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    States and Health Care Costs, News Conference

    Co-chairs of the University of Virginia Miller Center’s bipartisan State Health Care Cost Containment Commission released a report, Cracking the Code on Health Care Costs. They briefed the…

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    States and Health Care Costs, Panel Discussion

    Policy experts talked about the findings of the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission report that states need to take a leadership role in controlling health care costs. The report,…

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    U.S. Trade Policy

    Former U.S. trade representatives took part in a roundtable discussion of U.S. trade policy. They analyzed past U.S. free trade agreements, the status of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between…

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    Immigrants and the U.S. Economy

    Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the U.S. economy, specifically policies that are making it increasingly difficult for highly…

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    Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth

    Four former secretaries of Transportation held a roundtable on transportation, infrastructure repair, and economic growth at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.

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    Highway Transportation Trust Fund

    Jack Basso spoke on the current and future state of the highway transportation trust fund. He said the fund is in critical condition, and that lawmakers must find a bipartisan solution. He…

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    The Relationship Between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson

    A discussion was held exploring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s private conversations and public communications, highlighting the relationship he had with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Professor Germany, who edited the civil-rights…

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    Why Presidential Sites Matter

    Michael Beschloss gave a keynote address at a conference on presidential sites and libraries. He talked about the importance of presidential sites and what can be learned from them. He said his career as a presidential…

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    Presidents and Their Predecessors

    Jon Meacham delivered a keynote address on how presidents look to their predecessors for their own political inspirations. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Meacham is the author of…

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    Joseph Ellis Remarks on the Founding Fathers

    Historian Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia. This was the evening keynote address on the opening day of a four-day presidential conference. He also responded to…

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    Central Banks and the Global Economy

    Current and former central bank officials talked about monetary policy and the state of the global economy. Among the topics they addressed were if the financial crisis of 2008 has ended,…

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    Role of Central Banks

    Charles Goodhart of the London School of Economics and Stanford University Professor John Taylor gave summaries of their respective papers on of the role of central banks. Afterward, former…