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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics

    Historians talked about how the Reagan administration transformed global politics. They discussed global financial markets, oil markets, human rights, and cybersecurity against the backdrop of the Cold…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Europe

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s Cold War relationships with the Soviet Union, Poland, and other European countries. This program was part of a three-day conference titled…

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    Working in the Reagan Administration

    Three former members of the Reagan Administration reflected on their time in the White House and their interactions with the president. They spoke about Ronald Reagan’s leadership style and diplomatic…

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    Reagan Administration Middle East and Asia Policies

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s relations with the Middle East and Asia. They spoke about fears of an American decline as well as the Cold War importance of these regions. This…

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    Reagan Administration Policy in Latin America

    Historians talked about Reagan administration policy in Latin America. They discussed the Iran-Contra affair, economics, and human rights issues. The panel was part of a three-day conference titled…

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    Vietnam War and Photography

    Photographers Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly spoke about their wartime work in Vietnam. Photographs were shown as the photographers recalled the stories behind the images and their impact on American views of the…

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    Battle of Ia Drang

    Vietnam War veterans reflected on their wartime experiences during the Battle of Ia Drang, which journalists called the bloodiest confrontation of Vietnam. The November 1965 battle in the Ia Drang Valley was the…

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    Vietnam War and the Press

    Dan Rather and Peter Arnett talked about their work as war correspondents during the Vietnam War and how their experiences compared with the U.S. government’s official version of the war.   Dan Rather’s Vietnam…

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    Vietnam War Commanders in Chief

    Former presidential aides discussed the roles of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War era. They were joined by historian to explore the foreign policy of each president as well as the…

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    Secretary Kerry on the Vietnam War

    Secretary of State John Kerry shares his views on the Vietnam War. Secretary Kerry served in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Navy Swift Boat commander and received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and three…

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    Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discussed The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary set to be released in 2017. They spoke with Mark Updegrove at a three-day “Vietnam War…

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    Vietnam Anti-War Movement

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam anti-war movement. Panelists included former anti-war activist Tom Hayden, historian Marilyn Young, and author David Maraniss. Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the play…

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    Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger talked about U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, his role, and the lessons learned from the conflict. He also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included America’s promises of support for the South…

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    Vietnam Post-War Trauma

    Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and Grace Liem Galloway, a Catholic Relief Services volunteer in Vietnam, talked about their post-war struggle with physical and psychological trauma,…

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    Reflections on Richard Nixon

    Alexander Butterfield and Bob Woodward offered their reflections on President Nixon and his policies. Topics included President Nixon’s personality, Watergate, foreign policy decisions in…

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    Role of Military Intelligence

    Admiral William McRaven (Retired) talked about what makes up and the importance of good intelligence. The Central Intelligence Agency, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, and the University of Texas at…

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    President's Daily Briefing

    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan talked about the history of the president’s daily briefing. Following his remarks, former intelligence officers talked about the importance of the briefing.…

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    America in the 1890s

    Professor Jeremi Suri talked about American expansion of power in the late nineteenth century and the beginning of a new American foreign policy. He described the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and the…

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    Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

    Julian Bond, Andrew Young and Representative John Lewis talked about their roles in the Civil Rights Movement. The men were key players in many of the Movement’s most memorable events. They reflected on…

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    President Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Panelists talked about the relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. The panel, “LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream,” took place at a Civil…

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