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    Economic Growth after 1973

    Marc Levinson talked about his book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Mr. Levinson looked at into the wide-ranging methods used by…

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    Cold War Summits 1985-1991

    Historians talked about the Cold War summits between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Using declassified documents, they spoke about American and Soviet…

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    Russia, China, and the Third World

    Professor Jeremy Friedman talked about his book, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World. He spoke about Russian and Chinese efforts during the Cold War to dominate…

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    Rise of Conservative Media and Political Influence

    Author Nicole Hemmer talked about her book, Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.

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    The Spy Who Couldn't Spell

    Yudhijit Bhattacharjee talked about his book, The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secrets, about Brian Regan, a CIA…

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    Humanitarianism in the Mid-18th Century

    Amanda Moniz talked about her book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. She spoke about the motivations and charity work of mid-18th century…

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    American Views on Global Human Rights

    Mark Philip Bradley talked about his book The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, in which he explores the history of American interest in global human…

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    Russian Public Opinion of Vladimir Putin

    Sociologist Lev Gudkov talked about Russian citizens' approval of President Vladimir Putin and how propaganda shapes mass perception. “The 86 Percent: Opinion Polling in Russia” was part of…

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    Early Life and Career of Henry Kissinger

    Professor Niall Ferguson talked about his book, Kissinger: 1234-1968: The Idealist. In his book, Professor Ferguson argues that Henry Kissinger’s approach to foreign policy was grounded in…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

    Susan Rice outlined the Obama administration’s new policy directives to increase trade with and travel to Cuba. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on December 17,…

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    Secretary John Kerry on U.S. Trade Policy

    Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. He first paid tribute to the late Shimon Peres who served as Israel’s prime minister and president. In his remarks on…

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    Immigration in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica talked about immigration challenges facing his country, and his administration’s proposals to address them. He also talked about Costa…

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    Alter Egos

    Mark Landler talked about his book, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power, about the relationship between President Obama and former Secretary…

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    Migratory Birds Conservation

    The Wilson Center hosted a discussion to mark the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement signed in 1916 by the U.S. and Great Britain to conserve birds that migrate…

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    Anti-Poverty Efforts

    International aid experts goals talked about goals established by the United Nations to help reduce poverty for women and girls around the world. These U.N. goals, known as Sustainable…

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    1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    Religious Tolerance in Nigeria

    Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Nigeria, talked about challenges facing his nation. Topics included Nigeria’s place in…

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    Mexico's Anti-Subversion Laws

    Halbert Jones talked about Mexico’s anti-subversion laws, which were in effect between 1941 and 1970. Professor Jones argued that vague laws with harsh penalties, such as Article 145, were…

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    U.S. Policy in Asia-Pacific Region

    Foreign policy experts talked about the impact of the arms trade in East Asia, and the U.S. strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. Professor Thomas Berger said a major problem with the arms trade is the…

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    Zika Virus Response Efforts

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat, and former Representative Susan Mollinari talked about the threat posed by the spread…

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