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  • 20th Century West and Federal Government
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    20th Century West and Federal Government

    Patricia Limerick spoke to educators about westward expansion and the closing of the American West in the 20th century. She talked about how the West has been portrayed as both pastoral and…

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  • Vietnam War Veterans and the Humanities
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    Vietnam War Veterans and the Humanities

    Former National Endowment for the Humanities chair William Adams talked about how the humanities, the study and interpretation of the human experience, can help combat veterans process…

    139 views
  • Predictions for the 22nd Century
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    Predictions for the 22nd Century

    Scientists predicted some of the technological and environmental changes that could occur over the next century. Some of the areas they explored included artificial intelligence, brain…

    524 views
  • Future of American Political Parties
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    Future of American Political Parties

    Townhall political editor Guy Benson and other political commentators participated in a panel discussion on the future of the political parties. This panel was part of a World Affairs…

    211 views
  • Fertilizer and Environmental History
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    Fertilizer and Environmental History

    Professor Paul Sutter talked about how the rise of commercialized fertilizer changed global trade and farming practices. He described how, during the 1800s, farmers looked for various…

    543 views
  • Discussion on Science Skeptics
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    Science Denial

    Scientists, authors, and journalists examined the phenomenon known as “science denialism.” Topics included the religious and corporate roots of those beliefs. They talked about how to get “science…

    1,864 views
  • Police and Race Relations
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    Police and Race Relations

    Journalists, authors, and academics talked about whether the U.S. was becoming a police state, amid continuing controversies about police shootings around the country. “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot:…

    396 views
  • Civilians in War
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    Civilians in War

    Panelists talked about how civilians are affected by war. Topics included whether or not civilian casualties are ever justified, how the civilian presence effects war planning, and the lack of accurate…

    299 views
  • Political Predictions for 2014 and 2016 Elections
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    Political Predictions for 2014 and 2016 Elections

    Panelists discussed their forecasts for the political future of the United States. Panelists included both Democratic and Republican strategists, and topics included the 2014 midterm and 2016…

    1,228 views
  • Media Coverage of Religion
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    Media Coverage of Religion

    Jane Little, a British writer and broadcaster who became the first religious affairs correspondent for the BBC World Service, delivered the keynote address at a University of Colorado Conference…

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  • Uses of Twitter
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    Uses of Twitter

    Panelists talked about uses for Twitter, and answered questions from audience members. Some of the uses they discussed were journalism, politics, revolutions, and frivolity. Panelists included one of…

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  • The Internet and the Human Brain
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    The Internet and the Human Brain

    Panelists talked about the effects of the Internet and new technology on the human brain and on child development. This program was part of the University of Colorado Annual Conference on…

    312 views
  • Public Consumption Issues
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    Public Consumption Issues

    Panelists talked about the impact of mass public consumption on food waste and environmental degradation. They also responded to questions from the audience. This program was part of the…

    104 views
  • Threats and Benefits of New Technology
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    Threats and Benefits of New Technology

    Panelists talked about advertisement targeting and profiling in new forms of technology, including social media. The event was hosted by the University of Colorado Law School which held its…

    194 views
  • Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the Supreme Court and the law. In her remarks she said she thought the court would address the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and…

    1,284 views
  • US Foreign Aid Programs
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    U.S. Foreign Aid Programs

    Panelists talked about the amount of foreign aid given by the United States. Carrie Hessler-Radelet in her opening statement said, “Most Americans vastly overestimate how much we actually spend on foreign…

    128 views
  • Women in Business
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    Women in Business

    Business leaders offered advice to young women on breaking through the “glass ceiling.” Topics included pay equity women in leadership, diversity, women and men’s brain processes, and the…

    126 views
  • Climate Change The Economy and Health
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    Climate Change, The Economy, and Health

    Panelists talked about the effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. Among the topics the addressed were the potential adverse affects of climate change, U.S.…

    298 views
  • Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America
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    Abundance in 1950s and 1960s America

    History professor Thomas Zeiler used slides as he lectured a class at the University of Colorado in Boulder on American abundance and prosperity in the 1950s and early-1960s.

    1,252 views
  • Rebranding Republicans
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    Rebranding Republicans

    “Rebranding Republicans: Don’t Misunderestimate Us” was a panel at the 61st Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    416 views
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