196Sep 15, 2013
Syria and President Obama
Eleanor Clift and Armstrong Williams talked about Syria and how U.S. reaction to Syria’s use of chemical weapons has impacted President Obama’s reputation, and his legacy. They also ...
676Feb 28, 2013
Role of Media in Women's Suffrage
Women journalists and authors talked about the role of the media in the women’s suffrage movement and how they have helped and hurt the cause in the last century. They spoke at a National ...
1,002Nov 7, 2012
Journalists, pollsters and Republican and Democratic Party representatives analyzed the results and implications of the 2012 elections. Topics included the campaign strategy of President Obama ...
314May 24, 2012
Book Discussion on Selecting a President
Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, explains the way the president of the United States is elected and reports that, although campaigns have modernized, the electoral system has ...
103Apr 30, 2009
President Obama's First 100 Days
Eleanor Clift and Dan Balz talked about President Obama’s first 100 days in office with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long government ...
294Jan 21, 2009
Book Discussion on A Long Time Coming
Evan Thomas and Eleanor Clift spoke about A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama (PublicAffairs; January 6, 2009). The book is ...
123Mar 25, 2008
Women as Voters and Activists
Panelists talked about women as voters and activists. They focused on emerging trends among women voters in the 2008 election and beyond, where their political influence would be greatest, and ...
47Mar 17, 2008
Book Discussion on Two Weeks of Life
Eleanor Clift, author of Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics, recounted the two weeks in March 2005 when she was covering the Teri Schiavo story while attending to her ...
34Mar 19, 2007
Press, Government, and Politics
Eleanor Clift discussed the press, government, and politics with Close Up students from around the nation. Topics included media bias, the role of media in a democracy, and other issues.
8Jan 16, 2007
Distance Learning Class
Students from the University of Denver, Pace University in New York City, and George Mason University in Washington, D.C., participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.
161May 19, 2006
Thomas Dunne Book Party
On the occasion of the BookExpo America being held in Washington, D.C., Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, hosted a party at the Cosmos Club for approximately 25 of its ...
38Aug 5, 2005
Palliative and End of Life Care
Participants talked to a meeting of social workers about end-of-life care and planning, the role of clinical and mental health professionals in providing guidance and assistance to the terminally ...
24May 9, 2005
Women Voters and the Media
WomenVote USA hosted the forum “Colloquium on Women Voters: The Defining Vote.” Several top female journalists participated in a panel titled “Media’s Role in Defining ...
43Jan 20, 2005
Book Discussion on Election 2004
Mr. Thomas talked about his book Election 2004: How Bush Won and What You Can Expect in the Future, published by PublicAffairs. Along with several members of his Newsweek ...
53Dec 3, 2004
Polarization of America and the 2004 Election
A panel examined the “red state-blue state” phenomenon and the partisan polarization of America after the 2004 election. Among the issues they addressed were campaign strategies, ...
10Aug 18, 2004
Women Voters in 2004 Elections
Participants talked about the role of women in formulating public policy, the electoral process, and issue advocacy. They also talked about the role of women in business in advocating ...
68May 8, 2004
The Polarization of Politics
The first Capital Book Festival was hosted by the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation in its tenth anniversary year.
The panelists talked about the polarization of ...
174Nov 12, 2003
Book Discussion on Founding Sisters
Ms. Clift was interviewed about her book, Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment, published by John Wiley and Sons. In the book, the author examines the women’s ...
38Sep 20, 2003
Women in Politics and the Media
Ms. Clift spoke to students and gave an overview of a seminar on women in politics and the way in which the media covers women and public perceptions of women politicians. She also talked ...
23Sep 20, 2003
Women in Politics and the Media
Political analysts spoke to students about their profession and the role of women as political pundits. Following their remarks they answered questions from the students.
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