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    Jeffrey Immelt on Business, Innovation, and Globalization

    Jeffrey Immelt talked about business, innovation, the world economy, and his thoughts about the 2016 presidential campaign.

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    Women in the Late-19th Century

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as…

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    Religion and Presidential Elections

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in politics, focusing on religious issues in the 2012 presidential election. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of religious…

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    Retirement Research Conference

    Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for Retirement Mark Iwry testified about retirement savings plans and consumer education. He said that an insufficient number of Americans were not…

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    Retirement Security

    Social Security and Medicare’s two public trustees talked about the role of the public trustee. Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer also touched on the solvency of the two entitlement programs. According to the…

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    Future of the Catholic Church

    John Allen spoke about the future of the Catholic Church. Among the topics he addressed were prospects for the growth of the church, the impact of globalization, and the demographics of…

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    Moral Character and the Presidency

    This program is part of the “Presidents in Perspective” symposium at Boston College. Mr. Gergen moderated a panel discussion called, “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential…

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    A Secret History of the IRA

    Journalist Ed Moloney, who has covered the Irish Republican Army since the late 1970s, discussed his book, A Secret History of the IRA, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book follows the…

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    Boston College Commencement Address

    David McCullough delivered the commencement address to the graduating students of Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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    Religious Faith and Public Policy

    Senators Dodd and Brownback, both presidential candidates, talked about how they balance their Catholic faith and their public policy decisions. Topics included childhood experiences,…

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    Catholic Politicians in the U.S.

    Moderated by Mr. Russert, the panelists discussed Catholic politicians in the U.S. and whether their faith may affect their public policy decisions, particularly on social issues where the…

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    Boston College Commencement Address

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Boston College at the Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachussetts. Her speech focused on…

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    Boston College Law School Commencement Address

    Michael Greco delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Boston College Law School.

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    The President and His Enemies

    In the program “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential Reputations” a panel talked about how U.S. presidents had dealt with their political enemies and the…

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    Reinventing the Melting Pot

    Panelists discussed Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American, published by Basic Books. The book, edited by Ms. Jacoby, is a collection of twenty-two…

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    The President and the Press

    Moderated by Ms. Hume in a forum called, “U.S. Presidents in Perspective: The Shifting Fortunes of Presidential Reputations,” a panel of authors and journalists discussed presidential…

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    Writing the Seige of Leningrad

    Ms. Simmons and Ms. Perlina read excerpts from their book Writing the Siege of Leningrad, published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Unable to complete a military offensive on Leningrad,…

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    Lawyers and Public Service

    At the dedication of the Curtin Center, lawyers spoke about the ways in which lawyers of all specialties could engage in public service and about various types of pro bono work. After their…

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    Boston College Commencement

    Prime Minister Ahearn delivered the commencement address at Boston College. He talked about the peace process and upcoming referendum in Northern Ireland. Prime Minister Ahearn…

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    American Jobs in Global Competition

    During a conference on the global economy, business leaders and scholars discussed the future of U.S. jobs and economy in the international realm. They took questions from the audience…

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