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    Alter Egos

    Mark Landler talked about his book, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power, about the relationship between President Obama and former Secretary…

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    Migratory Birds Conservation

    The Wilson Center hosted a discussion to mark the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement signed in 1916 by the U.S. and Great Britain to conserve birds that migrate…

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    Anti-Poverty Efforts

    International aid experts goals talked about goals established by the United Nations to help reduce poverty for women and girls around the world. These U.N. goals, known as Sustainable…

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    1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    Religious Tolerance in Nigeria

    Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Nigeria, talked about challenges facing his nation. Topics included Nigeria’s place in…

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    Mexico's Anti-Subversion Laws

    Halbert Jones talked about Mexico’s anti-subversion laws, which were in effect between 1941 and 1970. Professor Jones argued that vague laws with harsh penalties, such as Article 145, were…

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    U.S. Policy in Asia-Pacific Region

    Foreign policy experts talked about the impact of the arms trade in East Asia, and the U.S. strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. Professor Thomas Berger said a major problem with the arms trade is the…

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    Zika Virus Response Efforts

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat, and former Representative Susan Mollinari talked about the threat posed by the spread…

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    Book Discussion John Birch

    Terry Lautz talked about his book, John Birch: A Life, about the life of missionary John Birch, who was killed in China in 1945, and is best remembered as the namesake for the right-wing…

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    Military Welfare Programs

    Jennifer Mittelstadt talked about her book The Rise of the Military Welfare State, which gives an in-depth look at the rise of military social welfare programs and how they have changed through the decades…

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    Political Developments in North Korea

    The Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the upcoming meeting to be held by North Korea’s ruling party, the Korean Workers Party (KWP), for the first time in 36 years. The event, “North Korea’s…

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    Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War

    Elizabeth Schmidt talked about how foreign intervention influenced emerging nations in Africa during the Cold War. She spoke about how former colonial powers dealt with these countries as they gained…

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    Israel and the Middle East

    Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Itamar Rabinovich talked about Israel’s role in the Middle East and approach toward issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the…

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    Nuclear Security Summit Preview

    Former State Department and National Security Council officials talked about the Obama administration’s approach to arms control. The discussion was held to coincide with President Obama’s…

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    Independent Russian Media

    Panelists talked about independent Russian media. Speakers included the publisher and editor of Meduza, an online Russian-language newspaper based in Riga, Latvia. They spoke about the…

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    Mary Church Terrell and Racial Justice

    Joan Quigley talked about her book Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, which focuses on Mary Church Terrell’s involvement…

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    U.S.-Japan Military Strategies in the Pacific

    Scholars of naval and Asian affairs spoke about Cold War cooperation between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy and their efforts to protect Japan from the pressures of…

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    Israeli Foreign Policy and National Security

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke about a variety of topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, concerns about the Iran nuclear deal, the rise of ISIL*, conflict in…

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    Smartphone Encryption

    Panelists talked about encryption technology, privacy, and national security. One of the panelists, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), said public involvement and debate was crucial to the case…

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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

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