Four governors, on one stage, in one night: Former Colorado Governors Dick Lamm, Roy Romer, and Bill Owens discuss their common challenges and successes during their terms of office, and provide valuable insights for the next person to fill this leadership role. Colorado College President Dick Celeste, a former two-term governor of Ohio, facilitates the discussion. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 31, 2010.
T. R. Reid, a prizewinning Washington Post reporter and the author of several books, including "The Healing of America" and "The United States of Europe," is a frequent guest on NPR and has narrated and produced several PBS documentaries. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 4, 2010.
Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 25, National politics - William A. Platt include:1 9-page, handwritten letter, undated, titled “A Message on National Politics,” signed by William Alexander Platt, Editor of the Evening Mail.
Donna Brazile is founder and managing director of Brazile and Associates, LLC, chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She is a senior political strategist and former campaign manager for Gore-Lieberman 2000, a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN, and a veteran of numerous national and statewide campaigns. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 2, 2007.
Van Jones, author of "The Green-Collar Economy," is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress. Part of Notable Lectures & Performance series, Colorado College. Recorded March 3, 2011.
Shortly after becoming President of the United States in 2009, Barack Obama was asked by a reporter in Strasbourg, France whether or not he adhered to a philosophy of American exceptionalism. The reporter intended to mean whether Obama believed the United States is uniquely qualified to lead the world. The President began his response with the following: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” A year later, Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney wrote a book where he alleges this response proves President Obama “doesn't believe [American exceptionalism] at all” and criticized him for that stance. Furthermore, President Obama's response was brought up again during the 2012 election when Governor Romney challenged him for the Presidency. Even though the quote above is only the beginning of his entire reply, the entire exchange highlights the role American exceptionalism still plays in the political sphere. My essay emphasizes three important questions: the definition of American exceptionalism, its previous and current role in politics, and assessments of its validity from both advocates and critics.
An expert on Shanghai history, Jeffrey Wasserstrom is author of several works on China, including "Global Shanghai, 1850 – 2010: A History in Fragments" ; "China's Brave New World and Other Tales for Global Times" ; "China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know." Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 31, 2010.
Charles W. Mills delivers the annual J. Glenn and Ursula Gray Memorial Lecture on "Race and Liberalism." Professor Mills’s first book, "The Racial Contract," reassessed the social contract philosophy at the heart of early modern Western constitutionalism and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances, Colorado College. Recorded February 25, 2010.