Conversations with History (Audio) http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/uctv.tv-dz.4264013826.04264013828 UCTV Conversations with History (Audio) Society Science Psychology & Social Science Business Art & Architecture Health & Medicine Teaching & Learning 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 no Political Activism and Constitutional Law with David Cole - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for a discussion of two of his ten books-- his first book, No Equal Justice, and his most recent, Engines of Liberty. The conversation begins with his reflections on his formative years and the skill set and temperament appropriate for a constitutional lawyer. It then turns to the work of the ACLU and his role as national legal director. On the issue of criminal justice, Cole emphasizes how the structure of the criminal justice system reinforces inequality and sacrifices justice. On the Bill of Rights, Cole analyzes the role of political activism in shaping constitutional law, referencing the establishment of gun rights and gay marriage rights. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the implications of the changing political landscape - with its emphasis on libertarian ideology, nationalism, and the importance of social media - for constitutional law. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33467] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for a discussion of two of his ten books-- his first book, No Equal Justice, and his most recent, Engines of Liberty. The conversation begins with his reflections on his formative years and the skill set and temperament appropriate for a constitutional lawyer. It then turns to the work of the ACLU and his role as national legal director. On the issue of criminal justice, Cole emphasizes how the structure of the criminal justice system reinforces inequality and sacrifices justice. On the Bill of Rights, Cole analyzes the role of political activism in shaping constitutional law, referencing the establishment of gun rights and gay marriage rights. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the implications of the changing political landscape - with its emphasis on libertarian ideology, nationalism, and the importance of social media - for constitutional law. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33467] 33467political-activism-and-constitutional-law-with-david-cole---conversations-with-history Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:30 no Society UCTV no Publics and Counterpublics with Michael Warner - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Warner, the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies, at Yale University, and the 2018 Tanner Lecturer at Berkeley. The conversation focuses on Professor Warner’s intellectual odyssey from a Pentecostal upbringing to an Ivy League professorship of American literature. The conversation includes discussion of his scholarship on the reciprocal influence of colonial printing and the development and assertion of democratic values; his advocacy on issues surrounding gay marriage; and his theoretical insights on publics and counterpublic as they apply to contemporary political dialogue. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33587] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Warner, the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies, at Yale University, and the 2018 Tanner Lecturer at Berkeley. The conversation focuses on Professor Warner’s intellectual odyssey from a Pentecostal upbringing to an Ivy League professorship of American literature. The conversation includes discussion of his scholarship on the reciprocal influence of colonial printing and the development and assertion of democratic values; his advocacy on issues surrounding gay marriage; and his theoretical insights on publics and counterpublic as they apply to contemporary political dialogue. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33587] 33587publics-and-counterpublics-with-michael-warner---conversations-with-history Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:53:05 no Society UCTV no Identity Politics and the Decline of American Institutions 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 US political landscape. Packer recounts the insights he derived in researching and writing The Unwinding, his 2013 book about the US in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse. In the conversation, he traces the rise of the white working class, the failure of the Democratic Party to address their interests, and the emergence of Trump as a representative of enraged voters in the 2016 election. He identifies the 4 narratives that define the divisions in the US today. Packer concludes with an analysis of leadership and ideas that might change America in the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33175] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker staff writer George Packer for a discussion of the US political landscape. Packer recounts the insights he derived in researching and writing The Unwinding, his 2013 book about the US in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse. In the conversation, he traces the rise of the white working class, the failure of the Democratic Party to address their interests, and the emergence of Trump as a representative of enraged voters in the 2016 election. He identifies the 4 narratives that define the divisions in the US today. Packer concludes with an analysis of leadership and ideas that might change America in the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33175] 33175identity-politics-and-the-decline-of-american-institutions-with-george-packer---conversations-with-history Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:17 no Society UCTV no A Linguist’s Intellectual Journey with Deborah Tannen - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Georgetown University, for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Topics covered include: formative experiences; the concept of conversational style; the skills and temperament desirable for work in linguistics; the examples of applying concepts in her work in understanding communication between men and women and in her work in understanding the erosion of civic discourse; and using linguistics to understand the 2016 Presidential campaign. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33090] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Georgetown University, for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Topics covered include: formative experiences; the concept of conversational style; the skills and temperament desirable for work in linguistics; the examples of applying concepts in her work in understanding communication between men and women and in her work in understanding the erosion of civic discourse; and using linguistics to understand the 2016 Presidential campaign. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 33090] 33090a-linguists-intellectual-journey-with-deborah-tannen---conversations-with-history Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:32 no Teaching & Learning UCTV no Anger and Mourning on the American Right with Arlie Hochschild - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Arlie Hochschild for a discussion of her book "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right." Hochschild discusses formative influences shaping her intellectual journey, describes her pioneering work on the sociology of emotions, and traces the evolution of her methodology. She then explains the decision to pursue her study of the American right in Louisiana beginning in 2011; how she undertook an empathetic engagement with citizens devastated by pollution but committed to the oil and gas industry; and how she developed a deep story to explain the emotions motivating her subjects to support right wing perspectives despite the devastation of the environment which they appreciated and loved. She also discusses their attraction to the Trump phenomena. She concludes with the lessons learned and their implications for mending the divide that is tearing the country apart. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32994] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Arlie Hochschild for a discussion of her book "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right." Hochschild discusses formative influences shaping her intellectual journey, describes her pioneering work on the sociology of emotions, and traces the evolution of her methodology. She then explains the decision to pursue her study of the American right in Louisiana beginning in 2011; how she undertook an empathetic engagement with citizens devastated by pollution but committed to the oil and gas industry; and how she developed a deep story to explain the emotions motivating her subjects to support right wing perspectives despite the devastation of the environment which they appreciated and loved. She also discusses their attraction to the Trump phenomena. She concludes with the lessons learned and their implications for mending the divide that is tearing the country apart. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32994] 32994anger-and-mourning-on-the-american-right-with-arlie-hochschild---conversations-with-history Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:20 no Society UCTV no A Moment in Time: The Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the End of the Cold War with Harold Smith - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harold Smith, Distinguished Scholar at the IGS at Berkeley. Reflecting on his odyssey from university professor to Washington where he served as defense consultant and assistant Secretary of Defense 1993-1998), Smith explains the what, how and why of the implementation of the Nunn Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program. He concludes with reflections on lessons learned and advice to students preparing for a future in defense and foreign policy careers. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32520] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harold Smith, Distinguished Scholar at the IGS at Berkeley. Reflecting on his odyssey from university professor to Washington where he served as defense consultant and assistant Secretary of Defense 1993-1998), Smith explains the what, how and why of the implementation of the Nunn Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program. He concludes with reflections on lessons learned and advice to students preparing for a future in defense and foreign policy careers. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32520] 32520a-moment-in-time-the-cooperative-threat-reduction-program-and-the-end-of-the-cold-war-with-harold-smith---conversations-with-history Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:31 no Society UCTV no Identity Values and the Conduct of US Foreign Policy with Elliot Abrams - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Elliot Abrams former deputy National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush for a conversation on the values and interests that define U.S. foreign policy. Reflecting on his formative experiences, he recalls the influence of his parents, his education, and his work experiences under Senators Jackson and Moynihan. After discussing the skills and temperament necessary for the work of foreign policy, he analyzes the challenges of navigating the tensions between security and human rights. Reflecting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he offers his assessment of the preconditions for its resolution. He also discusses his analysis of Jewish support for Israel in the United States, and concludes with advice for students preparing for a future in international affairs. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32358] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Elliot Abrams former deputy National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush for a conversation on the values and interests that define U.S. foreign policy. Reflecting on his formative experiences, he recalls the influence of his parents, his education, and his work experiences under Senators Jackson and Moynihan. After discussing the skills and temperament necessary for the work of foreign policy, he analyzes the challenges of navigating the tensions between security and human rights. Reflecting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he offers his assessment of the preconditions for its resolution. He also discusses his analysis of Jewish support for Israel in the United States, and concludes with advice for students preparing for a future in international affairs. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32358] 32358identity-values-and-the-conduct-of-us-foreign-policy-with-elliot-abrams---conversations-with-history Fri, 12 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:05 no Society UCTV no Food and Politics with Marion Nestle - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Marion Nestle, Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition at New York University. Professor Nestle reflects on the evolution of her thinking on the interplay between nutrition studies and the politics of food. She discusses the environment of the food industry producing in a highly competitive environment where profits are paramount and public health is not a priority. Advertising and lobbying are important tools at their service as they confront food activists focused on public health, environment, and social justice. Professor Nestle also analyzes the role of government in choosing between re-enforcing the status quo or changing the landscape of food production through funding, regulation, and education. Finally, she offers advice to students preparing for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32225] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Marion Nestle, Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition at New York University. Professor Nestle reflects on the evolution of her thinking on the interplay between nutrition studies and the politics of food. She discusses the environment of the food industry producing in a highly competitive environment where profits are paramount and public health is not a priority. Advertising and lobbying are important tools at their service as they confront food activists focused on public health, environment, and social justice. Professor Nestle also analyzes the role of government in choosing between re-enforcing the status quo or changing the landscape of food production through funding, regulation, and education. Finally, she offers advice to students preparing for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Show ID: 32225] 32225food-and-politics-with-marion-nestle---conversations-with-history Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:27 no Health & Medicine UCTV no World Order: Brexit Populism and Kissinger with Niall Ferguson - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution who is the 2016 Underhill Lecturer at Berkeley. After discussing the importance of Anglo-American Studies and the wave of populism sweeping the West, including Brexit and the Trump phenomena, the conversation turns to an in depth look at Ferguson’s recent book, “Kissinger, 1923-1969, The Idealist.” Ferguson details the evolution of Kissinger’s thinking about international affairs up until the time he assumes the position of national security advisor to President Nixon. He chronicles the influence of mentors (Kraemer and Elliot), the impact of experience (service in military intelligence and Harvard education) and the evidence of Kissinger’s writings on international order and on nuclear weapons. The conversation concludes by highlighting the themes that emerge from Kissinger’s intellectual evolution in the period before he assumes power. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 31595] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution who is the 2016 Underhill Lecturer at Berkeley. After discussing the importance of Anglo-American Studies and the wave of populism sweeping the West, including Brexit and the Trump phenomena, the conversation turns to an in depth look at Ferguson’s recent book, “Kissinger, 1923-1969, The Idealist.” Ferguson details the evolution of Kissinger’s thinking about international affairs up until the time he assumes the position of national security advisor to President Nixon. He chronicles the influence of mentors (Kraemer and Elliot), the impact of experience (service in military intelligence and Harvard education) and the evidence of Kissinger’s writings on international order and on nuclear weapons. The conversation concludes by highlighting the themes that emerge from Kissinger’s intellectual evolution in the period before he assumes power. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 31595] 31595world-order-brexit-populism-and-kissinger-with-niall-ferguson---conversations-with-history Mon, 19 Dec 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:18 no Society UCTV no Thomas Jefferson Sally Hemings and the Burden of Slavery with Annette Gordon-Reed - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard Professor Annette Gordon-Reed for a discussion of her work as a lawyer/historian focusing on the contradictions in the life of Thomas Jefferson. Topics covered in the conversation include how her training as a lawyer empowered her to overturn the conventional historical view of the relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Professor Gordon-Reed highlights the racism embedded in Jeffersonian historiography; ignoring, for example, factual evidence, which confirmed that Jefferson was the father of Sally Heming’s children. In examining the evolution of Jefferson’s ideas on slavery, Professor Gordon-Reed emphasizes how Jefferson’s theory of slavery evolved as he adapted to the reality of American social and political life. She concludes with an the implications of her work for understanding the present turmoil over black/ white relations in the U.S. today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31519] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard Professor Annette Gordon-Reed for a discussion of her work as a lawyer/historian focusing on the contradictions in the life of Thomas Jefferson. Topics covered in the conversation include how her training as a lawyer empowered her to overturn the conventional historical view of the relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Professor Gordon-Reed highlights the racism embedded in Jeffersonian historiography; ignoring, for example, factual evidence, which confirmed that Jefferson was the father of Sally Heming’s children. In examining the evolution of Jefferson’s ideas on slavery, Professor Gordon-Reed emphasizes how Jefferson’s theory of slavery evolved as he adapted to the reality of American social and political life. She concludes with an the implications of her work for understanding the present turmoil over black/ white relations in the U.S. today. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31519] 31519thomas-jefferson-sally-hemings-and-the-burden-of-slavery-with-annette-gordon-reed---conversations-with-history Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:20 no Society UCTV no Movies Politics and History with Oliver Stone - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes filmmaker Oliver Stone for a discussion of his career as director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone describes formative experiences, talks about different aspects of the filmmaking process including working with actors, writing screenplays, and postproduction. He focuses on the themes that have drawn him, and emphasizes the distinction between a historian and dramatist who works with historical materials. He concludes with a discussion of recent works including Alexander and the 10-part documentary on The Untold History of the United States. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30881] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes filmmaker Oliver Stone for a discussion of his career as director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone describes formative experiences, talks about different aspects of the filmmaking process including working with actors, writing screenplays, and postproduction. He focuses on the themes that have drawn him, and emphasizes the distinction between a historian and dramatist who works with historical materials. He concludes with a discussion of recent works including Alexander and the 10-part documentary on The Untold History of the United States. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30881] 30881movies-politics-and-history-with-oliver-stone---conversations-with-history Fri, 27 May 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 1:28:30 no Art & Architecture UCTV no Ethnography and Theory with Didier Fassin - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, for a discussion of the interplay between ethnography and theory in understanding public institutions such as policing and prisons and international engagement such as humanitarianism. Fassin explains how immersion in these public institutions and endeavors when combined with sociological theory and history, highlights the disjunction between reality and avowed purpose and intention of participants. Emphasizing the importance of social inequality, the impact of history, and the displacement of goals, Fassin explores: What is police conduct like in a banlieue of Paris? What is the relationship between the judicial system and the penal system? What is the impact of an emphasis on compassion and suffering in humanitarian reasoning and governance? Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30563] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, for a discussion of the interplay between ethnography and theory in understanding public institutions such as policing and prisons and international engagement such as humanitarianism. Fassin explains how immersion in these public institutions and endeavors when combined with sociological theory and history, highlights the disjunction between reality and avowed purpose and intention of participants. Emphasizing the importance of social inequality, the impact of history, and the displacement of goals, Fassin explores: What is police conduct like in a banlieue of Paris? What is the relationship between the judicial system and the penal system? What is the impact of an emphasis on compassion and suffering in humanitarian reasoning and governance? Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30563] 30563ethnography-and-theory-with-didier-fassin---conversations-with-history Mon, 16 May 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:35 no Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Science Climate Change and Leadership with Ralph Cicerone - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, for a discussion of the challenges facing the scientific community. Cicerone describes his research interests and explains the qualities of a scientist and what makes science a unique enterprise. He also focuses on leadership in science discussing his work at UC Irvine to establish a department of geosciences and his goals as President of the National Academy of Science and Chair of the National Research Council. He reflects on his work on, “Climate Change Science: An Analysis on Some Key Questions,” which he chaired-and delivered in one month-in 2001. Cicerone also considers the problem of the politicization of the climate change debate and concludes with positive signs that over time the international community will confront the challenges posed by climate change. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 30561] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, for a discussion of the challenges facing the scientific community. Cicerone describes his research interests and explains the qualities of a scientist and what makes science a unique enterprise. He also focuses on leadership in science discussing his work at UC Irvine to establish a department of geosciences and his goals as President of the National Academy of Science and Chair of the National Research Council. He reflects on his work on, “Climate Change Science: An Analysis on Some Key Questions,” which he chaired-and delivered in one month-in 2001. Cicerone also considers the problem of the politicization of the climate change debate and concludes with positive signs that over time the international community will confront the challenges posed by climate change. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 30561] 30561science-climate-change-and-leadership-with-ralph-cicerone---conversations-with-history Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:36 no Science UCTV no Thinking About the Brain with V.S. Ramachandran - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, for a discussion of his research on the brain. Professor Ramachandran describes his formative experiences, the richly textured methodology that forms his approach to the study of the brain, insights he has gained from studying phantom limbs, mirror neurons and synesthesia. He concludes with speculation on the origins of creativity and consciousness. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 30562] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor V.S. Ramachandran, Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, for a discussion of his research on the brain. Professor Ramachandran describes his formative experiences, the richly textured methodology that forms his approach to the study of the brain, insights he has gained from studying phantom limbs, mirror neurons and synesthesia. He concludes with speculation on the origins of creativity and consciousness. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Show ID: 30562] 30562thinking-about-the-brain-with-vs-ramachandran---conversations-with-history Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:34 no Science UCTV no Stories from California’s Past with Frances Dinkelspiel - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s 2016 HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecturer, Frances Dinkelspiel, for a discussion of her work as an author and journalist. Dinkelspiel reflects on the skills and temperament required in journalism and highlights the particular challenges posed by online journalism. She describes the history of Berkeleyside, the online news site she founded to cover the city of Berkeley. The conversation includes a discussion of her book on her great grandfather Isaias Hellman, an important banker in the founding of the California economy. Tangled Vines, her book on the California wine industry is also discussed. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 30560] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s 2016 HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecturer, Frances Dinkelspiel, for a discussion of her work as an author and journalist. Dinkelspiel reflects on the skills and temperament required in journalism and highlights the particular challenges posed by online journalism. She describes the history of Berkeleyside, the online news site she founded to cover the city of Berkeley. The conversation includes a discussion of her book on her great grandfather Isaias Hellman, an important banker in the founding of the California economy. Tangled Vines, her book on the California wine industry is also discussed. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 30560] 30560stories-from-californias-past-with-frances-dinkelspiel---conversations-with-history Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:46:58 no Society UCTV no Media Prime Minister Modi and the Transformation of India with Rajdeep Sardesai - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes India’s distinguished journalist Rajdeep Sardesai for a discussion of how India is changing and how a changing news media reports its story. Sardesai reflects on the evolution of his career and the lessons he has learned about covering politics in India. He describes the importance of the 2014 national elections. Sardesai also compares Modi the candidate and Modi the Prime Minister emphasizing political style, strengths and weaknesses, and the major challenges facing India. Sardesai concludes with advice to students interested in India. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 30390] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes India’s distinguished journalist Rajdeep Sardesai for a discussion of how India is changing and how a changing news media reports its story. Sardesai reflects on the evolution of his career and the lessons he has learned about covering politics in India. He describes the importance of the 2014 national elections. Sardesai also compares Modi the candidate and Modi the Prime Minister emphasizing political style, strengths and weaknesses, and the major challenges facing India. Sardesai concludes with advice to students interested in India. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 30390] 30390media-prime-minister-modi-and-the-transformation-of-india-with-rajdeep-sardesai---conversations-with-history Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:51 no Society UCTV no Science Natural Disasters and Public Education with Lucy Jones - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes seismologist Lucy Jones for a discussion of science, natural disasters and public education. Topics covered: the trajectory of her career, attributes of a scientist, earthquake prediction, science education, and effective communication between scientists and the public. The conversation concludes with lessons learned. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 30204] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes seismologist Lucy Jones for a discussion of science, natural disasters and public education. Topics covered: the trajectory of her career, attributes of a scientist, earthquake prediction, science education, and effective communication between scientists and the public. The conversation concludes with lessons learned. Series: "Conversations with History" [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 30204] 30204science-natural-disasters-and-public-education-with-lucy-jones---conversations-with-history Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:00 no Science UCTV no From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change with Jan Assmann - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Jan Assmann, Honorary Professor of Cultural and Religious Studies at the University of Constance, for a discussion of his career as a Egyptologist and scholar of comparative religions. After reflections on his formative years in a German medieval town suffering from the ravages of World War II and its aftermath, Assmann describes the community of Egyptologists and the intellectual influences that shaped his scholarship. He also characterizes the intellectual joys and hardships of field research in ancient tombs. Finally, he touches on some of the themes of his scholarship including the evolution of ideas that characterize religious change; comparison of Moses and Akhenaten; and the importance of writing, canonization, and exegesis to cultural memory and the resilience and survival of religions. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30173] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Jan Assmann, Honorary Professor of Cultural and Religious Studies at the University of Constance, for a discussion of his career as a Egyptologist and scholar of comparative religions. After reflections on his formative years in a German medieval town suffering from the ravages of World War II and its aftermath, Assmann describes the community of Egyptologists and the intellectual influences that shaped his scholarship. He also characterizes the intellectual joys and hardships of field research in ancient tombs. Finally, he touches on some of the themes of his scholarship including the evolution of ideas that characterize religious change; comparison of Moses and Akhenaten; and the importance of writing, canonization, and exegesis to cultural memory and the resilience and survival of religions. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30173] 30173from-akhenaten-to-moses-ancient-egypt-and-religious-change-with-jan-assmann---conversations-with-history Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:07 no Psychology & Social Science UCTV no Nationalism Cosmopolitanism and the Evolution of American Law with John Fabian Witt - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Yale Law School Professor John Fabian Witt for a discussion of the craft of legal history. Topics covered include: understanding context in legal narratives; nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the evolution of civil liberties and tort law; and the importance of slavery, emancipation, and the established laws of nations in the making of Lincoln’s Code, a revolutionary change in U.S. laws of war. The conversation concludes with thoughts on how legal history could inform a discussion of the sharing economy’s impact on the law Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 30077] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Yale Law School Professor John Fabian Witt for a discussion of the craft of legal history. Topics covered include: understanding context in legal narratives; nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the evolution of civil liberties and tort law; and the importance of slavery, emancipation, and the established laws of nations in the making of Lincoln’s Code, a revolutionary change in U.S. laws of war. The conversation concludes with thoughts on how legal history could inform a discussion of the sharing economy’s impact on the law Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 30077] 30077nationalism-cosmopolitanism-and-the-evolution-of-american-law-with-john-fabian-witt---conversations-with-history Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:05 no Society UCTV no Reflections on Architecture Criticism with Paul Goldberger - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Paul Goldberger for a discussion of his intellectual journey, architecture, the role of the critic, and the importance of the city. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29579] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Paul Goldberger for a discussion of his intellectual journey, architecture, the role of the critic, and the importance of the city. Series: "Conversations with History" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29579] 29579reflections-on-architecture-criticism-with-paul-goldberger---conversations-with-history Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:34 no Society UCTV no Domestic Politics and Global Leadership with Lord Patten of Barnes - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, for a discussion of the challenges facing political leaders as they manage domestic politics charged with nationalism in an interdependent world. Focusing on the case of the United Kingdom, Lord Patten analyzes these forces and their impact on leadership, on political choices, and on the conduct of elections. He discusses the May, 2015 British elections comparing the leadership styles of Thatcher, Blair, and Cameron. He also analyzes Europe’s relations with China and Russia. He concludes with advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29643] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, for a discussion of the challenges facing political leaders as they manage domestic politics charged with nationalism in an interdependent world. Focusing on the case of the United Kingdom, Lord Patten analyzes these forces and their impact on leadership, on political choices, and on the conduct of elections. He discusses the May, 2015 British elections comparing the leadership styles of Thatcher, Blair, and Cameron. He also analyzes Europe’s relations with China and Russia. He concludes with advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29643] 29643domestic-politics-and-global-leadership-with-lord-patten-of-barnes---conversations-with-history Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:48 no Society UCTV no Law Schools and the Changing Environment of the Legal Profession with Daniel B. Rodriguez - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean of the Northwestern Law School, for a discussion of the challenges facing law schools. Tracing his intellectual journey, Dean Rodriguez discusses his research interests at the interface between federalism, changes in the law and the impact of politics. He then analyzes how a law school dean balances the concerns of students, alumni, practicing attorneys, the bar association and state government while meeting the challenges of a new economic environment. He also addresses reconciling the perception of the lawyer as iconic hero, the reality of the legal profession as a guild with rigorous requirements and the lack of undergraduate prerequisites for pursuing a legal education. He concludes with an analysis of the role of the lawyer in a world undergoing major transformation because of globalization and technology. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29537] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean of the Northwestern Law School, for a discussion of the challenges facing law schools. Tracing his intellectual journey, Dean Rodriguez discusses his research interests at the interface between federalism, changes in the law and the impact of politics. He then analyzes how a law school dean balances the concerns of students, alumni, practicing attorneys, the bar association and state government while meeting the challenges of a new economic environment. He also addresses reconciling the perception of the lawyer as iconic hero, the reality of the legal profession as a guild with rigorous requirements and the lack of undergraduate prerequisites for pursuing a legal education. He concludes with an analysis of the role of the lawyer in a world undergoing major transformation because of globalization and technology. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29537] 29537law-schools-and-the-changing-environment-of-the-legal-profession-with-daniel-b-rodriguez---conversations-with-history Mon, 18 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:55 no Society UCTV no Inequality and the Status of Women with Laura D’Andrea Tyson - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, for a discussion of inequality. Professor Tyson traces her academic career and her work in Washington where she served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration. After comparing the Washington political environment during the Clinton and Obama presidencies, she characterizes the role of government as a venture capitalist drawing on the ideas and resources of the states and the private sector to catalyze solutions to national problems. She then analyzes the problem of inequality especially the status of women. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29497] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, for a discussion of inequality. Professor Tyson traces her academic career and her work in Washington where she served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration. After comparing the Washington political environment during the Clinton and Obama presidencies, she characterizes the role of government as a venture capitalist drawing on the ideas and resources of the states and the private sector to catalyze solutions to national problems. She then analyzes the problem of inequality especially the status of women. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29497] 29497inequality-and-the-status-of-women-with-laura-dandrea-tyson---conversations-with-history Mon, 04 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:25 no Society UCTV no India and the World with Shashi Tharoor - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcome Indian Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor for a discussion of India’s role in world affairs. Tharoor discusses his journey from international civil servant to Indian politician. After analyzing how world order is changing as a result of the changing balance of power from the West to the East and the revolution in communications technology, he then outlines the role India will play as it undergoes major social and economic transformation. He discusses the implications for US Indian relations analyzing the interface between the superpower turning to multilateralism and a rising power shaping the future of multilateralism. He concludes with reflections on India relations with China. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29542] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcome Indian Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor for a discussion of India’s role in world affairs. Tharoor discusses his journey from international civil servant to Indian politician. After analyzing how world order is changing as a result of the changing balance of power from the West to the East and the revolution in communications technology, he then outlines the role India will play as it undergoes major social and economic transformation. He discusses the implications for US Indian relations analyzing the interface between the superpower turning to multilateralism and a rising power shaping the future of multilateralism. He concludes with reflections on India relations with China. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29542] 29542india-and-the-world-with-shashi-tharoor---conversations-with-history Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:48:40 no Society UCTV no Freedom with Philip Pettit - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Philip Pettit, of Princeton University and the Australian National University, for a discussion of his book, Just Freedom, A Moral Compass for a Complex World. After tracing his intellectual journey, Professor Pettit outlines his theory of freedom. He also discusses the problem of theory and practice and his experiences with the Spanish government under Prime Minister Zapatero where his theory of civic republicanism became a guide-post for the implementation of policy. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29543] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Philip Pettit, of Princeton University and the Australian National University, for a discussion of his book, Just Freedom, A Moral Compass for a Complex World. After tracing his intellectual journey, Professor Pettit outlines his theory of freedom. He also discusses the problem of theory and practice and his experiences with the Spanish government under Prime Minister Zapatero where his theory of civic republicanism became a guide-post for the implementation of policy. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29543] 29543freedom-with-philip-pettit---conversations-with-history Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:40 no Society UCTV no Counterinsurgency with John A. Nagl - Conversations with History Conversations with History Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes John A. Nagl for a discussion of his life as a scholar/soldier in the U.S. military. After recalling the highlights of his career, Nagl, focusing on the problem of counterinsurgency, analyzes the army’s failings as a learning organization. He discusses the trajectory of military thinking after the Vietnam War and the long struggle to recognize the unconventional ways of warfare conducted by insurgents and terrorists. He describes how a group of innovators in the military came to draft the US Army/Marine Corp Counterinsurgency Field Manual. With the completion of that document and the subsequent change in leadership in the Pentagon and in Iraq, the U.S. reversed the course of the war and set the stage for withdrawal from the conflict. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29487] Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes John A. Nagl for a discussion of his life as a scholar/soldier in the U.S. military. After recalling the highlights of his career, Nagl, focusing on the problem of counterinsurgency, analyzes the army’s failings as a learning organization. He discusses the trajectory of military thinking after the Vietnam War and the long struggle to recognize the unconventional ways of warfare conducted by insurgents and terrorists. He describes how a group of innovators in the military came to draft the US Army/Marine Corp Counterinsurgency Field Manual. With the completion of that document and the subsequent change in leadership in the Pentagon and in Iraq, the U.S. reversed the course of the war and set the stage for withdrawal from the conflict. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 29487] 29487counterinsurgency-with-john-a-nagl---conversations-with-history Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:00 no 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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:35 no Psychology & Social Science UCTV no 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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:57 no Society 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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:41:30 no 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" [Public Affairs] [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" [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 29013] 29013islam-and-capitalism-with-m-ibrahim-turhan---conversations-with-history Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:59:40 no 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 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:54:42 no 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 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:25 no 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, 18 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:56:33 no 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 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:55:24 no 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, 11 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:58:59 no 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 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:57:18 no 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 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT UCTV: UC Berkeley 0:51:25 no Society UCTV no