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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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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.”…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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,…

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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

    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…

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    2011 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented their 32nd annual American Book Awards. Dennis and Gregory Williams accepted a Lifetime Achievement award for their father, John A.…

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    National Security Reporting

    James Risen talked about prosecutions of reporters and others involved in the leak and publishing of national security information. He had refused to testify before two grand juries…

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    Book Discussion on Guantanamo and Its Aftermath

    Human rights experts released their report Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Detainees, published by the Human Rights Center of…

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