Douglas A. Fraser: The Labor Movement, Protectionism, and the International Economy

Douglas A. Fraser

In this 1985 interview, labor leader Douglas Fraser joins U.C. Berkeley's Harry Kreisler and Raymond E. Miles for a discussion of the role of unions in securing the rights of labor in a changing world economy.

Key Words: Labor, Globalization, Labor Unions, RIP

Donald Kennedy: Science, Government, and the University

Donald Kennedy

"Science, Government, and the University" - Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor Donald Kennedy, Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University. Professor Kennedy offers his reflections on research and teaching in the biological sciences. He analyzes the challenges he faced as President of Stanford and talks about his present role as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine. He also explores the evolution of relations between government and science.


David Hamburg: Making Ideas Matter

David Hamburg

Scientist David Hamburg joins host Harry Kreisler for a discussion of the work of foundations in shaping the policy agenda.

Key Words: Philanthropy, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers, RIP

David D. Newsom: Reflections of a Diplomat

David D. Newsom

Former Undersecretary of State David D. Newsom in a conversation with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler, talks about the challenges of making foreign policy in a democracy.

Key Words: Diplomacy, RIP

Conor Cruise O'Brien: The Power of Ideas

Conor Cruise O'Brien

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Irish author, teacher, historian and statesman Conor Cruise O'Brien who helps us think about the past, understand the present, and thereby shape the future.

Key Words: Writers, Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, RIP

Christopher Hitchens: A Dissenting Voice

Christopher Hitchens

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with writer Christopher Hitchens about writing, dissent, and the challenge of taking on cultural icons.……

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Charles R. Larson: Education and Military Leadership

Charles R. Larson

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Admiral Charles R. Larson for a discussion of his career in the military and the role of education in shaping tomorrow's leaders.

KEYWORDS: Nimitz Lecturers.

Charles M. Vest: Leading MIT into the 21st Century

Charles M. Vest

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes former MIT President Charles M. Vest for a discussion of the challenges confronting research universitiesas in the information age and in the wake of the 9/11 attack.

KEYWORDS: University Presidents, Technology.

Charles H. Townes: The Adventures of a Scientist

Charles H. Townes

Winner of the Nobel Prize for his role in the discovery of the laser and maser, UC Berkeley Professor Charles Townes recounts his adventures as a scientist.

KEYWORDS: Nuclear Weapons, Nobel Laureates, Technology.

Chalmers Johnson: The Last Days of the American Republic

Chalmers Johnson

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Chalmers Johnson, who is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a nonprofit research and public affairs organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. Their discussion focuses on the impact of U.S. militarism on domestic politics and the future of U.S. national identity.

KEYWORDS: U.S Empire, U.S Decline, National Identity, Militarism, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers.