Robert William Fogel: Economic History

Robert William Fogel

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Robert William Fogel, 1993 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Dr. Fogel is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions at the Graduate School of Business, and Director of the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago. He is the 2004 Hitchcock Lecturer on the Berkeley campus.

Key Words: Nobel Laureates, Historians, RIP

Robert S. McNamara: A Life in Public Service

Robert S. McNamara

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.

Key Words: Cold War, Vietnam War, Nuclear Weapons, Defense Department, Elberg Lecturers, Kennedy, U.S. Presidents, Presidents, RIP

Robert Jervis: American Foreign Policy in a New Era

Robert Jervis

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.

Key Words: Political Scientists, Theory, International Relations, Realism, 911, RIP

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

Robert A. Scalapino: Reflections on a Life as Scholar, Teacher, and Policy Advisor

Robert A. Scalapino

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Robert A. Scalapino, the Robson Research Professor of Government Emeritus and founding Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at U.C Berkeley. Professor Scalapino discusses Berkeley's evolution as a leading center for Asian Studies, analyzes the synergy between academic research and foreign policy, and comments on the transformation of America's relationship with Asia which he has witnessed over the course of his six decade career.


Richard C. Lewontin: Science and Politics

Richard C. Lewontin

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler talks with Richard C.Lewontin about scientific inquiry and the role of science in public policy.

Key Words: Scientists, Scientific Inquiry, Geneticists, Science and Politics, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers, Genetics, RIP

Princeton Lyman: U.S. Foreign Policy and Globalization

Princeton Lyman

On this episode of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes guest Ambassador Princeton Lyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and to South Africa, who discusses U.S. foreign policy and state power in an era of globalization.

Key Words: Diplomacy, U.S. Foreign Policy, Globalization, RIP

Philip Habib: The Work of Diplomacy

Philip Habib

In this 1982 interview, one the U.S. preeminent diplomats Philip Habib talks about his life and times as a foreign service officer and special envoy of the President of the United States. He reflects on great statesmen he has worked with, the difficulties of crisis management, and his involvement in the resolution of the Lebanon crisis, which won him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Paul Warnke: Prospects for Arms Control

Paul Warnke

In this 1984 interview, attorney Paul Warnke joins U.C. Berkeley's Harry Kreisler and John Holdren for a discussion of the role of arms control in resolving the conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

Key Words: Arms Control, Nuclear Weapons, Soviet Union, Arms Race, RIP

Norman Myers: The Journey of an Environmental Scientist

Norman Myers

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes scientist Norman Myers who talks about his intellectual journey and his work in the environmental movement.

Key Words: Geographers, Environment, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers, RIP