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  • Jerry Greenfield Discusses Social Entrepreneurship
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    Social Entrepreneurship

    Jerry Greenfield talked about the origins of Ben and Jerry’s and the its goal of social responsibility. He spoke at the annual Entrepalooza, a conference at the University of Michigan that…

    174 views
  • US Government Human Radiation Experiments
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    U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments

    University of Michigan History of Medicine Professor Dr. Joel Howell talked about U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments during the Cold War. This class was from a course titled “History of…

    1,468 views
  • Discussion on Student Debt
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    Student Debt

    Rohit Chopra and Susan Dynarski talked about whether there was a student debt crisis in the U.S., and, if so, who was being affected and why. They examined the role of the student loan industry,…

    482 views
  • Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson on Working at the White House
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    Inside the White House

    Broderick Johnson talked about his experiences working at the White House for President Obama. He also described the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which he chairs, and provided observations…

    218 views
  • Female Slaves and the Law
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    Female Slaves and the Law

    Professor Martha Jones talked about the mid-19th century court case of Celia, a female slave who killed her master after repeated sexual assaults. Topcis included what options Celia may have had,…

    2,463 views
  • Egypt and the Origins of alQaeda
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    Egypt and the Origins of al-Qaeda

    University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole, author of Engaging the Muslim World and Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East, talked about the birth of al-Qaida.

    1,660 views
  • University of Michigan Commencement Address
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    University of Michigan Commencement Address

    Mary Barra gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the University of Michigan. She described some of the things she has learned since graduations.

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  • Backlash Against Womens Liberation
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    Backlash Against Women's Liberation

    University of Michigan professor Regina Morantz-Sanchez talked about the 1970s and 1980s backlash against the Women’s Liberation Movement and the Equal Rights Amendment.

    624 views
  • Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations
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    Edward Bernays and Corporate Public Relations

    University of Michigan professor David Hancock talked about Edward Bernays and the rise of corporate public relations. Edward Bernays was a pioneer in the field of public relations and marketing. His…

    1,354 views
  • Black Power Movement in the 1960s
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    Black Power Movement in the 1960s

    Professor Howard Brick of University of Michigan talked about the Black Power Movement in the 1960s. While the Civil Rights Movement led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. sought equality…

    2,129 views
  • University of Michigan Commencement Address
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    University of Michigan Commencement Address

    Dick Costolo gave the 2013 commencement address at the University of Michigan. He advised the graduating class to make bold decisions in their lives and careers. and to focus on the present…

    294 views
  • Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy
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    Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic…

    393 views
  • Poverty in the United States
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    Poverty in the United States

    Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional family structure, and “advance welfare…

    1,383 views
  • Remembering Victims of September 11 2001
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    Remembering Victims of September 11, 2001

    Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the September 11, 2001. The class discussion revolved around a photograph by Associated Press…

    421 views
  • Michael Hayden on US Policy Toward alQaida
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    Michael Hayden on U.S. Policy Toward al-Qaida

    Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden talked about counter-terrorism policies. He talked about how a consensus was being developed among Americans for counter-terrorism measures against al-Qaeda,…

    490 views
  • emThe Escape Artistsem
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    The Escape Artists

    Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the economy, even though many members of the team were successful in doing so in the 1990s under President Clinton. He…

    527 views
  • Music of the Civil Rights Movement
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    Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines gave a lecture on the music of the civil rights and black power movement. Several song clips were featured during the class as well as…

    799 views
  • emAn Anatomy of Addictionem
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    An Anatomy of Addiction

    Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, spoke about the cocaine use of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and surgeon William Halsted. Mr. Markel…

    662 views
  • University of Michigan Commencement Address
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    University of Michigan Commencement Address

    Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) gave the commencement speech at the University of Michigan 2011 graduation ceremonies.

    178 views
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care Policy
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    Mitt Romney on Health Care Policy

    Mitt Romney spoke about health care policy. He focused on differences between the health care plan he passed while he was governor of Massachusetts and the 2010 health care law, which he…

    58,269 views
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