Grant and Sherman

Event date: 
April 2nd, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Acclaimed Civil War historians discuss the lives, careers, and complicated legacies of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman.

Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

Event date: 
March 19th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 57 seconds
Speaker: 
Walter Stahr
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Renowned historians engage in an illuminating conversation about William Henry Seward, a complex and pivotal figure, and an early architect of America’s empire.

Larry Kramer and The Normal Heart

Event date: 
June 26th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Larry Kramer
Tony Kushner (moderator)
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In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, this special program reflects on Larry Kramer’s life and the lasting significance of his award-winning play The Normal Heart.

New Frontiers in the 21st Century: Imagining Conflict with China--and Avoiding It

Event date: 
March 9th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Toshi Yoshihara
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Toshi Yoshihara discusses China’s rapidly expanding economy and military power and how it could potentially affect the United States. Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

New Frontiers in the 21st Century: A Layman's Guide to Cyberwar

Event date: 
March 9th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 20 minutes
Speaker: 
Lawrence Husick
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Lawrence Husick examines why the cyberwars of the future are the next great threat to national security, military capabilities, and civilian systems and infrastructure. Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

The King Years

Event date: 
February 26th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 9 minutes
Speaker: 
Taylor Branch
Bob Herbert (moderator)
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Celebrated author Taylor Branch discusses the life and career of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the watershed moments in Civil Rights during King’s time.

Rogers and Rockwell: The Original Pop Artists

Event date: 
January 31st, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Kimberly Orcutt
Laurie Norton Moffatt
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Experts compare two titans of popular art, John Rogers and Norman Rockwell.

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Event date: 
January 22nd, 2013
Duration: 
53 minutes, 44 seconds
Speaker: 
Max Boot
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Max Boot crafts a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.

Lincoln and Emancipation

Event date: 
January 17th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Edna Greene Medford
James Oakes
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Three historians consider Abraham Lincoln’s most dramatic legacy: the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

Event date: 
January 8th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Toobin
Samuel Issacharoff (moderator)
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Esteemed legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reveals a gripping insider’s account of the ideological war between the Roberts Court and the Obama administration.

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