W.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight for Black Equality

Speaker: 
David Levering Lewis
Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator)
Wed, February 19th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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An accomplished scholar and outspoken activist, W.E.B. Du Bois fought racism and discrimination from local institutions to the highest levels of government.

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

Speaker: 
Debora Spar
Louise Mirrer (moderator)
Sat, February 8th, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–11 am: Discussion

Over fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963 with an aim to rectify the imbalances between women and men in the workforce. But how far have women really come? Debora Spar, the president of one of the most esteemed all-women schools in the nation, examines the difficult choices and enduring challenges that continue to confront women today.

Gettysburg: The Aftermath

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Thu, February 6th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

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The epic Battle of Gettysburg did not end the Civil War as Abraham Lincoln had hoped. In fact, the conflict lasted another two years, and more soldiers died after Gettysburg than before. Three Civil War historians explore what Union and Confederate commanders East and West, land and sea did next—and what they should have done.

Foreign Policy with David Sanger and Richard Haass

Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Richard N. Haass (moderator)
Tue, February 4th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Here at home and across the globe, questions regarding U.S. foreign policy and national security are always of critical concern. Focusing on President Obama’s unforeseen foreign policy challenges, David E. Sanger, in conversation with Richard N. Haass, highlights key issues for present and future U.S. foreign policy makers.

The Kennedy Presidency

Speaker: 
Ira Stoll
David Nasaw (moderator)
David Greenberg
Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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John F. Kennedy never made it through a full term in office, yet within his 34 months as president he led the country through some of the most pivotal and consequential events in modern history. Experts examine the trials and tribulations of the Kennedy years—both domestic and international—and explore why the specter of the 35th President remains ever-present in the American consciousness.

The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues

Speaker: 
John Strausbaugh
Tue, January 21st, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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From Thomas Paine to Walt Whitman to Allen Ginsberg, Greenwich Village has attracted many of the passionate radicals and misfits who have helped shape our culture for more than four centuries. Author John Strausbaugh explores the colorful, rowdy, and at times tragic story of this enduring bohemian enclave.

Culture Shock: New York and Paris, 1913

Speaker: 
Leon Botstein
Barbara Haskell
Susan Lacy (moderator)
Wed, January 15th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

Grant Takes Vicksburg

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, January 7th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

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On July 4, 1863, Maj. Gen. Grant’s 47-day siege of Vicksburg ended with the surrender of the Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton, thus removing one of the only remaining Rebel strongholds on the Mississippi River. Three of the nation’s foremost Civil War historians discuss the operations that made up one of the most remarkable military campaigns of the American Civil War.

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Speaker: 
Allen C. Guelzo
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
Wed, December 18th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Why does the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863) still resonate in the hearts and minds of Americans 150 years later? Allen C. Guelzo depicts this momentous battle with both terror and reverence, relating the true grittiness behind the lines, the daily lives of horrified civilians, and the role of politics in military tactics.

Great Generals

Speaker: 
Jean Edward Smith
Lewis Sorley
Sat, December 14th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

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