475Jan 7, 2012
Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century
Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The ...
221Sep 16, 2011
Kennedy 1961 Crises in Cuba and Berlin
Historian Alan Brinkley discussed the crises President Kennedy faced in 1961, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Crisis, and the lessons he learned from those events. He is the ...
801Sep 26, 2010
The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations
A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the 1935 Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act on American life and society, as well as the current state of Social ...
1,072Jun 19, 2010
Book Discussion on Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Alan Brinkley, former provost of Columbia University, talked about his book Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2009). He recounts the life of the thirty-second president from ...
252May 26, 2010
After Words with Alan Brinkley
Mr. Brinkley explores the life and career of Henry Luce, who was credited with reinventing the magazine industry within a decade. The co-creator of Time magazine and creator of ...
89Apr 9, 2010
Alan Brinkley talked about his book The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century (Knopf; April 20, 2010). Henry Luce was only 24-years old when he published the first issue of ...
444Dec 2, 2009
A panel discussion was held on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s policy advisers, focusing on his earliest advisers dealing with the Great Depression. The panelists discussed the ...
132Nov 8, 2009
Visions of Peace in an Age of War
Alan Brinkley spoke about the way in which different societies envisioned power during the previous world wars and aspirations cultures had in the hopes that the post war life would be ...
291Nov 11, 2007
President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court
Panelists talked about President Roosevelt and the 1930s U.S. Supreme Court. They discussed important Supreme Court decisions, appointments and presidential politics of the era including the ...
134Nov 27, 2006
Tribute to Arthur Schlesinger
Moderated by John Seigenthaler, three distinguished historians paid tribute to fellow historian Arthur Schlesinger and talked about his life and career. Mr. Schlesinger was special ...
47May 8, 2003
Unacknowledged Legislators: Lukas Prize Panel
The annual J. Anthony Lukas Book Prizes for narrative nonfiction were presented. The winners then participated in a panel discussion on the effects that writers and their works can have on ...
35Apr 5, 2003
Reflections on War with Iraq
Historians spoke about war with Iraq, the potential impact of the war on the U.S. role in the world, the war in relation to prior conflicts, and the traditional goals of U.S. foreign ...
106Apr 18, 2001
Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy
The 2001 Bancroft Prizes were awarded for books of exceptional merit and distinction in the fields of American history and biography published in 2000.
The recipients, who made acceptance ...
32May 6, 2000
J. Anthony Lukas Prize
Winners of the 2000 Lukas Prize discussed the craft of writing narrative non-fiction and how they approached the research for their books. The prize is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning author ...
17Jun 5, 1998
Our American Democracy
Panel members talked about American democracy and leadership throughout our history.
87Mar 27, 1998
State of U.S. History
History professors talked about the state of U.S. history during a forum at Columbia University moderated by Professor Brinkley. Following their discussion, panelists answered questions from ...
28Nov 11, 1997
Book Discussion on Big Trouble
Panelists discussed the book, Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas. Mr. Lukas died last June and the book ...
66Oct 9, 1996
Political Legacy of the New Deal
The panelists discussed the importance of the New Deal in postwar U.S. politics through the continuing debate over programs such as social security and welfare. Following their prepared ...
57Oct 3, 1996
The Past and Future of Democracy
Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be
used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy.
They attempted to answer the question, “Why ...
153Sep 30, 1996
Book Discussion on Slouching Towards Gomorrah
Judge Bork talked about his new book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, published by Reganbooks. He described what voters are looking for in the coming ...
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