Women Trailblazers

Laura D'Andrea Tyson: Inequality and the Status of Women

Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley’s Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Professor of Business Administration and Economics, for a discussion of inequality. Professor traces her academic career and her work in Washington where she served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton Administration. After comparing the Washington political environment during the Clinton and Obama presidencies, she characterizes the role of government as a venture capitalist drawing on the ideas and resources of the states and the private sector to catalyze solutions to national...

Judith Herman: Psychological Insight and Political Understanding: The Case of Trauma and Recovery

Judith Herman

Dr. Judith Lewis Herman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School, and a pioneer in the study of post-traumatic stress disorder and the sexual abuse of women and children, joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler on this edition of Conversations with History,

KEYWORDS: Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrom, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysis, Healing

Jennifer Sims: Intelligence and National Security in a Democracy

Jennifer Sims

Writer, lecturer and consultant Dr. Jennifer Sims joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler to discuss government intelligence and how it has changed post 9/11.


Key Words: Political Scientists, Intelligence

Galia Golan: The Israeli Peace Movement and the 2006 Lebanon War

Galia Golan

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Israeli political scientist and peace activist Galia Golan for a discussion of the peace movement in Israel. She reflects on the Israeli domestic situation, compares Israeli occupation policies to South Africa's apartheid, and analyzes Israel"s geopolitical constraints. She also compares the stability of superpower conflict in the Middle East during the Cold War with today's regional geopolitical situation, especially Israel's conflict with Iran.


Sylvia A. Earle: Ocean Voyages

Sylvia A. Earle

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, for a discussion of her work as a research scientist, oceanic explorer, entrepreneur, and public educator. Tracing her intellectual journey,Earle talks about the influence of her formative years, her education, the importance of the ocean for life on earth, and the challenges of being both a scientist and a citizen concerned about the fate of the oceans.

Key Words: Scientists, Environment, Women Trailblazers, Marine Life, Oceans

Susan Shirk: China and the United States

Susan Shirk

Conversations with History and Host Harry Kreisler welcome UC San Diego Professor Susan Shirk who discusses her research on China, her service in the Clinton administration, and the future of U.S. China relations.


Key Words: Political Scientists, China, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Presidents, Women Trailblazers

Seyla Benhabib: Philosophic Iterations, Cosmopolitanism, and the 'Right to Rights'

Seyla Benhabib

Yale political theorist Seyla Benhabib is UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler's guest in a discussion of how political theory can further our understanding of globalization and its impact on the struggle for human rights.

Key Words: Theory, Human Rights, Cosmopolitanism, Globalization, Philosophers, International Law, Identity, Women Trailblazers, Political Scientists

Sadako Ogata: Humanitarian Assistance

Sadako Ogata

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sadaka Ogata, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for a discussion about humanitarian assistance.

Key Words: Humanitarian Assistance, Human Rights, Refugees, Women Trailblazers, Global Institutions, Elberg Lecturers, United Nations

Ruth Rosen: The Women's Movement in Historical Perspective

Ruth Rosen

In this edition, historian Ruth Rosen talks with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler about the evolution of the women's movement and its impact on future generations of women.


Key Words: Historians, Women Trailblazers

Pamela Constable: Reporting from South Asia

Pamela Constable

Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Washington Post Deputy Foreign Editor Pamela Constable, who recounts her experiences as a foreign correspondent during a time of great change in South Asia.


Key Words: Journalists, Women Trailblazers, South Asia