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Artists on the Cutting Edge: If You Can't Be Free, Be A Mystery - The Poetry of Rita Dove
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Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the U.S. and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most honored figures in modern American literature. Among Dove's many honors is the 1993 NAACP Great American Artist Award. (28 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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U.C. San Diego
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Artists on the Cutting Edge: In a World Full of Gray - The Music of Dale Williams
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Guitarist Dale Williams studied blues guitar with Willie Dixon and Phil Upchurch, but doesn't limit himself to the blues. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Sun Ra, George Lewis and LL Cool J. He teaches and lectures, in addition to performing. (24 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
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U.C. San Diego
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Artists on the Cutting Edge: Spirits Desperado - The Poetry of Michael McClure
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Beat poet Michael McClure is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, plays, novels, and essays. McClure is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Obie Award for Best Play, and the National Poetry Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in poetry. Tune in as he reads a selection of poems. (28 minutes)

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U.C. San Diego
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Artists on the Cutting Edge: Straight From the Heart - The Music of Patrice Rushen and Karen Briggs
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Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Patrice Rushen has a vast array of recordings to her name, and in recent years has been musical director for the Emmy and NAACP Awards, and for Janet Jackson's 1994 world tour. (29 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
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U.C. San Diego
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Artists on the Cutting Edge: Watermelon Nights - A Reading by Greg Sarris
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Serving in his fourth elected term as Chairman (Chief) of the Federated Coast Miwok Tribe, novelist Greg Sarris is the author of Watermelon Nights. In 1996, he wrote and executive produced with Robert Redford the award-winning HBO miniseries Grand Avenue, based on his collection of short stories. (23 minutes)

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U.C. San Diego
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Climate Change and Public Policy, with Lars-Erik Liljelund
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes scientist Lars-Erik Liljelund, Director General of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, for a discussion of Swedish policy for addressing climate change and global warming. He reflects on his own career which combines work in public policy and science. He also talks about the distinctive quality of the global warming problem and the obstacles for finding and implementing solutions. 54 min)

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Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Cosmologist's Intellectual Journey, with James E. Peebles
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Princeton cosmologist Jim Peebles for a discussion of his intellectual odyssey. They discuss his contributions to cosmology and the future of the field. (56 min)

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Arts and Humanities
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, with Yossi Beilin and Faisel Al Husseini
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In this 1998 interview, Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Faisal Husseini, one of the leading figures in the Palestinian national movement and Yossi Beilin, a leading Israeli political figure, for a discussion of how their mutual dialogue set in motion the Oslo Peace Accord. Both Husseini and Beilin talk about their lives and how their perceptions of the other took an important turn toward peace. (50 min)

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Arts and Humanities
World History
Political Science
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Journalist's Craft, with James Fallows
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes journalist James Fallows for a discussion of his career, the ideas and events that shaped his thinking, and his perspective on his craft as a writer and author.

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Arts and Humanities
Journalism
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Life in Public Service, with Robert S. McNamara
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Robert S. McNamara, former Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank reminisces with host Harry Kreisler about public service, the War in Vietnam, and the dangers of the superpower confrontation during the Cold War. (59 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Long March Through the Institution of Television Journalism, with Lowell Bergman
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In this edition, broadcast journalist and UC Berkeley faculty member Lowell Bergman talks about his intellectual journey, investigative reporting and his years as a producer at 60 Minutes. (56 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Journalism
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Strategic U.S. Approach to South Africa, with Princeton N. Lyman
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria for a discussion of U.S. Africa Relations. He talks about AfricaŐs strategic importance to the United States focusing on issues such as energy, health, terrorism, and human rights. He describes the role of China in African affairs and analyzes the U.S. capacity to engage Africa in the new strategic environment of the post 911 world. (52 min)

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Arts and Humanities
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: A Surgeon’s Journey Beyond Science
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton for a discussion of his new book: the Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural and the Healing Power of Hope. Focusing on his intellectual and spiritual odyssey, Dr. Hamilton offers insights into the craft of surgery and discusses how his patients have broadened his understanding of the human condition, the resilience of the human spirit, the healing process, and the world beyond science. (58 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Activism, Anarchism, and Power, with Noam Chomsky
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On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler is joined by linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to discuss activism, anarchism and the role the United States plays in the world today. (59 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Adaptation and Change in the American University, with Frank H. T. Rhodes
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler is joined by former Cornell University President Frank Rhodes for a discussion of leadership and university governance. (56 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Adaptation and Change in the American University, with Frank Rhodes
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Frank Rhodes, former President of Cornell University, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities he faced leading an Ivy League university. (56 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Addressing National Security Challenges in the Post 911 World
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes UC professors Herbert York and Susan Shirk for a discussion of the role of research universities in meeting today’s national security challenges. York, the first director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and founding director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and Shirk, Asian security policy expert and current IGCC Director, compare the Cold War and the Post 911 world. Highlighting the importance of regional contexts and the need for well informed diplomacy, they evaluate the U.S. response in managing these threats and offer recommendations for the future. (55 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
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Conversations with History: Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pamela Constable of the Washington Post for a discussion of changes in Afghanistan and Pakistan Since 911. She analyzes the 2008 Pakistan election and its implications for U.S. Pakistan relations and describes the renewal of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. (56 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, with Lawrence Wright
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright for a discussion of his new book, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Included in the conversation are profiles of Mohammed Qutb, Osama Bin Laden, and Dr. Ayman al-Zawarhiri. key figures in the radical jihadist movement that became Al Qaeda. Wright also reflects on the career of FBI agent John O’Neill who lead the FBI search for terrorists within the United States and was killed` in the destruction of the Twin Towers. (57 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
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Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Alliance Lost, The U.S. and Europe in a Unipolar World, with Joseph Joffe
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Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler interviews Joseph Joffe, editor/publisher of Die Zeit, about the implications of the Bush Doctrine for U.S-European relations. (58 min)

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Political Science
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: America, Europe, and the Islamic World with Mark Steyn
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer/critic Mark Steyn, the 2007 Nimitz Lecturer at Berkeley. Focusing on his new book, "America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It," they discuss Europe and America's relations with the Islamic world. In the interview, their conversation also focuses on the craft of writing in a multi media globalized world. (55 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Journalism
Political Science
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: America and the World, with Kishore Mahbubani
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Kishore Mahbubani, author of Beyond the Age of Innocence: Rebuilding Trust between America and the World and Can Asians Think? joins Conversations host Harry Kreisler for a discussion about America and the world. (55 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: American Foreign Policy in a New Era, with Robert Jervis
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Columbia University political scientist Robert Jervis for a discussion of theory in international relations. Their discussion includes an examination of the Bush Doctrine and the failure of intelligence in the lead up to the Iraq War. (58 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: America’s Reckless Response To Terror
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes NYU law professor Stephen Holmes for a discussion of the Bush administration's response to the 911 attack. He analyzes the motivations behind policies, examines the interplay between politics and ideas, and highlights the implications for American democracy. He also addresses the options available to the the next President in confronting the tragic errors of the Bush administration. (59 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: An Economist Goes to Washington, with Laura DŐAndrea Tyson
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In this edition, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with Laura D'Andrea Tyson, the Class of 1939 Professor of Economics and Business at UC Berkeley. They discuss her research in international economics, her service in the Clinton administration, and the interaction between national economic policy and the international economy. (55 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Economics
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: An Editor's Odyssey, with Lewis H. Lapham
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harper's Editor Emeritus Lewis Lapham for a discussion of his career and the history of Harper's Magazine. Lapham compares print to electronic media, analyzes the corruption of language by politics, and reflects on the incompatibility of democracy and empire. He concludes with a devastating critique of the Bush administration and its impeachable offenses. (59 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Balancing American Power in the Post 9/11 World, with Stephen M. Walt
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard political scientist Stephen M. Walt for a discussion of how to think about balancing power in international politics. They also consider the role theory might play in formulating foreign policy and consider the way the world is responding to the U.S. hegemony in the aftermath of 911 and the Iraq War. (58 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Biblical Insights into the Problem of Suffering
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes biblical scholar Bart Ehrman for a discussion of his intellectual odyssey with a focus on how the Bible explains the problem of human suffering. The conversation includes a discussion of the challenges of biblical interpretation when confronting this age old problem of the human condition. Included are topics such as the contribution of the prophets, a comparison of the old and new testaments, the book of Job, and the emergence of apocalyptic writers. (57 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Religious Studies
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Britain and America and the Making of the Modern World
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Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations for a discussion of the Anglo American maritime system—its origins, development, and impact on the world. The conversation touches on the unique synergy between Protestant religion and capitalism, the consolidation of Anglo American power in the process of transforming the international system, the importance of culture in international politics, and the need for a dialogue of civilizations in the 21st century. (57 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World Cultures
World History
Political Science
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Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Yale Professor James Gustave Speth for a discussion of his career in the environmental movement. Professor Speth traces his changing perspective on the appropriate response to the environmental crisis. Concluding that only a radical transformation of capitalism will save the planet for future generations, he outlines the changes in consciousness and in the political agenda that will be required. (54 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Economics
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Challenges for U.S. National Security Policy with General Tony Zinni
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General Tony Zinni for a discussion of national security challenges facing the United States in the 21st century. He analyzes the failure of U.S. foreign policy to address the new instabilities threatening world order and discusses the lessons of the Iraq War. (57 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Changing Paradigms in National Security Policy, with Michael Nacht
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On this edition of Conversations with History, Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Nacht, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Nacht discusses the making of U.S. foreign policy and comments on how it is changing in the aftermath of 9/11. (58 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: Chasing the Flame
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard Professor Samantha Power for a discussion of her new book, "Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World." The conversation focuses on the lessons of De Mello's life for understanding the challenges confronting world order in the 21st century. (56 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Political Science
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Lecture
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U.C. Berkeley
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Conversations with History: China, the United States and World Order, with Ruan Zongze
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Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ruan Zongze, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies, Beijing, for a discussion of China's changing domestic scene and its implications for Chinese foreign policy. (57 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
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U.C. Berkeley
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