26Mar 18, 2004
Civic Involvement and Education
Panelists talked about civic involvement and civic education. Among the specific issues addressed were the definition of a good citizen, voter turnout, volunteerism, and the teaching of ...
43Oct 29, 2002
Human Cloning Report
Participants talked about a report issued by the President’s Council on Bioethics. Among the topics they addressed were the ethics of human cloning, uses of cloning for biomedical ...
20Oct 3, 2002
Perils of Preemptive War
Mr. Galston talked about his article on the peril of preemptive war and his reason for disagreeing with President Bush’s doctrine. He also responded to audience telephone calls, ...
71May 31, 2002
Higher Education and Democracy
In a forum titled “Higher Education and Democracy in Peace and War: Is Higher Education Compatible with Patriotism?,” participants talked about the state of higher education and the ...
28Dec 18, 2001
Book Discussion on Sacred Places, Civic Purposes
Mr. Dionne moderated a discussion on the role of faith-based institutions in America. Recently, Mr. Dionne co-edited a book on the topic titled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes, ...
7Feb 12, 2001
Families and the New Administration: Child Welfare
Mr. Galston and Mr. Rector spoke about the politics of forwarding welfare legislation. Among the topics they addressed were the state of families living in poverty, programs designed ...
25Jul 7, 2000
Democratic Platform Preparation, Morning Session
Democratic leaders proposed planks for the party platform and discussed the merits of these
suggestions. Topics included education, the economy, and a variety of other matters.
28Jul 7, 2000
Democratic Platform Preparation, Afternoon Session
Democratic leaders proposed planks for the party platform and discussed the merits of
these propositions. Issues included gun control, crime, and a variety of other matters.
53Jun 20, 2000
Book Discussion on Tocqueville on American Character
Panel members discussed Mr. Ledeen’s book Tocqueville on American Character, published
by St. Martin’s Press. The book examines Alexis de Tocqueville’s ...
10Apr 5, 2000
Gore Education Plans
Mr. Galston talked about Vice President Gore’s education platform for the 2000 presidential election. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.
25Jun 24, 1998
Encouraging Civic Participation
Mr. Bennett and former Senator Nunn talked about the importance of civic participation in government and renewal and ways in which to encourage participation amongst citizens. Professor ...
19Jun 4, 1998
DLC Conversation Meeting
DNC members talked about the future of the Democratic Party.
29Jan 15, 1998
Social and Economic Policy Challenges
Panelists discussed British leadership of the European Union, especially concerning the differences between social and economic policies and standards in the United Kingdom and continental ...
168Aug 13, 1997
Tocqueville on Liberty and Equality
Professor Galston talked about Tocqueville’s ideas on liberty and equality in volume two of Democracy in America. He emphasized that Tocqueville believed that the desire for equality ...