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    Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The panelists…

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    Kennedy 1961 Crises in Cuba and Berlin

    Historian Alan Brinkley discussed the crises President Kennedy faced in 1961, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Crisis, and the lessons he learned from those events. He is the author of…

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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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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Alan Brinkley, former provost of Columbia University, talked about his book Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2009). He recounts the life of the thirty-second president…

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    After Words with Alan Brinkley

    Mr. Brinkley explores the life and career of Henry Luce, who was credited with reinventing the magazine industry within a decade. The co-creator of Time magazine and creator of Life magazine…

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    The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century (Knopf; April 20, 2010). Henry Luce was only 24-years old when he published the first issue of Time…

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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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    Roosevelt's Advisers

    A panel discussion was held on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s policy advisers, focusing on his earliest advisers dealing with the Great Depression. The panelists discussed the contribution of his advisers, how…

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    Visions of Peace in an Age of War

    Alan Brinkley spoke about the way in which different societies envisioned power during the previous world wars and aspirations cultures had in the hopes that the post war life would be better. He focused on…

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    Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger

    Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special…

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    Unfinished Nation: A Concise History

    Professor Brinkley discussed his book, Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, published by Alfred A. Knopf. His intention was to avoid textbook-type writing. He wanted…

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    Franklin Roosevelt's Communication Legacy

    Panelists examined how U.S. presidents since Roosevelt have used the media to further their political agendas and popularity with the people.

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    Unacknowledged Legislators: Lukas Prize Panel

    The annual J. Anthony Lukas Book Prizes for narrative nonfiction were presented. The winners then participated in a panel discussion on the effects that writers and their works can have on…

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    Reflections on War with Iraq

    Historians spoke about war with Iraq, the potential impact of the war on the U.S. role in the world, the war in relation to prior conflicts, and the traditional goals of U.S. foreign…

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    Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

    The 2001 Bancroft Prizes were awarded for books of exceptional merit and distinction in the fields of American history and biography published in 2000. The recipients, who made acceptance…

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    J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    Winners of the 2000 Lukas Prize discussed the craft of writing narrative non-fiction and how they approached the research for their books. The prize is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    Our American Democracy

    Panel members talked about American democracy and leadership throughout our history.

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    State of U.S. History

    History professors talked about the state of U.S. history during a forum at Columbia University moderated by Professor Brinkley. Following their discussion, panelists answered questions…

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    Big Trouble

    Panelists discussed the book, Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas. Mr. Lukas died last June and the book was…

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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy. They attempted to answer the question, “Why Study…

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