Conversations with History (Audio) http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/uctv.tv-dz.4264013826.04264013828 UCTV Conversations with History (Audio) Society Psychology & Social Science History Science Business Teaching & Learning Art & Architecture Health & Medicine UCTV en-us no Copyright 2014 Regents of the University of California Melissa Weber ucsdtvwebmaster@ucsd.edu In these lively and unedited interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. Interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. University of California Television false Peder Sather and the University of California with Karin Sveen - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Karin Sveen for a discussion of her book, “The Immigrant and the University: Peder Sather and Gold Rush California.” After describing her intellectual journey as a writer and poet, the conversation turns to a discussion of philanthropist Peder Sather, a Norwegian immigrant, who was one of the founders of the University of California and whose philanthropy left an indelible mark on the University including the Campanile, Sather Gate, endowed chairs in history, literature, and classics, and the Sather Law Library. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29338] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Karin Sveen for a discussion of her book, “The Immigrant and the University: Peder Sather and Gold Rush California.” After describing her intellectual journey as a writer and poet, the conversation turns to a discussion of philanthropist Peder Sather, a Norwegian immigrant, who was one of the founders of the University of California and whose philanthropy left an indelible mark on the University including the Campanile, Sather Gate, endowed chairs in history, literature, and classics, and the Sather Law Library. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29338] 29338peder-sather-and-the-university-of-california-with-karin-sveen---conversations-with-history Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:57 Society UCTV no Identity and Cosmopolitanism with Kwame Anthony Appiah - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Appiah reminisces about his early years in Ghana and Great Britain focusing on the influence of his parents. After outlining his formal education, he discusses the philosophical problems that have interested him. The discussion then turns to his analysis of identity and cosmopolitanism and the interface between them and concludes with a discussion of the importance of conversation in building a cooperative world. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29334] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Appiah reminisces about his early years in Ghana and Great Britain focusing on the influence of his parents. After outlining his formal education, he discusses the philosophical problems that have interested him. The discussion then turns to his analysis of identity and cosmopolitanism and the interface between them and concludes with a discussion of the importance of conversation in building a cooperative world. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29334] 29334identity-and-cosmopolitanism-with-kwame-anthony-appiah---conversations-with-history Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:35 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Ahmet C. Bozer - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ahmet C. Bozer, President of Coca-Cola International, for a discussion of leadership in business. Tracing his intellectual journey, Bozer discusses the skill set and temperament required for leadership; the challenges of navigating between local and global in a multinational corporation; the social dimension of corporate behavior; the importance of shaping a social vision for a corporation; and offers advice to students as they prepare for a future in business. Series: "Conversations with History" [Business] [Show ID: 29124] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ahmet C. Bozer, President of Coca-Cola International, for a discussion of leadership in business. Tracing his intellectual journey, Bozer discusses the skill set and temperament required for leadership; the challenges of navigating between local and global in a multinational corporation; the social dimension of corporate behavior; the importance of shaping a social vision for a corporation; and offers advice to students as they prepare for a future in business. Series: "Conversations with History" [Business] [Show ID: 29124] 29124leadership-and-entrepreneurship-with-ahmet-c-bozer---conversations-with-history Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:41:30 Business UCTV no Islam and Capitalism with M. Ibrahim Turhan - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes M. Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO, Borsa Istanbul (Turkish securities exchange) for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Topics covered include: stock exchanges in emerging markets, the interface between Islam and capitalism, and the importance of entrepreneurship in Turkey’s economic success. Series: "Conversations with History" [Business] [Show ID: 29013] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes M. Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO, Borsa Istanbul (Turkish securities exchange) for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Topics covered include: stock exchanges in emerging markets, the interface between Islam and capitalism, and the importance of entrepreneurship in Turkey’s economic success. Series: "Conversations with History" [Business] [Show ID: 29013] 29013islam-and-capitalism-with-m-ibrahim-turhan---conversations-with-history Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:40 Business UCTV no Neanderthal Man with Svante Pääbo - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Svante Pääbo, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Svante Pääbo highlights both the opportunities and obstacles that characterized his 30 year quest to uncover the genome of Neanderthal Man. In the course of his reflections, he elucidates the nature of scientific inquiry and highlights the possible long-term implications of using genetic research to understand the genome of human ancestors and thereby understand the uniqueness of humans. Svante Pääbo was the 2014 Foerster Lecturer at Berkeley. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 28721] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Svante Pääbo, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Svante Pääbo highlights both the opportunities and obstacles that characterized his 30 year quest to uncover the genome of Neanderthal Man. In the course of his reflections, he elucidates the nature of scientific inquiry and highlights the possible long-term implications of using genetic research to understand the genome of human ancestors and thereby understand the uniqueness of humans. Svante Pääbo was the 2014 Foerster Lecturer at Berkeley. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 28721] 28721neanderthal-man-with-svante-pääbo---conversations-with-history Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:42 Science UCTV no Congress and Foreign Policy with Congressman Howard Berman - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Congressman Howard Berman for a discussion of his 30 year career in the U.S. House of Representatives serving California’s 28th congressional district. Reflecting on his career, Berman discusses the following topics: his background; his early alliance with Henry Congressman Waxman: innovations in campaigning that they developed with Michael Berman; the skills and temperament necessary for the work of legislating; his support for the Iraq War Resolution; U.S. relations with Israel; the role of sanctions in blocking Iran’s nuclear program; the failure of the Stop Online Piracy Act; and advice to students preparing for a career in politics. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28143] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Congressman Howard Berman for a discussion of his 30 year career in the U.S. House of Representatives serving California’s 28th congressional district. Reflecting on his career, Berman discusses the following topics: his background; his early alliance with Henry Congressman Waxman: innovations in campaigning that they developed with Michael Berman; the skills and temperament necessary for the work of legislating; his support for the Iraq War Resolution; U.S. relations with Israel; the role of sanctions in blocking Iran’s nuclear program; the failure of the Stop Online Piracy Act; and advice to students preparing for a career in politics. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28143] 28143congress-and-foreign-policy-with-congressman-howard-berman----conversations-with-history Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:25 Society UCTV no History Politics and Law with Charles McCurdy - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Charles McCurdy, Professor of History and Law, University of Virginia, for a discussion of the interactions of law and politics in the United States. Case studies discussed include: Justice Stephen Field; The Anti- Rent Era in New York Law (1830-1865); Herbert Wechsler’s article on “The Political Safeguards of Federalism;” and the Sedition Acts of the 1790’s. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28136] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Charles McCurdy, Professor of History and Law, University of Virginia, for a discussion of the interactions of law and politics in the United States. Case studies discussed include: Justice Stephen Field; The Anti- Rent Era in New York Law (1830-1865); Herbert Wechsler’s article on “The Political Safeguards of Federalism;” and the Sedition Acts of the 1790’s. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28136] 28136history-politics-and-law-with-charles-mccurdy---conversations-with-history Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:33 Society UCTV no The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World with T.V. Paul - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, Montreal, for a discussion of his new book, “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World.” Professor Paul analyzes the domestic and foreign policy implications of Pakistan’s role as a garrison state in South Asia. Drawing on history, geo-strategic context, and relations with the great powers, he demonstrates how Pakistan’s search for parity in its relations with India is critical for understanding why it remains a warrior state mired in a strategic dilemma which subverts its hopes for development at home and security in its regional environment. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28156] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, Montreal, for a discussion of his new book, “The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World.” Professor Paul analyzes the domestic and foreign policy implications of Pakistan’s role as a garrison state in South Asia. Drawing on history, geo-strategic context, and relations with the great powers, he demonstrates how Pakistan’s search for parity in its relations with India is critical for understanding why it remains a warrior state mired in a strategic dilemma which subverts its hopes for development at home and security in its regional environment. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28156] 28156the-warrior-state-pakistan-in-the-contemporary-world-with-tv-paul---conversations-with-history Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:24 Society UCTV no Reflections with General James Mattis - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General James Mattis (U.S. Marine Corp. ret.), former Head of Central Command for a discussion of his military career. Topics covered include: his formative years, the skill set and temperament required to be a marine, his command philosophy, his battle experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, the role of the military in securing peace, the contribution of the military to the policy debate, and his advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28135] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General James Mattis (U.S. Marine Corp. ret.), former Head of Central Command for a discussion of his military career. Topics covered include: his formative years, the skill set and temperament required to be a marine, his command philosophy, his battle experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, the role of the military in securing peace, the contribution of the military to the policy debate, and his advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28135] 28135reflections-with-general-james-mattis---conversations-with-history Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:59 Society UCTV no Leadership with Gro Harlem Brundtland - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford, for a discussion of her lifelong commitment to public service at the national and international level. She traces her intellectual odyssey and recalls her many roles--Norwegian Prime Minister, Chair of Global Commission on Environment and Development, and Director General of the World Health Organization. She also describes the attributes of her leadership: the combination of political skills and scientific training that she developed as she worked to implement a vision of a just society in which women’s rights, global health, and sustainable development were insured. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28228] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford, for a discussion of her lifelong commitment to public service at the national and international level. She traces her intellectual odyssey and recalls her many roles--Norwegian Prime Minister, Chair of Global Commission on Environment and Development, and Director General of the World Health Organization. She also describes the attributes of her leadership: the combination of political skills and scientific training that she developed as she worked to implement a vision of a just society in which women’s rights, global health, and sustainable development were insured. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28228] 28228leadership-with-gro-harlem-brundtland---conversations-with-history Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:18 Society UCTV no Technology and Inequality with George Packer - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker staff writer George Packer for a discussion of the impact of Silicon Valley on society and politics. Topics covered include: the implications of technology for the status of the American worker, for American culture, and for economic inequality. Amazon and the consequences of its business model for the publishing industry are discussed. President Obama’s response to the 2008 economic crisis is also analyzed. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28134] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker staff writer George Packer for a discussion of the impact of Silicon Valley on society and politics. Topics covered include: the implications of technology for the status of the American worker, for American culture, and for economic inequality. Amazon and the consequences of its business model for the publishing industry are discussed. President Obama’s response to the 2008 economic crisis is also analyzed. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28134] 28134technology-and-inequality-with-george-packer---conversations-with-history Thu, 29 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:51:25 Society UCTV no The Battle for Pluralism in the Middle East with Marwan Muasher - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes the Carnegie Endowment’s Marwan Muasher for a discussion of his new book, “The Second Arab Awakening.” Topics covered include: “The First Arab Awakening;” the political failure of Arab states in the wake of nationalism and pan Arabism; the evolution of political Islam; the role of the military and technology in shaping the course of the Arab Spring; what is required for the second Arab Awakening to succeed; and the importance for the building of a third force in Arab politics, one that respects pluralism and establishes institutions that are accountable and which focuses on achieving equity, accountability, and a new educational system. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28055] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes the Carnegie Endowment’s Marwan Muasher for a discussion of his new book, “The Second Arab Awakening.” Topics covered include: “The First Arab Awakening;” the political failure of Arab states in the wake of nationalism and pan Arabism; the evolution of political Islam; the role of the military and technology in shaping the course of the Arab Spring; what is required for the second Arab Awakening to succeed; and the importance for the building of a third force in Arab politics, one that respects pluralism and establishes institutions that are accountable and which focuses on achieving equity, accountability, and a new educational system. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28055] 28055the-battle-for-pluralism-in-the-middle-east-with-marwan-muasher---conversations-with-history Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:54 Society UCTV no Scientific Discovery with Carol Greider - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcome Nobel Laureate Carol Greider, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Topics covered include her education; her Nobel winning research on telomeres and telomerase; the implications of this research for treatment of disease; science education; and women in science. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 28054] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcome Nobel Laureate Carol Greider, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Topics covered include her education; her Nobel winning research on telomeres and telomerase; the implications of this research for treatment of disease; science education; and women in science. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 28054] 28054scientific-discovery-with-carol-greider---conversations-with-history Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:44 Science UCTV no The Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America with Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, Professors at the Yale Law School, for a discussion of their new book, “The Triple Package.” Chua and Rubenfeld explain the rise and fall of certain cultural groups, primarily, 2nd generation recent immigrants to the U.S. These groups which demonstrate high success rates manifest 3 characteristics – a superiority complex (rooted in theology, history, or imported social hierarchies), a sense of insecurity (driven by scorn, fear and family) and impulse control(resulting in a drive to work harder). Chua and Rubenfeld analyze the interface of these characteristics with American institutions and incentives to create high rates of success as measured by material goals, academic achievement, and prestige. They also offer a critique of recent US cultural trends that contribute to American relative decline. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 28008] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, Professors at the Yale Law School, for a discussion of their new book, “The Triple Package.” Chua and Rubenfeld explain the rise and fall of certain cultural groups, primarily, 2nd generation recent immigrants to the U.S. These groups which demonstrate high success rates manifest 3 characteristics – a superiority complex (rooted in theology, history, or imported social hierarchies), a sense of insecurity (driven by scorn, fear and family) and impulse control(resulting in a drive to work harder). Chua and Rubenfeld analyze the interface of these characteristics with American institutions and incentives to create high rates of success as measured by material goals, academic achievement, and prestige. They also offer a critique of recent US cultural trends that contribute to American relative decline. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 28008] 28008the-rise-and-fall-of-cultural-groups-in-america-with-amy-chua-and-jed-rubenfeld---conversations-with-history Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:48:20 Society UCTV no Understanding Human Nature with Steven Pinker - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard’s Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Pinker discusses the origins and evolution of his thinking on human nature. Topics include: growing up in Montreal in a Jewish family, the impact of the 1960s, his education, and the trajectory of his research interests. He explains his early work in linguistics and how he came to write his recent work, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. In the conversation, Pinker describes the importance of interdisciplinary research and analyzes creativity. He concludes with a discussion of how science can contribute to the humanities and offers advice to students on how to prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 27968] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard’s Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Pinker discusses the origins and evolution of his thinking on human nature. Topics include: growing up in Montreal in a Jewish family, the impact of the 1960s, his education, and the trajectory of his research interests. He explains his early work in linguistics and how he came to write his recent work, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. In the conversation, Pinker describes the importance of interdisciplinary research and analyzes creativity. He concludes with a discussion of how science can contribute to the humanities and offers advice to students on how to prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 27968] 27968understanding-human-nature-with-steven-pinker---conversations-with-history Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:50 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Machiavelli with Philip C. Bobbitt - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Columbia law professor Philip C. Bobbitt for a discussion of his new book on Machiavelli, “The Garments of Court and Palace.” Focusing on “The Prince” and the “Discourses on Livy,” Bobbitt argues that Machiavelli, steeped in the political turmoil of his time and drawing on his experiences as a diplomat and constitution draftsman, wrote an insightful and prophetic analysis of the transition from feudal city state to embryonic nation state. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 27838] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Columbia law professor Philip C. Bobbitt for a discussion of his new book on Machiavelli, “The Garments of Court and Palace.” Focusing on “The Prince” and the “Discourses on Livy,” Bobbitt argues that Machiavelli, steeped in the political turmoil of his time and drawing on his experiences as a diplomat and constitution draftsman, wrote an insightful and prophetic analysis of the transition from feudal city state to embryonic nation state. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 27838] 27838machiavelli-with-philip-c-bobbitt---conversations-with-history Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:34 Society UCTV no Reflections on a Career in Public Service with Ellen O'Kane Tauscher - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ellen O'Kane Tauscher, former Democratic congresswoman (1996-2009) and former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (2009-2012), for a discussion of her career in Congress and in the State Department. After reflecting on her formative experiences growing up in New Jersey and her career in business, Ms. Tauscher discusses the work of legislating, the crisis of the Republican Party, the need for reform in the congressional electoral process, and the role of leadership in preserving the legitimacy of the center. She analyzes the work of an arms control diplomat and concludes with advice for students as they prepare for a future in public service. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 26311] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ellen O'Kane Tauscher, former Democratic congresswoman (1996-2009) and former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (2009-2012), for a discussion of her career in Congress and in the State Department. After reflecting on her formative experiences growing up in New Jersey and her career in business, Ms. Tauscher discusses the work of legislating, the crisis of the Republican Party, the need for reform in the congressional electoral process, and the role of leadership in preserving the legitimacy of the center. She analyzes the work of an arms control diplomat and concludes with advice for students as they prepare for a future in public service. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 26311] 26311reflections-on-a-career-in-public-service-with-ellen-okane-tauscher---conversations-with-history Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:22 Society UCTV no Political Theory and Social Criticism with Michael Walzer - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, who reflects on his intellectual journey. Topics covered include: the influence of his parents; his Jewish upbringing; his education at Brandeis; Harvard, and Cambridge; his tenure at Dissent and the impact of the protest movements of the 1960’s. Walzer compares the work of a political theorist and that of a social critic. He analyzes humanitarian intervention and drone warfare in the context of just war theory. He also discusses the aftermath of the 2008 economic collapse from the perspective of a social critic. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 26208] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, who reflects on his intellectual journey. Topics covered include: the influence of his parents; his Jewish upbringing; his education at Brandeis; Harvard, and Cambridge; his tenure at Dissent and the impact of the protest movements of the 1960’s. Walzer compares the work of a political theorist and that of a social critic. He analyzes humanitarian intervention and drone warfare in the context of just war theory. He also discusses the aftermath of the 2008 economic collapse from the perspective of a social critic. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 26208] 26208political-theory-and-social-criticism-with-michael-walzer---conversations-with-history Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:45 Society UCTV no Witches Psychiatrists and Evangelicals with Tanya Luhrmann - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford’s Tanya Luhrmann for a discussion of her work as a psychological anthropologist. Professor Luhrmann looks back at her formative experiences and reviews her insights on how different communities—witches, psychiatrists, and evangelicals—learn to experience their world through practice and adjustment to the ambiguities of the modern world. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 26026] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford’s Tanya Luhrmann for a discussion of her work as a psychological anthropologist. Professor Luhrmann looks back at her formative experiences and reviews her insights on how different communities—witches, psychiatrists, and evangelicals—learn to experience their world through practice and adjustment to the ambiguities of the modern world. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 26026] 26026witches-psychiatrists-and-evangelicals-with-tanya-luhrmann---conversations-with-history Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:55 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Reflections of an Historian with Nell Irvin Painter- Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian and artist Nell Irvin Painter for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Professor Painter discusses the influence of her parents, her work as a historian and the importance of art as a way to complement the traditional historical narrative. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 26023] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian and artist Nell Irvin Painter for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Professor Painter discusses the influence of her parents, her work as a historian and the importance of art as a way to complement the traditional historical narrative. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 26023] 26023reflections-of-an-historian-with-nell-irvin-painter--conversations-with-history Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:10 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no International Education with Harriet Mayor Fulbright - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harriet Mayor Fulbright, Harvest Distinguished Women Lecturer at UC Berkeley, for a discussion of her involvement in international education and her leadership role in the Fulbright Fellowship Program. Mrs. Fulbright reflects on her own experiences including her days as an international exchange student in Colombia and the Soviet Union, her work in the Clinton administration as Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the legacy of her late husband Senator William Fulbright. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Education] [Show ID: 25948] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harriet Mayor Fulbright, Harvest Distinguished Women Lecturer at UC Berkeley, for a discussion of her involvement in international education and her leadership role in the Fulbright Fellowship Program. Mrs. Fulbright reflects on her own experiences including her days as an international exchange student in Colombia and the Soviet Union, her work in the Clinton administration as Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the legacy of her late husband Senator William Fulbright. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Education] [Show ID: 25948] 25948international-education-with-harriet-mayor-fulbright---conversations-with-history Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:50:33 Teaching & Learning UCTV no The Resurgence of the West with Richard Rosecrance - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Richard Rosecrance for a discussion of how a transatlantic union can prevent war and restore the United States and Europe. The conversation includes a discussion of Rosecrance’s intellectual journey focusing on his work on the evolution of the state as it is driven over time by changes in the international economy. The discussion addresses the diminishing importance of the balance of power, the implications of the example of the European Union for the future of international relations, and the opportunities offered by a customs union between Europe and the USA as they both face the challenge of the rise of the East. Rosecrance also address the vulnerabilities embedded in the Asian economic miracle with particular emphasis on the weaknesses of China. He concludes with the possibility of drawing China into a customs union thereby avoiding the danger traditionally posed to the international system by the rise of a great power. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25904] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Richard Rosecrance for a discussion of how a transatlantic union can prevent war and restore the United States and Europe. The conversation includes a discussion of Rosecrance’s intellectual journey focusing on his work on the evolution of the state as it is driven over time by changes in the international economy. The discussion addresses the diminishing importance of the balance of power, the implications of the example of the European Union for the future of international relations, and the opportunities offered by a customs union between Europe and the USA as they both face the challenge of the rise of the East. Rosecrance also address the vulnerabilities embedded in the Asian economic miracle with particular emphasis on the weaknesses of China. He concludes with the possibility of drawing China into a customs union thereby avoiding the danger traditionally posed to the international system by the rise of a great power. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25904] 25904the-resurgence-of-the-west-with-richard-rosecrance---conversations-with-history Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:45 Society UCTV no The Political Economy of Europe’s Response to the 2008 Economic Collapse with Olli Rehn - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Olli Rehn, Vice President of the European Commission, for a discussion of Europe's response to the 2008 Economic Collapse. Topics covered include a comparison of the U.S. and European institutional situation at the time of the Lehman collapse and the divergence of response; Europe's complex institutional structure; why political/economic analysis is necessary for understanding Europe's policy making; why timing, power and sequencing of priorities are so consequential; the role of the commission and its goals; the use of language in navigating the divisions between political and technocratic solutions with specific references to matters such as fiscal consolidation versus stimulus. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25998] Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Olli Rehn, Vice President of the European Commission, for a discussion of Europe's response to the 2008 Economic Collapse. Topics covered include a comparison of the U.S. and European institutional situation at the time of the Lehman collapse and the divergence of response; Europe's complex institutional structure; why political/economic analysis is necessary for understanding Europe's policy making; why timing, power and sequencing of priorities are so consequential; the role of the commission and its goals; the use of language in navigating the divisions between political and technocratic solutions with specific references to matters such as fiscal consolidation versus stimulus. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25998] 25998the-political-economy-of-europes-response-to-the-2008-economic-collapse-with-olli-rehn---conversations-with-history Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:12 Society UCTV no The World Through Arab Eyes with Shibley Telhami - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Shibley Telhami for a discussion of Arab public opinion and the reshaping of the Arab world. Telhami discusses his new book, “The World through Arab Eyes" linking this work to his intellectual evolution. He analyzes the structural factors that shape Arab thinking about their aspirations at home and their perspectives on the world affairs. The conversation includes topics such as Arab identity, the impact of the information revolution, the political awakenings shaking the Middle East, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the struggle between Iran and Israel, and American intervention in the region. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25862] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Shibley Telhami for a discussion of Arab public opinion and the reshaping of the Arab world. Telhami discusses his new book, “The World through Arab Eyes" linking this work to his intellectual evolution. He analyzes the structural factors that shape Arab thinking about their aspirations at home and their perspectives on the world affairs. The conversation includes topics such as Arab identity, the impact of the information revolution, the political awakenings shaking the Middle East, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the struggle between Iran and Israel, and American intervention in the region. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25862] 25862the-world-through-arab-eyes-with-shibley-telhami---conversations-with-history Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:05 Society UCTV no The Unwinding with George Packer - Conversations with History Conversations with History Harry Kreisler welcomes George Packer for a discussion of his new book, “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.” Packer discusses his formative experiences, including forging his own political identity and coming to terms with the legacy of his progressive grandfather and his liberal father. He then recounts the influence of his mother on his writing and his odyssey—Peace Corps, construction, working with the homeless, and membership in the socialist party-- that led him to writing as a vocation. After sketching the skills and temperament of a writer, Packer describes the origins of his new book and its architecture. He then discusses the two groups of men and women whose personal narratives his book explores and relates how their lives give insight into the unwinding of the American dream. The discussion offers a compelling portrait of the inner history of the new America defined by glaring inequality and the collapse of institutions. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 25519] Harry Kreisler welcomes George Packer for a discussion of his new book, “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.” Packer discusses his formative experiences, including forging his own political identity and coming to terms with the legacy of his progressive grandfather and his liberal father. He then recounts the influence of his mother on his writing and his odyssey—Peace Corps, construction, working with the homeless, and membership in the socialist party-- that led him to writing as a vocation. After sketching the skills and temperament of a writer, Packer describes the origins of his new book and its architecture. He then discusses the two groups of men and women whose personal narratives his book explores and relates how their lives give insight into the unwinding of the American dream. The discussion offers a compelling portrait of the inner history of the new America defined by glaring inequality and the collapse of institutions. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 25519] 25519the-unwinding-with-george-packer---conversations-with-history Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:20 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Force and Diplomacy with Karl Eikenberry - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Karl Eikenberry, who commanded coalition forces in Afghanistan and served as U.S. Ambassador there. Reflecting on his career as soldier and diplomat, Ambassador Eikenberry recalls his formative experiences and compares the skill set and challenges of the two postings. He evaluates the volunteer military force, analyzes the situation in Afghanistan as the US stands down, describes the problems posed by exit strategies after intervention, and reflects on the implications of the rise of China and the US pivot toward Asia. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25374] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Karl Eikenberry, who commanded coalition forces in Afghanistan and served as U.S. Ambassador there. Reflecting on his career as soldier and diplomat, Ambassador Eikenberry recalls his formative experiences and compares the skill set and challenges of the two postings. He evaluates the volunteer military force, analyzes the situation in Afghanistan as the US stands down, describes the problems posed by exit strategies after intervention, and reflects on the implications of the rise of China and the US pivot toward Asia. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25374] 25374force-and-diplomacy-with-karl-eikenberry---conversations-with-history Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:15 Society UCTV no Taking the Pulse of America with Peter D. Hart - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes pollster Peter D. Hart for a discussion of his life and work. After reflections on his formative experiences, Hart discusses the melding of quantitative and qualitative insight in his polling, the impact of technology on the field, the challenges facing the profession, the quality of American leadership, and the state of public opinion on the issue of U.S. decline. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25373] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes pollster Peter D. Hart for a discussion of his life and work. After reflections on his formative experiences, Hart discusses the melding of quantitative and qualitative insight in his polling, the impact of technology on the field, the challenges facing the profession, the quality of American leadership, and the state of public opinion on the issue of U.S. decline. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25373] 25373taking-the-pulse-of-america-with-peter-d-hart---conversations-with-history Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:50 Society UCTV no The Places In Between with Rory Stewart - Conversations with History Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Rory Stewart, Member of the British Parliament, for a discussion of his remarkable odyssey. Reflecting on his background and drawing on his work as a diplomat, soldier, explorer, provincial governor, policy advisor, university research fellow, director of an NGO, and parliamentarian, he describes what he has learned from these multiple experiences. Analyzing the failure of intervention by the West in Iraq and Afghanistan, he focuses on the contradictions between the abstract theories that guide Western policy and the social structures, the geography and history that define the realities of the people and places of Afghanistan and Iraq His conversation concludes with advice for students on preparing the future in an uncertain world. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25139] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Rory Stewart, Member of the British Parliament, for a discussion of his remarkable odyssey. Reflecting on his background and drawing on his work as a diplomat, soldier, explorer, provincial governor, policy advisor, university research fellow, director of an NGO, and parliamentarian, he describes what he has learned from these multiple experiences. Analyzing the failure of intervention by the West in Iraq and Afghanistan, he focuses on the contradictions between the abstract theories that guide Western policy and the social structures, the geography and history that define the realities of the people and places of Afghanistan and Iraq His conversation concludes with advice for students on preparing the future in an uncertain world. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25139] 25139the-places-in-between-with-rory-stewart---conversations-with-history Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:57 Society UCTV no The Life and Work of an Environmental Historian with William Cronon - Conversations with History Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes William Cronon, Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, for a discussion of the challenges of historical scholarship. Reflecting on his formative experiences, Cronon, a former President of the American Historical Association, discusses the influence of his parents, his education, and the culture and environment of Wisconsin. He analyzes the essential features of a liberal arts education, the importance of storytelling in history, the implications of the digital revolution for research and teaching, and the contribution of environmental history to the environmental movement. He concludes with advice to students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 25174] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes William Cronon, Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, for a discussion of the challenges of historical scholarship. Reflecting on his formative experiences, Cronon, a former President of the American Historical Association, discusses the influence of his parents, his education, and the culture and environment of Wisconsin. He analyzes the essential features of a liberal arts education, the importance of storytelling in history, the implications of the digital revolution for research and teaching, and the contribution of environmental history to the environmental movement. He concludes with advice to students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 25174] 25174the-life-and-work-of-an-environmental-historian-with-william-cronon---conversations-with-history Tue, 28 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:27 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no A Dog's World with Alexandra Horowitz - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Alexandra Horowitz for a discussion of her book, Inside of a Dog. Professor Horowitz discusses her formative experiences, her interest in cognition in animals, and what led her to focus on dogs. In her analysis, understanding dogs requires consideration of wolf ancestry, cognitive skills and anatomy, and the ways in which dogs interact with humans and how that interaction has affected their evolution. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 25112] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Alexandra Horowitz for a discussion of her book, Inside of a Dog. Professor Horowitz discusses her formative experiences, her interest in cognition in animals, and what led her to focus on dogs. In her analysis, understanding dogs requires consideration of wolf ancestry, cognitive skills and anatomy, and the ways in which dogs interact with humans and how that interaction has affected their evolution. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 25112] 25112a-dogs-world-with-alexandra-horowitz---conversations-with-history Tue, 28 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:25 Science UCTV no Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran with Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett for a discussion of their new book, Going to Tehran. In the conversation, the Leveretts analyze the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic goals and domestic politics. After analyzing the biases embedded in U.S. perceptions of Iran, they conclude with a proposal for changing U.S. relations with Iran by emulating Nixon’s breakthrough with China Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25083] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett for a discussion of their new book, Going to Tehran. In the conversation, the Leveretts analyze the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic goals and domestic politics. After analyzing the biases embedded in U.S. perceptions of Iran, they conclude with a proposal for changing U.S. relations with Iran by emulating Nixon’s breakthrough with China Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25083] 25083why-the-united-states-must-come-to-terms-with-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-with-flynt-and-hillary-mann-leverett---conversations-with-history Wed, 22 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:10 Society UCTV no Achieving Equality for Women with Mary Ann Mason - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s Mary Ann Mason for a discussion of the evolution of the women’s movement. In the conversation, Professor Mason, the first woman dean of the graduate division at Berkeley, discusses her career as a historian, lawyer, and university official. She explains her focus on the family and its importance as an indicator of both changes in society and the status of women. Recalling her efforts at the University of California to generate data to understand the condition of women in the academy, she highlights the tools at her disposal to bring change including the role of the legal system, especially Title IX, and the dissemination of information. Throughout the discussion Professor Mason analyzes the importance of understanding how changes in structure in institutions and culture together with attitudinal change by women can insure their hopes for equality Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Education] [Show ID: 25073] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s Mary Ann Mason for a discussion of the evolution of the women’s movement. In the conversation, Professor Mason, the first woman dean of the graduate division at Berkeley, discusses her career as a historian, lawyer, and university official. She explains her focus on the family and its importance as an indicator of both changes in society and the status of women. Recalling her efforts at the University of California to generate data to understand the condition of women in the academy, she highlights the tools at her disposal to bring change including the role of the legal system, especially Title IX, and the dissemination of information. Throughout the discussion Professor Mason analyzes the importance of understanding how changes in structure in institutions and culture together with attitudinal change by women can insure their hopes for equality Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Education] [Show ID: 25073] 25073achieving-equality-for-women-with-mary-ann-mason---conversations-with-history Mon, 20 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:50 Teaching & Learning UCTV no The Air Force in the Twenty First Century with General Norton Schwartz - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General Norton Schwartz, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, for a discussion of the changing nature of air power. In the conversation, General Schwartz reflects on his career and analyzes the essential elements of military leadership. He also explores the challenges of securing and maintaining the nuclear arsenal and the implications of developing and deploying pilotless aircraft. He concludes with a discussion of the requirements for military preparedness in an era of belt tightening and budget cuts. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25072] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General Norton Schwartz, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, for a discussion of the changing nature of air power. In the conversation, General Schwartz reflects on his career and analyzes the essential elements of military leadership. He also explores the challenges of securing and maintaining the nuclear arsenal and the implications of developing and deploying pilotless aircraft. He concludes with a discussion of the requirements for military preparedness in an era of belt tightening and budget cuts. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 25072] 25072the-air-force-in-the-twenty-first-century-with-general-norton-schwartz---conversations-with-history Wed, 01 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:47:16 Society UCTV no Intellectual Journey with Gary Becker - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Topics covered in the conversation include: the influence of his parents, his education, Milton Friedman, his early work on discrimination, the skills and temperament required for work in economics, applying economic analysis to social problems, the Chicago school of economics, creativity, rational choice theory, markets vs. government, the impact of ideas on policy, the communications revolution, the lessons of the 2008 economic collapse, and advice for students preparing for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Business] [Show ID: 25071] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Topics covered in the conversation include: the influence of his parents, his education, Milton Friedman, his early work on discrimination, the skills and temperament required for work in economics, applying economic analysis to social problems, the Chicago school of economics, creativity, rational choice theory, markets vs. government, the impact of ideas on policy, the communications revolution, the lessons of the 2008 economic collapse, and advice for students preparing for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Business] [Show ID: 25071] 25071intellectual-journey-with-gary-becker---conversations-with-history Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:45 Business UCTV no Asia the West and the Logic of One World with Kishore Mahbubani - Conversations with History Conversations with History Guest hosts Professor Jack Citrin and Robert Price interview Harry Kreisler, host and creator of Conversations with History, for a discussion of his career and intellectual journey. Kreisler talks about his formative experiences, his education at Brandeis and Berkeley, and his work at the Institute of International Studies as executive director. He explains the origins of Conversations, the development of his craft as an interviewer, and recalls some of the highlights of the 555 interviews he has done for the series. He concludes with his observation about how the university is changing. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24969] Guest hosts Professor Jack Citrin and Robert Price interview Harry Kreisler, host and creator of Conversations with History, for a discussion of his career and intellectual journey. Kreisler talks about his formative experiences, his education at Brandeis and Berkeley, and his work at the Institute of International Studies as executive director. He explains the origins of Conversations, the development of his craft as an interviewer, and recalls some of the highlights of the 555 interviews he has done for the series. He concludes with his observation about how the university is changing. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24969] 24969asia-the-west-and-the-logic-of-one-world-with-kishore-mahbubani---conversations-with-history Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:30 Society UCTV no My Forty Years at Berkeley with Harry Kreisler - Conversations with History Conversations with History Guest hosts Professor Jack Citrin and Robert Price interview Harry Kreisler, host and creator of Conversations with History, for a discussion of his career and intellectual journey. Kreisler talks about his formative experiences, his education at Brandeis and Berkeley, and his work at the Institute of International Studies as executive director. He explains the origins of Conversations, the development of his craft as an interviewer, and recalls some of the highlights of the 555 interviews he has done for the series. He concludes with his observation about how the university is changing. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24968] Guest hosts Professor Jack Citrin and Robert Price interview Harry Kreisler, host and creator of Conversations with History, for a discussion of his career and intellectual journey. Kreisler talks about his formative experiences, his education at Brandeis and Berkeley, and his work at the Institute of International Studies as executive director. He explains the origins of Conversations, the development of his craft as an interviewer, and recalls some of the highlights of the 555 interviews he has done for the series. He concludes with his observation about how the university is changing. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24968] 24968my-forty-years-at-berkeley-with-harry-kreisler---conversations-with-history Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:45 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Revolution of Hope Vicente Fox Former President of Mexico - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, for a discussion of the challenges facing Mexico and the future of U.S. Mexican relations. President Fox discusses his formative experiences including the influence of his ancestors and teachers, his work as a businessman, and the factors that led him to enter politics. Discussing his Presidency, he analyzes the problems of governing in a country simultaneously riding a democratic revolution and the transformations brought about by the new wave of globalization. He also discusses the issues of immigration and drugs and how both impact the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24916] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, for a discussion of the challenges facing Mexico and the future of U.S. Mexican relations. President Fox discusses his formative experiences including the influence of his ancestors and teachers, his work as a businessman, and the factors that led him to enter politics. Discussing his Presidency, he analyzes the problems of governing in a country simultaneously riding a democratic revolution and the transformations brought about by the new wave of globalization. He also discusses the issues of immigration and drugs and how both impact the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24916] 24916revolution-of-hope-vicente-fox-former-president-of-mexico---conversations-with-history Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:52:58 Society UCTV no The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy with Edward Luttwak (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Edward N. Luttwak for a discussion of the dilemmas posed for China by the logic of strategy. Luttwak argues that the Chinese perspective on its role in the world is hindered by several factors. Blinded by its history of intra cultural conflict, it is not prepared to deal with a world of sovereign states, a world of intercultural conflict which requires treating other states as equals and not dependents. A third challenge is China’s autonomous bureaucracies often characterized by an aggressive perspective on global affairs. Finally, because of the Communist party’s lack of a meaningful ideology as it consolidates a capitalist miracle, elites manipulate Chinese nationalism as a substitute for Chinese identity. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24828] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Edward N. Luttwak for a discussion of the dilemmas posed for China by the logic of strategy. Luttwak argues that the Chinese perspective on its role in the world is hindered by several factors. Blinded by its history of intra cultural conflict, it is not prepared to deal with a world of sovereign states, a world of intercultural conflict which requires treating other states as equals and not dependents. A third challenge is China’s autonomous bureaucracies often characterized by an aggressive perspective on global affairs. Finally, because of the Communist party’s lack of a meaningful ideology as it consolidates a capitalist miracle, elites manipulate Chinese nationalism as a substitute for Chinese identity. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24828] 24828the-rise-of-china-vs-the-logic-of-strategy-with-edward-luttwak-conversations-with-history Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:45 Society UCTV no National Security in the 21st Century with General James Cartwright - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General James Cartwright for a discussion of military leadership and strategic thinking. Tracing his military career and his intellectual journey, Cartwright discusses the challenges he faced in reorganizing the Strategic Air Command and then describes the role of the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He analyzes how a military strategist thinks about reducing the size of the nuclear force, how the rise of China might affect U.S. grand strategy, and the unique challenges posed by threats emerging from the cyber domain. Using the case of drones, he explains how the integration of this technology changes warfare. Finally, he reflects on the opportunities for transformation of the military in an environment of austerity. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24688] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General James Cartwright for a discussion of military leadership and strategic thinking. Tracing his military career and his intellectual journey, Cartwright discusses the challenges he faced in reorganizing the Strategic Air Command and then describes the role of the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He analyzes how a military strategist thinks about reducing the size of the nuclear force, how the rise of China might affect U.S. grand strategy, and the unique challenges posed by threats emerging from the cyber domain. Using the case of drones, he explains how the integration of this technology changes warfare. Finally, he reflects on the opportunities for transformation of the military in an environment of austerity. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24688] 24688national-security-in-the-21st-century-with-general-james-cartwright---conversations-with-history Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:40 Society UCTV no Manifesto For a New Economy with James Gustave Speth - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes environmentalist James Gustave Speth for a discussion of his new book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy. Speth discusses the systemic failure at the heart of the American crisis highlighting the inadequacy of a motivational system that focuses on economic growth, profits, and power to the detriment of people and the environment. In his view, the American system is broken. He criticizes progressives for not focusing on the big picture and thereby not recognizing the way issues like poverty, education, and environment are linked to the failure of political economy to deliver a quality of life that takes account of human need and values such as equity and justice. Describing a plan of action that combines reform and transformation and emphasizing the lessons to be learned from the civil rights movement, Speth argues for building a political movement that focuses on all the elements of the American crisis. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 24687] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes environmentalist James Gustave Speth for a discussion of his new book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy. Speth discusses the systemic failure at the heart of the American crisis highlighting the inadequacy of a motivational system that focuses on economic growth, profits, and power to the detriment of people and the environment. In his view, the American system is broken. He criticizes progressives for not focusing on the big picture and thereby not recognizing the way issues like poverty, education, and environment are linked to the failure of political economy to deliver a quality of life that takes account of human need and values such as equity and justice. Describing a plan of action that combines reform and transformation and emphasizing the lessons to be learned from the civil rights movement, Speth argues for building a political movement that focuses on all the elements of the American crisis. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 24687] 24687manifesto-for-a-new-economy-with-james-gustave-speth---conversations-with-history Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:12 Business UCTV no Managing National Science Laboratories with Michael Anastasio - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Anastasio for a discussion of the challenges of leading a national science laboratory in a time of transition. Using the examples of the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a fiscal environment of austerity, Anastasio explains how the lab adapts as its internal and external environment changes -- how a community of scientists develops responses to these new challenges. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 24669] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Anastasio for a discussion of the challenges of leading a national science laboratory in a time of transition. Using the examples of the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a fiscal environment of austerity, Anastasio explains how the lab adapts as its internal and external environment changes -- how a community of scientists develops responses to these new challenges. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 24669] 24669managing-national-science-laboratories-with-michael-anastasio---conversations-with-history Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:52:15 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Intellectual Odyssey with Leon Wieseltier - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of the New Republic. Focusing on Wieseltier’s intellectual odyssey, the conversation includes discussion of his background, his education and mentors, Jewish identity in America, the political debate in Israel, his decision to write Kaddish, the attributes of intellectuals, the defining features of liberal sensibility, the challenge of reconciling theory and practice, the argument for humanitarian intervention, the meaning of the Arab Spring, and the challenges facing culture in America today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 24598] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of the New Republic. Focusing on Wieseltier’s intellectual odyssey, the conversation includes discussion of his background, his education and mentors, Jewish identity in America, the political debate in Israel, his decision to write Kaddish, the attributes of intellectuals, the defining features of liberal sensibility, the challenge of reconciling theory and practice, the argument for humanitarian intervention, the meaning of the Arab Spring, and the challenges facing culture in America today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 24598] 24598intellectual-odyssey-with-leon-wieseltier---conversations-with-history Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:50 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no On Intelligence with Jeff Hawkins - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of the New Republic. Focusing on Wieseltier’s intellectual odyssey, the conversation includes discussion of his background, his education and mentors, Jewish identity in America, the political debate in Israel, his decision to write Kaddish, the attributes of intellectuals, the defining features of liberal sensibility, the challenge of reconciling theory and practice, the argument for humanitarian intervention, the meaning of the Arab Spring, and the challenges facing culture in America today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 24454] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of the New Republic. Focusing on Wieseltier’s intellectual odyssey, the conversation includes discussion of his background, his education and mentors, Jewish identity in America, the political debate in Israel, his decision to write Kaddish, the attributes of intellectuals, the defining features of liberal sensibility, the challenge of reconciling theory and practice, the argument for humanitarian intervention, the meaning of the Arab Spring, and the challenges facing culture in America today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 24454] 24454on-intelligence-with-jeff-hawkins---conversations-with-history Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:55 Science UCTV no The Tea Party with Theda Skocpol (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard’s Theda Skocpol for a discussion of America’s political future. After reflecting on her intellectual journey, Professor Skocpol focuses on her new books, “Obama and America’s Political Future” and “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism” (co-authored with Vanessa Williamson. Topics covered in the conversation include her strategy in studying political and social transformations, her analysis of the Tea Party and its long term impact on the Republican Party, and the reasons for President Obama’s failure to meet progressive expectations after the high hopes generated by his 2008 campaign. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24289] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard’s Theda Skocpol for a discussion of America’s political future. After reflecting on her intellectual journey, Professor Skocpol focuses on her new books, “Obama and America’s Political Future” and “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism” (co-authored with Vanessa Williamson. Topics covered in the conversation include her strategy in studying political and social transformations, her analysis of the Tea Party and its long term impact on the Republican Party, and the reasons for President Obama’s failure to meet progressive expectations after the high hopes generated by his 2008 campaign. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24289] 24289the-tea-party-with-theda-skocpol-conversations-with-history Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:30 Society UCTV no Freedom from Oil Dependence with Yossie Hollander - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Yossie Hollander for a discussion of the problem of oil dependence. Hollander discusses what he learned as a pioneer of the Israel software industry including the factors that made possible Israel’s thriving Silicon Valley. Focusing on the role of philanthropy in changing the way we see social problems, he describes the mission of the Fuel Freedom Foundation which includes defining the problem of oil dependence. Examining present and future costs in light of the changing structure of oil markets, he shows how monopoly behavior prevents consumers from having access to vehicles that use alternative fuels. Hollander highlights the impact of China’s demand for oil on the structure of the market focusing on future prices. He concludes with an analysis on the impact of oil dependence on poorer regions of the world such as Africa. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 24148] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Yossie Hollander for a discussion of the problem of oil dependence. Hollander discusses what he learned as a pioneer of the Israel software industry including the factors that made possible Israel’s thriving Silicon Valley. Focusing on the role of philanthropy in changing the way we see social problems, he describes the mission of the Fuel Freedom Foundation which includes defining the problem of oil dependence. Examining present and future costs in light of the changing structure of oil markets, he shows how monopoly behavior prevents consumers from having access to vehicles that use alternative fuels. Hollander highlights the impact of China’s demand for oil on the structure of the market focusing on future prices. He concludes with an analysis on the impact of oil dependence on poorer regions of the world such as Africa. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 24148] 24148freedom-from-oil-dependence-with-yossie-hollander---conversations-with-history Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:20 Society UCTV no Libya in the Time of Revolution with Lindsey Hilsum - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes war correspondent Lindsey Hilsum for a discussion of her new book Sandstorm, an account of the revolution in Libya that toppled the dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Hilsum discusses Gaddafi’s 40 year reign of terror and his role as an international actor. She then traces the factors that led to his fall emphasizing Libyan nationalism, the Arab spring, and the intervention of external powers. Hilsum also analyzes the role of journalists in the continuing worldwide struggle for human dignity. She concludes with a discussion of what she learned from her experiences in Libya and speculates on the future of Libya and of external intervention in bringing about change in places like Syria. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24147] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes war correspondent Lindsey Hilsum for a discussion of her new book Sandstorm, an account of the revolution in Libya that toppled the dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Hilsum discusses Gaddafi’s 40 year reign of terror and his role as an international actor. She then traces the factors that led to his fall emphasizing Libyan nationalism, the Arab spring, and the intervention of external powers. Hilsum also analyzes the role of journalists in the continuing worldwide struggle for human dignity. She concludes with a discussion of what she learned from her experiences in Libya and speculates on the future of Libya and of external intervention in bringing about change in places like Syria. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24147] 24147libya-in-the-time-of-revolution-with-lindsey-hilsum---conversations-with-history Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:45 Society UCTV no The Challenges of Philanthropic Leadership with Robert Gallucci (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes the President of the MacArthur Foundation Robert Gallucci for a discussion of the work of the Foundation and his role as President. The conversations then turns to the foundation’s recent initiative on nuclear threats exploring its emphasis on the twin challenges of proliferation and terrorism. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24001] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes the President of the MacArthur Foundation Robert Gallucci for a discussion of the work of the Foundation and his role as President. The conversations then turns to the foundation’s recent initiative on nuclear threats exploring its emphasis on the twin challenges of proliferation and terrorism. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24001] 24001the-challenges-of-philanthropic-leadership-with-robert-gallucci-conversations-with-history Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:51 Society UCTV no Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran with Trita Parsi (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, for a discussion of his new book “A Single Role of the Dice.” Parsi analyzes President Obama’s intentions toward Iran and how they were transformed by the politics of his tactics with its emphasis on the dual track of engagement and sanction. He discusses the various factors that impacted the negotiations between Iran and the U.S. including the domestic situation in Iran and the influence of Israeli goals. He also places the relationship in the context of the changing strategic environment in the Middle East, the role of third parties such as Brazil and Turkey, and the historical record of the requirements for successful international negotiations. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24002] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, for a discussion of his new book “A Single Role of the Dice.” Parsi analyzes President Obama’s intentions toward Iran and how they were transformed by the politics of his tactics with its emphasis on the dual track of engagement and sanction. He discusses the various factors that impacted the negotiations between Iran and the U.S. including the domestic situation in Iran and the influence of Israeli goals. He also places the relationship in the context of the changing strategic environment in the Middle East, the role of third parties such as Brazil and Turkey, and the historical record of the requirements for successful international negotiations. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 24002] 24002obamas-diplomacy-with-iran-with-trita-parsi-conversations-with-history Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:55 Society UCTV no Philosophy and Activism with Peter Singer (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Princeton philosopher Peter Singer for a discussion of utilitarianism and its implications for ethical conduct and social change. The conversation focuses on Singer’s contribution to the public discourse on animal rights, poverty, and bioethics. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23909] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Princeton philosopher Peter Singer for a discussion of utilitarianism and its implications for ethical conduct and social change. The conversation focuses on Singer’s contribution to the public discourse on animal rights, poverty, and bioethics. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23909] 23909philosophy-and-activism-with-peter-singer-conversations-with-history Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:38 Society UCTV no Pakistan on the Brink with Ahmed Rashid (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ahmed Rashid, author of “Pakistan on the Brink.” Rashid analyzes the dangerous instability in Pakistan. He discusses the failure of civilian and military leadership; the legacy of Cold War thinking in Pakistan’s strategic goals especially the focus on the threat from India; and the use of terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy resulting in the rise of domestic terrorism. He then traces the goals of the Obama administration in dealing with the Afghanistan/Pakistan conundrum and its failure of implementation. Factors contributing to this result include the disengagement of the President, the fragmentation of the policy process and the overemphasis on military priorities to the detriment of political goals. Rashid concludes with a discussion of the peace process, and he highlights the need for a careful American withdrawal that makes possible an end to the Afghan civil war and insures stability in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23729] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ahmed Rashid, author of “Pakistan on the Brink.” Rashid analyzes the dangerous instability in Pakistan. He discusses the failure of civilian and military leadership; the legacy of Cold War thinking in Pakistan’s strategic goals especially the focus on the threat from India; and the use of terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy resulting in the rise of domestic terrorism. He then traces the goals of the Obama administration in dealing with the Afghanistan/Pakistan conundrum and its failure of implementation. Factors contributing to this result include the disengagement of the President, the fragmentation of the policy process and the overemphasis on military priorities to the detriment of political goals. Rashid concludes with a discussion of the peace process, and he highlights the need for a careful American withdrawal that makes possible an end to the Afghan civil war and insures stability in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23729] 23729pakistan-on-the-brink-with-ahmed-rashid-conversations-with-history Wed, 16 May 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:50 Society UCTV no Europe at the Crossroads with Federico Rampini (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Federico Rampini, la Repubblica's New York Bureau Chief, for a discussion of the current European crisis. Topics covered include: the Italian economy and political system, the crisis of the European monetary system and its implications for the European Union’s future, and European and U.S. perceptions of their differences. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23727] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Federico Rampini, la Repubblica's New York Bureau Chief, for a discussion of the current European crisis. Topics covered include: the Italian economy and political system, the crisis of the European monetary system and its implications for the European Union’s future, and European and U.S. perceptions of their differences. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23727] 23727europe-at-the-crossroads-with-federico-rampini-conversations-with-history Fri, 11 May 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:52 Society UCTV no Valuing with Samuel Scheffler (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Samuel Scheffler, University Professor, New York University, for a discussion of philosophical inquiry. Scheffler discusses his work on valuing with particular attention to his essays on terrorism, immigration, and his Tanner lectures on the implications of an afterlife in which humanity would cease to exist. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 23730] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Samuel Scheffler, University Professor, New York University, for a discussion of philosophical inquiry. Scheffler discusses his work on valuing with particular attention to his essays on terrorism, immigration, and his Tanner lectures on the implications of an afterlife in which humanity would cease to exist. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 23730] 23730valuing-with-samuel-scheffler-conversations-with-history Tue, 08 May 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:00 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Power Politics and Universal Health Care with Stuart Altman (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stuart Altman for a discussion of the struggle to reform healthcare in the U.S. Altman traces his intellectual odyssey and recalls his long term involvement in national policymaking. In his reflections, he considers the successes and failures of reform in the context of U.S. political culture and history. Analyzing efforts by Presidents from Roosevelt to Obama, he highlights the twin goals of cost reduction and universal access. He concludes with an examination of the Obama plan speculating on the future of cost control. In his conclusion, he offers advice to students on how to prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 23793] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stuart Altman for a discussion of the struggle to reform healthcare in the U.S. Altman traces his intellectual odyssey and recalls his long term involvement in national policymaking. In his reflections, he considers the successes and failures of reform in the context of U.S. political culture and history. Analyzing efforts by Presidents from Roosevelt to Obama, he highlights the twin goals of cost reduction and universal access. He concludes with an examination of the Obama plan speculating on the future of cost control. In his conclusion, he offers advice to students on how to prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 23793] 23793power-politics-and-universal-health-care-with-stuart-altman-conversations-with-history Tue, 01 May 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:20 Health & Medicine UCTV no The Struggle for Egypt with Steven Cook (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Steven A. Cook, Sabbagh Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion of his new book, “The Struggle for Egypt.” Cook discusses the major actors in modern Egyptian history focusing on the military, the Muslim Brotherhood and the student movements. He identifies recurring patterns—the failure of the military to achieve equity and social justice under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak; the continuing resilience of the Muslim Brotherhood in providing a meaningful national narrative while developing organizations that could meet the social welfare and religious needs of the Egyptian people; and the periodic emergence of student movements. Cook then identifies the flawed assumptions of U.S. policy in the thirty years following the Camp David Accords. He concludes with the key issues in the next stages: the writing of a new constitution, the military; and the deteriorating economic situation. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23601] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Steven A. Cook, Sabbagh Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion of his new book, “The Struggle for Egypt.” Cook discusses the major actors in modern Egyptian history focusing on the military, the Muslim Brotherhood and the student movements. He identifies recurring patterns—the failure of the military to achieve equity and social justice under Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak; the continuing resilience of the Muslim Brotherhood in providing a meaningful national narrative while developing organizations that could meet the social welfare and religious needs of the Egyptian people; and the periodic emergence of student movements. Cook then identifies the flawed assumptions of U.S. policy in the thirty years following the Camp David Accords. He concludes with the key issues in the next stages: the writing of a new constitution, the military; and the deteriorating economic situation. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23601] 23601the-struggle-for-egypt-with-steven-cook--conversations-with-history Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:22 Society UCTV no From Point Guard to Mayor with Kevin Johnson (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes former NBA superstar Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, California since 2008. Tracing his journey from Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood to his current role as Mayor, Johnson discusses the many influences that have shaped his goals and principles including family, faith and education at Cal. He compares leadership and teamwork in basketball and politics and describes the challenges of working in the private and public sectors. He offers his thoughts on the problem of inequality focusing on reforming public education. He concludes with advice to students as they prepare for the future reflecting on whether opportunity will remain a key element of the American dream. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23600] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes former NBA superstar Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, California since 2008. Tracing his journey from Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood to his current role as Mayor, Johnson discusses the many influences that have shaped his goals and principles including family, faith and education at Cal. He compares leadership and teamwork in basketball and politics and describes the challenges of working in the private and public sectors. He offers his thoughts on the problem of inequality focusing on reforming public education. He concludes with advice to students as they prepare for the future reflecting on whether opportunity will remain a key element of the American dream. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23600] 23600from-point-guard-to-mayor-with-kevin-johnson-conversations-with-history Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:29:07 Society UCTV no Taking the Pulse of California with Merv Field (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes pollster Merv Field for a discussion of his remarkable career. Tracing his intellectual odyssey, he describes his education, early work with George Gallup, and his stint in the Merchant Marines. He recalls the early history of polling in the US including the founding and development of the Field Research Corporation and the Field poll. He analyzes the challenges of conducting reliable polls while maintaining ethical standards in the profession. Field reflects on the skills required in survey research and the challenges of adapting to new technologies. He reflects on the changes in California since his arrival after World War II and the shifting agenda of California politics. Looking to the future, he concludes with his thoughts on the future of survey research. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23599] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes pollster Merv Field for a discussion of his remarkable career. Tracing his intellectual odyssey, he describes his education, early work with George Gallup, and his stint in the Merchant Marines. He recalls the early history of polling in the US including the founding and development of the Field Research Corporation and the Field poll. He analyzes the challenges of conducting reliable polls while maintaining ethical standards in the profession. Field reflects on the skills required in survey research and the challenges of adapting to new technologies. He reflects on the changes in California since his arrival after World War II and the shifting agenda of California politics. Looking to the future, he concludes with his thoughts on the future of survey research. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23599] 23599taking-the-pulse-of-california-with-merv-field-conversations-with-history Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:12 Society UCTV no Fragile States Global Threats and International Security with Stewart Patrick (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stewart Patrick, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion of his new book, “Weak Links.” Patrick discusses the criteria for defining fragile states and for creating benchmarks for evaluating whether they pose national security threats with reference to terrorism proliferation, criminal activity, energy insecurity and infectious disease. He argues that in most cases the links are tenuous and the focus on one category obscures the challenges these states actually pose for the U.S. and the community of nations. He proposes that the United States focus on an early warning system that anticipates problem areas, identify local environments that shape harmful outcomes, engage in multilateral solutions, and de-emphasize the over reliance on military solutions. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 23260] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stewart Patrick, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion of his new book, “Weak Links.” Patrick discusses the criteria for defining fragile states and for creating benchmarks for evaluating whether they pose national security threats with reference to terrorism proliferation, criminal activity, energy insecurity and infectious disease. He argues that in most cases the links are tenuous and the focus on one category obscures the challenges these states actually pose for the U.S. and the community of nations. He proposes that the United States focus on an early warning system that anticipates problem areas, identify local environments that shape harmful outcomes, engage in multilateral solutions, and de-emphasize the over reliance on military solutions. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 23260] 23260fragile-states-global-threats-and-international-security-with-stewart-patrick-conversations-with-history Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:03 Society UCTV no How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful with Glenn Greenwald (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Glenn Greenwald for a discussion of his new book, “With Liberty and Justice for Some.” Greenwald traces his intellectual odyssey; analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law; and describes the erosion of the rule of law in the United States. Highlighting the degree to which the legal system frees the powerful from accountability while harshly treating the powerless, Greenwald describes the origins of the current system, its repudiation of American ideals, and the mechanisms which sustain it. He then analyzes the media’s abdication of its role as watchdog role. He concludes with a survey of the the record of the Obama administration in fulfilling its mandate, argues for an alternative politics, and offers advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23138] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Glenn Greenwald for a discussion of his new book, “With Liberty and Justice for Some.” Greenwald traces his intellectual odyssey; analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law; and describes the erosion of the rule of law in the United States. Highlighting the degree to which the legal system frees the powerful from accountability while harshly treating the powerless, Greenwald describes the origins of the current system, its repudiation of American ideals, and the mechanisms which sustain it. He then analyzes the media’s abdication of its role as watchdog role. He concludes with a survey of the the record of the Obama administration in fulfilling its mandate, argues for an alternative politics, and offers advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23138] 23138how-the-law-is-used-to-destroy-equality-and-protect-the-powerful-with-glenn-greenwald-conversations-with-history Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:25 Society UCTV no Being a Writer with Mark Danner (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Writer and MacArthur Fellow Mark Danner talks about writing as reportage versus as a creative act, and examines how words are used for differing purposes. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 8042] Writer and MacArthur Fellow Mark Danner talks about writing as reportage versus as a creative act, and examines how words are used for differing purposes. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 8042] 8042being-a-writer-with-mark-danner-conversations-with-history Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:00 Art & Architecture UCTV no Ocean Voyages with Sylvia Earle (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, for a discussion of her work as a research scientist, oceanic explorer, entrepreneur, and public educator. Tracing her intellectual journey,Earle talks about the influence of her formative years, her education, the importance of the ocean for life on earth, and the challenges of being both a scientist and a citizen concerned about the fate of the oceans. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 23047] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, for a discussion of her work as a research scientist, oceanic explorer, entrepreneur, and public educator. Tracing her intellectual journey,Earle talks about the influence of her formative years, her education, the importance of the ocean for life on earth, and the challenges of being both a scientist and a citizen concerned about the fate of the oceans. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 23047] 23047ocean-voyages-with-sylvia-earle-conversations-with-history Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:10 Science UCTV no Adaptation and Change in the American University with Frank Rhodes (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Frank Rhodes, former President of Cornell University, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities he faced leading an Ivy League university. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 11288] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Frank Rhodes, former President of Cornell University, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities he faced leading an Ivy League university. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 11288] 11288adaptation-and-change-in-the-american-university-with-frank-rhodes-conversations-with-history Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:00 Teaching & Learning UCTV no Humamitarian Assistance with Sadaka Ogata (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sadaka Ogata, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for a discussion about humanitarian assistance. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 11922] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sadaka Ogata, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for a discussion about humanitarian assistance. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 11922] 11922humamitarian-assistance-with-sadaka-ogata-conversations-with-history Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:38:00 Society UCTV no U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan Pakistan and Iraq (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pepperdine’s Dan Caldwell for a discussion of his new book, “Vortex of Conflict.”Professor Caldwell analyzes U. S. policy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Comparing the two wars undertaken after the 911 attacks, Professor Caldwell analyzes the assumptions of the Bush doctrine, the evolution of military strategy, and the role of intelligence in failing to explain the nature of the conflicts. Caldwell also reflects on the consequences of the wars for U.S. preparedness and for U.S. values. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23046] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pepperdine’s Dan Caldwell for a discussion of his new book, “Vortex of Conflict.”Professor Caldwell analyzes U. S. policy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Comparing the two wars undertaken after the 911 attacks, Professor Caldwell analyzes the assumptions of the Bush doctrine, the evolution of military strategy, and the role of intelligence in failing to explain the nature of the conflicts. Caldwell also reflects on the consequences of the wars for U.S. preparedness and for U.S. values. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 23046] 23046us-policy-toward-afghanistan-pakistan-and-iraq--conversations-with-history Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:30 Society UCTV no Energy Security and the Remaking of the Modern World with Daniel Yergin (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Daniel Yergin for a discussion of his new book, “The Quest.” Tracing his intellectual odyssey, Yergin reflects on the challenges of writing a comprehensive account of energy, and he highlights the importance of storytelling in crafting a powerful narrative. He then analyzes the role of creativity, technology, markets, and geopolitics in shaping the unfolding story of energy. The conversation moves on to three important questions: whether there will be enough energy to meet the world’s demands, whether the security of the energy system will be insured, and what will be the future mix of energy sources. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 23053] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Daniel Yergin for a discussion of his new book, “The Quest.” Tracing his intellectual odyssey, Yergin reflects on the challenges of writing a comprehensive account of energy, and he highlights the importance of storytelling in crafting a powerful narrative. He then analyzes the role of creativity, technology, markets, and geopolitics in shaping the unfolding story of energy. The conversation moves on to three important questions: whether there will be enough energy to meet the world’s demands, whether the security of the energy system will be insured, and what will be the future mix of energy sources. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 23053] 23053energy-security-and-the-remaking-of-the-modern-world-with-daniel-yergin-conversations-with-history Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:34 Science UCTV no How the U.S. Iran and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East in the 1970's with Andrew Scott Cooper (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Andrew Scott Cooper to discuss his new book “The Oil Kings.” Focusing on the geopolitics of the Middle East in the 1970's, the study centers on the complex relationship between Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah of Iran. Relying on recently declassified documents, Cooper describes the international environment of the period and the implications of the Nixon doctrine for the Shah's foreign policy. Revealing the contradiction between the Shah's dependence on the rise of oil prices and the need to fund his new military role, Cooper explains how this contradiction resulted in the Shah's downfall and the implosion of Iran. He demonstrates the interplay between the collapse of the relationship between Iran and the U.S. and the emergence of Saudi Arabia as the guarantor of price and supply in the oil market and America’s most important ally in the Persian Gulf. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 22929] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Andrew Scott Cooper to discuss his new book “The Oil Kings.” Focusing on the geopolitics of the Middle East in the 1970's, the study centers on the complex relationship between Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah of Iran. Relying on recently declassified documents, Cooper describes the international environment of the period and the implications of the Nixon doctrine for the Shah's foreign policy. Revealing the contradiction between the Shah's dependence on the rise of oil prices and the need to fund his new military role, Cooper explains how this contradiction resulted in the Shah's downfall and the implosion of Iran. He demonstrates the interplay between the collapse of the relationship between Iran and the U.S. and the emergence of Saudi Arabia as the guarantor of price and supply in the oil market and America’s most important ally in the Persian Gulf. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 22929] 22929how-the-us-iran-and-saudi-arabia-changed-the-balance-of-power-in-the-middle-east-in-the-1970s-with-andrew-scott-cooper-conversations-with-history Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:00 Society UCTV no Politics and American Political Ideals with Rogers M. Smith (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Rogers M. Smith, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, for a discussion of political ideals and political realities in American history. He highlights the importance of building community and political identity by assembling coalitions around narratives that appeal to a broad audience while shaping policy agendas. Professor Smith compares the leadership of Lincoln, Reagan and Obama in addressing these tasks. He concludes with an analysis of how the issue of race has been approached as American political life has become increasing polarized around issues of inequality and relative international decline. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 22927] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Rogers M. Smith, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, for a discussion of political ideals and political realities in American history. He highlights the importance of building community and political identity by assembling coalitions around narratives that appeal to a broad audience while shaping policy agendas. Professor Smith compares the leadership of Lincoln, Reagan and Obama in addressing these tasks. He concludes with an analysis of how the issue of race has been approached as American political life has become increasing polarized around issues of inequality and relative international decline. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 22927] 22927politics-and-american-political-ideals-with-rogers-m-smith-conversations-with-history Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:30 Society UCTV no Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery with Eric Foner (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner for a discussion of his book, “The Fiery Trial.” The conversation focuses on Lincoln’s relationship to slavery over the course of his career. As Lincoln moved from local, to state and then national politics, he grew in stature and his understanding of the complexity of the issue matured. The discussion focuses on the key dimensions of his intellectual and political growth including Lincoln’s background, his command of language in his speeches and writings, and his remarkable skills as a political leader. The discussion concludes with a comparison of Lincoln and President Obama and the political situations they confront. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 22930] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner for a discussion of his book, “The Fiery Trial.” The conversation focuses on Lincoln’s relationship to slavery over the course of his career. As Lincoln moved from local, to state and then national politics, he grew in stature and his understanding of the complexity of the issue matured. The discussion focuses on the key dimensions of his intellectual and political growth including Lincoln’s background, his command of language in his speeches and writings, and his remarkable skills as a political leader. The discussion concludes with a comparison of Lincoln and President Obama and the political situations they confront. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 22930] 22930abraham-lincoln-and-american-slavery-with-eric-foner-conversations-with-history Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:10 Teaching & Learning UCTV no Law Strategy and the Transformation of the State (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Harry Kreisler welcomes Philip Bobbitt for a discussion of his book, “The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History.” Bobbitt explores the relationship between constitution and strategy and its consequences for the transformation of the state. Epochal wars are fought and then settlements reached that legitimate changes in the structure and form of the state. Bobbitt explains how in this epoch fascism,communism and liberal democracy competed. Bobbitt focuses on the intervention in Libya, the response to Iran’s nuclear programs and the dilemmas they pose for the Obama administration. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 21989] Harry Kreisler welcomes Philip Bobbitt for a discussion of his book, “The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History.” Bobbitt explores the relationship between constitution and strategy and its consequences for the transformation of the state. Epochal wars are fought and then settlements reached that legitimate changes in the structure and form of the state. Bobbitt explains how in this epoch fascism,communism and liberal democracy competed. Bobbitt focuses on the intervention in Libya, the response to Iran’s nuclear programs and the dilemmas they pose for the Obama administration. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 21989] 21989law-strategy-and-the-transformation-of-the-state-conversations-with-history Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:00 Society UCTV no Roving Mars with Steve Squyres (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Cornell's Steven Squyres for a discussion of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Reflecting on the intellectual journey that led to his role in the Mars mission, Squires reminisces about his early years, his education and his career in geology and astronomy. Discussing the role of leadership in a complex scientific project, he compares the characteristics, skill set, and work of scientists and engineers, and he describes the dynamic process that led to the project’s success in exploring Mars. He explains the importance of the mission and what was learned and concludes with thoughts on the future of planetary exploration. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 22444] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Cornell's Steven Squyres for a discussion of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Reflecting on the intellectual journey that led to his role in the Mars mission, Squires reminisces about his early years, his education and his career in geology and astronomy. Discussing the role of leadership in a complex scientific project, he compares the characteristics, skill set, and work of scientists and engineers, and he describes the dynamic process that led to the project’s success in exploring Mars. He explains the importance of the mission and what was learned and concludes with thoughts on the future of planetary exploration. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 22444] 22444roving-mars-with-steve-squyres-conversations-with-history Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:15 Science UCTV no Nigeria with John Campbell (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, for a discussion of his new book, “Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink.” Emphasizing the strategic importance of Nigeria, Ambassador Campbell discusses the nature of the political system, the role of oil, the corrupt patronage system that drives politics at all levels of government, the complex dynamics of the Niger Delta region, the failure of economic development, and the divisions (North-South; Muslim-Christian) that hinder stability. He concludes with an analysis of U.S. goals in its relations with Nigeria. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 22443] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, for a discussion of his new book, “Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink.” Emphasizing the strategic importance of Nigeria, Ambassador Campbell discusses the nature of the political system, the role of oil, the corrupt patronage system that drives politics at all levels of government, the complex dynamics of the Niger Delta region, the failure of economic development, and the divisions (North-South; Muslim-Christian) that hinder stability. He concludes with an analysis of U.S. goals in its relations with Nigeria. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 22443] 22443nigeria-with-john-campbell-conversations-with-history Fri, 12 Aug 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:10 Society UCTV no Religion and Law with John Witte (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes John Witte, Jr., Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Witte explores the evolution of legal studies and the emergence of an interdisciplinary study of religion and law. He describes the nature of each realm and the dialectic that shapes their interaction. He traces religion's role in securing political and civil rights in the West exploring the implications of this for addressing the complexity of a multicultural world in which many religions seek a place in the global community including the questions raised by the introduction of Sharia law into Western courts. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 22442] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes John Witte, Jr., Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Witte explores the evolution of legal studies and the emergence of an interdisciplinary study of religion and law. He describes the nature of each realm and the dialectic that shapes their interaction. He traces religion's role in securing political and civil rights in the West exploring the implications of this for addressing the complexity of a multicultural world in which many religions seek a place in the global community including the questions raised by the introduction of Sharia law into Western courts. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 22442] 22442religion-and-law-with-john-witte-conversations-with-history Fri, 12 Aug 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:45 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Technology Culture and Political Change with Ken Goldberg (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes artist and engineer Ken Goldberg from Berkeley. Goldberg discusses robotics in surgery and cancer therapy, and their application in disasters and on the battlefield. Describing several of his recent art projects, Goldberg then discusses complementarities with his engineering research and reflects on the philosophical implications of 'telepresence.' The conversation then moves to military drones, wiki-leaks, and the problem of bringing ethics to a world in which technology changes the nature of war, undermines secrecy, and challenges the legitimacy of the state. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 21565] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes artist and engineer Ken Goldberg from Berkeley. Goldberg discusses robotics in surgery and cancer therapy, and their application in disasters and on the battlefield. Describing several of his recent art projects, Goldberg then discusses complementarities with his engineering research and reflects on the philosophical implications of 'telepresence.' The conversation then moves to military drones, wiki-leaks, and the problem of bringing ethics to a world in which technology changes the nature of war, undermines secrecy, and challenges the legitimacy of the state. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 21565] 21565technology-culture-and-political-change-with-ken-goldberg--conversations-with-history Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:12 Science UCTV no The Origins of Political Order with Francis Fukuyama (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Francis Fukuyama for a discussion of his new book, “The Origins of Political Order.” Fukuyama traces his intellectual odyssey, discusses the origins of "The End of History" thesis, and describes the influence of Samuel Huntington. Fukayama identifies his purpose in writing the new book, the importance of history and comparative studies to the development of his arguments, the relevance of insights from the biological sciences, and the role of ideas in institution building. He compares the evolution of the state in China and India and then assesses the relevance of the Chinese model of state power in an era of globalization. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21952] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Francis Fukuyama for a discussion of his new book, “The Origins of Political Order.” Fukuyama traces his intellectual odyssey, discusses the origins of "The End of History" thesis, and describes the influence of Samuel Huntington. Fukayama identifies his purpose in writing the new book, the importance of history and comparative studies to the development of his arguments, the relevance of insights from the biological sciences, and the role of ideas in institution building. He compares the evolution of the state in China and India and then assesses the relevance of the Chinese model of state power in an era of globalization. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21952] 21952the-origins-of-political-order-with-francis-fukuyama-conversations-with-history Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:55 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World with Michael Spence (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Michael Spence for a discussion of his new book, “The Next Convergence.” Spence discusses his intellectual odyssey focusing on his Nobel Prize research on information and market structure then explains how his work as Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development led him to write his new book. Tracing the impact of the internet, globalization, and domestic and international policy on the trajectory of economic growth in the emerging economies, he highlights the implications of the resulting high speed economic growth for the global economy and global governance. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21951] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Michael Spence for a discussion of his new book, “The Next Convergence.” Spence discusses his intellectual odyssey focusing on his Nobel Prize research on information and market structure then explains how his work as Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development led him to write his new book. Tracing the impact of the internet, globalization, and domestic and international policy on the trajectory of economic growth in the emerging economies, he highlights the implications of the resulting high speed economic growth for the global economy and global governance. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21951] 21951the-future-of-economic-growth-in-a-multispeed-world-with-michael-spence--conversations-with-history Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:25 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no How to Run the World with Parag Khanna (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Harry Kreisler welcomes author Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, to discuss his new book, “How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance.” Khanna analyzes the complex ecosystem created by globalization and how a new diplomacy has become the defining feature of international interactions; the implications of these changes for U.S. foreign policy, highlighting the increasing importance of regional actors and the intricate modalities by which global resources take effect at the local level; and reflects on Wiki-leaks, the Afghan/Pakistan conflict and changes occurring in the Middle East. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21570] Harry Kreisler welcomes author Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, to discuss his new book, “How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance.” Khanna analyzes the complex ecosystem created by globalization and how a new diplomacy has become the defining feature of international interactions; the implications of these changes for U.S. foreign policy, highlighting the increasing importance of regional actors and the intricate modalities by which global resources take effect at the local level; and reflects on Wiki-leaks, the Afghan/Pakistan conflict and changes occurring in the Middle East. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21570] 21570how-to-run-the-world-with-parag-khanna-conversations-with-history Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:00 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Pakistan with Anatol Lieven (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Anatol Lieven to discuss his book “Pakistan: A Hard Country.” Lieven emphasizes the important role of kinship in understanding Pakistan and discusses the military's unique position as the preeminent national institution and the sources of its power and prestige. Focusing on Pakistani national security thinking, he discusses India, the role of Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the importance of Kashmir. He also analyzes the complex relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan and discusses Pakistan's geographical location in the Indus valley and the implications of climate change for its future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21524] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Anatol Lieven to discuss his book “Pakistan: A Hard Country.” Lieven emphasizes the important role of kinship in understanding Pakistan and discusses the military's unique position as the preeminent national institution and the sources of its power and prestige. Focusing on Pakistani national security thinking, he discusses India, the role of Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the importance of Kashmir. He also analyzes the complex relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan and discusses Pakistan's geographical location in the Indus valley and the implications of climate change for its future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21524] 21524pakistan-with-anatol-lieven--conversations-with-history Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:05 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India with Pranab Bardhan (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes UC Berkeley economist Pranab Bardhan to discuss his new book, “Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay.” Bardhan discusses his interest in poverty and inequality in the context of his intellectual odyssey. He focuses on the myths and realities surrounding the emergence of China and India, addressing several questions including: What have these countries achieved and how? How do they compare in terms of inequality and social welfare? What are the factors that explain their reemergence as economic powerhouses? Will they succeed in reconciling economic efficiency with democratic accountability? Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21410] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes UC Berkeley economist Pranab Bardhan to discuss his new book, “Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay.” Bardhan discusses his interest in poverty and inequality in the context of his intellectual odyssey. He focuses on the myths and realities surrounding the emergence of China and India, addressing several questions including: What have these countries achieved and how? How do they compare in terms of inequality and social welfare? What are the factors that explain their reemergence as economic powerhouses? Will they succeed in reconciling economic efficiency with democratic accountability? Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21410] 21410assessing-the-economic-rise-of-china-and-india-with-pranab-bardhan-conversations-with-history Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:26 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no The Judiciary with Ronald George (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ronald M. George, former Chief Justice of California. Reflecting on his years of public service, Chief Justice George traces his intellectual journey and offers his thoughts on the qualities of thinking that characterize judicial deliberation. He argues for both decisional and institutional independence if the judiciary is to perform its role in a democracy as a co-equal branch of government. He analyzes the complexity of the California constitution and its amending process and discusses the intricate process of deliberation in all three branches of government when faced with controversial issues. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21397] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ronald M. George, former Chief Justice of California. Reflecting on his years of public service, Chief Justice George traces his intellectual journey and offers his thoughts on the qualities of thinking that characterize judicial deliberation. He argues for both decisional and institutional independence if the judiciary is to perform its role in a democracy as a co-equal branch of government. He analyzes the complexity of the California constitution and its amending process and discusses the intricate process of deliberation in all three branches of government when faced with controversial issues. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21397] 21397the-judiciary-with-ronald-george-conversations-with-history Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:40 Psychology & Social Science UCTV no The Future of Power with Joseph Nye (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard's Joseph S. Nye,Jr.,for a discussion of his new book, “The Future of Power.” Nye offers a typology of power and explains the importance of a strategy shaped by an intelligent assessment of context and resources. He explores the differences between military, economic, and soft power and argues that understanding this complexity makes for the possibility of smart power. Nye also discusses the rise and fall of great powers but emphasizes the importance of the diffusion of power especially apparent in the communications revolution which has created new actors and new rules of the game. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21396] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard's Joseph S. Nye,Jr.,for a discussion of his new book, “The Future of Power.” Nye offers a typology of power and explains the importance of a strategy shaped by an intelligent assessment of context and resources. He explores the differences between military, economic, and soft power and argues that understanding this complexity makes for the possibility of smart power. Nye also discusses the rise and fall of great powers but emphasizes the importance of the diffusion of power especially apparent in the communications revolution which has created new actors and new rules of the game. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21396] 21396the-future-of-power-with-joseph-nye-conversations-with-history Thu, 09 Jun 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:35 History UCTV no Politics Policy and the Great Recession with Robert Reich (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Robert Reich to discuss political change and the structural causes of the 2008 economic collapse. Recalling his formative experiences, Reich explains what led to his focus on economics and politics. He talks about his tenure as Secretary of Labor for Clinton and analyzes the changes in the American political economy since the great Depression, arguing for a return to the greater economic equality that characterized the post World War II era. He concludes with an evaluation of the importance of political leadership, ideas, Presidential appointments, and grass roots mobilization. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21381] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Robert Reich to discuss political change and the structural causes of the 2008 economic collapse. Recalling his formative experiences, Reich explains what led to his focus on economics and politics. He talks about his tenure as Secretary of Labor for Clinton and analyzes the changes in the American political economy since the great Depression, arguing for a return to the greater economic equality that characterized the post World War II era. He concludes with an evaluation of the importance of political leadership, ideas, Presidential appointments, and grass roots mobilization. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21381] 21381politics-policy-and-the-great-recession-with-robert-reich-conversations-with-history Wed, 25 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:15 History UCTV no Music and Education with Leon Botstein (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and conductor and music director of the American Symphony Orchestra. Botstein traces his dual career paths and compares leadership in an orchestra and in a liberal arts college. He recalls his innovations as a conductor emphasizing the need to place music in its intellectual, political and social context. Botstein focuses on the challenges of higher education, identifying the elements of an ideal curriculum and programs that foster creativity. He concludes with a critique of the American education system and identifies the essential feature of meaningful reform. Series: "Conversations with History" [Education] [Show ID: 21340] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and conductor and music director of the American Symphony Orchestra. Botstein traces his dual career paths and compares leadership in an orchestra and in a liberal arts college. He recalls his innovations as a conductor emphasizing the need to place music in its intellectual, political and social context. Botstein focuses on the challenges of higher education, identifying the elements of an ideal curriculum and programs that foster creativity. He concludes with a critique of the American education system and identifies the essential feature of meaningful reform. Series: "Conversations with History" [Education] [Show ID: 21340] 21340music-and-education-with-leon-botstein-conversations-with-history Fri, 06 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:10 History UCTV no Searching for Meaning in a Secular Age with Hubert Dreyfus (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes philosophy professors Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly to discuss their book, “All Things Shining.” Drawing on their reading of Western classics, Dreyfus and Kelly analyze how different epochs offered unique answers to the question of what is sacred and what can provide meaning for human existence. They explore the examples of Homer, Jesus, and Melville to highlight differing paradigms of culture practice. Dreyfus and Kelly then trace the transition to the secular age in which nihilism prevails. They conclude by identifying how a sense of meaning emerges from heroism, athletics, and craftsmanship. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 21338] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes philosophy professors Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly to discuss their book, “All Things Shining.” Drawing on their reading of Western classics, Dreyfus and Kelly analyze how different epochs offered unique answers to the question of what is sacred and what can provide meaning for human existence. They explore the examples of Homer, Jesus, and Melville to highlight differing paradigms of culture practice. Dreyfus and Kelly then trace the transition to the secular age in which nihilism prevails. They conclude by identifying how a sense of meaning emerges from heroism, athletics, and craftsmanship. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 21338] 21338searching-for-meaning-in-a-secular-age-with-hubert-dreyfus-conversations-with-history Fri, 06 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:17 History UCTV no Nuclear Proliferation and the Lessons of the India-Pakistan Conflict (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan to discuss nuclear proliferation. Reviewing his work on nuclear safety, Sagan explains how organizational theory can enrich our understanding of international relations and deterrence. He analyzes the relevance of these insights for clarifying the threats posed by nuclear proliferation and then identifies the lessons of the India-Pakistan conflict, especially the Kargil War. He focuses on the meaning of the non-proliferation regime and adaptations to insure its resiliency, and he discusses alternative strategies for dealing with the threat posed by Iran. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21339] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan to discuss nuclear proliferation. Reviewing his work on nuclear safety, Sagan explains how organizational theory can enrich our understanding of international relations and deterrence. He analyzes the relevance of these insights for clarifying the threats posed by nuclear proliferation and then identifies the lessons of the India-Pakistan conflict, especially the Kargil War. He focuses on the meaning of the non-proliferation regime and adaptations to insure its resiliency, and he discusses alternative strategies for dealing with the threat posed by Iran. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21339] 21339nuclear-proliferation-and-the-lessons-of-the-india-pakistan-conflict-conversations-with-history Fri, 06 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:50 History UCTV no The Military and the Iraq War with Thomas E. Ricks (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Thomas Ricks to discuss his work as a writer and journalist. Ricks discusses his two books on the Iraq War, “Fiasco” and “The Gamble,” offering an analysis of the failures of the first years of the war and the changes in strategy engineered by Generals Odierno and Petraeus. Reviewing the conduct of the Iraq War, he analyzes the weaknesses and strengths of America's political and military leaders, the long term consequences of the conflict for the military, the unanswered questions about the future of Iraq, and the possibilities of a new American strategy for the Middle East under President Obama. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21364] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Thomas Ricks to discuss his work as a writer and journalist. Ricks discusses his two books on the Iraq War, “Fiasco” and “The Gamble,” offering an analysis of the failures of the first years of the war and the changes in strategy engineered by Generals Odierno and Petraeus. Reviewing the conduct of the Iraq War, he analyzes the weaknesses and strengths of America's political and military leaders, the long term consequences of the conflict for the military, the unanswered questions about the future of Iraq, and the possibilities of a new American strategy for the Middle East under President Obama. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21364] 21364the-military-and-the-iraq-war-with-thomas-e-ricks-conversations-with-history Fri, 06 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:20 History UCTV no Negotiating Behavior with Richard Solomon (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Richard H. Solomon, President of the United States Institute of Peace who reflects on his career as Sinologist, diplomat, and negotiator. He discusses his involvement in the breakthrough to China in the Nixon Kissinger era of diplomacy and speculates on the trajectory of U.S. China relations. He recalls his involvement in the negotiations that led to the Cambodian settlement and the end of the 100 years of war in Indochina. He also speculates on the role of culture and other variables in shaping negotiating behavior and achieving conflict resolution. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21201] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Richard H. Solomon, President of the United States Institute of Peace who reflects on his career as Sinologist, diplomat, and negotiator. He discusses his involvement in the breakthrough to China in the Nixon Kissinger era of diplomacy and speculates on the trajectory of U.S. China relations. He recalls his involvement in the negotiations that led to the Cambodian settlement and the end of the 100 years of war in Indochina. He also speculates on the role of culture and other variables in shaping negotiating behavior and achieving conflict resolution. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21201] 21201negotiating-behavior-with-richard-solomon-conversations-with-history Fri, 06 May 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:42 History UCTV no How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge with Adam Segal (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Adam Segal for a discussion of his new book “Advantage.” Analyzing the role of innovation in a globalized world, Segal explains why the parameters of national security must be reconsidered. States and multinational corporations must recognize the decisive role emerging markets now play in defining the cutting edge. He distinguishes the "hardware" from the "software" of innovation; he explores the dynamic relationship between the local and the global; and he enumerates the policy options for the U.S. as it adapts to the competitive challenge of China and India. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 21008] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Adam Segal for a discussion of his new book “Advantage.” Analyzing the role of innovation in a globalized world, Segal explains why the parameters of national security must be reconsidered. States and multinational corporations must recognize the decisive role emerging markets now play in defining the cutting edge. He distinguishes the "hardware" from the "software" of innovation; he explores the dynamic relationship between the local and the global; and he enumerates the policy options for the U.S. as it adapts to the competitive challenge of China and India. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 21008] 21008how-american-innovation-can-overcome-the-asian-challenge-with-adam-segal--conversations-with-history Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:32 Business UCTV no The Rule of Law with Richard J. Goldstone (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Harry Kreisler welcomes Justice Richard J. Goldstone to discuss the role of law in transitions to democracy, the prosecution of war crimes, and the enforcement of the rules of war in a post 911 environment. Drawing on his experiences in South Africa, his work as special prosecutor for the Bosnia and Rwanda tribunals, and his leadership of the UN commission on the Gaza War, Goldstone discusses the features of the South African transition, the ground breaking work that facilitated a breakthrough in the Bosnia conflict, and the goals and accomplishments of the commission examining the conduct of Hamas and Israel in the Gaza War. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21050] Harry Kreisler welcomes Justice Richard J. Goldstone to discuss the role of law in transitions to democracy, the prosecution of war crimes, and the enforcement of the rules of war in a post 911 environment. Drawing on his experiences in South Africa, his work as special prosecutor for the Bosnia and Rwanda tribunals, and his leadership of the UN commission on the Gaza War, Goldstone discusses the features of the South African transition, the ground breaking work that facilitated a breakthrough in the Bosnia conflict, and the goals and accomplishments of the commission examining the conduct of Hamas and Israel in the Gaza War. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21050] 21050the-rule-of-law-with-richard-j-goldstone--conversations-with-history Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:15 Society UCTV no Religion and Politics with Ron Hassner (Conversations with History) Conversations with History Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley political scientist Ron Hassner to discuss his book, “War on Sacred Grounds,” including the challenges facing international relations scholars and policy makers as they address political conflict in which religion plays a central role. He describes the factors making holy places so contentious an issue in many parts of the world. He then focuses on two case studies where political leaders worked with religious leaders to resolve conflict: the Israeli solution for access to the Temple Mount after the 1967 War, and the Saudi solution to the seizure of Mecca by radical extremists in 1979. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21031] Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley political scientist Ron Hassner to discuss his book, “War on Sacred Grounds,” including the challenges facing international relations scholars and policy makers as they address political conflict in which religion plays a central role. He describes the factors making holy places so contentious an issue in many parts of the world. He then focuses on two case studies where political leaders worked with religious leaders to resolve conflict: the Israeli solution for access to the Temple Mount after the 1967 War, and the Saudi solution to the seizure of Mecca by radical extremists in 1979. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21031] 21031religion-and-politics-with-ron-hassner-conversations-with-history Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:56 History UCTV no