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Winston Churchill: “Walking with Destiny”

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January 16th, 2018
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Andrew Roberts
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Historian Andrew Roberts examines Winston Churchill’s description of becoming prime minister in May 1940: “I felt as if I were walking with destiny…”

Duration: 54:29

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Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

Event date: 
December 19th, 2017
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Speaker: 
Max Boot
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus (moderator)
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Author Max Boot discusses his book Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam in conversation with General David H. Petraeus.

Duration: 01:00:04

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Hamilton’s Best Friend at Valley Forge

Event date: 
December 19th, 2017
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Richard Brookhiser
Dale Gregory (moderator)
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Historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with New-York Historical’s Vice President for Public Programs, Dale Gregory, discusses Gouverneur Morris’s experience at Valley Forge.

Duration: 57:10

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The First Amendment: The Constitution on Campus

Event date: 
December 11th, 2017
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Randall Kennedy
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Legal scholar Randall Kennedy discusses the implications of the First Amendment on college campuses from the civil rights movement to the present day.

Duration: 55:36

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Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

Event date: 
December 6th, 2017
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Stephen Kotkin
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Historian Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, discusses Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin’s relationship with Hitler’s Nazi Germany leading up to and during World War II.

Duration: 01:02:40

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Grant vs. Lee: The Ultimate Warriors

Event date: 
December 5th, 2017
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Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Civil War historians discuss the epic battlefield encounters in Virginia between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee from 1864 to 1865.

Duration: 57:52

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Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election

Event date: 
November 29th, 2017
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Speaker: 
Lawrence O’Donnell
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Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Las Word with Lawrence O’Donnell discusses his book Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics, revealing the chaos of 1968.

Duration: 01:10:25

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War Powers and the Presidency

Event date: 
November 21st, 2017
Speaker: 
Matthew C. Waxman
Philip C. Bobbitt (moderator)
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Legal Scholars Matthew C. Waxman and Philip C. Bobbitt, faculty co-chairs of the Program on National Security Law at Columbia Law School, discuss the constitutional expansions and limitations on presidential powers during wartime since World War I.

Duration: 01:01:21

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The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

Event date: 
November 14th, 2017
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Speaker: 
Manisha Sinha
Eric Foner (moderator)
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Historians Manisha Sinha and Eric Foner discuss the roots of the abolition movement from the Revolutionary era through the passage of the 13th Amendment.

Duration: 56:05

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George Washington and the Battle for the Nation's Capital

Event date: 
November 9th, 2017
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Richard Brookhiser
Dale Gregory (moderator)
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Historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with New-York Historical’s Vice President for Public Programs, Dale Gregory, discusses George Washington’s 1777 fight to save the Americans’ seat of government in Philadelphia.

Duration: 56:59

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