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  • 1:01:48 Money Politics

    Money Politics

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    Money coming from special interest groups has long had a strong presence in the halls of Washington, and is arguably the single biggest threat to a functioning democracy. This panel discusses ways in which we can limit the influence of money in politics a

  • 47:07 "Reclaiming the American Dream, Part One" presented by the Brademas Center

    "Reclaiming the American Dream, Part One" presented by the Brademas Center

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    Part One: Opening StatementsAlice Rivlin, Mike Castle, Hedrick Smith, Mickey Edwards and moderator Ray Suarez examine the linkage between our political and economic problems including the topics of reviving our economy, the politics of inequality, money i

  • 1:03:43 "Reclaiming the American Dream, Part Two" presented by the Brademas Center

    "Reclaiming the American Dream, Part Two" presented by the Brademas Center

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    Part Two: Panel DiscussionAlice Rivlin, Mike Castle, Hedrick Smith, Mickey Edwards and moderator Ray Suarez examine the linkage between our political and economic problems including the topics of reviving our economy, the politics of inequality, money in

  • 1:04:36 Democracy Next: Is It Time for a Right to Vote in the Constitution - Part 1

    Democracy Next: Is It Time for a Right to Vote in the Constitution - Part 1

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    The right to vote is the foundation of any democracy, yet the Supreme Court has just struck down a central provision of the Voting Rights Act. Unlike the citizens of all but 11 nations, Americans do not have an explicit right to vote in their constitution

  • 1:34:41 Democracy Next: Beyond Gerrymandering and Polarization @ NYU DC

    Democracy Next: Beyond Gerrymandering and Polarization @ NYU DC

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    For years, political insiders have known how powerful redistricting can be for elected officials to protect friends and undermine opponents. Both parties have exploited the ability to redistrict, minimizing the role of voters in the political process. Thi

  • 57:13 The U.S. Senate: An Evening with Senators Tom Daschle and Byron Dorgan

    The U.S. Senate: An Evening with Senators Tom Daschle and Byron Dorgan

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    Senators Tom Daschle and Byron Dorgan discuss the fundamentals of American Government, while exploring the innerworkings of the legislative branch. Moderated by Associated Press' Political Editor, Liz Sidoti, the Senators carefully examine and explain how

  • 1:39:50 Equal Pay Day NYC, Featuring Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

    Equal Pay Day NYC, Featuring Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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    On April 16, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by New York leaders, activists and experts to advocate for pay equity laws, in an event co-sponsored by NY...

  • 1:07:50 The Constitution And National Security: The First Amendment Under Attack

    The Constitution And National Security: The First Amendment Under Attack

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    This day long conference hosted by the Center on Law and Security examined whether the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment are currently under stra...

  • 50:42 Religion And The 2012 Presidential Election

    Religion And The 2012 Presidential Election

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    "Religion and the Presidential Election" was held on October 29, 2012 and included remarks from retired Atlanta attorney and Mormon historian Mr. Ken Driggs ...

  • 59:09 Why Our Politics Cannot Be Freed from Religion

    Why Our Politics Cannot Be Freed from Religion

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    The debate about the relationship of politics and religion in the United States is set on the wrong course, Ivan Strenski, distinguished professor of religious studies at UC Riverside, claims in this presentation. Professor Strenski follows the developmen

  • 54:37 Popular Town hall meeting with Ron Paul

    Town hall meeting with Ron Paul

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    Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul addressed a standing-room-only crowd in Cornell's Lynah Rink on April 19, 2012. The event, 'Youth for Ron Paul,' was organized by the Cornell Libertarians and the Cornell Republicans.

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  • 1:10:02 The World, the Day After

    The World, the Day After

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    A dynamic discussion by distinguished fellow Cornellians and former national security advisors who share their insights into the realities confronting a new president the day after election and how these realities shape the early days of an administration

  • 1:16:41 After Obama's reelection, Cornell professors debate future of America

    After Obama's reelection, Cornell professors debate future of America

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    Four distinguished Cornell University policy and political experts met Nov. 7, 2012 to discuss the implications of President Barack Obama's reelection and how it might affect American policy and politics in the years to come. Panelists: Glenn C. Altschule

  • 1:30:23 Race, Inequality and Polarization in American Politics

    Race, Inequality and Polarization in American Politics

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    The Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life is hosting a series with visiting Scholars on "Deep Issues of the 2012 Elections: Equality, Liberty and Democracy."This fifth lecture of the series, focusing on the viability of American democracy, is provided

  • 50:15 Popular HRH Prince Charles on the Future of Food

    HRH Prince Charles on the Future of Food

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    The Prince of Wales told an audience of students and faculty May 4 that the model of food production prevalent in the 21st century world just doesn't work."We will have to develop much more sustainable, or durable forms of food production because the way

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  • 52:35 Mom Congress on Education and Learning

    Mom Congress on Education and Learning

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    When it comes to education, the nation's budget should reflect the principles of its people, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said during an April 12 address at Georgetown."These are horrendous budget times, but [our budget decisions] reflect our valu

  • 55:52 Valerie Jarrett Speaks at Bernstein Symposium

    Valerie Jarrett Speaks at Bernstein Symposium

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    The 2011 Marver H. Bernstein Symposium on Governmental Reform featuring speaker The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, presenting her lecture 'Winning the Future.'Valerie Jarrett is a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergo

  • 1:31:42 The Department of Homeland Security: Year Eight

    The Department of Homeland Security: Year Eight

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    he Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service cordially invite you to a discussion featuring Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, and Forme

  • 1:29:36 Reflections on the 2008 Campaign

    Reflections on the 2008 Campaign

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    October 9, 2008 panel discussion moderated by Julie Lythcott-Haims and featuring Professor David Brady and Professor Larry Diamond. Several questions are addressed by the panel, including: Is the 2008 election historic? What does the campaign say about th

  • 1:04:29 The American Executive Branch in the Early 21st Century

    The American Executive Branch in the Early 21st Century

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    October 21, 2011- Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar discusses how every day the executive branch of the federal government faces complex challenges involving peace and security, protecting our natural resources, public health, and other issues of major

  • 37:51 Victor Davis Hanson  -- The New Old World Order

    Victor Davis Hanson -- The New Old World Order

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    Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and military historian, professor of classics, and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution....

  • 39:56 In Defense Of WWII

    In Defense Of WWII

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    Victor Davis Hanson and Christopher Hitchens take on the World War II revisionists, focusing first on Patrick J. Buchanan, the author, most recently, of Chur...

  • 26:33 TAKE IT TO THE LIMITS: Milton Friedman On Libertarianism

    TAKE IT TO THE LIMITS: Milton Friedman On Libertarianism

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    What are the elements of the libertarian movement and how does one of its most illustrious proponents, Milton Friedman, apply its tenets to issues facing the...

  • 37:42 Mitch McConnell

    Mitch McConnell

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    This week on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell discusses why the glacial pace of deliberations and decisions in ...

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