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.
Key Words: Politics, U.S. Congress, Leadership
April 6, 2014
Conversations with History