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  • Race and the American Dream
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    Race and the American Dream

    Jason Riley and Nikole Hannah-Jones talked about the relationship between race and the American dream in the post-Obama era.

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  • Liberal Political Philosophy in America
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    Liberal Political Philosophy in America

    Scholars talked about the evolution of American liberal political philosophy through the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. They concentrated on the ideologies of John Stuart Mill, David Hume, John Dewey,…

    385 views
  • Liberals and Conservatives in the 1960s
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    Liberals and Conservatives in the 1960s

    Professor Kevin Schultz talked about how liberals and conservatives in the 1960s were influenced by two friends from opposite ends of the political spectrum, conservative William Buckley and liberal Norman…

    364 views
  • Conservative Thinkers of the 20th Century
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    Conservative Thinkers of the 20th Century

    Scholars talked about influential conservative thinkers of the 20th century, including writers T.S. Eliot, Russell Kirk, and Peter Viereck. The panel was a part of “Progressive/Conservative: A…

    394 views
  • Conversation with Cornel West and Robert P George
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    Conversation with Cornel West and Robert P. George

    Cornel West and Robert George talked about what they’ve learned from each other on some of the more divisive political issues of the day. While on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Professor…

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  • emHealth Care For Someem
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    Health Care For Some

    Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, spoke about the history of the American health care system. She focused on why the United…

    704 views
  • Remembering Richard Nixon
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    Remembering Richard Nixon

    President Nixon’s son-in-law, Edward Cox, was introduced to Americans during his much-publicized 1971 White House wedding to Tricia Nixon. Mr. Cox campaigned extensively for the re-election of his…

    369 views
  • President Obama and the Lessons of Antiquity
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    President Obama and the Lessons of Antiquity

    Panelists participated in a discussion titled, “President Barack Obama and the Lessons of Antiquity.” Jeremy McInerny spoke on the lessons of war from Thuycides. Tracy Lee Simmons talked about Thomas…

    229 views
  • President Obama and Ancient History
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    President Obama and Ancient History

    At a conference on the influence of Ancient Greek and Roman history on the U.S. presidency, scholars spoke about U.S. foreign policy and the Obama administration in relation to the history…

    90 views
  • President Obama and Ancient Leaders
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    President Obama and Ancient Leaders

    At a conference on the influence of Ancient Greek and Roman history on the U.S. presidency, Professor Thornton talked about the Obama Administration’s foreign policy goals. Among the topics…

    83 views
  • Michigan Senate Debate
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    Michigan Senate Debate

    Incumbent Senator Carl Levin debated Republican challenger Jack Hoogendyk at Grand Valley State University. The debate was aired live on Michigan’s public television stations.

    215 views
  • Supreme Court Issues
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    Supreme Court Issues

    Justice Stevens talked about his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ford in 1975 and about his tenure on the court. Following his prepared remarks, he took questions from the…

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  • Religion and the Presidency Early Presidents
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    Religion and the Presidency: Early Presidents

    The speakers focused on the early U.S. presidents and the effect of religion on their presidencies. President Washington was referred to as a Deist. President Jefferson was secretive about his…

    126 views
  • Religion and Presidency Modern Presidents 2
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    Religion and Presidency: Modern Presidents, 2

    Political science professors talked about the impact of religion on modern Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, including their religious practices, such as church…

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  • Religion and Presidency Modern Presidents 1
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    Religion and Presidency: Modern Presidents, 1

    In a forum on religion and the presidency, the panelists focused on the modern presidents from Harry Truman to John Kennedy. After their presentations they answered audience members'…

    63 views
  • Religion and the Presidency  George W Bush
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    Religion and the Presidency: George W. Bush

    The panelists talked about the impact of religion on President George W. Bush, including the fact that faith gave him courage. He was probably re-elected because so many religious people…

    87 views
  • Religion and the Presidency 2004 Election
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    Religion and the Presidency: 2004 Election

    The panelists talked about feelings about values and ethics that affected the 2004 presidential election. Topics included the variety of Catholic beliefs and votes, differences between…

    66 views
  • emConsidering the Bush Presidencyem
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    Considering the Bush Presidency

    Mr. Gregg talked about his book, Considering the Bush Presidency, which he co-edited with Mark Rozell. The book, published by Oxford University Press, is the first scholarly review and…

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  • emConsidering the Bush Presidencyem Panel
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    Considering the Bush Presidency Panel

    Panelists talked about Considering the Bush Presidency, co-edited by Gary Gregg and Mark Rozell. The book, published by Oxford University Press, was the first scholarly review and analysis…

    63 views
  • Michigan Senate Debate
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    Michigan Senate Debate

    In front of an audience at Grand Valley State University, the candidates debated various issues, including Iraq, reliance on opinion polls, the economy, trade, agriculture, education,…

    84 views
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