U.S Foreign Policy

Robert Gallucci: U.S. Foreign Policy and Multilateral Negotiations

Robert Gallucci

Robert Gallucci, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, joins host Harry Kreisler to discuss the impact of 9/11 and the art of negotiating.


Key Words: Political Scientists, Negotiating, Multilateralism, U.S. Foreign Policy

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.


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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Noam Chomsky: Activism, Anarchism, and Power

Noam Chomsky

On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler is joined by linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to discuss activism, anarchism and the role the United States plays in the world today.


Key Words: Linguistics, Political Activism, U.S. Foreign Policy, Anarchism, Media, Dissent, Berkeley Graduate Lecturers

John Mearsheimer: Through the Realist Lens

John Mearsheimer

On this episode of Conversations with History, author and University of Chicago professor John J. Mearsheimer joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler to discuss the Realist theory of international relations and its implications for understanding the U.S. role in the world, future relations with China, and our response to the terrorist threat.


Key Words: Political Scientists, Theory,...

John Mearsheimer: Domestic Policy and International Relations

John Mearsheimer

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professors John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Steve Walt of Harvard University for a discussion of how domestic politics influences the making of U.S. policy on the Middle East

Key Words: Political Scientists, Theory, International Relations, Realism, Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy

Jonathan Clarke: The Neo-Conservatives

Jonathan Clarke

Former British diplomat Jonathan Clarke joins host Harry Kreisler for a discussion of the impact of the neo-conservatives on U.S. foreign policy. He traces their emergence, the evolution of their ideas, and weighs the long term implications of their ascendancy in the administration of President George W. Bush

KEYWORDS: Neo-Conservatives.

John A. McCone: Reflections

John A. McCone

Former Director of the CIA John A. McCone talks with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler about his student days at Berkeley, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the lesson learned from his distinguished career in business and government.


Key Words: CIA, Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. Presidents, Intelligence, Kennedy, U.S. Foreign Policy, RIP

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...