 views
  • Panelists Discuss NAFTA Negotiations
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    Mexico and NAFTA

    Former Mexican trade officials were among a the panelists who discussed the upcoming re-negotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), set to begin on August 16, 2017. Panelists…

    346 views
  • UTA Flight 772 Terrorist Attack
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    UTA Flight 772 Terrorist Attack

    Attorney Stuart Newberger talked about his book, The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice, about the legal action against the Libyan state following an…

    303 views
  • Cold War and the Third World
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    Cold War and the Third World

    Professor Jason Parker talked about U.S. diplomacy during the Cold War. He is the author of Hearts, Minds, Voices: U.S. Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World.

    261 views
  • Vice President Delivers Remarks on US Policy Toward Central America
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    Vice President Remarks at Wilson Center

    Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. about the Trump administration’s policy toward Central America and the issues confronting it, including drug…

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  • SixDay War
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    Six-Day War

    Guy Laron provided a history of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, which took place from June 5-10, 1967.

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  • History of Vietnam
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    History of Vietnam

    Christopher Goscha talked about his book, Vietnam: A New History. He spoke about how the country has changed over the centuries, including the impact of Chinese and French influences on…

    254 views
  • Canadian Defense Minister Discusses Military Policy Review
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    Canadian Defense Policy

    Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s national defense minister, spoke about cooperation with the U.S. in modernizing the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). He also talked about other defense…

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  • Emigration and Evolution of American Seeds
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    Emigration and Evolution of American Seeds

    Courtney Fullilove talked about how certain seed strains made their way to the United States as well as how collections for seed banks function today. Her presentation focused on her book,…

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  • US and East Germany Cold War Relations
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    U.S. and East Germany Cold War Relations

    Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on U.S. operations to locate and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers after World War II. And they…

    265 views
  • FrancoAmerican and DutchAmerican Intelligence Exchanges
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    Franco-American and Dutch-American Intelligence Exchanges

    Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch counterparts to promote regional security and prevent the spread of Communism in the early Cold War. This…

    241 views
  • Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe
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    Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe

    Historians talked about intelligence gathering and espionage in Eastern Europe, especially during the early Cold War, and how the Allies countered Communist propaganda. This event was part of a…

    173 views
  • Western Intelligence Exchange and Gathering
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    Western Intelligence Exchange and Gathering

    Panelists talked about how intelligence services throughout North America and Western Europe evolved and cooperated for better security. They also spoke about how technological advancements…

    192 views
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