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    Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace Webcast

    Melvyn P. Leffler, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive ...

    • Contributor: Leffler, Melvyn
    • Date: 2005-11-10
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    The Impact of the Cold War on US-Cuban Economic Relations, 1946-1952 Webcast

    Historiography on U.S.-Cuban relations has tended to cast an aura of inevitability on Fidel Castro-s Revolution--as well as on Cuba's clash with the United States after 1959. Indeed, much of the historiography suggests that it was Washington's hegem ...

    • Contributor: Pettina, Vanni
    • Date: 2012-05-17
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    How to Read and Why

    Harold Bloom discusses his book, "How to Read and Why."

    • Contributor: Bloom, Harold
    • Date: 2000-06-28
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    The Need for Global Democratic Governance: The Perspective from Latin America

    Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a sociologist, politician and president of Brazil from 1994 to 2002, delivered the fourth annual Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations.

    • Contributor: Cardoso, Fernando Henrique
    • Date: 2005-02-22
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    The Preparation of the European Constitution

    Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, president of the Convention on the Future of Europe, delivered the 2002 Kissinger Lecture.

    • Contributor: Giscard D'estaing, Valéry
    • Date: 2003-02-11
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    A Changed World

    Third Annual Kissinger Lecture: Shultz was secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan for eight years. He is currently a Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

    • Contributor: Shultz, George
    • Date: 2004-02-11
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    Universal Access to All Knowledge

    Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, presented the second in this series of evening lectures on "Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context" featuring some of the best known experts in digitally networked communications.

    • Contributor: Kahle, Brewster
    • Date: 2004-12-13
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    Reading: From the Fixed Page to Movable Electrons

    David M. Levy speaks on the information age.

    • Contributor: Levy, David M.
    • Date: 2005-02-14
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    How Quantum Computing Will Change the Way We Collect, Store and Distribute Information

    Juan Pablo Paz is a quantum physist now working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    • Contributor: Paz, Juan Pablo
    • Date: 2005-01-24
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    And Is All This Stuff Really Digital After All?

    Brian Cantwell Smith is dean of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto and author of "On the Origin of Objects." He combines degrees in computer science and philosophy and is an expert on the interdisciplinary convergence brought about by digitization.

    • Contributor: Smith, Brian Cantwell
    • Date: 2005-01-31
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    How and In Which Situations Web Logs or Blogs Work: How and Why They are Valuable in Children's Education

    Co-author of the best-selling book "The Cluetrain Manifesto," David Weinberger is an expert on "blogging" and author of "Small Pieces, Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web," a frequent commentator on National Public Radio and author of articles in magazines such as Wired and the Harvard Business Review.

    • Contributor: Weinberger, David
    • Date: 2004-11-15
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    Shakespeare and Genius

    Harold Bloom, widely recognized as America's leading literary critic, discusses Shakespeare and the nature of genius. Bloom based his presentation on three of his recently published books: Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (Riverhead Books, 2003), Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (Riverhead Books, 1998), and Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (Warner Books, 2002).

    • Contributor: Bloom, Harold
    • Date: 2003-03-25
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    The Shield of Achilles: War, Law and the Course of History

    Phillip Bobbitt and Sir Michael Howard discuss Bobbitt's book.

    • Date: 2003-03-19
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    Nehru: A Political Life

    Judith M. Brown discussed her latest book.

    • Contributor: Brown, Judith M.
    • Date: 2004-09-13
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    The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, whom The Washington Post calls "one of the nation's most important voices on foreign policy," discussed his latest book, in which he encourages the United States to work effectively with other nations to achieve its ends.

    • Contributor: Brzezinski, Zbigniew
    • Date: 2004-04-22
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    Harry Potter, St. Augustine and the Confrontation with Evil

    Library of Congress Maguire Chair Holder Jean Bethke Elshtain discussed St. Augustine's discourse on evil and his rejection of a dualistic universe in which evil is an active, freestanding principle poised against good.

    • Contributor: Elshtain, Jean Bethke
    • Date: 2003-11-12
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    Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge

    Historian Jaroslav Pelikan was honored in a special lecture presented by the president of the Carnegie Corporation.

    • Contributor: Gregorian, Vartan
    • Date: 2003-09-09
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    A Fiddler's Tale

    Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, discussed "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Annette
    • Date: 2003-07-31
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    British Diplomacy and the Armenian Question: 1830-1914

    Arman J. Kirakossian, ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in the United States, discussed his book, "British Diplomacy and the Armenian Question: 1830-1914" (Gomidas Institute, 2003).

    • Contributor: Kirakossian, Arman J.
    • Date: 2003-10-30
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    A Hidden Treasure: The Armenian Adam Epic by Arakel of Siwnik

    Michael E. Stone, Senior Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture

    • Contributor: Stone, Michael E.
    • Date: 2003-10-23
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    The Ideological Context of U.S.-China Relations

    In his lecture, Lanxin Xiang, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, argues that in American policy circles the ideological context of Sino-U.S. relations is usually identified as democracy versus communist despotism.

    • Contributor: Xiang, Lanxin
    • Date: 2004-06-16
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    The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

    The man whom Esquire Magazine calls "the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation" discussed his latest book.

    • Contributor: Zakaria, Fareed
    • Date: 2003-04-16
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    The Royal Court Preacher and the Hebrew Book

    In his talk, "The Royal Court Preacher and the Hebrew Book: Early Enlightenment and Hebrew Publishing in Prussia, 1700-1750," Schmelzer examined the role of an influential figure in the Prussian court, the Christian theologian and scholar D.E. Jablonski, who founded the Hebrew press in Berlin in 1690. Schmelzer discussed Jablonski's life, work and his activities as the publisher of Hebrew books in order to ...

    • Contributor: Schmelzer, Menachem
    • Date: 2004-12-07
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    The Changing Face of Christianity

    Lamin Sanneh, holder of the Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, discussed "The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West and the World," a volume offering nine new essays addressing Christianity's place and role in the world and their importance for the future of Christianity. Over the past century, Christianity's place ...

    • Contributor: Sanneh, Lamin
    • Date: 2005-03-10
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    Sacred Truth and Secular Agency: Shari'ah Norms and Political Enforcement

    Lamin Sanneh, holder of the Chair of Countries and Cultures of the South at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity and professor of history at Yale University, discussed "Sacred Truth and Secular Agency: Shari'ah Norms and Political Enforcement" on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the Library of Congress. In the ...

    • Contributor: Sanneh, Lamin
    • Date: 2005-04-07