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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An Evening with Michael Beschloss: Presidents of War

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Michael Beschloss
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:30
Tue, October 9th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Renowned historian and author Michael Beschloss explores how American presidents have waged war from Lincoln’s controversial military leadership, to Wilson’s idealistic but authoritarian approach to World War I and Lyndon B. Johnson’s quagmire in Vietnam.

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

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Timothy Snyder
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:30
Wed, October 3rd, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Acclaimed historian Timothy Snyder delves into the story of Russia’s interference in the United States and Europe since the end of the Cold War, uncovering how the drive to dissolve Western institutions has influenced events from “Brexit” to the election of Donald J. Trump and emerged as a threat to democracy and law.

Timothy Snyder is Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and author of The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

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Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

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Nick Bunker
Carol Berkin (moderator)
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:30
Tue, October 2nd, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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Author Nick Bunker, in conversation with Carol Berkin, explores Benjamin Franklin’s early life as a complex, driven young man who would go on to become the archetype of American ingenuity. Discover how the brilliant but flawed Founding Father got his start.

Nick Bunker is the author of Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity. Carol Berkin (moderator) is Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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Antietam: The Battle for Freedom

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John F. Marszalek
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 18:30
Wed, September 26th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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The crucial Civil War Battle of Antietam in 1862 not only pitted General Robert E. Lee against General George B. McClellan in bitterly contested Union territory, it unleashed the bloodiest single day of combat in American history. Most consequentially of all, it was fought with the very future of the American Union and black freedom at stake. Acclaimed Civil War scholars discuss and debate the military, political, humanitarian, and historical perspectives of this pivotal fight.

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Racial Terrorism in the Jim Crow South

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Manisha Sinha
Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 18:30
Tue, September 25th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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In conjunction with New-York Historical Society’s groundbreaking exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, historian Manisha Sinha and journalist Brent Staples discuss the methods through which the South sought to reinstate slavery—including lynching, disenfranchisement, sharecropping, convict lease labor, and segregation—during the Jim Crow era, as well as how the African American population resisted.

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An Evening with Barry Lewis: Harlem

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Barry Lewis
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 18:30
Mon, September 24th, 2018 | 6:30 pm

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With its rich history in African American politics, journalism, athletics, and culture, Harlem has evolved into one of the world's most celebrated neighborhoods. To complement the exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, Barry Lewis discusses the neighborhood's enduring architecture, from its classic Victorian brownstones to its renowned ballrooms.

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