39,880May 12, 2011
Mitt Romney on Health Care Policy
Mitt Romney spoke about health care policy. He focused on differences between the health care plan he passed while he was governor of Massachusetts and the 2010 health care law, which he said ...
4,452Jan 1, 1961
Interview with Ayn Rand
Author Ayn Rand spoke about her philosophical theories and the influence of capitalism on Western society. Her theories came to be known as Objectivism.
3,918May 1, 2010
President Obama at University of Michigan Commencement
President Obama delivered the commencement speech at the University of Michigan 2010 graduation ceremonies. He talked about the need for more civility in public debate, and he encouraged ...
1,970Dec 12, 2000
Jefferson-Hamilton Debate Reenactment
Dressed in period costume, scholars portraying Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton debated their views of democracy, talked about the founding of the nation, and answered questions about modern ...
1,838Jan 13, 2010
Book Discussion on The Protest Psychosis
Dr. Metzl documents the alleged finding of an increased incidence of schizophrenia in black men, but he argues that the link was fabricated during the 60s and early 70s to undermine the Civil ...
1,542Nov 7, 2012
Black Power Movement in the 1960s
Professor Howard Brick of University of Michigan talked about the Black Power Movement in the 1960s. While the Civil Rights Movement led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. sought equality ...
900May 22, 1964
"Great Society" Speech
President Johnson spoke about the state of American success. He stressed that America’s power should be used to advance the quality of life of its citizens and create a "Great Society".
854Oct 17, 2011
Book Discussion on An Anatomy of Addiction
Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, spoke about the cocaine use of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and surgeon William ...
661Mar 22, 2012
Book Discussion on The Escape Artists
Noam Scheiber discussed why President Obama’s economic team was unable to improve the economy, even though many members of the team were successful in doing so in the 1990s under President ...
587Sep 7, 2012
Michael Hayden on U.S. Policy Toward al-Qaida
Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden talked about counter-terrorism policies. He talked about how a consensus was being developed among Americans for counter-terrorism measures against ...
552Nov 7, 2011
Music of the Civil Rights Movement
University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines gave a lecture on the music of the civil rights and black power movement. Several song clips were featured during the class as well as ...
451Sep 11, 2012
Poverty in the United States
Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional family ...
440Jan 14, 2013
Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the ...
431Jan 26, 2010
Book Discussion on The Selling of the American Economy
id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_tabContainer_tabAuthorsBooks_gvAuthorsBooks_ctl02_lblAuthorNameMicheline Maynard argues that investment in the U.S. by foreign companies has had a positive impact on ...
430Sep 18, 2012
Remembering Victims of September 11, 2001
Jonathan Marwil talked to students about perceptions and remembrances of the victims of the September 11, 2001. The class discussion revolved around a photograph by Associated Press photographer ...
410Apr 15, 2005
Book Discussion on Good Muslim, Bad Muslim
Mahmood Mamdani talked about his book Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror, published by Pantheon Books, about the way Muslims around the world have been ...
407Aug 6, 2010
Social Security 75th Anniversary
James Roosevelt, Jr., grandson of President Franklin Roosevelt, spoke at a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Social Security program. He talked about the program and why it is still ...
382Aug 5, 2010
U.S. Fiscal Policy
Donald Marron spoke about U.S. economic and fiscal policy, focusing on the potential challenges in sustaining and promoting an economic recovery. Among the topics he addressed were tax policy, ...
365Apr 12, 2005
Book Discussion on America's Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception
Mr. Baker talked about his book America’s Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception, published by Princeton University Press, about the persistence of traditional American ...
265May 2, 2009
University of Michigan Commencement Address
Larry Page delivered the commencement address to the graduating students at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. The ceremony was held in Michigan Stadium. He talked about how his ...
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