Political Science


New! Torn Apart: Separated at the Border 40 min.

Directed and produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent, the intimate 40-minute film follows two mothers who were each separated from their children in the United States for months and are desperate to reunite with them. After fleeing violence that claimed the life of her husband and two uncles in Honduras, María was detained and separated from her 10-year-old son Alex for...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Recent U.S. Policy Toward China Is Productive: A Debate 95 min.

The United States is cracking down onChinain an attempt tocreate a more favorable balance of trade. Other concerns include continuing Chinese thefts of intellectual property and the imposition of technology transfer requirements to do business in China. The U.S. seeks to frustrate China’s program to achieve dominance in a range of advanced technologies. And it wants to cripple Huawei, the telecoms...

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New! The Transatlantic Relationship Has Been Irreparably Damaged: A Debate 74 min.

The transatlantic relationship between the United States and Europe has been a hallmark of the liberal international order for decades and has helped ensure global peace and stability. Rising populism and income inequality, however, coupled with a new array of world leaders may signal an end to this historic relationship. Some warn that President Trump's support for Brexit, attacks on the North At...

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New! Unresolved: Shifting Power in the Middle East: A Debate 80 min.

The Middle East remains a powder keg. Saudi Arabia and Iran are vying for regional dominance. Turkey is cozying up to Russia and China. And instability, conflict, and proxy wars have engulfed Syria, Yemen, and other countries. How should the United States respond to the shifting politics and volatile situation in the Middle East? In this debate, five foreign policy experts examine three pressing q...

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The Mueller Investigation 53 min.

The Mueller Investigation chronicles the dramatic events that led the White House and the nation to this historic moment in American politics.

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Supreme Revenge 54 min.

Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, an investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts.

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Trump's Trade War 54 min.

The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the US and China, NPR and FRONTLINE investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.

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The Republican Party Should Not Renominate Trump: A Debate 85 min.

As Americans gear up for the 2020 presidential election, Republicans have a choice: Should they renominate Donald Trump for president or choose a different candidate? Proponents of renominating Trump argue that he has been a successful president and that his passionate and loyal base of supporters will vote for him en masse, particularly if the rest of the party rallies around him. Opponents, howe...

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Constitutional Free Speech Principles Can Save Social Media Companies from Themselves: A Debate 77 min.

Americans have long prided themselves on their commitment to free speech, a principle enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But in recent years, hate speech and phony content have proliferated online, offending and misinforming millions of Americans. Some have argued that the world’s largest social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, should restrict access to extrem...

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Benito Mussolini 54 min.

This episode of The Dictator's Playbookfocuses on Italy's Benito Mussolini. Meet the man who created fascism, an ideology that would plunge all of Europe into darkness.

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