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  • What Makes a Great President
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    What Makes a Great President?

    Barbara Perry talked about the traits that make a great president, including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and the ability to learn from mistakes. She used George Washington,…

    314 views
  • Discussion on the Fall of Saigon
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    Fall of Saigon

    South Vietnamese people who resettled in Kentucky after the Vietnam war recounted their memories of the conflict and their escape from the country following the fall of Saigon. “Unheard Tales of…

    278 views
  • Future of Democracy in America
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    Future of Democracy in America

    Jasmine Farrier talked about the future of democracy in America. Topics included Toqueville’s as applied to modern democracy, the political party system, congressional gridlock, and public…

    182 views
  • The Foundation of the Senate
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    The Foundation of the Senate

    U.S. Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about the differences between the House and Senate at the time of Senator Henry Clay and the changes over time. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…

    1,113 views
  • Defense Budget and National Security Issues
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    Defense Budget and National Security Issues

    Secretary Panetta spoke about the defense budget and national security issues. He also discussed national challenges, leadership and public service. He answered questions from audience…

    120 views
  • The Evolution of the Senate Leadership
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    The Evolution of the Senate Leadership

    Donald Ritchie talked about the evolution of the Senate leadership. He responded to questions from members of the audience, including on how television has changed operations. “After Clay: The Evolution of…

    106 views
  • Henry Clay and the US Senate Leadership
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    Henry Clay and the U.S. Senate Leadership

    James Klotter talked about the life and career of history of Senator Henry Clay. Topics included his continued career after losing a presidential election and his speaking and leadership style. “The Great…

    626 views
  • House Speaker John Boehner Remarks
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    House Speaker John Boehner Remarks

    House Speaker John Boehner talked about jobs and the economy at the University of Louisville McConnell Center. He urged Congress to find common ground despite ideological differences. He…

    415 views
  • Henry Clay and Leadership in the US Senate
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    Henry Clay and Leadership in the U.S. Senate

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walked about changes in the workings of the Senate and changes in leadership roles. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was the…

    118 views
  • Vice President Biden on Bipartisanship
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    Vice President Biden on Bipartisanship

    Vice President Biden spoke at a conference on the evolution of the U.S. Senate. In his remarks he focused on his own experiences in the Senate, bipartisan cooperation, and the president’s budget proposal. He…

    146 views
  • Kentucky Senate Debate
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    Kentucky Senate Debate

    Kentucky Senate candidates Rand Paul (R) and Jack Conway (D) debated various issues. Among the topics they addressed were health care, tax policy, jobs, immigration, and an ad from Mr.…

    2,061 views
  • Future of Cancer Research
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    Future of Cancer Research

    Panelists spoke about the state of cancer research and public policy. They focused on facilitating the rapid transfer of promising cancer drug and treatment discoveries from the laboratory to patient care.…

    311 views
  • Senate Leadership
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    Senate Leadership

    The Democratic Leader of the U. S. Senate, Harry Reid, spoke about how the Senate leaders work together. He also reflected on the presidents with whom he has worked and other members of…

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  • The Senate  The Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty
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    The Senate: The Great Forum of Constitutional Liberty

    Senator Robert Byrd spoke about the early history of the Senate and about the reasons and purposes for various Senate procedures. He also spoke about his experiences while serving in the…

    47 views
  • Issues Facing the US
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    Issues Facing the U.S.

    Following introductions by Senator McConnell and Provost Willihnganz, Senator Kennedy praised the McConnell Center and talked about famous Kentucky legislators. Other topics included civil…

    40 views
  • Capitalism and Democracy in America
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    Capitalism and Democracy in America

    Senator Gramm talked about the threat of terrorism, the threat of Iraqi weapons development, and preserving the ideals of capitalism and democracy. Following his remarks he answered…

    30 views
  • Middle East Peace Process
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    Middle East Peace Process

    After an introduction by Senator McConnell, Secretary Powell outlined the U.S. vision for a means to return to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He urged both…

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  • Supreme Court Issues
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    Supreme Court Issues

    After an introduction by Senator McConnell, Justice Thomas spoke to students and faculty at the University of Louisville’s McConnell School. He spent an hour talking to the group and taking…

    32 views
  • emAzerbaijan Diaryem
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    Azerbaijan Diary

    Mr. Goltz talked about his book Azerbaijan Diary, published by M. E. Sharpe, an account of his six years in the region as a freelance journalist. He showed a film about his experience and…

    28 views