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Scheduled Appearances

Keynote Track

The End of American Exceptionalism

Crosscut Festival 2021
Thu May 6, 2021 | 6:00pm

How do we navigate America's toughest challenges with more than just military might?

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Featuring: Robert M. Gates, Mary Kay Magistad

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The Crosscut Festival is a celebration of big ideas and bold thinking - a gathering of a community of the curious. Connect with noteworthy political leaders and newsmakers along with authors, journalists and experts focused on the most important issues of our time. The Crosscut Festival features firesides interviews, panels and special events that explore forward-thinking in Politics, Social Justice, the Environment, History, Innovation and more.

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