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Center for American Progress Events

The Center for American Progress is a progressive think-tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term, progressive vision for America—a vision that policy makers, thought-leaders and activists

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Opening Doors: Finding the Keys to Open Government

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:39:19 -0400

Dan Chenok, Vivek Kundra, Katherine McFate, and Beth Noveck discuss what the Obama administration hopes to achieve in open government.

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Swords and Ploughshares

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:05:57 -0400

Reuben E. Brigety and Partick Cronin discuss applying a sustainable security approach to foreign policy that balances diplomacy, defense, and development to the situation in Afghanistan.

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Prospects for a Two-State Solution

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:04:11 -0400

Brigadier General (Ret.) Ilan Paz, former head of the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank, and Ghaith al-Omari, former advisor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas discuss challenges and opportunities for Israel and Palestine.

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The Fast Track to College

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:56:13 -0400

A CAP Action event with Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI) and Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) on how to put more students on a path to college completion.

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Imagining a Mortgage Finance System that Works

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:07:51 -0400

A provocative conversation about the aims and challenges of mortgage market reform with Michael Barr, Michael Calhoun, Jonathan Miller, Susan Wachter, Kenneth Wade, and Barry Zigas.

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Progressive Studies Program at CAP

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:02:07 -0400

John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira launch a new CAP project along with a new report and survey on progressive America.

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Rep. Ellen Tauscher and Author Dr. Nathaniel Frank on "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:57:28 -0400

A CAP Action discussion of the book "Unfriendly Fire."

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Realizing the Promise

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:50:58 -0400

A discussion on how states can support alternative certification programs for teachers with Scott Cartland, Alex Johnston, Michele McLaughlin, Richelle Paterson, and Robin Chait.

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A New Strategy for Afghanistan

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 16:06:04 -0500

An event with his Excellency Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Afghanistan.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:00:09 -0500

Robert Hefner discusses his new book, The GET with John Podesta, Sharon Burke, and Kurt Campbell.

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Transatlantic Security Challenges

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:42:24 -0500

The Right Honorable Des Browne MP, former UK Secretary of State for Defense, discusses the future of transatlantic security relations.

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The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:31:56 -0500

Gwen Ifill discusses her new book with John Podesta.

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Evolution, Transcendence, and the Nature of Faith

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:14:40 -0500

David Sloan Wilson, Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, and Arthur Caplan discuss Darwin's affect on science and society on his 200th birthday.

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Out of Exile: Narratives From the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:55:18 -0500

Dave Eggers, Craig Walzer, Abuk Bak Macham, Franco Majok, and John Prendergast discuss the new book Out of Exile, which includes 17 personal stories from Sudanese people.

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Values and Voters: The Role of Religion in Presidential Politics

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:22:44 -0500

E.J. Dionne and Shaun Casey discuss Casey's new book, The Making of a Catholic President.

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All You Can Eat? How Hungry Is America in Good Times vs. Recession?

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:11:52 -0500

Joel Berg, Judith Bell, Jim Weill, and Joy Moses discuss hunger in America.

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Strategic Persistence: Human Rights in China

Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:55:53 -0500

Harry Harding, Louisa Coan Greve, and William Schulz discuss a new CAP report on how to wok with China on human rights.

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Latinos and the Nation's Future

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:17:06 -0500

Henry Cisneros and Arte Público Press of the University of Houston celebrate the launch of their new book, Latinos and the Nation's Future, with an engaging debate on what Latino growth means for our country.

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After Midnight

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:13:39 -0500

Gary Bass, Anne Joseph O'Connell, Sally Katzen, and Reece Rushing explore ways to reverse Bush midnight regulation while launching forward with a positive regulatory agenda.

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A Life Sciences Crucible: Stem Cell Science

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:23:39 -0500

Amy Comstock Rick and John Gearhart discuss a new report from the Center for American Progress on how to move forward with stem cell research responsibly and ethically.

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Time for a Change in the Reproductive Rights Debate

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:15:24 -0500

Jessica Arons, Geeta Rao Gupta, Milika Saada Saar, and James Wagoner discuss how the Obama administration will balance its commitment to the reproductive rights recognized in Roe v. Wade with his commitment to a new, less divisive politics?

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Enabling Economic Recovery Through Innovation: Regional Centers of Innovation Palen

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:33:07 -0500

Robert Atkinson, Maryann P. Feldman, Thomas Kalil, and Richard Seline discuss the new issue of Science Progress and how to encourage the growth of regional centers of innovation around the country.

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Enabling Economic Recovery Through Innovation: Patent Reform Panel

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:09:24 -0500

Bruce A. Lehman, Paul R. Michel, Arti K. Rai, and Rick Weiss discuss the newest issue of Science Progress and how to reform the patent system.

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Priming the Pump: A Stimulus Package

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:02:20 -0500

Jim Horney, Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Brian M. Riedl, and Scott Lilly discuss what policymakers should consider in deciding whether or not to go forward with a stimulus package.

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The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:41:14 -0500

Matt Miller discusses his new book, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity with New York Times columnist David Brooks.

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Closing Guantanamo

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:05:47 -0500

Ken Gude, Elisa Massimino, Dr. Sarah E. Mendelson, and Rudy deLeon discuss the key challenges and choices facing President-elect Obama.

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The Green Collar Economy: Los Angeles

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:52:51 -0500

Van Jones discusses his new book, The Green Collar Economy, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles with Nancy Sutley and Mary Nichols.

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After the Meltdown

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:47:58 -0500

Kemal Dervis, Juan Somavia, Richard Samans, and Sarah Rosen Wartell discuss advancing living standards around the globe in the wake of the financial crisis.

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Change in Turbulent Times

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:08:26 -0500

Karen Davenport, Robert Dallek, and Chris Jennings discuss health care reform and whether we are experiencing a confluence of factors today that could help drive change.

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Stimulus and Recovery: Where Should the Spending Go?

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:53:22 -0500

Robert Greenstein, Bracken Hendricks, Janet F. Kavinoky, Will Straw, and Michael Ettlinger discuss the role and makeup of economic stimulus and recovery legislation.

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Green Recovery

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:23:36 -0500

Thomas Friedman, Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, and Carol Browner join CAP for a discussion on investing in a green economy.

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Addressing the Teacher Quality Gap

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:43:55 -0500

CAP releases two new reports on strategies to attract effective teachers to hard-to-staff schools. Panelists include Cory Curl, Segun Eubanks, Dan Goldhaber, Julie Kowal, and Victoria Van Cleet.

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The Green Collar Economy

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:42:09 -0500

Van Jones discusses his new book, The Green Collar Economy.

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A New Strategy for Prosperity and Stability in Pakistan and the Region

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:38:16 -0500

CAP's Caroline Wadhams, Jonah Blank from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Steve Coll of the New America Foundation, and Robert L. Grenier of Kroll discuss a new report from CAP on the factors threatening Pakistan's security and stability.

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Red Faith/Blue Faith? Religion in the 2008 Election and Beyond

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:14:19 -0500

Shahed Amanullah of, Alexia Kelley of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Terrance McKinley of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York, Paul Raushenbush of Princeton University, and Burns Strider of the Eleison Group speak at CAP.

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Are Today's Young People Political Game-Changers?

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:40:02 -0500

Kat Barr of Rock the Vote, Amanda Carpenter of, and David Madland of the Center for American Progress join CAP and Campus Progress for a discussion on young people and the election.

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Human Rights at Home

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:08:20 -0500

This event features Professor Catherine Powell discussing her new book, Human Rights at Home: A Domestic Policy Blueprint for the New Administration with Alan Jenkins and Harold Hongju Koh.

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Learning from the Harlem Children's Zone

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:04:31 -0400

Harlem Children's Zone is America's most ambitious and closely watched effort to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Geoffrey Canada, Roland Fryer, and Paul Tough discuss the program at a joint CAP and Half in Ten event.

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Tales of Teacher Absence

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:36:48 -0400

Raegen Miller, Kaya Henderson, John Mitchell, and Cynthia G. Brown participate in a lively discussion of a new report from the Center for American Progress that offers new analyses of data on teacher absence as well as policy recommendations for all l

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Rethinking Mortgage Finance after the Meltdown: Part Two

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:23:37 -0400

Andrew Jakabovics moderates a discussion between Michael S. Barr, Michael Calhoun, Ali Solis, and Steve O'Connor on how to best serve taxpayers, communities, homeowners, and the American economy.

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Rethinking Mortgage Finance after the Meltdown: Part One

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:19:23 -0400

Susan Wachter presents at a Center for American Progress event on where we are now and how we got here. David Abromowitz moderates a discussion between Barry Zigas, Dean Baker, and Ellen Seidman on what worked and didn't in the mortgage finance system.

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The Role of Philosophy in Modern Politics

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:23:05 -0400

At a time when political discourse is seemingly consumed with trivial matters, authors Susan Neiman and Michael Boylan remind us of the moral and ethical questions that once informed our politics and how they can help move us forward today.

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Corporate and High Income Tax Cuts and The Economy: Panel Two

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:40:51 -0400

Jonathan Chait, senior editor at The New Republic and author of The Big Con, and Anna Greenberg, senior vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, discuss the history and public's view of supply side economics.

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Corporate and High Income Tax Cuts and the Economy: Panel One

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:35:53 -0400

Lawrence Summers, Gene Sperling, Jeffrey Frankel, and Sarah Rosen Wartell discuss supply side economics.

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Fixing Failed States: The Case of Afghanistan

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:26:51 -0400

Dr. Ashraf Ghani, current chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness and former Finance Minister of Afghanistan, shares his insight and firsthand experience of Afghanistan.

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Governor Mike Huckabee: How Music Education Can Build a Better America

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:31:00 -0400

Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK) and Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) put aside political differences to sing the praises of music education at CAP event. Listen for their jam session with Crowley on lead guitar and vocals, and Huckabee on bass guitar.

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A Progressive Strategy Toward China

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:29:17 -0400

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy joins Dr. Harry Harding, Michael Schiffer, and Robert Sussman to release and discuss a new CAP report that urges the next administration to adopt a clear-eyed, practical approach to China called "risk management."

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College-Ready Students, Student-Ready Colleges

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:25:06 -0400

Jim Cicconi, Anthony Carnevale, Kevin Carey, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Paul Osterman, Josipa Roksa, and Tom Perez join CAP for the release of a new policy agenda for higher education.

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How to Redeploy from Iraq Quickly and Safely

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:22:06 -0400

Col T.X. Hammes and Lt. Col. John Nagl join Lawrence Korb to discuss a new report that outlines how to safely withdraw troops from Iraq in 8 to 10 months.

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Colombia: Hostage Rescue & What Lies Ahead

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:40:52 -0400

Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Manuel Santos speaks at the Center for American Progress on the hostages who had been held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia for as many as 11 years.

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A Transatlantic Dialog on Solutions to Global Warming

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:38:48 -0400

Helga Flores Trejo, Silke Malorny, Michelle Moore, Rhone Resch, and Eduardo Santos join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with senior European policy makers on global warming solutions.

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From Status Quo to Breaking the Mold

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:29:22 -0400

Gretchen Bueter, Carmel Martin, Elena Rocha, Marguerite Roza, and Cynthia G. Brown join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on extended learning time in schools.

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Humanity as a Weapon of War

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:34:12 -0400

Rudy deLeon, Reuben Brigety, Elizabeth Kvitashvili, James Schear, and Stewart Patrick discuss a Center for American Progress report that argues that we need a global security strategy that puts development priorities first.

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Protecting the Nest Egg in a Turbulent Economy

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:21:41 -0400

Tom Mackell Jr., Pamela Perun, and Christian E. Weller discuss specific policy solutions to address retirement income challenges. Tom Mackell, Jr. presents the results from his new book, When the Good Pensions Go Away.

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Science Is the Stuff of Progress

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:35:15 -0400

Science Progress releases its first print editing with an event featuring John D. Podesta, Neal Lane, Andrew R. Baden, Kit Batten, Tom Kalil, Kathy Hudson, Alta Charo, and Rick Weiss.

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Film Screening: The Visitor

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:58:11 -0400

Tom McCarthy, writer/director of The Visitor, and actors Hiam Abbass, Danai Gurira, Richard Jenkins, and Haaz Sleiman join Reel Progress for a discussion of the film after a screening by Reel Progress, CAP's progressive film series.

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A Progressive Framework for Bridging the ID Divide

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:51:19 -0400

Jim Harper, Bruce Schneier, Peter P. Swire, Tova A. Wang, and Cassandra Q. Butts discuss a new CAP report on the challenges of identification and authentication in American society.

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Doubt Is Their Product

Wed, 28 May 2008 17:45:17 -0400

David Michaels talks about his new book, Doubt Is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health.

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Iraq: Examining the Diplomatic and Political Tools to Achieve Progress and Stability

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:47:48 -0400

Condoleezza Rice today participates in a conference to advance efforts to provide Iraq with economic, political, and diplomatic support. This panel discussion examines the full range of diplomatic and political tools available to achieve progress in Iraq.

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Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:09:36 -0400

Eric Lichtblau joins Jeffrey Rosen and Mark Agrast to discuss his new book, Bush’s Law: The Remaking of American Justice.

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A View from the Ground in Iraq

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 16:45:53 -0400

Michael Ware, CNN's correspondent in Baghdad and Nir Rosen, a journalist and NYU Law and Security Fellow join CAP at an event to provide a unique perspective on Iraq from a vantage point possessed by few.

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The Financial Costs of the War in Iraq

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 14:42:30 -0400

Linda Bilmes of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Steve Kosiak, Vice President at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discuss both the direct and indirect costs of the war in Iraq.

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The Future Direction of U.S. International Economic Policy

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:25:39 -0500

Richard Samans, Tim Adams, Ron Blackwell, Gene Sperling, and Bruce Stokes discuss slowing U.S. economic growth, rapid changes in the world economy, and ongoing public ambivalence regarding the benefits of globalization at the Center for American Progress.

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The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise The Next American Century The Next American Century The Next American Century

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:04:26 -0500

Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen, authors of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise, discuss their book at a Center for American Progress event.

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Future Choices: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:14:44 -0500

Jessica Arons, Jackie Payne, and Miriam Yeung discuss how assisted reproductive technologies are challenging our understanding of parenthood and biological relationships at a Center for American Progress event.

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Evaluating Higher Education Institutions: A Discussion on College Rankings

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 18:07:34 -0400

Kevin Carey, Paul Glastis, and Kenneth Terrell join the Center for American Progress and Campus Progress to discuss college and university rankings and the availability of public information on the performance of institutions of higher learning.

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Globalization, Growth, and Social Equity: American and European Perspectives

Tue, 02 Oct 2007 12:23:22 -0400

Top U.S. and European advisors and meet for a morning symposium on how progressive politics should respond to new social and economic risks associated with the Dynamism Economy.

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Less Safe, Less Free: The "Preventive Paradigm" and the War on Terror

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:10:51 -0400

A discussion with David Cole and Bradford Berenson about their new book: Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror.

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Congress and U.S. Policy Toward China

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:54:55 -0400

A Discussion with Representatives Mark Kirk and Rick Larsen

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Terrorism Index

Wed, 05 Sep 2007 14:51:20 -0400

National security experts join CAP and Foreign Policy magazine to discuss the third Terrorism Index

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Madeleine Albright at America in the World Conference

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:29:24 -0400

Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright opened the conference with a call for a foreign policy that embraces America’s greatest strength—its values—to preserve its security and interests.

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