Robert Fisk: Foreign Correspondent' in the Middle East

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent, discusses his experiences covering Middle East wars for the last 30 thirty years.

Key Words: Journalists, Middle East, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, RIP

Rajdeep Sardesai: Media, Prime Minister Modi,and the Transformation of India

Rajdeep Sardesai

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....

Pamela Constable: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pamela Constable

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.

Key Words: Journalists, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Pamela Constable: Reporting from South Asia

Pamela Constable

Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Washington Post Deputy Foreign Editor Pamela Constable, who recounts her experiences as a foreign correspondent during a time of great change in South Asia.

Key Words: Journalists, Women Trailblazers, South Asia

Neil Sheehan: Remembering the Vietnam War

Neil Sheehan

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning author Neil Sheehan, who reflects on the Vietnam War through the prism of American soldier John Paul Vann,

Key Words: Journalists, Vietnam War, Pentagon Papers, Politics, American Century, RIP

John Pomfret: The Emergence of the New China

John Pomfret

Washington Post reporter John Pomfret discusses his new book, "Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China."

Key Words: Journalists, China

John Micklethwait: Globalization and the Conservative Movement in the United States

John Micklethwait

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist. They discuss the challenges of editing the leading global news magazine. They explore the implications of globalization in a post 911 world. Micklethwait also reflects on the enduring features of the conservative movement and its consequences for the global role of the United States.…...

Josef Joffe: Power and Culture in International Affairs

Josef Joffe

UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with Die Zeit editor Josef Joffe about his formative experiences and the role of culture in international affairs.

KEYWORDS: Germany.

Josef Joffe: Power and Culture in International Affairs Part 2

Josef Joffe

UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler continues his conversation with Die Zeit editor, Josef Joffe. In this episode, they discuss the U.S. role in the world.

KEYWORDS: Germany.

Jane Mayer: How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Values

Jane Mayer

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker writer Jane Mayer for a discussion of her new book, The Dark Side. She explains how, under the direction of Vice President Cheney and his Assistant David Addington,the Bush administration, contrary to American history and tradition, implemented a policy of torture and rendition in violation of U.S. and international law. She describes the resistence within the government and the military to these actions. Mayer also offers a compelling account of what happened to detainees under the Cheney/Addington regime. She also analyzes the long...