3,845Oct 12, 2010
Representative Baird on Terrorism
Representative Brian Baird (D-WA) spoke about U.S. efforts to combat terrorism, the psychology of terrorism, and ways in which partisan politics and “group think” affect political ...
3,560Sep 12, 2011
U.S. Debt and Deficit Reduction
The former co-chairs of the presidential deficit reduction commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, held a news conference on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in the ...
2,066Apr 27, 2011
Daniel Benjamin Remarks on Domestic and Counterterrorism Threats
Dan Benjamin gave the keynote address at a New America Foundation event on assessing the threat of al-Qaeda threat 10 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He spoke about the ...
1,925Jan 27, 2010
Book Discussion on Cornered
Barry Lynn talked about the power of business monopolies in the 21st Century and explained why he thinks they are bad for the U.S. He spoke at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.
1,637Oct 12, 2010
Robert Pape on Terrorism
Robert Pape talked about a sub-project of the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Terrorism on “suicide terrorism,” which compiles statistics and keeps a database of ...
1,586May 29, 2012
Osama Bin Laden Documents
Nelly LaHoud gave an analysis of the report she and others wrote about documents recovered from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. The report was a study of 17 declassified documents ...
1,517Nov 13, 2012
2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff
Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget ...
1,340Jan 13, 2011
Book Discussion on The Net Delusion
In his book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom Evgeny Morozov, contributing editor to Foreign Policy, argues that the Internet may do less to democratize states and ...
1,167Feb 23, 2012
Negative Political Advertising
Speakers talked about the impact of negative political advertising on the 2012 election. Topics included the history of negative ads, the number of ads being put out in 2012, and how those ads ...
1,146Apr 1, 2010
Fossil Fuel Use and Alternative Energy
Panelists talked about ways to move away from dependence on fossil fuels to more energy-efficient sources such as wind and solar power. They addressed energy security issues, green house ...
1,123Oct 11, 2010
Book Discussion on The New Nobility
Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan talked about the reinvention of the KGB as the KSB during the rule of Vladimir Putin. The authors argued that the FSB is effectively more powerful than its ...
1,053Jan 25, 2013
Race and President Obama's Second Term
Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago and what disparities remained at the start of President Obama’s second term. He ...
1,041Jun 13, 2011
Social, Economic, and Political Division
Authors, political scientists, and sociologists talked about the issues that divide and separate Americans. Topics debated include immigration, poverty, and race. Former Supreme Court ...
1,033Jul 7, 2010
Book Discussion on Red Families v. Blue Familes
Family law scholars Naomi Cahn and June Carbone examine America’s red and blue state divide and how these regional and ideological differences affect American families. The authors ...
1,017Jan 6, 2010
Panelists talked about the lingering effects of the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. The discussion was based on an article in the Washington Monthly ...
1,014Jun 14, 2011
U.S. Economy and Federal Debt
Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way ...
949Oct 17, 2013
Obama Administration and the Press
Panelists talked about a report by the Committee to Project Journalists which investigates press freedom conditions during the Obama administration. The report argues that the Obama ...
948Nov 26, 2013
National Security and Foreign Policy
Former State and Defense Department officials and former Middle East adviser Dennis Ross talked about President Obama’s challenges in foreign policy and national challenges. Topics ...
947Oct 27, 2011
Book Discussion on The Darwin Economy
Robert Frank argues that Charles Darwin’s take on human competition is more accurate than Adam Smith’s and that by the end of the century Darwin would replace Smith in the West as the ...
873Jan 7, 2013
Book Discussion on Talibanistan
Peter Bergen and a panel of contributors to the book, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion talked about the threat posed by extremists who operate in ...
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