Before the Fall: From the Roaring Twenties to the Crash of ’29

Event date: 
February 15th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 30 minutes
Speaker: 
James Grant
Amity Shlaes
Byron R. Wien
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Focusing on the years preceding the U.S. stock market crash of 1929, experts explore how a near-decade of wild opulence and unbounded optimism culminated in Black Tuesday and the devastation that was left in its wake.

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

Event date: 
February 8th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 27 minutes
Speaker: 
Debora Spar
Louise Mirrer
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Debora Spar, the president of one of the most esteemed all-women schools in the nation, examines the difficult choices and enduring challenges that continue to confront women today.

Gettysburg: The Aftermath

Event date: 
February 6th, 2014
Duration: 
59 minutes 15 seconds
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer
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Three Civil War historians explore what Union and Confederate commanders East and West, land and sea did after Gettysburg —and what they should have done.

Foreign Policy with David Sanger and Richard Haass

Event date: 
February 4th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Richard N. Haass
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Focusing on President Obama’s unforeseen foreign policy challenges, David E. Sanger, in conversation with Richard N. Haass, highlights key issues for present and future U.S. foreign policy makers.

The Kennedy Presidency

Event date: 
January 22nd, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Ira Stoll
David Greenberg
David Nasaw (moderator)
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Experts examine the trials and tribulations of John F. Kennedy’s 34 months as president—both domestic and international—and explore why the specter of the 35th President remains ever-present in the American consciousness.

The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues

Event date: 
January 21st, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 5 minutes
Speaker: 
John Strausbaugh
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Author John Strausbaugh explores the colorful, rowdy, and at times tragic story of the bohemian enclave known as Greenwich Village.

Culture Shock: New York and Paris, 1913

Event date: 
January 15th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Leon Botstein
Barbara Haskell
Dale Marsha Gregory (moderator)
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Leon Botstein, Principal Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Haskell, Curator at the Whitney Museum, and Dale Marsha Gregory, Vice President for Public Programs at N-YHS discuss the cultural context of the 1913 Armory Show and the debut of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring in Paris.

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Event date: 
January 14th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Robert M. Gates
David Gregory (moderator)
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers a behind-the-scenes account of his service under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama while the nation was embroiled in two difficult wars.

Grant Takes Vicksburg

Event date: 
January 7th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Three Civil War historians discuss the operations that made up one of the most remarkable military campaigns of the American Civil War: Maj. Gen. Grant’s 47-day siege of Vicksburg.

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Event date: 
December 18th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Allen C. Guelzo
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Allen C. Guelzo depicts the momentous battle of Gettysburg with both terror and reverence, relating the true grittiness behind the lines, the daily lives of horrified civilians, and the role of politics in military tactics.

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