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    The Diversity Bargain

    Professor Natasha Warikoo talked about her book The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities, in which she examines what college…

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    Stand Your Ground

    Caroline Light talked about her book Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense, in which she offers a critical examination of stand-your-ground laws,…

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    Undoing Project

    Michael Lewis talked about his book Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, in which he looks at the work of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky that…

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    Foster Care

    Peter Samuelson spoke with Soledad O’Brien about America’s foster care system and giving youth a chance for success. Mr. Samuelson, an American and British television and film producer and social…

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    Food Policy

    To mark the 20th anniversary of New York University’s Food Studies program, the university hosted a panel discussion on the food movement in the United States. Panelists included David Kamp, the…

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    The Seventh Sense

    Joshua Cooper Ramo talked about his book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Network, in which he presents a picture of the world as seen by the powerful. Mr. Ramo spoke…

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    Broad Influence

    Jay Newton-Small spoke with former Senator Kay Hagen (D-NC) about her book Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, in which she examines how the growth of women in…

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    Women in the Black Panther Party

    Lynn French talked about why she joined the Black Panther Party and her involvement with the “Black Power” movement. She was interviewed by Salamishah Tillet, professor of Africana Studies…

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    The Real Pepsi Challenge

    Seven years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947, a group of African-American businessmen was hired by Pepsi-Cola Co. in Queens, New York becoming among the first African-Americans…

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    Soda Politics

    Marion Nestle talked about her book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), about how the soft drink industry markets its products to vulnerable populations and what advocates…

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    Cold War Modernists

    Greg Barnhisel talked about his book, Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy.

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    The Last Campaign

    Anthony Clark talked about his book, The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity and Enshrine Their Legacies, about about the politics behind the presidential libraries…

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    History of The Nation

    To mark the 150th anniversary of The Nation, one of the oldest magazines in America, Timothy Naftali, director of the Tamiment Library at New York University, interviewed former editor…

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    Undocumented College Students Survey

    The co-authors of a report on the challenges facing undocumented undergraduate students presented the findings of their work. For their survey the researchers collected information from students in 32 states…

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    U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about whether U.S. involvement in Vietnam was justified, as well as the historical, political, and theological considerations of the issue. “Was the War Just?” was a panel discussion…

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    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman on the Vietnam War

    Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) gave the keynote address at a New York University symposium on lessons from the Vietnam War. She argued that the Vietnam War was a mistake…

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    Health Care Implementation, Panel 1

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlined the current health care landscape in the U.S. They talked about the Affordable…

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    Health Care Implementation, Panel 2

    Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act took part in a panel discussion on the U.S. health care landscape. Both sides agreed that if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration…

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    Feminism Unfinished

    Professors Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry, talked about their book, Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements, in which they examine…

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    How Electricity Shaped the Southwest

    Andrew Needham talked about the role of electricity in the southwest’s development, how it was fueled by coal from Native American lands, and the social inequality that resulted. Professor…

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