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February 2020

THIRD RAIL: Two States 101 – Examining the Past, Present and Future of a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Shalom,
6930 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX United States
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Two States 101: Examining the Past, Present and Future of a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict aims to help the audience better understand the complexities around a viable two-state outcome, the impact of potential annexation of all or parts of the West Bank, the current situation in Gaza, and what will happen to Israel's future as a Jewish, secure, democratic if the two-state solution collapses. The CPH is a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Israel Policy Forum. The…

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March 2020

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium),
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama’s presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or the “Reagan Revolution” and the the rise of the New Right. For leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer, it all starts in 1974. In that one year, the nation was rocked by one major event after another:…

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April 2020

The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium),
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world’s “indispensable nation,” its “sole superpower,” the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that…

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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium),
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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The first 100 days of Franklin Roosevelt's presidency are justly famous, viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the end of FDR's presidency might very well surpass it in drama and consequence. Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR used every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue the things that mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal,…

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