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The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

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March 28th, 2019
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Joan Biskupic
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
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Legal analyst and journalist Joan Biskupic, in conversation with White House correspondent Marcia Coyle, discusses Chief Justice John Roberts’ momentous career.

Duration: 55:54

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Grant and the Battle for the Rivers

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March 26th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Craig L. Symonds and Harold Holzer discuss the role that river battles played during the Civil War.

Duration: 55:15

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Fascism: A Warning

Event date: 
January 30th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Madeleine Albright
Philip Bobbitt (moderator)
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discusses the history and current resurgence of fascism with Professor Philip Bobbitt.

Duration: 56:13

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Memorializing the Civil War in 21st-Century America

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January 29th, 2019
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Edna Greene Medford
Eric Foner
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Experts discuss the history of Civil War memorials and the role these memorials play in 21st-Century America.

Duration: 54:12

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Churchill’s Sense of Humor

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January 24th, 2019
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Andrew Roberts
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Renowned Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts discusses Churchill’s sense of humor and how his jokes served as powerful weapons in his political armory.

Duration: 55:25

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Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

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January 15th, 2019
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Speaker: 
Andrew Delbanco
Brent Staples (moderator)
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Professor Andrew Delbanco discusses the role fugitive slaves played in the lead up to the Civil War with the New York Times’ Brent Staples.

Duration: 53:17

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The Presidents: James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

Event date: 
November 27th, 2018
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Speaker: 
Noah R. Feldman
Samuel Issacharoff
Jeffrey Toobin (moderator)
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Professors Noah Feldman and Samuel Issacharoff discuss the life and legacy of President James Madison with New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin.

Duration: 57:39

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The Final Months of World War I: 100 Years Later

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November 19th, 2018
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Speaker: 
Patrick O’Donnell
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Combat historian Patrick O’Donnell discusses major battles from the end of the First World War, and the stories of those who fought in them.  

Duration: 59:49

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Passing Down Your Prized Possessions: How to Avoid Fights and Fees In Your Estate

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March 27th, 2019
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Laura Angel-Lalanne
Courtney Booth Christensen
Tash Perrin
Warren Whitaker
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The disposition of family treasures—from valuable heirlooms to family photographs—is often overlooked during estate planning, and the sentimental value of such objects often leades to the ugliest family disputes during the estate administration process. With thoughtful planning, you can ensure that those bequests won’t create unintended disharmony, negative tax consequences or financial burdens. Join us for a discussion on effective preparation for the disposition of your tangible personal property and how you can make bequests more meaningful and more memorable.

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The 2017 Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society

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November 26th, 2018
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Speaker: 
Cathal J. Nolan
Andrew Roberts (moderator)
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Historian Cathal J. Nolan, in conversation with Andrew Roberts, discusses decisive military victories throughout history and explores how these storied conflicts fit into their broader war narratives.

Duration: 50:07

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