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  • Vannevar Bushs 1945 Report on Government and Science
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    Vannevar Bush's 1945 Report on Government and Science

    Peter Strohschneider reexamined Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the relationship between government and science. The talk was followed by a panel discussion. In 1945, American engineer, inventor,…

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  • emPatriotic Betrayalem
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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

    1,950 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Fake News
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    Fake News

    The head of Facebook’s News Feed, the founder of CraigsList, journalists, and academics talked about the effects of “fake” news on consumers and the media. Topics included identifying and…

    756 views
  • Donald Trump and the Republican Party
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    Donald Trump and the Republican Party

    Panelists discussed the election of Donald Trump and what it meant for the future of the Republican Party. Panelists include authors and academics from California universities. Professor Rosenthal addressed the…

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  • Senator Barbara Boxer Delivers Commencement Address at the University of California at Berkeley
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    University of California, Berkeley Commencement Address

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) addressed the 2016 graduates of the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Political Science in the Greek Theatre. She urged them to be tough and…

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  • Economic Future of American Youth
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    Economic Future of American Youth

    Stanley Druckenmiller argued that the U.S. was giving more and more of the economic pie to seniors at the expense of America’s youth. He spoke with with Geoffrey Canada.

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  • Discussion on Twitter and Free Speech
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    Twitter and Free Speech

    Gabriel Stricker talked about Twitter’s culture, policies, and effect on free speech around the world. This event of the Dean’s Speaker Series at the Haas School of Business at the University of…

    243 views
  • Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis D on Women in Politics and Leadership
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    Women in Politics and Leadership

    Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D) spoke to students at the University of California in Berkeley. She talked about women and politics, gender issues, and the difficulties she and…

    340 views
  • Preet Bharara Commencement Address at Berkeley School of Law
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    University of California Berkeley Law School Commencement Address

    Preet Bharara gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He is known for his prosecution of white-collar crime on…

    272 views
  • emReel Americaem 1963 Interview with Malcolm X
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    1963 Interview with Malcolm X

    Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X was interviewed by sociology graduate student Herman Blake and professor John Leggett. Malcolm X argued against racial integration and discussed the right…

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    Acid Test

    Tom Shroder talked about his book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, in which he recounts the creation of psychedelic drugs, specifically LSD and Ecstasy (MDMA), and their use…

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    Subversives

    Author Seth Rosenfeld, former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner, talked about his book, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to…

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    Superintelligence

    Nick Bostrom talked about his book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, in which he posits a future in which machines are more intelligent than humans and questions whether…

    4,601 views
  • Sen Rand Paul RKY on NSA and Privacy
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    Senator Paul on Government Surveillance and Privacy

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about about the National Security Agency (NSA) and privacy. He criticized the U.S. intelligence community, saying it was “drunk with power.” He also spoke…

    819 views
  • Conservative Women and Politics
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    Conservative Women and Politics

    Professor Ronnee Schreiber spoke about the role of conservative women in politics. She delivered a research presentation which explored how conservative women leaders negotiate the tension between…

    410 views
  • University of California Berkeley Commencement Address
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    University of California, Berkeley, Commencement Address

    Steve Wozniak gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the University of California, Berkeley. He talked about his formula for a happy life.

    377 views
  • University of California Berkeley Law School Commencement Address
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    University of California, Berkeley Law School Commencement Address

    Attorney General Eric Holder gave the commencement address in the Hearst Greek Theatre to the 2013 graduating class of the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Law. After giving…

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  • 2012 American Book Awards
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    2012 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the 33rd annual American Book Awards, held at the University of California at Berkeley. Poet Eugene B. Redmond was given the Lifetime Achievement…

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  • University of California Berkeley Commencement Address
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    University of California, Berkeley Commencement Address

    Eric Schmidt gave the commencement address to the graduating students of the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Ballistic Missile Defense
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    Ballistic Missile Defense

    Participants spoke about U.S. ballistic missile defenses and the future of U.S. foreign policy. Among the topics they addressed were the current nature of the nuclear threat, future…

    337 views
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