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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…

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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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    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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    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,…

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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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    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…

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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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    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.…

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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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    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…

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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.…

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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

    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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    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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    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…

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    Panel Discussion on Good Wars, Bad Wars

    Authors Dale Maharidge and Nick Turse talked about World War II and the Vietnam War. Dale Maharidge is the author of Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War, about his…

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    Impact of Social Media on Journalism

    Bill Grueskin, academic dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, talked about the use of social media in reporting. Reporters have gone from virtual anonymity to having thousands of…

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    Social Media and Breaking News

    Panelists talked about the use of social media and the speed of “bad information” following breaking national news stories such as recent school shootings in Connecticut and the Boston Marathon…

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    Media Coverage of Crime and Mass Casualties

    Panelists talked about media coverage of the perpetrators of mass casualty crimes. Topics included the the December 2012 Connecticut elementary shooting, gun control efforts, and media…

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    News Coverage of Mass Shootings

    Reporters and clinicians talked about lessons learned from coverage of the mass shootings at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech University, and Newtown, Connecticut, and the Boston…

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