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Conversations with History – James M. McPherson

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Princeton Professor Emeritus James M. McPherson for a discussion of his new book, Trial by War. Their discussion focuses on the qualities...

What’s Wrong with Mexico? Drugs, Dinosaurs and Dithering

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Denise Dresser will evaluate the limitations of the Calderon governments war on drugs and how the current climate of insecurity explains the renewed electoral strength and political renaissance of the Institutional Re...

Conversations With History – Richard B. Freeman

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard labor economist Richard B. Freeman for a discussion of globalization and its complex consequences for inequality in national and global contexts. He analyzes the impl...

Big Think Interview With Ziggy Marley

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A conversation with musician and son of Bob Marley.

Innovators@Google: Jayaprakash Narayan

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Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan will be giving a talk on current Indian politics, and how the citizens can get involved towards positive change. He will discuss recent positive changes in Indian politics, and the difficulties...

Dan O’Brien on Greece: What Next for the €uro and the EU

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Dan addressed the on-going Greek debt crisis and the possible implications for Ireland and the Eurozone. With Ireland and Portugal already suffering contagion effects from Greece's crisis, Dan O'Brien examined the Gre...

Is Obama Just a Spectacle?

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Or will he finally show backbone and take a firm stance? Cornel West hopes for the latter but fears the former.

Tamar Gendler: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Politics and Economics

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Who gets what and who says so? These two questions underlie and inform every social arrangement from the resolution of schoolyard squabbles to the meta-structure of human societies. They are also the basis of politic...

Why Would Anyone Object to DNA Evidence?

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Sometimes a prosecutor doesn't want to admit that they're wrong. Other times they don't want to face the victim's family after a conviction is overturned.

Conversations With History – Peter Dale Scott

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"Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America" Peter Dale Scott - Professor Emeritus of English, University of California, Berkeley

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