546May 1, 2012
Moderate Republicans and the Rise of the Tea Party
Election scholars spoke about growing division and partisanship in the political culture over the past few decades, with a focus on divisions in the Republican Party leading to declining influence ...
1,705Apr 18, 2011
Nixon White House Speechwriters
A group of former speechwriters for President Richard Nixon discussed their experience. Among the topics they addressed were the craft of speech writing, major events and speeches during the ...
355Jun 2, 2010
Richard Nixon and the Origins of Welfare Reform
A discussion was held of President Nixon’s comprehensive plan to eradicate poverty by providing income assistance and helping millions find work. The Family Assistance Plan that President ...
551Dec 8, 2008
Campaign Politics and the Internet
Carin Dessauer moderated a panel discussion titled,"Web 2.0 Campaigns and the Web 2.0 White House." A video about the use of technology titled “Did You Know?” opened the ...
181Jun 21, 2008
Writing the Inaugural Address
Former presidential speech writers Ray Price, Patrick Anderson, and Don Baer talked about the dynamics of successful speeches, focusing on the inaugural address. Topics included the elements of ...
479Jun 20, 2008
Writing the State of the Union Address
Former presidential speechwriters talked about writing the State of the Union address. Topics included the process and various stages of writing the speech, number of drafts, Presidential ...
46Dec 6, 2007
Early Primaries Preview
The top writers in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina held a rare briefing on the state of play in the key early presidential primary states. The topic is, “Early State ...
35Apr 30, 1993
U.S. and World Business Issues
Representative Cantwell spoke on U.S. and world business issues.
123Mar 10, 1992
How Foreigners See American Pop Culture
The panelists considered how the spread of U.S. popular culture throughout the world is viewed by foreigners.