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William H. Frey

Part of a new American Forum special series in Spring 2015 What Now? Dialogues on Race in America

Television Broadcast: May 10, 2014

In his most recent book, Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America, demographer WILLIAM H. FREY interprets and expounds on the dramatic growth of minority populations in the United States. He finds that without these expanding groups, America could face a bleak future: this new generation of young minorities, who are having children at a faster rate than whites, is infusing our aging labor force with vitality and innovation. Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is known for his research on urban populations, migration, immigration, race, aging, political demographics, and his expertise on the U.S. Census. He was the first to predict that 2011 would be the first year in which more minority babies than white babies were born. A book signing will follow his Forum.

Peter Bergen

Part of a new American Forum special series in Spring 2015

The Aftermath of the Endless War

Television Broadcast: May 31, 2015

PETER BERGEN is a journalist, documentary producer, and the author of four books about al-Qaeda, three of which were New York Times best sellers. Bergen is the co-editor of Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy, a series of essays by legal scholars, journalists, government officials, military analysts, social scientists, and foreign policy experts. The book addresses drones' impact on the ground, how their use adheres to and challenges the laws of war, their relationship to complex policy challenges, and the ways they help us understand the future of war. Bergen serves as the director of the national security program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., and as CNN's national security analyst. A book signing will follow his Forum.

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The Aftermath of the Endless War


Neither Left nor Right:  A Different Approach on Race

Fredrick C. Harris, Robert C. Lieberman

May 11, 2015, 11:00AM

Fredrick C. HarrisRobert C. Lieberman

Part of a new American Forum special series in Spring 2015

What Now? Dialogues on Race in America

Television Broadcast: May 24, 2014

FREDRICK C. HARRIS and ROBERT C. LIEBERMAN are the co-authors of Beyond Discrimination: Racial Discrimination in a Post-Racist Era. Harris is professor of political science and directs the Center on African-American Politics and Society at Columbia University. His research interests include American politics with a focus on race and politics, political participation, social movements, religion and politics, political development, and African-American politics. Harris’s books include Something Within: Religion in African-American Political Activism and The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Fall of Black Politics. His essays have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the London Review of Books. As provost of Johns Hopkins University, Lieberman is responsible for promoting and coordinating the university’s teaching and research mission. He previously served as interim dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and as professor of political science and public affairs. Lieberman is a well-known scholar on issues of race and politics in America, social welfare policy, and the welfare state. His books include Shifting the Color Line: Race and the American Welfare State and Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective. A book signing will follow their Forum.

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