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by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
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Survey the recent crisis in Ukraine and see how the origins of this conflict stem from the last hundred years of the region’s history, which is rife with skirmishes and shifting borders.

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by Kurt Eichenwald
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The symposium discussed the presidential election through the prism of the declining influence of fact-based reporting and the ascent of social media and consumer-driven digital discourse.

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by Barack Obama
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In his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priority for legislative action and priorities for the American people.

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by Evan Wolfson
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Pace Law School hosts a debate on gay marriage with David Blankenhorn, author of The Future of Marriage, and Evan Wolfson, author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry.

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by Daniel Ellsberg
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Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA's surveillance programs.

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by Michael B. McElroy
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In this lecture professor Michael B. McElroy introduces the worldwide experiment we have embarked on through the increase in global temperature.

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by David Kung
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Learn that determining the will of the voters can require a mathematician. Delve into paradoxical outcomes of elections at national, state, and even club levels.

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Videos about how government works in the United States.

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by Bryan Golden
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We live in the greatest country on earth. Every day is a time to renew your gratitude for your good fortune to be living in the United States. The well being of America is your responsibility.

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by Christopher Hitchens
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Does religion have a place in the public square? With it, can we have peace? Without it, can we have dignity?

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