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  • US Constitution Politics and Civic Discourse
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    U.S. Constitution, Politics and Civic Discourse

    Former Justice David Souter moderated a panel on the U.S. Constitution and its role in shaping civil society. Among the issues they addressed were the state of political discourse,…

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  • American Military and Civil Society
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    American Military and Civil Society

    U.S. Army officials spoke about the role of the military in civil society. Among the topics addressed were the end of the military ban on openly homosexual service known as “don’t as, don’t…

    154 views
  • John and Abigail Adamss Letters
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    John and Abigail Adams's Letters

    Justice Breyer and others read the letters of John Adams and his wife Abigail to one another.

    968 views
  • The Humanities in a Civil Society
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    The Humanities in a Civil Society

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter talked about how history explains why current judges see the facts of court cases differently from their predecessors. Following Justice Souter’s remarks, he took part in a panel…

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  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter talked about how history explains why current judges see the facts of court cases differently from their predecessors. Following Justice Souter’s remarks,…

    492 views
  • Energy Choices and Global Warming
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    Energy Choices and Global Warming

    A panel on “Energy Choices and Global Warming” was chaired by Mr. Cicerone and Mr. Meserve. Participants talked about recent scientific studies on the environment, the potential impact of…

    70 views
  • Science Health and an Aging Society
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    Science, Health, and an Aging Society

    A panel on “Science, Health, and an Aging Society,” chaired by Mr. Fineberg, spoke about health policy for the elderly, demographic and life expectancy issues, medical technology and…

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  • Issues in Journalism
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    Issues in Journalism

    A panel moderated by Norman Pearlstine talked about the future of the news industry. Among the topics they addressed were public perceptions of various forms of media, the state of the news…

    71 views
  • Corporate Trust Study
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    Corporate Trust Study

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released its new report titled “Restoring Trust in American Business.” The report examined the recent corporate scandals and includes steps for…

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