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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

    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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Cold War Intelligence Gathering and Training

    Panelists talked about how the United States and the United Kingdom cooperated to train intelligence officers in the developing world. The panelists also discussed the differing ways that the Americans…

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    National Identity and American Civil Religion

    Walter A. McDougall talked about how past U.S. presidents have used speeches to formulate a national identity based on what he calls “civil religion.” He explained that national symbols and ideas, such…

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    The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

    John Pomfret talked about his book, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present, about the relationship between the U.S. and China going back to…

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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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    Defenseless Under the Night

    Professor Matthew Dallek talked about his book Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, in which he looks at the precursor to the Department of…

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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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