The White House: Readers and Leaders of the West Wing

Speaker: 
Tevi Troy
Gil Troy
Wed, March 19th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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How have media and literature shaped the leadership styles and worldviews of our nation’s highest office? From Jefferson to Lincoln and Bush to Obama, two renowned presidential historians provide an in-depth look into this timeless question.

Justice Thurgood Marshall

Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
Tue, March 11th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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As a powerful voice in the battle for Civil Rights and the first African American appointed to the nation's highest court, Justice Thurgood Marshall was among the scores of African Americans across the country who were conquering color barriers in government, sports, music, and culture. A former law clerk to Justice Marshall offers an in-depth look at this monumental figure and his enduring legacy.

The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

Speaker: 
Yuval Levin
William Kristol (moderator)
Tue, March 4th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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For more than two centuries, America’s political culture has been polarized between the left and the right, between a party of progressive ideologies and one of conservative. Two experts explore the roots of American political order through the men who represented each side of the left/right debate at its outset—Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine—and consider how their views continue to shape our current political discourse.

An Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

Speaker: 
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Bob Herbert (moderator)
Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am — Program

As the nation anemically recovers from one of the most devastating economic crises in recent history, innovative thinkers are reimagining the formula for successful 21st-century economic policy. In an intimate conversation with Bob Herbert, Joseph E. Stiglitz explores theories of welfare economics and income and wealth distribution and considers how to ensure a more just and prosperous future.

The U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the Media

Speaker: 
Kenji Yoshino
Robert Post
Linda Greenhouse
Sat, February 22nd, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

**PLEASE NOTE**

This program is replacing the previously scheduled February 22 program, “Mr. Smith, Where Are You?”

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Discussion

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Speaker: 
Robert M. Gates
David Gregory (moderator)
Tue, January 14th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

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In his first major book event and his only New York stop in a national tour, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers a behind-the-scenes account of his service under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama while the nation was embroiled in two difficult wars.

The United States Constitution and the Three Branches of Government

Speaker: 
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito
Philip C. Bobbitt
Akhil Reed Amar
Sat, November 16th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out

 

**PLEASE NOTE**
This program is replacing the previously scheduled November 16th program “Masters of the Senate.”

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9-9:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30-11 am: Discussion

Harlem with Barry Lewis

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Sun, March 9th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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With its rich history in African-American politics, journalism, athletics, and culture, Harlem has evolved into one of the world's most celebrated neighborhoods. In anticipation of the exhibition The Black Fives, join Barry Lewis for a discussion on the neighborhood's enduring architecture, from its classic Victorian brownstones to its renowned ballrooms.

The White House Series: First Mothers

Speaker: 
Cokie Roberts
Gil Troy
Elizabeth Mehren
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Wed, February 26th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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Many remarkable mothers have given birth to American presidents, and as a result, helped shape the course of history through their relationships. Although America has yet to elect a female President, many women have played important parts in shaping presidential administrations and in changing the roles and the perceptions of women in politics. To celebrate the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913, four experts discuss past First Mothers who have influenced a nation.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM CHANGE: Mr. Smith, Where Are You?

Speaker: 
Robert Post
Linda Greenhouse
Sat, February 22nd, 2014 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please note that the focus of the discussion for the February 22 public program has changed. “Mr. Smith, Where Are You?” is now “The U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the Media,” featuring Kenji Yoshino, Robert Post, and Linda Greenhouse. Please click here to learn more about the new program and to purchase tickets.

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