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Leon M. Lederman: A Life in Science: A Sense of Wonder

Leon M. Lederman
2009

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Leon M. Lederman. Tracing his intellectual journey, Professor Lederman discusses the qualities of a scientist, the early years of particle physics, the evolution of his own research interests, the discovery of the muon neutrino, the importance of that discovery and its implications for cosmology. He recalls the dynamism and excitement of his years in particle physics and the experience of winning the Nobel Prize. Drawing on his recent work, Professor Lederman also offers a critique of Secondary school science education and...

Leon M. Lederman: A Life in Science: A Sense of Wonder

Leon M. Lederman
2009

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Leon M. Lederman. Tracing his intellectual journey, Professor Lederman discusses the qualities of a scientist, the early years of particle physics, the evolution of his own research interests, the discovery of the muon neutrino, the importance of that discovery and its implications for cosmology. He recalls the dynamism and excitement of his years in particle physics and the experience of winning the Nobel Prize. Drawing on his recent work, Professor Lederman also offers a critique of Secondary school science education and...

Lawrence K. Grossman: Pioneering Innovations in Broadcast Television

Lawrence K. Grossman
2001

Lawrence Grossman past president of the Public Broadcasting System and NBC news reflects on television today.

KEYWORDS: Public Broadcasting, Television News, Public Television.

Kenneth Waltz: Theory and International Politics

Kenneth Waltz
2003

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with renowned political scientist Kenneth N. Waltz, about theory, international politics, and the U.S. role in world affairs.

KEYWORDS: Theory, Power, Realism, State Power.

Kenneth D. Kaunda: Reflections on Empire, Nationalism, and Globalization

Kenneth D. Kaunda
2006

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes His Excellency Kenneth D. Kaunda, the First President of Zambia (1964-1991). President Kaunda discusses the national and international challenges he confronted as a national leader. He also reflects on his current work with NGOs in the global fight to fight disease, poverty and inequality.

KEYWORDS: Zambia, Politics, Africa, Empire, Presidents

Kenneth Boulding: National Security Through Stable Peace

Kenneth Boulding
1987

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler interviews economist Kenneth Boulding. Professor Boulding talks about his theory of a stable peace and discusses the role of peace movements.

KEYWORDS: Theory, Peace Movements, National Security, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers.

Zhores I. Alferov: Scientific Discovery and the Information Age

Zhores I. Alferov
2005

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Russian Nobel Prize Laureate Zhores Alferov for a discussion of the influences that shaped his scientific career, the interplay between theory and experimentation in his own scientific discovery, and the impact of the global science community on discovery and policy. He offers insights on the education of the next generation of scientists and describes the complicated relationship between scientists and the state.

KEYWORDS: Nobel Laureates, Technology, Scientific Inquiry.

Yegor Gaidar: Guiding the Transformation of the Russian Economy

Yegor Gaidar
1996

Former Deputy Prime Yegor Gaidar talks with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler about the transformation of the Russian economy after the fall of communism.

KEYWORDS: Russia, Politics, Capitalism, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers, Markets.

Wolfram Hanrieder: Germany

Wolfram Hanreider
1990

Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Wolfram Hanrieder for a discussion of German politics during the Cold War and in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

KEYWORDS: Germany.

William Rusher: The Conservative Movement

William Rusher
1990

Conversations host Harry Kreisler speaks with William A. Rusher, former publisher of the "National Review" about the conservative movement.

KEYWORDS: National Review.