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    Harvard 2016 Presidential Campaign Managers Panel

    Campaign managers from the Clinton and Trump 2016 presidential campaigns discussed the recent campaign in an often contentious forum at Harvard University. “War Stories: Inside Campaign 2016” was a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum…

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    Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism

    Media executives talked about the impact of digital media on journalism. Among the many topics they addressed were the sale of the Washington Post, Time’s purchase of Huffington Post, newspapers'…

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    Women and the Nobel Prize

    A panel of women from across Africa and the Middle East talked about their own experiences as women peacebuilders and freedom fighters.

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    Tawakkol Karman on Unrest in the Arab World

    Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman spoke about political unrest and violence in North Africa and the Middle, often referred to the “Arab Spring.” She talked about her experiences starting the…

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    Conversation with Wael Ghonim

    On the one year anniversary of being imprisoned in Cairo for his Facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian Revolution, Wael Ghonim spoke to students at the Harvard Kennedy School in…

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    White House Photographers

    Former chief White House photographers talked about what it takes to document the life of the president and the presidency and capturing history as part of their jobs. The photographers told the…

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    Investigative Reporting

    Journalists spoke about the state of the news and information business, as well as the future of journalism. The event began with a tribute to David Halberstam, and then turned to the…

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    Presidential Debates

    1988 Democratic party presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, former ABC anchor Charles Gibson, political operatives and a new media specialist spoke about the first 1960 presidential debate…

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    Mohamed El Baradei Remarks

    Mohamad El Baradei spoke about international politics and nuclear non-proliferation. Among the topics he addressed were nuclear development programs in developing countries, efforts by Iran…

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    African-American Political Blogs and Social Media

    Cheryl Contee, who blogs under the name Jill Tubman, talked about rising influence of black political blogs and social media. She also responded to questions from the audience.

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    50th Anniversary of Peace Corps

    Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams talked with former directors about what they learned from running the Peace Corps. Among the topics they addressed were the current and past work of…

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    Lessons of War

    Robert McNamara, former Defense Secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (1961-68) discussed lessons he learned from his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam…

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    Advising the President

    Panelists talked about the unique insights they had gained in their roles as presidential advisers. Ted Sorenson was special counsel, adviser, and speechwriter to President Kennedy. Ken Duberstein was…

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    Gordon Brown Remarks

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave the Malcolm Wiener lecture in international political economy. In his remarks he called for a global financial constitution to establish…

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    House Democratic Agenda

    Speaker Pelosi spoke about the Democratic party agenda in the House of Representatives. Among the topics she addressed were health care reform, abortion, the state of the economy, and U.S.…

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    Universal Health Insurance

    Jon Kingsdale talked about the progress of the Massachusetts plan to reduce the number of individuals without health insurance. Mr. Kingsdale is the executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

    Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following their…

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    Reflections on President Kennedy

    Mr. Sidey reminisced about President Kennedy and talked about a book on Kennedy’s European travels as a young man. Mr. Sidey wrote the introduction for the book. He took questions from the…

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    Relationship Between Military and Press

    Reporters who covered the military, former military officers, and others talked about the relationship between the military and the media. Topics included General David Petraeus' recent Iraq…

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    Reporting on the Iraq War

    Journalists spoke about reporting on military and political affairs in Iraq, depictions of U.S. Iraq policy in the media, criticism and public skepticism of accuracy in media accounts of…

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