The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution

Event date: 
October 24th, 2013
Speaker: 
Marilyn S. Kushner
Kimberly Orcutt
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Curators Marilyn S. Kushner and Kimberly Orcutt examine the historical context of the 1913 Armory Show and shed light on this groundbreaking exhibition that forever changed the way we understand art.

The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action

Event date: 
October 3rd, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 6 minutes
Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
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Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy explores the complex history of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on affirmative action and argues why it still plays an obligatory role in modern America.

Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

Event date: 
October 1st, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Kenneth J. Winkle
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Civil War experts examine how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Event date: 
June 11th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 5 minutes
Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
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Joseph J. Ellis and Stacy Schiff examine a crescendo moment in American history: the summer of 1776, when the thirteen colonies came together to secede from the British Empire.

New Thinking on the American Revolution: The Savior of Our Country: Remembering Gen. George Washington

Event date: 
May 4th, 2013
Speaker: 
Edward G. Lengel
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Edward G. Lengel gives a fresh look at General Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)

New Thinking on the American Revolution: Strategic Communication in the American Revolution

Event date: 
May 4th, 2013
Speaker: 
Marc A. Genest
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Marc A. Genest discusses how the American rebels undercut British conventional military advantages. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)

Pacific War Turning Point: Midway or Guadalcanal?—Part 2

Event date: 
June 8th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Richard B. Frank
Craig L. Symonds
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Experts Richard B. Frank and Craig L. Symonds discuss the turning point of the Pacific War, including the Battle of Midway, the Marine landings on Guadalcanal, and the campaign for the Solomon Islands. Each speaker delivers a brief lecture, followed by an on-stage conversation.

Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

Event date: 
June 4th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 27 seconds
Speaker: 
Richard N. Haass
Roger Hertog (moderator)
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In conversation with Roger Hertog, Richard N. Haass raises large strategic questions about U.S. foreign policy, touching upon key issues facing our country’s national security and prosperity.

Pacific War Turning Point: Midway or Guadalcanal?—Part 1

Event date: 
June 8th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 5 minutes
Speaker: 
Richard B. Frank
Craig L. Symonds
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Experts Richard B. Frank and Craig L. Symonds discuss the turning point of the Pacific War, including the Battle of Midway, the Marine landings on Guadalcanal, and the campaign for the Solomon Islands.

WWII & NYC: The Rise and Decline of New York City Session 3: Conversation with Mike Wallace and Kenneth T. Jackson

Event date: 
April 20th, 2013
Duration: 
32 minutes 38 seconds
Speaker: 
Mike Wallace
Kenneth T. Jackson
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Our speakers engage in a lively discussion about post-WWII NYC, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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