LGBTQ Rights and the Supreme Court: 50 Years Since Stonewall

Speaker: 
Kenji Yoshino
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 18:30
Wed, May 29th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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LGBTQ Americans have made tremendous strides toward equality in the 50 years since the pivotal Stonewall uprising. But can this momentum continue? Renowned legal scholars discuss the landmark Supreme Court cases—including Obergefell v. Hodges and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—and look to the critical legal battles that will be fought in the years to come.

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Freedom and Equality in the Age of Trump

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Adam Gopnik
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 18:30
Wed, June 12th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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Across the political spectrum, government leaders and citizens alike are questioning the future of America's democratic institutions, with many feeling the liberal tenets of freedom and equality are being threatened. Is liberalism worth defending, or does political salvation lie elsewhere? Adam Gopnik discusses the value of liberalism and the inherent and radical humanity of its ideals and will walk us through some of its major sites and most inspiring people.

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Fascism: A Warning

Speaker: 
Madeleine Albright
Philip Bobbitt (moderator)
Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:30
Wed, January 30th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World

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Robert Kagan
Walter Russell Mead (moderator)
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:30
Mon, September 17th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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What is America’s role on the increasingly contentious global stage? Foreign policy experts discuss the essential role America has played for decades in keeping the world’s worst instability in check, and what is likely to happen if we withdraw from this position and focus our attention inward.

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Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding

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Sean Wilentz
Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:30
Tue, October 16th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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What shaped the most contentious and enduring issue in all of American history? Esteemed historian Sean Wilentz, in conversation with journalist Brent Staples, illuminates the strident political and constitutional struggle over slavery that began during the Revolution and concluded with the Confederacy’s defeat.

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The Failure of Globalism

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Ian Bremmer
Merit E. Janow (moderator)
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:00
Mon, March 11th, 2019 | 7:00 pm

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In a world increasingly defined by political unrest and unpredictability, the coming conflict is between the citizen and the state. Political scientist Ian Bremmer, in conversation with Merit Janow, explores the downsides of globalism, the struggle between the insider and the outsider, between governments and citizens, and the fear that has generated drastic geopolitical shifts.

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The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights

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U.S. Senator Doug Jones
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (moderator)
Sat, 03/09/2019 -
09:30 to 11:00
Sat, March 9th, 2019 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

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Women and the White House

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Carol Berkin
Cokie Roberts
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:30
Wed, March 6th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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From Martha Washington and Abigail Adams to the present day, women have wrought enormous influence on the U.S. government. Experts return to survey and celebrate how women have affected the executive branch and how their roles have influenced the American republic as a whole.

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Hamilton's Best Friend: Love, Marriage, and the Duel

Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
Dale Gregory (moderator)
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 18:30
Thu, February 28th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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Join us for the final installment of our five-part series on Gouverneur Morris, Alexander Hamilton’s best friend. Learn how Morris spent his later years—falling in love with the sister-in-law of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, a disgraced member of the prominent Randolph family—and follow him to the days after the infamous Hamilton-Burr duel, when he gave the eulogy at Hamilton’s funeral and established a fund for his fallen friend’s family.

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Civil Rights in the Age of Trump

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Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 18:30
Tue, February 26th, 2019 | 6:30 pm

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In conjunction with New-York Historical Society’s exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses how the legacy of Jim Crow continues to reverberate throughout American society today and illuminates how much work is still left to be done on the path towards racial equality and civil rights for all.

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