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 Science Business Teaching & Learning UCTV en-us no Copyright 2011 Regents of the University of California Melissa Weber ucsdtvwebmaster@ucsd.edu UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten University of California campuses. University of California Television false 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, 13 Jun 2014 19:50:29 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 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:54:11 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 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:54:11 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 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:54:11 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 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:54:11 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 Fri, 30 May 2014 20:37:03 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 Fri, 16 May 2014 19:50:31 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 Fri, 02 May 2014 19:50:22 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 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:51:07 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 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:50:56 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 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:50:11 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 19:50:28 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, 23 Jan 2014 19:50:28 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 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:00:33 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 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:00:33 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 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:50:27 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 Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:50:30 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-europe’s-response-to-the-2008-economic-collapse-with-olli-rehn---conversations-with-history Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:50:30 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 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:50:42 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 19:50:30 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 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:50:59 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 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:50:16 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 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 19:50:58 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 Fri, 31 May 2013 19:50:29 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 Fri, 31 May 2013 19:50:29 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 Thu, 23 May 2013 19:50:41 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 Thu, 23 May 2013 19:50:41 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 Thu, 02 May 2013 19:50:24 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 Fri, 30 May 2014 20:37:03 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 Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:50:08 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 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:51:40 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, 22 Mar 2013 19:50:08 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 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:50:22 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, 12 Feb 2013 19:50:08 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 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:50:08 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 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:50:22 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 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:50:34 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 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:59:21 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 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:49:58 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:30 Society UCTV no