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  • 2017 J Anthony Lukas Prize
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    2017 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an “American topic of political or social concern.”…

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  • US Mobilization for World War I
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    U.S. Mobilization for World War I

    Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight in World War I. Professor Kennedy paid particular attention to stories from New York City and discussed its…

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  • David Phillips Discusses emAn Uncertain Allyem
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    An Uncertain Ally

    David Phillips talked about his book An Uncertain Ally: Turkey Under Erdogan’s Dictatorship, in which he takes a critical look at the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey and questions…

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  • Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar Discuss emGoverning Global Healthem
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    Governing Global Health

    Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar talked about their book Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?, in which they examine the role public-private partnerships are playing in…

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  • NiKole HannahJones Discusses School Segregation
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    School Segregation

    Nikole Hannah-Jones talked about the way racial segregation in housing and schools had been maintained through official action and policy. She spoke with Professor Keith Gessen. “Writing Segregation…

    553 views
  • Discussion on Socialism in Early 20th Century America
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    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee, and…

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  • 2016 J Anthony Lukas Prize
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    2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an American topic.  The finalists for 2016 included Susan…

    245 views
  • emWedlockedem
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    Wedlocked

    Professor Katherine Franke talked about her book, Wedlocked: The Preils of Marriage Equality, about the struggle for marriage rights for freed slaves during the 1860s and the LGBT community…

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  • Discussion on Iraqi Kurdistan
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    Task Force Report on Kurds in Iraq

    Members of a Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights task force talked about their report, “State-Building in Iraqi Kurdistan.” The report outlines the economic,…

    355 views
  • Hillary Clinton Remarks on Criminal Justice Reform
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    Hillary Clinton Remarks at Columbia University

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote address at Columbia University about the criminal justice system and incidents of police violence against unarmed black…

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  • emThe Kurdish Springem
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    The Kurdish Spring

    David Phillips talked about his book, The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East, about the shifting alliances in the fight against *ISIS. He also spoke about the U.S. government’s…

    604 views
  • Book Discussion on emThe New Censorshipem
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    The New Censorship

    Joel Simon talked about his book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom, in which he examines the targeting of journalists by governments around the world,…

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  • emEconomics The Users Guideem
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    Economics: The User's Guide

    Ha-Joon Chang talked about his book, Economics: The User’s Guide, in which he explains how the economic world operates and describes the main theories used to understand economic behavior.…

    418 views
  • emWarlords Strongman Governors and the State in Afghanistanem
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    Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan

    Dipali Mukhopadhyay talked about her book, Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan, in which she looks at the political life of Afghanistan since 2001. She argued that…

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  • emThe Reckoningem
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    The Reckoning

    Jacob Soll talked about his book, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations, in which he examines the use of financial accounting throughout history and its…

    559 views
  • emMaximalistem
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    Maximalist

    Stephen Sestanovich talked about his book Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama, in which he argues that there is no such thing as a golden age of American foreign policy.…

    194 views
  • Journalism After Edward Snowden
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    Journalism After Edward Snowden

    Panelists talked about how journalism has changed since the Guardian newspaper’s decision to publish leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance files submitted by former government contractor Edward Snowden.…

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  • Debate on Climate Engineering
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    Debate on Climate Engineering

    David Keith and Clive Hamilton debated the idea of scientifically manipulating the environment to address the threat of global warming. David Keith, author of A Case for Climate…

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  • Sec Moniz Details Obama Climate Action Plan
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    Energy Secretary Moniz on Climate and Energy Plans

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talked about the Obama administration’s climate and energy plan in his first major policy address. He said that climate change was not debatable as the evidence was…

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  • emBalanceem
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    Balance

    Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane talked about their book, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America, in which they argued that economic imbalance had played a…

    662 views
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