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  • 57:14 Conversations With History - Neil J. Smelser

    Conversations With History - Neil J. Smelser

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    Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes sociologist Neil J. Smelser for a discussion of his new book, Reflections on the University of California: From th...

  • 59:15 Conversations With History - Stephen S. Cohen

    Conversations With History - Stephen S. Cohen

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    "What Happens When Other Countries Have the Money" Stephen S. Cohen, Professor in the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley Conversations host ...

  • 1:00:36 Conversations With History: Robert S. McNamara

    Conversations With History: Robert S. McNamara

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    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 V...

  • 56:01 Conversations With History - Francis Fukuyama

    Conversations With History - Francis Fukuyama

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    Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Francis Fukuyama for a discussion of his new book, The Origins of Political Order. Fukuyama traces his intellectua...

  • 59:27 Conversations With History: Richard C. Lewontin

    Conversations With History: Richard C. Lewontin

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

  • 57:48 Conversations With History - Barry Eichengreen

    Conversations With History - Barry Eichengreen

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    "Historical Perspective on the Global Economic Crisis" Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes economic historian Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley for an ...

  • 58:59 Conversations With History - Ahmed Rashid

    Conversations With History - Ahmed Rashid

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    "Descent into Chaos" Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pakistani Journalist Ahmed Rashid for a discussion of United States foreign policy and the fa...

  • 54:46 Conversations With History - Amy Chua

    Conversations With History - Amy Chua

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    Day of Empire Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Yale Law Professor Amy Chua for a discussion of the rise and fall of hyperpowers. Drawing on compara...

  • 59:07 Conversations With History:  Kenneth Waltz

    Conversations With History: Kenneth Waltz

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    On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with renowned political scientist Kenneth N. Waltz, about theory, internati...

  • 56:09 Conversations With History - Niall Ferguson

    Conversations With History - Niall Ferguson

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    "The Ascent of Money" Niall Ferguson, Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard historian Niall Fergu...

  • 59:49 Conversations With History: Torture And Accountability

    Conversations With History: Torture And Accountability

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    Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Mark Danner for a discussion of his articles in the New York Review of Book on the torture policies of the ...

  • 57:39 Conversations With History: Tariq Ali

    Conversations With History: Tariq Ali

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    Host Harry Kreisler speaks with Tariq Ali, a British-Pakistani journalist, novelist, playwright, publisher, filmmaker, and renowned social critic about Islam...

  • 59:37 Conversations With History - Ambassador Barbara Bodine

    Conversations With History - Ambassador Barbara Bodine

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    "Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Policy" Ambassador Barbara Bodine U.S.Ambassador to Yemen (1997-2001) Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ambassador Barba...

  • 54:45 Conversations With History: Eva Hoffman

    Conversations With History: Eva Hoffman

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    On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler is joined by writer and editor Eva Hoffman. Their discussion covers writing, the ...

  • 56:57 Conversations With History: Ronald Steel

    Conversations With History: Ronald Steel

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    USC Professor of History Ronald Steel is author of Walter Lippmann and the American Century. Here, he discusses the Wilsonian agenda in U.S. foreign policy w...

  • 53:25 Conversations With History - Tariq Ramadan

    Conversations With History - Tariq Ramadan

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    Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Oxford University Professor Tariq Ramadan for a discussion of his new book, "What I Believe." Reflecting on the fo...

  • 53:07 Conversations With History - Hanna Holborn Gray

    Conversations With History - Hanna Holborn Gray

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    "Leadership in Higher Education" Hanna Holborn Gray President of the University of Chicago, 1978-1993 Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Hanna Holbor...

  • 57:15 Conversations With History: Fragile States Global Threats And International Security

    Conversations With History: Fragile States Global Threats And International Security

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    Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stewart Patrick, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion of his new book, "Weak Links....

  • 57:14 Conversations With History: Lessons From FDR's New Deal

    Conversations With History: Lessons From FDR's New Deal

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    Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian David M. Kennedy to discuss what can be learned from The Great Depression. Professor Kennedy analyze...

  • 58:33 Conversations With History - Edward Alden

    Conversations With History - Edward Alden

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    "Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 911" Edward Alden Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Conversations host Harry Kreisle...

  • 59:47 Conversations With History - Pranab Bardhan

    Conversations With History - Pranab Bardhan

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    "Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India" Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley Conversations host Harry Kreisler...

  • 53:34 Conversations With History: Victor Davis Hanson

    Conversations With History: Victor Davis Hanson

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    Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson for a discussion of the Peloponnesian War and its lessons for today. ...

  • 52:54 Conversations With History: Albie Sachs

    Conversations With History: Albie Sachs

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    South African Supreme Court Justice Albie Sachs in a conversation with UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks about personal survival in the context of the trans...

  • 53:07 Conversations With History: Pierre Schori

    Conversations With History: Pierre Schori

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    UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes Sweden's UN ambassador Pierre Schori for a discussion of Sweden's role in the United Nations. Series: "Conversations wi...

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