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Conversations with History: Nayan Chanda

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Author of numerous books on war, conflict, reconstruction and foreign policy, guest Nayan Chanda, The Director of Publications for the Center of Study of Globalization at Yale University, joins host Harry Kreisler to discuss regional stability in Asia. Series: "Conversations with History" [5/2002] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 6422]
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer and journalist Tariq Ali for a discussion of Pakistan and its relations with the United States. He places the present crisis in its historical context exploring the origins of the Pakistani state, the failure to forge a national identity, the inability and unwillingness of Pakistani leaders to address the country's poverty and inequality, and the role of the military in the country's spiral toward violence and disunity. Tariq Ali highlights the significance of the U.S. relationship throughout Pakistan's history and analyzes current US policy and its implications for stability in the region. Series: Conversations with History [11/2008] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 15414]
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor T. V. Paul of McGill University for a discussion of the non-use of nuclear weapons since the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Paul analyzes the India-Pakistan conflict and possible routes to stabilization. He alo looks at the factors that account for why the great powers have not used nuclear weapons since WW II and examines the changing international environment that lowers the threshold for use. Series: Conversations with History [12/2009] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 17602]
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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, empire, and the left. Series: Conversations with History [9/2003] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7894]
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U.C. Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes Colonel Harry G. Summers for a discussion of the lessons of the Vietnam War for U.S. military strategy. Series: Conversations with History [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 9175]
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes biophysicist Chikashi Toyoshima for a discussion of his remarkable achievement in capturing the first images of cellular activity as the calcium ion pump makes possible the contraction and relaxation of muscle tissue on a signal from the brain. Topics covered include: how structure determines process in cellular activity, the technical innovations required for this breakthrough in the biosciences, and why visualization is so important in understanding cellular processes. He also reflects on creativity in science and how the images he captured affected his understanding of humankind's place in the universe. Series: Conversations with History [8/2008] [Science] [Show ID: 14818]
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Haynes Johnson joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler in a discussion on U.S. presidents from Eisenhower to the current President Bush. Series: "Conversations with History" [1/2003] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 6922]