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

Kenneth D. Kaunda

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEYWORDS: National Review.

William Pfaff: The End of the Cold War

William Pfaff

UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes author and columnist William Pfaff for a discussion of U.S. foreign policy, U.S.- European relations and the end of the Cold War. Pfaff reflects on his intellectual odyssey and comments on the role of the press in shaping U.S.opinion toward world politics.

KEYWORDS: American Century.

William K. Coblentz: What Made California Great

William K. Coblentz

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes attorney and civic leader William K. Coblentz for a discussion of his distinguished career. Coblentz defines the liberal values that guide his legal practice and his civic leadership. He recalls his formative years, his legal representation of important rock 'n roll figures, his work with Governor Pat Brown, his service on the University of Calfornia Board of Regents, and his work in the philanthropic sector. He compares the leadership of Governors Pat Brown and Ronald Reagan and analyzes the rise and decline of California. He concludes with...

Victor F. Weisskopf: A Scientist's Odyssey

Victor F. Weisskopf

In this edition, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with Professor Victor F. Weisskopf, who was Institute Professor at MIT and one of the leading scientists of his generation. They discuss his career, the teaching of science, the militarization of science and the role of scientists in the peace movement.

KEYWORDS: Scientific Inquiry, Elberg Lecturers, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers.

Tom Wicker: The Presidency, the Press, and the Cold War

Tom Wicker

In this 1983 interview, Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes one of America's most distinguished journalists Tom Wicker for a discussion of the Presidency and the media at the height of the Cold War.

KEYWORDS: Soviet Union, Kennedy, Political Education, Cuban Missile Crisis, Presidents.