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Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Gen. Colin Powell is one of America’s most respected and admired public figures. He shares his thoughts on reaching goals and realizing dreams during a life spent in service to his country.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

How does someone enter a career in foreign service—and what do they find there? Take a rare opportunity to get answers from men and women in diplomatic Washington as you go inside the American Foreign Service Association and the U.S. Department of State.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Historian and journalist Rick Perlstein discusses his new book tracing the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s, which gave rise to Ronald Regan’s vision of America—and a new conservative political culture.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Spend a morning getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court—including the courtroom where cases are argued. Then, a panel of top legal experts previews the issues that will come before the court when the new session begins in October.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Smithsonian Associates Members Only: Spend the afternoon with a panel of top legal experts who will preview the issues that will come before the Supreme Court when the new session begins in October.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

In a lively, interactive Smithsonian Debate in which the audience plays a key role, specialists in early American history examine which seminal document more strongly shaped America’s history—and wields a more powerful influence on today’s national life.

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