28,742May 27, 2009
Book Discussion on Presidential Command
A panel discussion was held on the late Peter W. Rodman (1943-2008) and his posthumous book, Presidential Command: Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to George ...
12,661Jul 16, 2012
U.S. Fiscal Policy
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for economic ...
4,194May 9, 2012
Book Discussion on It's Even Worse Than It Looks
In their new book, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein examine partisan politics in the U.S. government. The authors contend that the level of “hyperpartisanship” ...
3,515Aug 22, 2011
Reforming Early Education
Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring the ...
2,384Nov 14, 2011
Jon Huntsman Remarks on the U.S. Economy
Republican 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman discussed his jobs plan and the state of the U.S. economy with Ted Gayer. He also talked about the economic proposals of some of the other ...
2,145Nov 30, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in ...
2,039Jan 20, 2012
Future of Europe
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke about the European economy, the future of the Euro, and efforts to see the European Union through an economic recession. He responded to ...
1,958Apr 22, 2011
Health Care Costs and Biomedical Innovation
Newt Gingrich and Peter Orszag spoke at a forum on the costs of the health care, the federal health care law enacted the previous year, and its impact on biomedical innovation. The event also ...
1,853Jul 9, 2012
Fiscal Policy and Government in New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) outlined his fiscal agenda and plan for government reform in his state, and how his policies could be used by other states and the federal government. He talked ...
1,822Jan 28, 2013
Special Operations and Iraq
General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) talked about the evolution of the Joint Special Operations Command and the pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq, in particular the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Bruce ...
1,696May 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Neoconservatism
A panel discussion between Bill Kristol, Strobe Talbott, E.J. Dionne, Francis Fukuyama and author Justin Vaisse, discussing the evolution of “neoconservatism,” from New York ...
1,672Dec 7, 2013
President Obama on U.S.-Israel Relations
President Obama talked about issues affecting U.S. relations with Israel. He was interviewed by Haim Saban. The discussion focused on the deal made with Iran to curtail their nuclear ...
1,598Jul 23, 2012
Presidential Campaign Ads
Researchers with Vanderbilt University and YouGov’s Ad Rating Project presented new data on voter responses to 2012 presidential campaign ads, and afterward political scientists talked about ...
1,471Nov 28, 2012
Constitutionalism and China
Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the ...
1,449Jan 8, 2013
State and Federal Marijuana Laws
Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to questions from ...
1,416Apr 25, 2012
U.S. Foreign Policy
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about U.S. foreign policy. In his remarks he called for stronger U.S. leadership and engagement globally. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who introduced ...
1,378Jun 8, 1998
State of the Cities
Panel members talked about current programs to revitalize cities. They talked about the ways in which cities are attempting to draw suburbanites back to inner cities and downtown areas and way ...
1,277Jun 6, 2011
Afghan Security Forces Training
Lieutenant General William Caldwell, commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan, spoke and was interviewed by Michael O’Hanlon about the training of Afghanistan’s army and ...
1,255May 15, 2007
Book Discussion on Inside Hamas
Zaki Chehab talked about his book Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, published by Nation Books. Journalist Zaki Chehab detailed the rise of Hamas in the ...
1,247Oct 3, 2012
Political experts talked about the leadership styles of President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. They discussed differences between campaigning and governing, ...
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