The Desegregation of the United States Armed Forces

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Randall Kennedy
Tue, 12/18/2018 - 18:30
Tue, December 18th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Prior to World War II, racial discrimination in the armed forces was severe, official, and widespread. The Army imposed a quota to keep the number of African Americans low and effectuated a policy that attempted to avoid situations in which a black service member could dictate orders to whites. The Navy limited African Americans to menial positions. The Marines excluded them altogether. However, by the mid-1950s, the desegregation of the armed forces was well underway, considerably ahead of similar developments in other sectors of society.

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Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

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Fran Lebowitz
Antonio Monda (moderator)
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:00
Tue, December 4th, 2018 | 7:00 pm

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Author Fran Lebowitz, in conversation with Antonio Monda, artistic director of the Rome Film Festival, discusses her life and prolific career and examines the state of American society and culture.

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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

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Joanne Freeman
Carol Berkin (moderator)
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 18:30
Mon, December 3rd, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Today, disagreements in Congress seem heated and polarized, but historian Joanne Freeman reveals an era when tensions were even worse. Join us for the epic story of Congress in the decades leading up to the Civil War, when legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, flipped desks, and drawn pistols.

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An Evening with Barry Lewis: London

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Barry Lewis
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:30
Tue, November 20th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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London and its metropolitan area are the sources of much of our own American modern architectural and interior design. Whether Arts and Crafts or metallic modernist, London’s designers of the 19th century paved the way for our 20th-century ideals of design. Join Barry Lewis on a journey through one of the world’s greatest cities.

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.

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The Final Months of World War I: 100 Years Later

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Patrick K. O’Donnell
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:30
Mon, November 19th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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In commemoration of the centennial of the World War I Armistice, signed in November 1918, discover the major battles—and the stories of those who fought in them—leading up to the Great War’s end.

Patrick K. O’Donnell is the author of The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and WWI's Most Decorated Soldiers Who Brought Him Home.

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The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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Wilson and the Armistice: Ending World War I

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John H. Maurer
Sat, 11/10/2018 -
09:30 to 11:00
Sat, November 10th, 2018 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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On the centennial of the signing of the First World War Armistice, join historian John Maurer for a unique event reflecting on the agreement and illuminating President Woodrow Wilson’s role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty that ended the war.

John H. Maurer, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Grand Strategy and Sea Power and Distinguished University Professor at the Naval War College.

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America in the Age of Trump

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Max Boot
John Avlon (moderator)
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 18:30
Wed, October 31st, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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What is the fate of the American Republic? From the future of the Republican Party to the status of fundamental democratic principles including freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law, Americans are questioning what the future holds for our democracy in these tumultuous times.

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The Constitution, the Courts, and Donald Trump

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Akhil Reed Amar
Jeffrey Rosen
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 18:30
Wed, October 24th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Leading experts uncover the consequences of major legal issues triggered by the Trump administration’s policies, including controversies over Dreamers, citizenship and the U.S. Census, as well as the relevance and meaning of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

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Putin, Trump, and the Russian Enigma

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Stephen Kotkin
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:30
Thu, October 18th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Join leading historian Stephen Kotkin for a riveting talk on the current ties between the United States and Russia—with a special focus on the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Donald J. Trump. Learn how the current moment stands apart from recent history since the Cold War.

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The Presidency and Impeachment

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Akhil Reed Amar
Philip C. Bobbitt
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:30
Thu, October 11th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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“Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors…”
The framers established standards for impeachment of a sitting United States president, but how has the text of the Constitution been interpreted and enforced throughout American history? Leading constitutional scholars debate what constitutes an impeachable offense.

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