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Mark Twain and the Holy Land: A New Look

Event date: 
October 24th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Jonathan Sarna
Gil Troy (moderator)
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Historians Jonathan Sarna and Gil Troy discuss Mark Twain’s 1867 trip to the Holy Land, as chronicled in the author’s best-selling book, Innocents Abroad.

Duration: 56:07

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Slavery and the Electoral College: A Debate

Event date: 
October 22nd, 2019
Speaker: 
Sean Wilentz
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Historian Sean Wilentz and legal expert Akhil Reed Amar debate the role slavery played in the formation of the Electoral College.

Duration: 56:23

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A Conversation with Ari Melber: The Fourth Estate and Three Branches: A Balancing Act

Event date: 
October 19th, 2019
Speaker: 
Ari Melber
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Award-winning journalist Ari Melber discusses the ever-changing relationship between the press and government with legal expert Akhil Reed Amar.

Duration: 1:28:48

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Inventive Founders: Thomas Jefferson

Event date: 
October 17th, 2019
Speaker: 
Annette Gordon-Reed
Philip Bobbitt (moderator)
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Philip Bobbitt speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed about the life and legacy of President Thomas Jefferson.

Duration: 55:46

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Presidential Powers

Event date: 
October 16th, 2019
Speaker: 
Bob Bauer
Charlie Savage
Lisa Monaco (moderator)
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Experts discuss the precedents and controversies surrounding the use of presidential powers both historically and today.

Duration: 57:46

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Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century

Event date: 
October 10th, 2019
Speaker: 
Clay Risen
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
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Clay Risen, in conversation with Douglas Brinkley, discusses Theodore Roosevelt’s time leading the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.

Duration: 57:19

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The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Event date: 
October 2nd, 2019
Speaker: 
Eric Foner
Manisha Sinha (moderator)
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Historians Eric Foner and Manisha Sinha discuss the fight to protect hard won civil rights in American history.

Duration: 59:58

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Convincing the Court: An Evening with Neal Katyal

Event date: 
September 24th, 2019
Speaker: 
Neal Katyal
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Former Acting Solicitor General of the United States Neal Katyal discusses his record breaking career with fellow legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar.

Duration: 57:54

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The Desegregation of the United States Armed Forces

Event date: 
December 18th, 2018
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Randall Kennedy
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Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy discusses the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces in the 1950s.

Duration: 57:50

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The Fight Against ISIS

Event date: 
December 12th, 2018
Speaker: 
Brett McGurk
David Petraeus (moderator)
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Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, discusses the past, present, and future of the U.S. fight against ISIS with General (Ret.) Petraeus.

Duration: 57:40

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