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  • University Presidents Discuss the Legacy of Slavery
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Legacy of Slavery

    The presidents of Georgetown and Harvard universities discussed the role slavery played in the history of their institutions and communities. They were interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates at…

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  • Ezra Edelman and David Chang Speak at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Ezra Edelman and David Chang

    Filmmaker Ezra Edelman talked about the making of his ESPN documentary, O.J.: Made in America. He was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A video clip was shown. Then chef David Chang…

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  • emThe Atlanticem Hosts Discussion on Cybersecurity
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    Cybersecurity

    General Keith Alexander, the former U.S. Cyber Commander, talked about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. and potential threats. Topics included existing and future threats and the ways…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Discussion Focuses on Cancer Research
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Cancer Research

    The state of cancer research was discussed by two chief executive officers of research centers who talked about current initiatives in the field including the use of immunotherapy. They…

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  • Tom Vilsack and Michael Botticelli Discuss Opioid Addiction
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Opioid Epidemic

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli discussed their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. They were interviewed by Jonathan Allen…

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  • Pervez Musharraf and Joseph Sitglitz Speak at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Pakistan and the European Union

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf talked about his native country’s relations with the U.S. He also expressed his surprise of the presence of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan before…

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  • Robert Rubin Speaks at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Robert Rubin

    Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin talked about the future of political discourse in Washington, D.C., the congressional role of working with the next president, and the need for…

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  • Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Part 1
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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, Part 1

    The Atlantic hosted a series of conversations with current and former senior government officials about the state of national and homeland security 15 years after the September 11, 2001,…

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  • Political Strategists Speak at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Political Strategists

    Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos discussed the presidential race and the performances of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their…

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  • Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Part 2
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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, Part 2

    The Atlantic hosted a series of conversations with current and former senior government officials about the state of national and homeland security 15 years after the September 11, 2001,…

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  • Washington Ideas Forum Discussion Focuses on Education and Health Care
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Education and Health Care

    Randi Weingarten and Maura Banta talked about how the IBM Watson computer could help elementary school teachers prepare lessons for their students. This segment was co-sponsored by the…

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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Speaks at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Speaker Paul Ryan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the Republican Party’s “A Better Way Agenda” proposals on several issues including immigration, health care, tax policy, and poverty. He was…

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  • Secretary John Kerry Speaks at the Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Secretary John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry called Russia’s bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo “inexcusable” in the ongoing conflict between the government and rebel forces and expressed doubts that the talks…

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  • CIA Director John Brennan Addresses Washington Ideas Forum
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    Washington Ideas Forum, CIA Director John Brennan

    U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan was interviewed about issues including combating ISIL*, the Syrian conflict, and cyber-security efforts. He responded to the Senate vote overriding the president’s…

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  • Discussion on Community Policing and Race Relations
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    Community Policing and Race Relations

    Members of the the law enforcement community and the Department of Justice’s director of Community Oriented Policing Services discussed the importance of strengthening police-community relations. “Walking the…

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  • Filmmaker Kelly Amis on Racial Profiling
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    Racial Profiling

    A family discussed an encounter with the Washington, D.C., police and the subject of racial profiling. Kelly Amis showed a clip of her documentary film, Think of Calvin, which chronicled the incident. “Think of Calvin: One…

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  • emThe Atlanticem Hosts Discussion on the Criminal Justice System
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    Criminal Justice System

    The mayor of Philadelphia and the head of Pennsylvania’s prison system were among several speakers who talked about recommendations for change to reduce incarceration and recidivism. The…

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  • emThe Atlanticem Hosts Discussion on Women in Politics
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    Millennial Women and Politics

    Panelists talked about the politics of millennial generation women and their impact in electoral politics. The discussion, hosted by the Atlantic and the fashion website Refinery29, was…

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  • emThe Atlanticem Hosts Discussion on Congressional Races in 2016
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    Congressional Races in 2016

    Panelists talked about the 2016 congressional races and key swing states in the presidential election. Speakers included Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Joseph Crowley (D-NY)…

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  • Joel Beneson Discusses the Presidential Campaign
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    Polling in Campaign 2016

    Joel Benenson, chief strategist for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, spoke at a forum on the 2016 presidential campaign. He highlighted the core objectives…

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