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Human Space Exploration

June 3, 2015, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

On June 3, 1965, Air Force Capt. Ed White became the first American to walk in space when he stepped out of his Gemini IV spacecraft. Fifty years later, America’s human spaceflight program sits on a fulcrum. The space shuttle has been retired, and the International Space Station has been occupied for almost 15 years. The United States and its international partners are developing capabilities that could take humans to Mars in the 2030s, while private companies are working on spacecraft to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS by 2017.

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Three Cases that Could Change America: The 2014–15 Supreme Court Term

June 8, 2015, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a series of cases that could have a lasting impact on our Constitution and country. Three major cases that remain undecided will likely define the legacy of Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure in what has been called the U.S. Supreme Court “term of the century.” The first, King v. Burwell, could gut the protections of the Affordable Care Act and send the health insurance marketplace into a death-spiral. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. could threaten the protections of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and make fighting discrimination in housing—and possibly all civil rights cases—far more challenging. Finally, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the justices could provide crucial protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, community by instituting marriage equality for all.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion on what is at stake and what to expect in the final weeks of this critical Supreme Court term. A keynote address accompanying the panel will discuss the Roberts Court—now in its 10th year—and the Court’s recent jurisprudence on race.

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Breaking Down Turkey’s General Election

June 9, 2015, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

Turkey’s June 7th general election is shaping up to be the closest in a decade. A few percentage points either way could determine if the governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, will secure another majority in parliament or be forced to form a coalition for the first time in its 13 years of rule. The vote will also decide if the mostly Kurdish Peace and Development Party will be represented in Ankara, which could shape the fate of the government’s peace negotiations with Kurdish rebels and, in the worst case scenario, risk renewed fighting within this key U.S. ally.

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