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  • Stuart Eizenstat Discusses Jimmy Carter Presidency
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    President Carter

    Stuart Eizenstat, chief domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter, recalled the tenure of America’s 39th president.

  • Memoir by Diplomat George Kennans Daughter
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    Memoir by Diplomat George Kennan's Daughter

    Grace Kennan Warnecke, daughter of diplomat George Kennan, discussed her memoir, Daughter of the Cold War. During the talk, Warnecke outlined her time growing up overseas before, during,…

  • Aides to Opposition Candidates Speak About Putin and Election
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    Review of 2018 Russian Presidential Election

    Senior campaign aides to Alexei Navalny and Ksenia Sobchak, opposition candidates who ran against Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the country’s 2018 presidential election, reflected on…

  • April 1968 Washington DC Riots
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    April 1968 Washington, D.C., Riots

    Author and Historian Samuel Walker discussed his book, Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968. During the talk, Mr. Walker analyzed the damage done during the riots,…

  • Middle East Scholars Discuss Syrian Conflict
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    Syrian Conflict

    A panel of academic scholars discussed the role of Russia, Iran, Turkey and Israel in the Syrian conflict at an event hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Following their remarks,…

  • Battle for North Africa During World War II
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    Battle for North Africa During World War II

    Meredith Hindley talked about her book, Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II, in which she recalls the events leading to Operation…

  • emDesigning Realityem
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    Designing Reality

    Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discussed what they call the “third digital revolution,” an increase of digital fabrication.

  • US Foreign Policy Since World War I
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War I

    Author Melvyn Leffler talked about his book, Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015. He discussed how and why U.S. foreign policy has…

  • Secretary Nielsen Speaks About Combating Terrorism
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    Secretary Nielsen on Combating Terrorism

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen outlined the terrorist threat. She answered a few questions from the audience as well as Jane Harman and Michael Chertoff.

  • Russian Hacking
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    Russian Hacking

    A Russian investigative reporter talked about his research and upcoming book on Russian hacking and cybersecurity issues.

  • 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.

  • Wilson Center Forum Explores Global Impact of Brexit
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    Global Impact of Brexit

    The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a panel discussion on the implications of the United Kingdom’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union, also known as…

  • Secretary Tillerson Reaffirms NATO Alliance in Wilson Center Speech
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    Secretary Tillerson on U.S.-European Relations

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the future of U.S. relations with Europe. He said Russia’s cyberattacks, energy policy, and invasion of Ukraine “are not the behaviors of a responsible nation.” In…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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