The Future of the USA

Event date: 
November 16th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 30 minutes
Speaker: 
Roger Hertog
Dr. Richard Haas
Dr. Robert Kagan
R. Glenn Hubbard
Mortimer Zuckerman
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It isn't just pessimists who harbor serious questions about the steps our country is taking in terms of military obligations, dependence on foreigners to fund our budget deficits, the value of the dollar, and dealings with new global.

The Future of the Stock Market and the World Economy

Event date: 
October 28th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 28 minutes
Speaker: 
Byron R. Wien
James Chanos
Leon Cooperman
James Grant
Lewis Sanders
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The potential meltdown of the global financial system is like nothing we've seen for 80 years. Is long-term investing possible any more? How long until the economy starts growing again?

The Future of New York

Event date: 
November 9th, 2009
Duration: 
1 Hour and 19 minutes
Speaker: 
Michael Goodwin
George Pataki
Richard Ravitch
James Tisch
Fred Siegel
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The financial crisis is having a disproportionate impact on New York, not only because we've lost major Wall Street firms and damaged our employment base, but also because of the possible longer-term effect on real-estate values and...

The Constitution and the Age of Terror

Event date: 
November 18th, 2008
Duration: 
55 min 2 seconds
Speaker: 
Benno Schmidt
Philip C. Bobbitt
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Benno Schmidt and Philip C. Bobbitt talk about the spectre of terrorism in modern life and how it has affected the way we interpret the U.S. Constitution.

Great Historians and Their Influences: An Evening with Simon Schama

Event date: 
January 20th, 2010
Duration: 
1 hour and 28 seconds
Speaker: 
Simon Schama
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This fall, the New-York Historical Society presents an exciting new three-part program series in which distinguished historians will look back at the beginnings of their careers and at the historians and works that influenced...

Right Time, Right Place

Event date: 
December 8th, 2009
Duration: 
1 hour and 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
Rich Lowry
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In this intimate memoir of a mentor/protégé relationship, Richard Brookhiser takes a personal look at the late William F. Buckley, Jr.—a media celebrity of the last generation—against the backdrop of political life from the Vietnam War.

In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Event date: 
March 2nd, 2010
Duration: 
1 hour and 37 seconds
Speaker: 
William E. Leuchtenburg
Jonathan Alter
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A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945—the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death.

High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

Event date: 
October 5th, 2010
Duration: 
53 min 38 sec
Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson tells the story of Siegmund Warburg, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany who rose to become one of the dominant figures in finance in post-war Europe. He was one of the architects of European financial integration and a key advisor to governments in London, Tokyo and Jerusalem. An obsessive perfectionist with an aversion to excessive risk, Warburg came to embody the ideals of high finance and was as much a psychologist, politician, and actor-manager as he was a banker.

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Event date: 
October 14th, 2008
Duration: 
53 minutes 59 seconds
Speaker: 
Annette Gordon-Reed
Brent Staples
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This program tells the story of the Hemings family, whose close blood ties to the third president of America had been systematically expunged from history until very recently. Two speakers trace the Hemingses from their origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826, bringing to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, but the entire family and their compelling saga.

Samuel Adams: A Life

Event date: 
December 3rd, 2008
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Ira Stoll
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When Americans think of the founding fathers, one man is consistently overlooked by historians and the general public: Samuel Adams. Adams, "the patriarch of liberty," as Jefferson called him, was critical to independence. He was responsible for planning and instigating the Boston Tea Party; he successfully demanded the withdrawal of British troops from Boston after the Boston Massacre; he signed the Declaration of Independence; and he was a pivotal swing vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution.

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