424Apr 3, 2012
ACLU in American Life
Panelists discussed many of the issues on which national debate has been promoted by litigation and public education from the American Civil Liberties Union. Topics included national security ...
137Apr 1, 2009
Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
Vijay Padmanabhan and others talked about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Mr. Padmanabhan was formerly an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of ...
132Feb 8, 2000
The Adversarial System
Mr. Bennett spoke about how the adversarial process influences the ethics and morality of court officers. Among the issues he discussed were how lawyers can use the process to stretch the ...
131Mar 2, 2009
Book Discussion on Church of Lies
Flora Jessop, a former fundamentalist Latter Day Saints member, took part in a forum on three books about abuse in religious communities. Her book, Church of Lies (Jossey-Bass; January ...
88Apr 16, 2000
U.S. and European Courts
Justices from the European Court and the U.S. Supreme Court discussed the work of their respective courts as well as the issues of federal power over states.
They explored ways in which ...
48Jan 22, 1998
Holocaust Germany: The Next Generation
Panelists discussed Mr. Schlink’s novel The Reader, a fictional account of an illiterate girl in Nazi Germany who learns to read while a guard in a concentration camp. The ...
44Mar 4, 1997
The heads of the National Urban League, the World Jewish Congress, and the NAACP talked about where blacks and Jews are getting along, where they are not, and why. After their prepared remarks, ...
30Nov 19, 1998
Privatization and the Judicial System
Justice Breyer and several academics discussed the legal aspects of building a global civil society. Their discussion focused on the ability of international organizations to make and enforce ...
25Apr 1, 1998
Art in the Age of Technology
Mr. Gelernter discussed his book Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology and the relationship between art, technology, and religion.
20Dec 20, 1992
Tolerance and U.S. Policies
After receiving an honorary degree from Yeshiva, Gen. Powell spoke at the 68th annual Hanukkah dinner on U.S. foreign policy toward Israel. He advocated the politics of tolerance in ...
4Dec 4, 1994
Middle East Peace Process
Senator Dole received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Yeshiva University during their 70th annual Hanukkah Convocation. In his remarks, he focused on Republican perspectives on ...