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Open Phones

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7:00:06 AM - 7:43:37 AM
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7:00:06 AM - 7:43:37 AM

Open Phones

Call-In

Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What is America’s place in the world?”

0 hours, 43 minutes | 138 Views

New Biography on President Obama

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7:43:40 AM - 7:51:35 AM
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7:43:40 AM - 7:51:35 AM

New Biography on President Obama

Call-In

Isaac Dovere was interviewed by phone about a new book on President Obama, Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss. The biography details the president’s life during early adulthood.

0 hours, 7 minutes | 168 Views

British Phone-Hacking Investigation

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7:53:33 AM - 8:33:06 AM
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7:53:33 AM - 8:33:06 AM

British Phone-Hacking Investigation

Call-In

Melanie Sloan and Jon Swaine talked about the British phone hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Swaine, a British newspaper reporter, gave an update on the latest in the inquiry of Mr. Murdoch and his News Corporation. Ms. Sloan explained why her watchdog organization is critical of Murdoch and his Fox company, and the reasons she believes the Federal Communications Commission should revoke Fox’s broadcast licenses.

0 hours, 39 minutes | 882 Views

Cost of Higher Education

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8:34:54 AM - 9:15:31 AM
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8:34:54 AM - 9:15:31 AM

Cost of Higher Education

Call-In

Peter Morici talked about his Des Moines Register article on the value of a college degree in comparison to tuition costs, accrued debt, and salaries earned after graduation. He said that employers require college degrees for jobs that do not pay enough to justify college costs, in part due to high schools' failure to adequately prepare students for the work force. He urged incoming college students to major in science fields, which pay higher salaries and provide specific job skills. Professor Morici also responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and questions from students at Asheville-Buncombe (NC) Technical Community College, who participated via Skype.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 1,528 Views

Tout Technology

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9:15:36 AM - 9:23:47 AM
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9:15:36 AM - 9:23:47 AM

Tout Technology

Call-In

Michael Downing was interviewed about Tout, which allows users to record 15-second video messages. The social media technology has been described by some as like Twitter with video.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.

0 hours, 8 minutes | 181 Views

Counterterrorism Strategy

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9:24:15 AM - 10:01:37 AM
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9:24:15 AM - 10:01:37 AM

Counterterrorism Strategy

Call-In

James Kitfield talked about his National Journal cover story on the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 244 Views

Non-Governmental Veteran Support Assistance

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10:01:44 AM - 11:04:11 AM
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10:01:44 AM - 11:04:11 AM

Non-Governmental Veteran Support Assistance

Public Affairs Event

Representatives from non-governmental organizations talked about assistance programs they offer for veterans and their families. Warriors and Quiet Waters teaches wounded veterans to fly fish. Special Operations Warrior Foundations (SOFW) provides full college education funding for the children of veterans who die during or as a result of a military special operations mission. SOFW also sends $3,000 to wounded warriors for unexpected returning home costs. The Medal of Honor Foundation developed a character development curriculum for schools. Following their remarks, panelists answered questions from the audience.

1 hours, 2 minutes | 218 Views

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

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11:06:50 AM - 11:36:13 AM
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11:06:50 AM - 11:36:13 AM

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

Public Affairs Event

Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 383 Views

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

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11:38:36 AM - 12:36:47 PM
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11:38:36 AM - 12:36:47 PM

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

Public Affairs Event

Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 383 Views

Cost of Higher Education

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12:40:13 PM - 1:20:37 PM
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12:40:13 PM - 1:20:37 PM

Cost of Higher Education

Call-In

Peter Morici talked about his Des Moines Register article on the value of a college degree in comparison to tuition costs, accrued debt, and salaries earned after graduation. He said that employers require college degrees for jobs that do not pay enough to justify college costs, in part due to high schools' failure to adequately prepare students for the work force. He urged incoming college students to major in science fields, which pay higher salaries and provide specific job skills. Professor Morici also responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and questions from students at Asheville-Buncombe (NC) Technical Community College, who participated via Skype.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 1,528 Views

British Phone-Hacking Investigation

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1:21:31 PM - 1:32:26 PM
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1:21:31 PM - 1:32:26 PM

British Phone-Hacking Investigation

Call-In

Melanie Sloan and Jon Swaine talked about the British phone hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Swaine, a British newspaper reporter, gave an update on the latest in the inquiry of Mr. Murdoch and his News Corporation. Ms. Sloan explained why her watchdog organization is critical of Murdoch and his Fox company, and the reasons she believes the Federal Communications Commission should revoke Fox’s broadcast licenses.

0 hours, 10 minutes | 882 Views

Mitt Romney Campaign Event

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1:32:50 PM - 2:14:14 PM
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1:32:50 PM - 2:14:14 PM

Mitt Romney Campaign Event

Public Affairs Event

Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Crofton Industries. He was joined by Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who talked about why she is endorsing Mr. Romney for president.

0 hours, 41 minutes | 1,988 Views

White House Daily Briefing

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2:17:26 PM - 3:05:17 PM
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2:17:26 PM - 3:05:17 PM

White House Daily Briefing

White House Event

Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing, which focused on Chinese activist and lawyer Chen Guangchen. Mr. Chen most recently had said he and his family would like to come to the United States, a reversal of his previous desire to stay in China. Mr. Carney said President Obama had been briefed on the situation but had to plans to make a public statement.

0 hours, 47 minutes | 182 Views

Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

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3:07:21 PM - 4:46:11 PM
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3:07:21 PM - 4:46:11 PM

Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

Public Affairs Event

Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They responded to questions from the audience.
“The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America” was part of The American Bar Association’s 2012 Leon Jaworski Public Program Series, held at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Other sponsors were Federation of State Humanities Councils, Justice at Stake, League of Women Voters of the United States, and the National Center for State Courts.

1 hours, 38 minutes | 1,459 Views

Coordination of Comprehensive Cyber Policy

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4:47:58 PM - 5:35:58 PM
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4:47:58 PM - 5:35:58 PM

Coordination of Comprehensive Cyber Policy

Public Affairs Event

Panelists spoke about global challenges to cyber security and coordination between the U.S. and Europe on information security. Among the issues they addressed were cooperative efforts between law enforcement organizations, various approaches to cyber security employed by different nations and agencies, and potential future challenges to cyber security.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 143 Views

2012 State of Black America Report

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5:36:44 PM - 5:59:45 PM
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5:36:44 PM - 5:59:45 PM

2012 State of Black America Report

Public Affairs Event

Marc Morial talked about the 2012 State of Black America Report. The report indicated that 34 states had some form of voter identification law, and that a rising number of states were moving to disenfranchise ex-felons. It also showed increasing numbers of new restrictions on early and absentee voting.

0 hours, 23 minutes | 238 Views

2012 State of Black America

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5:59:45 PM - 7:07:45 PM
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5:59:45 PM - 7:07:45 PM

2012 State of Black America

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the state of black America in 2012. Topics included young people and voting, the economy, and social media. After their discussion they answered audience members' questions.

1 hours, 8 minutes | 1,048 Views

Black Conservatives

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7:08:35 PM - 8:00:00 PM
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7:08:35 PM - 8:00:00 PM

Black Conservatives

Public Affairs Event

C.L. Bryant talked about why he left the Democratic Party and became a conservative.

0 hours, 51 minutes | 625 Views

Human Rights Abuses in China

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8:00:51 PM - 10:03:57 PM
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8:00:51 PM - 10:03:57 PM

Human Rights Abuses in China

Public Affairs Event

Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.

2 hours, 3 minutes | 5,776 Views

Human Rights Abuses in China

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10:03:59 PM - 10:41:35 PM
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10:03:59 PM - 10:41:35 PM

Human Rights Abuses in China

Public Affairs Event

Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 5,776 Views

Mitt Romney Campaign Event

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10:44:26 PM - 11:22:06 PM
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10:44:26 PM - 11:22:06 PM

Mitt Romney Campaign Event

Public Affairs Event

Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Crofton Industries. He was joined by Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who talked about why she is endorsing Mr. Romney for president.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 1,988 Views

Following a Mitt Romney campaign event, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke to reporters about her endorsement of Mr. Romney as the Republican presidential candidate. Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) commented on the possibility of being the 2012 Republican presidential running mate.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 73 Views

Political Party System Reform

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11:26:34 PM - 12:50:04 AM
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11:26:34 PM - 12:50:04 AM

Political Party System Reform

Public Affairs Event

Participants spoke about independent political movements, the challenges of being an unaffiliated candidate, and the two-party system of American politics. Among the topics they addressed were independent voter demographics, the history of independent movements, and recent levels of partisanship in Washington. They responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 783 Views

Human Rights Abuses in China

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12:50:53 AM - 2:53:59 AM
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12:50:53 AM - 2:53:59 AM

Human Rights Abuses in China

Public Affairs Event

Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.

2 hours, 3 minutes | 5,776 Views

Human Rights Abuses in China

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2:53:59 AM - 3:31:35 AM
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2:53:59 AM - 3:31:35 AM

Human Rights Abuses in China

Public Affairs Event

Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 5,776 Views

Mitt Romney Campaign Event

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3:33:30 AM - 4:11:05 AM
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3:33:30 AM - 4:11:05 AM

Mitt Romney Campaign Event

Public Affairs Event

Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event at Crofton Industries. He was joined by Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who talked about why she is endorsing Mr. Romney for president.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 1,988 Views

Following a Mitt Romney campaign event, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke to reporters about her endorsement of Mr. Romney as the Republican presidential candidate. Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) commented on the possibility of being the 2012 Republican presidential running mate.

0 hours, 1 minutes | 73 Views

Political Party System Reform

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4:15:59 AM - 5:38:04 AM
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4:15:59 AM - 5:38:04 AM

Political Party System Reform

Public Affairs Event

Participants spoke about independent political movements, the challenges of being an unaffiliated candidate, and the two-party system of American politics. Among the topics they addressed were independent voter demographics, the history of independent movements, and recent levels of partisanship in Washington. They responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 22 minutes | 783 Views

U.S. Tax Policy

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5:40:23 AM - 6:58:40 AM
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5:40:23 AM - 6:58:40 AM

U.S. Tax Policy

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social Security and Medicare obligations.

1 hours, 18 minutes | 460 Views

Immigration Law Reform

In Progress

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6:49:20 AM - 8:14:39 AM
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6:49:20 AM - 8:14:39 AM

Immigration Law Reform

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about solutions for U.S. immigration problems. Topics included Arizona’s immigration law, college students forced to leave the country due to immigration status, and costs associated with immigration. The program includes questions from the audience.

1 hours, 25 minutes | 434 Views

U.S. Economic Agenda

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8:16:55 AM - 8:43:44 AM
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8:16:55 AM - 8:43:44 AM

U.S. Economic Agenda

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Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, job creation, tax policy, and ways to jump start the economy.

0 hours, 26 minutes | 324 Views

U.S. Security Challenges

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8:45:27 AM - 9:34:26 AM
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8:45:27 AM - 9:34:26 AM

U.S. Security Challenges

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey talked about U.S. security challenges and international partnerships. Other topics included U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Defense Department funding, and the possible impact of congressionally mandated spending cuts.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 764 Views

U.S. Tax Policy

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9:34:53 AM - 10:52:26 AM
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9:34:53 AM - 10:52:26 AM

U.S. Tax Policy

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social Security and Medicare obligations.

1 hours, 17 minutes | 460 Views

U.S. Tax Policy

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10:53:10 AM - 11:04:28 AM
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10:53:10 AM - 11:04:28 AM

U.S. Tax Policy

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social Security and Medicare obligations.

0 hours, 11 minutes | 460 Views

U.S. Tax Policy Reform

LIVE

Airing Time:

11:04:39 AM - 12:02:21 PM
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11:04:39 AM - 12:02:21 PM

U.S. Tax Policy Reform

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the principles of tax reform. They discussed the elimination of deductions and exclusions, job creation and the corporate tax rate, and the possibility of reform following the 2012 presidential election.

0 hours, 57 minutes | 223 Views

Technology Regulation

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12:04:37 PM - 2:02:42 PM
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12:04:37 PM - 2:02:42 PM

Technology Regulation

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about issues related to regulating technology and innovation. Topics included two congressional bills intended to stop Internet piracy, the Food and Drug Administration, and the general lack of scientific knowledge among members of Congress. After their discussion they answered questions from the audience.
The 2012 Federalist Society National Student Symposium was hosted by Stanford University Law School. The theme for the symposium was “Bureaucracy Unbound: Can Limited Government and the Administrative State Co-Exist?”

1 hours, 58 minutes | 862 Views

Human Rights Abuses in China

LIVE

Airing Time:

2:03:03 PM - 4:46:25 PM
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2:03:03 PM - 4:46:25 PM

Human Rights Abuses in China

Public Affairs Event

Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.

2 hours, 43 minutes | 5,776 Views

Robert Zoellick Remarks

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4:48:48 PM - 5:49:36 PM
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4:48:48 PM - 5:49:36 PM

Robert Zoellick Remarks

Public Affairs Event

Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick talked global development during his tenure. In his remarks he cautioned against a top-down approach to international development work, and called on the U.S. to get its fiscal house in order. He also responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 0 minutes | 276 Views

International Development and Relief Work

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5:51:51 PM - 7:00:10 PM
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5:51:51 PM - 7:00:10 PM

International Development and Relief Work

Public Affairs Event

Representatives from non-governmental organizations spoke about the future of international development and relief work. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of the recent financial crisis on both the global economy and the ability to provide assistance, human rights issues, and global climate change. They responded to questions from the audience.

1 hours, 8 minutes | 157 Views

Q&A with Andrew Ferguson

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7:00:10 PM - 7:58:30 PM
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7:00:10 PM - 7:58:30 PM

Q&A with Andrew Ferguson

Q&A

Andrew Ferguson is senior editor at the Weekly Standard. He discussed his new book, Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College. The book humorously follows him through the process of getting his son accepted into college. It includes taking the SATs, the application process, visiting colleges, and applying for financial assistance.
Prior to his position at the Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson wrote for Time Magazine and Washingtonian magazine. He has written columns for Fortune, Forbes FYI, National Review, Commentary, and TV Guide. During a portion of the George H.W. Bush administration, he was a White House speechwriter.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 2,228 Views

Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House

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8:01:08 PM - 8:53:14 PM
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8:01:08 PM - 8:53:14 PM

Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House

Public Affairs Event

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress.

0 hours, 52 minutes | 720 Views

Book Discussion on Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War

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8:55:18 PM - 9:50:26 PM
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8:55:18 PM - 9:50:26 PM

Book Discussion on Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War

Public Affairs Event

Historian Hugh Howard recounts the War of 1812 from the view point of President James Madison and first lady Dolley Madison. The author examines President Madison’s decision to declare war, the first president to do so, and the succeeding battles on land and sea as America fought its second war for independence from Britain. Hugh Howard showed pictures during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 811 Views

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9:52:40 PM - 11:28:03 PM

Book Discussion on James Madison and the Making of America

Public Affairs Event

Kevin Gutzman recounted the legislative career of James Madison, which he called the most under-emphasized aspect of his career. Professor Gutzman contends that Madison’s political life was complicated and marked by his contrarian ideas about the need for the Bill of Rights and the failings of the U.S. Constitution, two documents that he assisted in drafting, and his thoughts on the negative impact of political parties. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.

1 hours, 35 minutes | 2,332 Views

U.S. Tax Policy

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11:30:03 PM - 12:48:25 AM
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11:30:03 PM - 12:48:25 AM

U.S. Tax Policy

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social Security and Medicare obligations.

1 hours, 18 minutes | 460 Views

U.S. Tax Policy Reform

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12:48:01 AM - 1:32:38 AM
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12:48:01 AM - 1:32:38 AM

U.S. Tax Policy Reform

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the principles of tax reform. They discussed the elimination of deductions and exclusions, job creation and the corporate tax rate, and the possibility of reform following the 2012 presidential election.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 223 Views

Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House

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1:34:42 AM - 2:26:48 AM
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1:34:42 AM - 2:26:48 AM

Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House

Public Affairs Event

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. The author used correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before to report on Mr. Jennings' life as a slave in the White House and his relationship with James and Dolley Madison. Upon gaining his freedom in 1847, Mr. Jennings was involved in the Pearl Affair, the largest, single slave escape ever attempted, and he authored the first White House memoir. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience at this “Books and Beyond” presentation in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress.

0 hours, 52 minutes | 720 Views

Book Discussion on Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War

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2:28:48 AM - 3:23:56 AM
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2:28:48 AM - 3:23:56 AM

Book Discussion on Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War

Public Affairs Event

Historian Hugh Howard recounts the War of 1812 from the view point of President James Madison and first lady Dolley Madison. The author examines President Madison’s decision to declare war, the first president to do so, and the succeeding battles on land and sea as America fought its second war for independence from Britain. Hugh Howard showed pictures during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

0 hours, 55 minutes | 811 Views

Close

3:26:26 AM - 5:01:18 AM

Book Discussion on James Madison and the Making of America

Public Affairs Event

Kevin Gutzman recounted the legislative career of James Madison, which he called the most under-emphasized aspect of his career. Professor Gutzman contends that Madison’s political life was complicated and marked by his contrarian ideas about the need for the Bill of Rights and the failings of the U.S. Constitution, two documents that he assisted in drafting, and his thoughts on the negative impact of political parties. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.

1 hours, 34 minutes | 2,332 Views

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5:03:21 AM - 6:47:48 AM

Minority Access to Broadband Technology and Job Creation

Public Affairs Event

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners and minority community leaders talked about a new National Urban League report that found substantial efforts to bridge the digital divide between minorities and white Americans was beginning to narrow. They focused on what had been achieved and what was yet to be achieved to trigger entrepreneurship, initiative and participation by African Americans in broadband jobs and businesses. They also discussed ways that private enterprise, community organizations and governments could work together in under-served communities.

1 hours, 44 minutes | 1,095 Views

Human Rights Abuses in China

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6:49:59 AM - 8:53:05 AM

Continues

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6:49:59 AM - 8:53:05 AM

Human Rights Abuses in China

Public Affairs Event

Witnesses testified at an emergency hearing on recent developments concerning Chinese blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from his 19 month house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in China. They also talked about his legal advocacy work in China and human rights abuses in the country. During the hearing Chen Guangcheng spoke by telephone, through an interpreter, to the hearing and requested a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
After escape from home confinement, Chen met with the U.S. ambassador and administration officials at the American Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. After staying at the embassy for six days, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to let him live safely in China with his family. Hours after Chen left the U.S. Embassy for a hospital checkup, he informed the U.S. that he and his family felt threatened and wanted to go abroad.

2 hours, 3 minutes | 5,776 Views

U.S. Economy and the Housing Market

In Progress

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6:19:22 AM - 7:15:59 AM
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6:19:22 AM - 7:15:59 AM

U.S. Economy and the Housing Market

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Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on foreclosure and interest rates, as well as construction and sales.

0 hours, 56 minutes | 953 Views

U.S. Economy and the Housing Market

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7:16:16 AM - 8:01:21 AM
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7:16:16 AM - 8:01:21 AM

U.S. Economy and the Housing Market

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Panelists talked about the economy and the state of the U.S. housing market. They focused on foreclosure and interest rates, as well as construction and sales.

0 hours, 45 minutes | 953 Views

Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

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8:02:38 AM - 9:41:28 AM
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8:02:38 AM - 9:41:28 AM

Role of Courts in U.S. Democracy

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Participants talked about the role of courts in democracies. Among the topics they addressed were judicial procedures, judicial elections, separation of powers, and case volume. They responded to questions from the audience.
“The Courts and Constitutional Democracy in America” was part of The American Bar Association’s 2012 Leon Jaworski Public Program Series, held at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Other sponsors were Federation of State Humanities Councils, Justice at Stake, League of Women Voters of the United States, and the National Center for State Courts.

1 hours, 38 minutes | 1,459 Views

Black Conservatives

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9:42:46 AM - 10:34:11 AM
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Black Conservatives

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C.L. Bryant talked about why he left the Democratic Party and became a conservative.

0 hours, 51 minutes | 625 Views

Jeffrey Lacker on the U.S. Economy

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10:36:35 AM - 12:38:55 PM
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10:36:35 AM - 12:38:55 PM

Jeffrey Lacker on the U.S. Economy

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Jeff Lacker talked about the U.S economy. Among the topics he addressed were limits to lending, unemployment, and fiscal policy.

2 hours, 2 minutes | 190 Views

U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget

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12:40:40 PM - 1:42:14 PM
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12:40:40 PM - 1:42:14 PM

U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget

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In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed the state of the U.S. economy and prospects for growth and recovery. Topics included the role of the Federal Reserve, tax policy, and the price of oil. All agreed that Congress must address the federal debt and budget deficit. 
In the second portion, panelists talked about the economy and U.S. federal debt and spending. House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in his remarks said he does not believe Congress will resolve any major looming budget issues before the presidential election. Other topics included tax revenue and Mitt Romney’s economic proposals.

1 hours, 1 minutes | 350 Views

Impact of Credit Rating Agencies

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1:45:02 PM - 3:08:50 PM
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1:45:02 PM - 3:08:50 PM

Impact of Credit Rating Agencies

International Telecasts

Representatives from the three major sovereign credit agencies testified before a British parliamentary committee on the political implication of credit ratings and banking scores. Members from the British Treasury Committee asked the witnesses about the recent downgrades of the United States and other eurozone countries. They also examined the role of the credit agencies and the potential ethical considerations when disclosing negative ratings around political events.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 156 Views

First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death

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3:10:17 PM - 5:05:35 PM
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3:10:17 PM - 5:05:35 PM

First Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death

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To mark the one-year anniversary of killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEALS, a panel of former military and intelligence officials assessed the state of al-Qaida, and the potential impact of Bin Laden’s death on global security. They also talked about U.S.-Pakistan relations and recent political unrest in the Middle East. They responded to questions from the audience.


“Al-Qa’ida: Quo Vadis?” was a luncheon panel discussion hosted by the International Center for Terrorism Studies on the first anniversary of “Operation Neptune Spear.”

1 hours, 55 minutes | 462 Views

Technology Regulation

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5:08:26 PM - 7:11:41 PM
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5:08:26 PM - 7:11:41 PM

Technology Regulation

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Panelists talked about issues related to regulating technology and innovation. Topics included two congressional bills intended to stop Internet piracy, the Food and Drug Administration, and the general lack of scientific knowledge among members of Congress. After their discussion they answered questions from the audience.
The 2012 Federalist Society National Student Symposium was hosted by Stanford University Law School. The theme for the symposium was “Bureaucracy Unbound: Can Limited Government and the Administrative State Co-Exist?”

2 hours, 3 minutes | 862 Views

Town Hall Meeting on the 2012 Farm Bill

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7:13:32 PM - 7:58:52 PM
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7:13:32 PM - 7:58:52 PM

Town Hall Meeting on the 2012 Farm Bill

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson took part in a town hall with American University students. She discussed a wide range of issues, including high gas prices, sustainable and renewable energy, and climate change.

0 hours, 45 minutes | 156 Views

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

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8:01:56 PM - 9:23:21 PM
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8:01:56 PM - 9:23:21 PM

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

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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 slides.

1 hours, 21 minutes | 767 Views

16th St. Baptist Church

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9:24:07 PM - 9:30:54 PM
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9:24:07 PM - 9:30:54 PM

16th St. Baptist Church

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The Reverend Arthur Price talked about the history of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He focused on activities of the civil rights movement and the Sunday, September 15, 1963, bombing of the church that killed four girls and marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 6 minutes | 511 Views

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9:32:56 PM - 11:35:23 PM

The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror

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This week, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discusses “The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror.”
Mr. Rumsfeld is a guest lecturer at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina, in a course called “The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America,” taught by Citadel International Politics and American Government professor Mallory Factor.

2 hours, 2 minutes | 813 Views

Urban America in the Mid-20th Century

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11:36:22 PM - 1:00:02 AM
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11:36:22 PM - 1:00:02 AM

Urban America in the Mid-20th Century

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This week, an examination of urban America in the mid-twentieth century, with Brian Purnell, a professor at Bowdoin College in Maine. 
The class is part of a course called, “The Wire: Race, Class, Gender, and the Urban Crisis,” which covers the social, economic, political, and cultural dynamics of U.S. cities after World War Two.
This is an hour and twenty minutes.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 1,278 Views

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

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1:01:50 AM - 2:23:15 AM
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1:01:50 AM - 2:23:15 AM

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

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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 slides.

1 hours, 21 minutes | 767 Views

16th St. Baptist Church

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2:24:01 AM - 2:30:48 AM
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2:24:01 AM - 2:30:48 AM

16th St. Baptist Church

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The Reverend Arthur Price talked about the history of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He focused on activities of the civil rights movement and the Sunday, September 15, 1963, bombing of the church that killed four girls and marked a turning point in the civil rights movement.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Birmingham, Alabama, on October 31-November 4 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Bright House Networks local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

0 hours, 6 minutes | 511 Views

This week, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discusses “The Bush Doctrine, Compassionate Conservatism, and the War on Terror.”
Mr. Rumsfeld is a guest lecturer at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina, in a course called “The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America,” taught by Citadel International Politics and American Government professor Mallory Factor.

2 hours, 2 minutes | 813 Views

Urban America in the Mid-20th Century

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4:36:17 AM - 5:59:57 AM
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4:36:17 AM - 5:59:57 AM

Urban America in the Mid-20th Century

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This week, an examination of urban America in the mid-twentieth century, with Brian Purnell, a professor at Bowdoin College in Maine. 
The class is part of a course called, “The Wire: Race, Class, Gender, and the Urban Crisis,” which covers the social, economic, political, and cultural dynamics of U.S. cities after World War Two.
This is an hour and twenty minutes.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 1,278 Views

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

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6:02:31 AM - 6:31:54 AM
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6:02:31 AM - 6:31:54 AM

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

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Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 383 Views

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

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6:31:54 AM - 7:30:05 AM

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6:31:54 AM - 7:30:05 AM

Evolution of Terrorist Groups

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Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also responded to questions from the audience.

0 hours, 58 minutes | 383 Views