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Brandon Terry on King's philosophy

Brandon Terry, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University, discusses the political philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., with AP contributing editor Martha Bayles.

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March 25, 2022: Salon with Tara Isabella Burton on "Faith and Democracy"

Tara Isabella Burton joins us live in Washington, D.C., for an in-person discussion on "Faith and Democracy." Tara Isabella Burton is a contributing editor at American Purpose and author of Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World (Public Affairs, 2020). She is also a columnist on millennial religion

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January 12, 2022: Kati Marton and Jackson Janes discuss Marton's new book, "The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel"

Join us January 12, 2022 to hear Kati Marton and Jackson Janes discuss Marton's new book, The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel. Kati Marton is a Hungarian-American author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio. She is

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March 11, 2022: John Rodden on "What Would Orwell Say Today?"

Join us on March 11, 2022 for a conversation with John Rodden on "What Would Orwell Say Today?" John Rodden has taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Texas at Austin. He has published seventeen books, several about the work and heritage of George Orwell, including George

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March 1, 2022: Jared Cohen on "Big Tech and Small "d" Democrats"

Join us on March 1, 2022 to hear Jared Cohen discuss "Big Tech and Small "d" Democrats." Jared Cohen is founder and CEO of Jigsaw, an independent unit at Google focused on building technology to address global security challenges, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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January 4, 2022: Fareed Zakaria on "The Narrow Path to Liberal Democracy"

Join us on January 4, 2022, for a conversation with Fareed Zakaria on "The Narrow Path to Liberal Democracy." Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide and is a columnist for The Washington Post, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a bestselling author. Prior to his tenure

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February 21, 2022: Joanne Leedom-Ackerman discusses her new book, "Pen Journeys: Memoir of Literature on the Line"

Join us on February 21, 2022 as Joanne Leedom-Ackerman discusses her new book, Pen Journeys: Memoir of Literature on the Line. Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer, and journalist. A former reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, she has won awards for her nonfiction and has published stories

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