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    First Ladies' Support for the Military Community

    First lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor Laura Bush talked about their support for U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their families. They spoke about their shared experiences raising…

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    First Ladies During Wartime

    Historians examined the contributions of American first ladies during the nation’s wars. Speakers included William Seale, author of The President’s House and other books; history professor…

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    2016 Election

    Pollsters Margie Omero and Kristen Soltis Anderson talked about the 2016 presidential race and how polls are used. Among other topics, they discussed younger voters, polling questions, and…

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    White House Family Memories

    Jenna and Barbara Bush, Steve Ford, and Lynda Johnson Robb shared personal family memories of their time in the White House. They also talked about what it is like to grow up as a child of a…

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    National Security Agency and Privacy Debate

    Michael Hayden and Barton Gellman debated the role of the National Security Agency (NSA) and privacy laws. They spoke about the process by which the NSA conducted its operations, including how requests…

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    Shifting Voter Demographics

    Panelists talked about population and demographic shifts in America’s suburbs and how this would affect future elections in America. They used slides to discuss the role demographics played in…

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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” “Influence Makers: First Ladies through…

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    First Ladies Throughout History

    Panelists talked about at the historical roles and responsibilities of the first lady as well as how those roles had evolved. They talked specifically about Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and…

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    A Photographer's View with David Hume Kennerly

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly shared images of First Ladies. Mr. Kennerly was the White House photographer during the Ford Administration from 1974-77. This event was…

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    A Conversation with Barbara and Laura Bush

    Former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush recalled their time and experiences in the White House. Among the topics they addressed were Christmas time at Camp David and the difficult days…

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    Reflections of First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush

    For the second time in recent months, former first ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush sat down for a conversation about their time in the White House as part of a series of conferences on America’s first ladies.…

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    Situation in Darfur

    A panel of ambassadors, politicians and human rights activists discussed what students, the community and the government can do to stop the atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan. Carl…

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    American University Commencement Address

    Ms. McHale gave the commencement address to the 2005 graduates of American University.

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    American University Commencement Address

    Mr. Russert talked to graduates about facing the challenges of the future, the impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the nation, and heroism.

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    American University Commencement Address

    Senator Inouye spoke to graduates about rising to the challenges of the future, his experiences during and since World War II, as well as civil rights issues.

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