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  • emBefore You Know Item
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    Before You Know It

    John Bargh talked about his book Before You Know It, in which he provides psychological explanations for the actions of people throughout history, including a look at presidential…

  • emA Force So Swiftem
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    A Force So Swift

    Kevin Peraino talked about his book A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, in which he recalls President Harry Truman’s response to Mao Zedong’s takeover of…

  • emHow to Be a Muslimem
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    How to Be a Muslim

    Haroon Moghul talked about his book How to be a Muslim: An American Story, in which he discusses his struggle with his identity as a second generation Muslim growing up in the U.S.

  • Communism and the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike
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    Communism and the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike

    Jacob Zumoff talked about the Passaic, New Jersey, Textile Strike in 1926, which was the first Communist-led strike in the United States. Mr. Zumoff spoke about how the strike affected…

  • Senator Heidi Heitkaml and Cindy McCain Discuss Human Trafficking
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    Human Trafficking

    Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-SD) and Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain (R-AZ), talked about their efforts to combat human trafficking. Among other issues, they discussed instances of…

  • Forum Focuses on Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
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    Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

    Panelists talked about sexism and challenges women face in the workplace. Panelists included women bloggers, entrepreneurs, feminists, and journalists who talked about the paths women must…

  • Michael Lewis Discusses emUndoing Projectem
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    Undoing Project

    Michael Lewis talked about his book Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, in which he looks at the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky that…

  • Natasha Warikoo Discusses emThe Diversity Bargainem
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    The Diversity Bargain

    Professor Natasha Warikoo talked about her book The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities, in which she examines what college…

  • emStand Your Groundem
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    Stand Your Ground

    Caroline Light talked about her book Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense, in which she offers a critical examination of stand-your-ground laws,…

  • Foster Care
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    Foster Care

    Peter Samuelson spoke with Soledad O’Brien about America’s foster care system and giving youth a chance for success. Mr. Samuelson, an American and British television and film producer and social…

  • Food Policy
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    Food Policy

    To mark the 20th anniversary of New York University’s Food Studies program, the university hosted a panel discussion on the food movement in the United States. Panelists included David Kamp, the…

  • Joshua Cooper Ramo Discusses emThe Seventh Senseem
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    The Seventh Sense

    Joshua Cooper Ramo talked about his book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Network, in which he presents a picture of the world as seen by the powerful. Mr. Ramo spoke…

  • emBroad Influenceem
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    Broad Influence

    Jay Newton-Small spoke with former Senator Kay Hagen (D-NC) about her book Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, in which she examines how the growth of women in…

  • Women in the Black Panther Party
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    Women in the Black Panther Party

    Lynn French talked about why she joined the Black Panther Party and her involvement with the “Black Power” movement. She was interviewed by Salamishah Tillet, professor of Africana Studies…

  • emThe Real Pepsi Challengeem
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    The Real Pepsi Challenge

    Seven years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, a group of African-American businessmen was hired by Pepsi-Cola Co. in Queens, New York becoming among the first African-Americans…

  • emSoda Politicsem
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    Soda Politics

    Marion Nestle talked about her book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), about how the soft drink industry markets its products to vulnerable populations and what advocates…

  • Cold War Modernists
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    Cold War Modernists

    Greg Barnhisel talked about his book, Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy.

  • Anthony Clark on emThe Last Campaignem
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    The Last Campaign

    Anthony Clark talked about his book, The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity and Enshrine Their Legacies, about about the politics behind the presidential libraries…

  • Discussion on History of emThe Nationem
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    History of The Nation

    To mark the 150th anniversary of The Nation, one of the oldest magazines in America, Timothy Naftali, director of the Tamiment Library at New York University, interviewed former editor…

  • Undocumented College Students Survey
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    Undocumented College Students Survey

    The co-authors of a report on the challenges facing undocumented undergraduate students presented the findings of their work. For their survey the researchers collected information from students in 32 states…

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