Lincoln and the Uncivil War on Immigration

Event date: 
November 1st, 2016
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Harold Holzer
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Harold Holzer surveys how Lincoln responded to new immigrants in America and how his actions may provide inspiration in the furious contemporary debate on immigration.

Duration: 56:38

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Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

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October 31st, 2016
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Michael Doran
Roger Hertog (moderator)
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Policy expert Michael Doran discusses America’s relationship with Egypt, Israel, and European colonial powers during the Suez Crisis of 1956 and traces the rise of the United States’ considerable involvement in Middle Eastern affairs.

Duration: 1:03:15

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Surveillance: The Battle for Freedom and Security

Event date: 
October 26th, 2016
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Susan N. Herman
K. Sabeel Rahman
Samuel J. Rascoff
Matthew C. Waxman
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
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Experts analyze the contention between these two Revolutionary ideals and discuss their implications for present-day America.

Duration: 1:11:33

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The 2016 Election and America’s Role in the World

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October 24th, 2016
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Ian Bremmer
Merit Janow (moderator)
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Political scientist Ian Bremmer explores how the 2016 elections will shape America’s place in a world increasingly confronted by the dangers of global geopolitical instability.

Duration: 1:03:42

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The Battle of Brooklyn

Event date: 
October 20th, 2016
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Speaker: 
Patrick K. O’Donnell
Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
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Experts bring to life the Battle of Brooklyn and reveal how, thanks to the heroism of the “Immortal 400,” the Continental Army lived to fight another day.

Duration: 56:51

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Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

Event date: 
October 19th, 2016
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Jeffrey Rosen
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Judicial experts discuss the pioneering Justice’s lasting impact on the right to privacy, corporate regulation, and freedom of speech.

Duration: 1:04:27

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The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

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November 16th, 2016
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Speaker: 
Michael J. Graetz
Linda Greenhouse
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Distinguished legal scholars shed light on the substantial influence of Justice Burger, uncovering how his legacy created the unprecedented rise of the judicial right.

Duration: 1:02:44

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His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

Event date: 
October 8th, 2016
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Joseph Lelyveld
David Nasaw (moderator)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld considers Roosevelt’s public and personal strife, redefining the enigmatic President’s legacy.

Duration: 01:31:25

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John Quincy Adams Debate

Event date: 
October 5th, 2016
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James Traub
Robert Kagan
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Author James Traub and historian Robert Kagan debate the legacy of America’s sixth president, a leader with steadfast moral principles that led paradoxically to both his political collapse and widespread veneration.

Duration: 01:01:16

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Leaders in War: George Marshall

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October 4th, 2016
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Andrew Roberts
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Historian Andrew Roberts examines Marshall’s central role in the transformation of the American Army during the war and in developing U.S. strategy to defeat the Axis.

Duration: 00:57:11

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