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    Senator Elizabeth Warren on Managing the Economy

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talked about the influence Wall Street has on Congress through their hundreds of lobbyists and criticizing the “revolving door” between Wall Street executives and the…

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    Churchill-Roosevelt Legacy

    A discussion on the lasting legacies of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both British and American panelists explore the strengths and weaknesses of these men and how they compare…

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    Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship

    A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had on…

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    Five Days in Philadelphia

    Charles Peters talked about his book Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing “We Want Willkie!” Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World, published by PublicAffairs. He…

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    The Presidency and the Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivered the keynote address at “The Presidency and the Supreme Court” conference. She spoke about conflicts between the judicial and executive branches. Former…

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    Franklin Roosevelt's Foreign Affairs Advisers

    A panel discussion was held on the role and influence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inner circle of advisers on the foreign policy and military decisions in his administration. Topics included lessons…

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    Franklin Roosevelt's Domestic Affairs Advisers

    A panel discussion was held on the role and influence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inner circle of advisers on the domestic policy decisions in his administration. Topics included lessons that could…

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    The New Deal: Infrastructure Programs

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the infrastructure programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Rural Electrification Administration, (REA). Topics included current efforts to document…

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    The New Deal: Arts and History Programs

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the Works Progress Administration’s culture and history programs. The programs included federal funding for art, writers, theatre and music projects. After…

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    The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the 1935 Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act on American life and society, as well as the current state of Social Security and labor…

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    President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era including the controversial “packing of the…

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    Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 3

    Historians spoke on a panel titled “Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relation.” The panelists were editors or contributors to the book Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations: 1609-2009 (State University of New…

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    Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 2

    Historians spoke on a panel titled “The Hudson River as America’s Corridor of Commerce.” Professor Marshall moderated. Thomas Carroll showed slides during his talk “The Hudson: Silicon Valley of the Nineteenth Century.” Patrick E. Martin…

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    Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 1

    Historians spoke at a conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage in 1609. Thomas Lewis showed slides during his talk “Revolutions on the Hudson.” He is the author of The Hudson: A History (Yale University Press; October…

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    Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery

    Elliot Rosen talked about his book Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery, published by the University of Virginia Press. Professor Rosen chronicled the New Deal economic…

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    The Defining Moment: FDR

    Mr. Alter talked about his book, The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and Schuster. In his book Mr. Alter chronicles Franklin Roosevelt’s…

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    Shaping the Modern Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the modern history of the Supreme Court and the creation and use of labeling techniques for justices during the nomination phase, “judicial activism” being an example. They discussed case studies…

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    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Memorial Service

    A memorial service for the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., was held in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. He was praised as a preeminent American historian and a Renaissance man.…

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    Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust

    Robert Rosen talked about his book Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust. He disputed the long-standing belief that President Roosevelt abandoned the Jews in Europe,…

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    Bound For Canaan

    Mr. Bordewich talked about his book, Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, published by Amistad Press. The book covers sixty years of the…

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