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    Slavery, Women, and the Civil War

    Professor Nina Silber talked about the roles and lives of women during the Civil War. She spoke about the unique challenges female slaves faced and discussed Harriet Jacob’s book, Incidents in the Life…

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    Anti-Discrimination Laws

    Panelists talked about the limits and future of anti-discrimination laws. Topics included racial justice failures, affirmative action, special education law, religious autonomy, and employment discrimination.…

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    Gender Equity

    Chai Feldblum talked about gender equity 50 years after the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Topics included gender stereotyping, pay equity, sexual harassment, and the rights of pregnant women in…

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    Role of Banking System

    Panelists talked about the state of the banking system and its role in the U.S. Topics included the role of banks in a changing society, the 2008 banking crisis, regulatory mechanisms, and educating the public.…

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    The Future of Community Banking

    Panelists talked about the effects of updated banking regulations on small banks and their customers. Camden Fine said regulations were usually a response to misconduct by the big banks and were hurting smaller…

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    National Banking System

    Panelists talked about the Volcker Rule and the future of universal banking. “Protecting the Bank” was part of “Building on 150 Years: The Future of National Banking,” a Sesquicentennial…

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    Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law

    Former Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the banking legislation bearing their names. This was part of “Building on 150 Years: The Future…

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    Regulating Large Financial Institutions

    Tim Pawlenty and Thomas Hoenig talked about whether the 2010 Dodd-Frank law has lowered the risk to the financial system posed by the failure of a large bank. “Perspectives on Too-Big-to-Fail” was part…

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    Machiavelli's The Prince

    Panelists Michael Ignatieff, James Johnson, and Edward Muir talked about the immediate and long-term impact of The Prince, written by Italian diplomat and philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli,…

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    William Eskridge on Marriage Equality

    Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality helped him win re-election. The gay rights activist spoke at Boston University Law School a week…

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    The Presidency and Cold War Policy

    Professor Thomas Whalen lectured at Boston University on the presidency and cold war policy from 1953 to 1963. He showed some slides during his presentation.

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    Strom Thurmond and Political History

    Historian Joseph Crespino discussed his work on former Senator Strom Thurmond while describing the role that writing a biography plays in helping to define and expand the study of American political history and reinterpret…

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    Jimmy Carter and the 1970s

    Professor Bruce Schulman, chair of the Boston University History Department, teaches history classes on the United States since 1865. In this class he lectured about the 1970s and President Jimmy Carter. Topics…

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    Campaign Strategies and the Midterm Election

    Moderated by Ms. Killian, two political writers talked to journalism students about campaign strategies. They discussed the possible change in power in Congress after the November 2006…

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    2006 Midterm Election Predictions

    Panelists talked about the 2006 midterm elections, the balance of power in both houses of Congress, polling data prior to the elections, and the prospects of the Republican Party losing…

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    At the Hands of Persons Unknown

    Mr. Dray talked about his book At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, published by Random House. The book chronicles what the author refers to as the systematic…

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    Dictionary Days

    Ilan Stavans talked about his book Dictionary Days, published by Graywolf Press. He described his obsession with words and gave a history of several languages including English, French,…

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    Debate on Confidentiality of Sources

    A debate was held on the question: “Should the Law Protect Reporters from Having to Disclose Confidential Sources?” Speaking for the affirmative: Judith Miller, a New York Times reporter…

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    Boston University Commencement Address

    President Karzai spoke to graduates about facing the challenges of the future, the threat of international terrorism, and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

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    Napoleon: A Political Life

    Mr. Englund addressed a university class about his book, Napoleon: A Political Life, published by Scribner. The author emphasized the political aspects of Napoleon’s life, detailing the French…

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