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  • Religion and the American Revolution
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    Religion and the American Revolution

    Jeffry Morrison talked about the role of religion in the American Revolution. He explored the meaning of words or phrases in the Declaration of Independence, such as references to a “Creator,” "Supreme…

  • Forum Considers Future of US Trade Policy
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    U.S. Trade Policy

    The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy hosted a discussion on the future of U.S. trade policy, and particularly trade protection measures proposed by President Trump. Panelists…

  • Hillary Clinton Says State Department Cuts Undermine US Security
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    2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards

    Hillary Clinton spoke about women’s roles in international politics at the ceremony for the 2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards at Georgetown University. She participated in bestowing the…

  • Georgetown University Dedicates Campus Building to Slaves Sold in 1838
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    Georgetown University Building Dedication Ceremony

    Georgetown University held a ceremony to mark the renaming of two campus buildings: one for Isaac Hawkins, one of 272 enslaved persons sold in 1838 by the Maryland Province of Jesuits to…

  • Civil War and Emancipation Policy
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    Civil War and Emancipation Policy

    Professor Brian Taylor talked about the military strategy and political policy goals of emancipation during the Civil War. He spoke about how ending slavery became a major goal for the…

  • emAge of Angerem
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    Age of Anger

    Pankaj Mishra talked about his book Age of Anger: A History of the Present, in which he examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that give rise to nationalist groups and hate…

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Delivers Remarks
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    Justice Ginsburg Remarks at Georgetown University

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career at a forum to promote her recently released book, My Own Words, a collection of her writings and speeches dating back to…

  • Journalism and National Security Part 2
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    Journalism and National Security, Part 2

    Panelists talked about recent leaks involving the Trump administration and relations between the media and government on national security matters. Speakers included Washington Post…

  • Discussion Focuses on the Pentagon Papers and Free Speech
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    Journalism and National Security, Part 1

    Panelists examined the legacy of the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers, and how it changed the media’s relations with the government on issues of national security. Panelists also…

  • Georgetown University Hosts Discussion on Tax Policy and Trade
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    U.S. Trade Policy

    Trade experts talked about President Trump’s trade policy agenda. They analyzed the pros and cons of the president’s comments and actions, including pulling the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and tax…

  • Discussion on the Philosophy of WEB Du Bois
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    Philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois

    Professor Maurice Jackson talked about the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois, an influential African-American sociologist, author, and civil rights activist in late-19th and early 20th…

  • US Constitution
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    U.S. Constitution

    Judge Mikva spoke about the role of the federal government within the U.S. Constitution and described attempts to reduce and reform the federal government. After his prepared remarks, he…

  • Vice President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on Financial Regulations
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    Vice President Joe Biden on Financial Regulations

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about government regulation of the financial sector. He stressed the importance of keeping the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation law intact in a Trump…

  • Secretary Sylvia Burwell Discuss Health Care Policy
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    Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Health Care Policy

    Sylvia Burwell talked her work as the Obama administration Health and Human Services secretary responsible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She was asked about her experience…

  • Georgetown Law School Hosts Discussion on Sexual Assault on College Campuses
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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Part 1

    Sexual assault response researchers, legal experts, and college administrators spoke about various college and university policies for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on campus. Two researchers…

  • Sexual Assault on College Campuses Part 2
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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Part 2

    The Georgetown University Law Center hosted a day-long conference on sexual assaults on college campuses. This portion included a panel discussion with sexual assault prevention experts from the University of Michigan and…

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Discusses Community Policing
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    Criminal and Social Justice Policy

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch talked about criminal justice reform, community policing, and civil rights. She also talked about how to improve relations between police and the communities they serve and the…

  • Former Chiefs of Staff Discuss the Office of the First Lady
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    First Ladies and Public Policy

    Three former chiefs of staff with the Office of the First Lady talked about their experiences in the White House. Part of their discussion focused on the next presidential spouse and his or…

  • Discussion on Race and Sex in the Mid20th Century
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    Race and Sex in the Mid-20th Century

    Professor Marcia Chatelain talked about the different types of sex education used across the country in the 1950s and why such courses have become politically divisive. She compared the sex education…

  • ISIS Threat to Religious and Ethnic Minorities Part 5
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    ISIS Threat to Religious and Ethnic Minorities, Part 5

    Representatives of religious non-governmental organizations working to help refugees in Iraq and Syria were among the panelists in a discussion on helping religious minorities persecuted by…

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