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February 2019

Impeachment: An American History

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hughes-Trigg Theater,
3140 Dyer St
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED - EVENT FULL. Audio of the event will air on KERA's Think on February 22, and video will air on CSPAN at a date TBA. Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked—against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton—and explain what it means today. Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called impeachment “the most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant…

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March 2019

LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium),
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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This event features Kyle Longley, the Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, TX. He will share from his latest book, LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval. 1968 was an unprecedented year in terms of upheaval on numerous scales: political, military, economic, social, cultural. In the United States, perhaps no one was more undone by the events of 1968 than President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Kyle Longley leads his readers on a…

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April 2019

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium),
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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The CPH welcomes R. Marie Griffith, Director of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, as she discusses her latest book, Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics. Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among…

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May 2019

When they Came Home: Soldiers and American Society from the Revolution to the War on Terror

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium),
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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After the end of every American military engagement, soldiers returned to their homes, families, and communities. Driven by their experience, soldiers and veterans ran for office at the national and local level, advocated for policy changes, created voluntary organizations, and shaped American culture for the next generation. When They Came Home, a symposium hosted by the Center for Presidential History, will examine how each generation of soldiers left a unique imprint on American society and the parallels between the post-war experiences…

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