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    Reconstruction and Southern Women

    Scholars talked about perceptions of women, both white and black, at the end of the Civil War and during the Reconstruction era. Topics included how movies such as Gone with the Wind and…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Professors from Harvard, the University of Maryland, and the University of Pennsylvania talked about gun violence in the U.S., as well as specific police practices for responding to and…

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    Racial Justice

    Racial justice advocates participated in a discussion outlining 40 separate policy demands for criminal justice reform, failing schools, and unsafe drinking water in minority communities.

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    Aging and Wellness Conference, Shared Housing

    The Society of Certified Senior Advisors held a conference on aging and wellness in Washington, DC. This portion included remarks by consultant and author Annamarie Pluhar. She discussed…

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    Aging and Wellness Conference, Housing Options

    Mona Kreaden talked about various housing options for seniors and the best ways to pursue transitioning into those living arrangements. She spoke at a Society of Certified Senior Advisors…

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    New American Majority

    Political strategists and campaign consultants spoke at the annual Netroots Nation Conference about engaging minority voters and encouraging progressives to run for office.

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    Aging and Wellness Conference, Lifelong Learning

    Rudolph Garrity talked about his strategies for being a lifelong learner. He encouraged conference attendees to visit his website and buy his books that aim to provide continued…

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    Israeli Laws and the Palestinian Community

    Basel Ghattas, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, talked about Israeli laws and their impact on Palestinian citizens and Arab Knesset members, as well as the importance of…

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    Homeland Security Law Conference, Part 2

    Attorneys from the Homeland Security Department’s general counsel’s office talked about their priorities and efforts to work more efficiently with government partners and the private sector. This was part of…

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    Community Policing and Public Safety, Part 2

    Local government officials and public safety experts talked about the costs and benefits of improving community policing at an event hosted by CNA, a nonprofit research organization. In…

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    National Park Service Centennial Discussion

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the National Archives hosted a screening of the film Places of Healing and Expression: National Parks in the Next Century,…

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    Homeland Security Law Conference, Part 3

    Current and former military officials explained their perspectives on cooperation within the government on strengthening homeland security. This was part of the American Bar Association’s annual…

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    Media and Lifelong Learning

    The heads of three media organizations discussed improving learning and knowledge through their platforms, especially during the presidential campaigns. “How "Ed” Is in the Middle of Media"…

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    Cato Institute Forum on 1996 Welfare Law, Panel 1

    The Cato Institute hosted an event marking the the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), also known as the welfare…

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    Panel Discussion on War

    Panelists talked about wars throughout history. Panelists included Rita Gabis, author of A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather’s SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for Truth; Dawn MacKeen,…

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    Learning Innovation

    Campbell Brown moderated a discussion with the heads of the Khan Academy and of Hyatt Hotel Corporation about a learning challenge called LearnStorm. This was part of a luncheon session of…

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    Technology and Innovation

    The creator of Apple’s Siri software provided a demonstration of his newest personal assistant software, Viv. Also, a panel of technology business officials talked about how to expand…

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    Civil and Human Rights

    Scholars and activists talked about civil and human rights. It was the first in a series of conversations around the nation on rights and justice hosted by the National Archvies. “Civil Rights: Then and Now,” was…

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    Venture Capital

    Technology investors and venture capitalists talked about the economic climate in Silicon Valley and previewed technology investments and initial public offerings (IPOs). “Putting Moolah in the…

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    Cato Institute Forum on 1996 Welfare Law, Panel 2

    Public policy researchers and analysts talked about the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), also known as the welfare reform…

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