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Interviews by Date: 2005


Interviews are listed in reverse chronological order. Professional titles listed are as of the date of the interview.

SmelserNeil Smelser; University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and fomer Director the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behaviorial Sciences, UCB: "Intellectual Odyssey," 12/6/05
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PiersonPaul Pierson; Avice Saint Chair in Public Policy, Department of Political Science, UCB: "The Transformation of American Politics," 12/1/05
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JervisRobert Jervis; Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University: "American Foreign Policy in a New Era," 11/17/05

WaltStephen M. Walt; Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Kennedy School, Harvard University: "Balancing American Power in the Post-9/11 World," 11/15/05

OrenMichael B. Oren; Historian and Writer; Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, Jerusalem: "War in History and in Fiction," 11/8/05

DreyfusHubert L. Dreyfus; Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley: "Meaning, Relevance, and the Limits of Technology," 11/2/05
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JohnsonHaynes Johnson; Journalist and writer: "McCarthyism," 10/28/05
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ColeJuan Cole; Professor of History, University of Michigan: "The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy," 10/20/05
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LanierJaron Lanier; Computer Scientist and Artist: "Culture and Technology," 10/3/05
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HerschbachDudley Herschbach; 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University: "Science and Society," 9/29/05
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LundestadGeir Lundestad; Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Commission: "The Nobel Peace Prize and International Relations," 9/20/05
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Navasky Victor S. Navasky; Publisher and former Editor of The Nation: "Journals of Opinion and the Work of Democracy," 9/16/05
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KingSir David King; Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Great Britain: "Science and Public Policy," 9/15/05
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VestCharles M. Vest; Former President of MIT: "Leading MIT into the 21st Century," 9/12/05
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GoldsbergKen Goldberg; Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley: "Robotics and Art in the Information Age," 8/25/05
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PrestowitzClyde Prestowitz; President of the Economic Strategy Institute: "The Changing Balance of International Economic Power," 8/9/05
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BacevichNathaniel Rich; Associate Editor, Paris Review: "San Francisco in Film Noir," 6/23/05
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BacevichAndrew J. Bacevich; Professor of International Relations and Director, Center for International Relations, Boston University: "The Military and U.S. Foreign Policy," 5/9/05
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AlferovZhores I. Alferov; Vice President, Russian Academy of Sciences; Nobel Laureate in Physics: "Scientific Discovery and the Information Age," 4/11/05
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BrahimiLakhdar Brahimi ; UN Special Envoy: "Negotiating," 4/5/05
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ClarkeJonathan Clarke ; Foreign Policy Scholar, The Cato Institute: "The Neo-Conservatives," 4/4/05
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ConstablePamela Constable; Deputy Foreign Editor, The Washington Post: "Reporting from South Asia," 3/29/05

FallowsJames Fallows; National Correspondent, Atlantic Monthly: "U.S. Foreign Policy and the Bush Administration," 3/28/05
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CollSteve Coll; Associate Editor, The Washington Post: "The Rise of Al Qaeda ," 3/15/05
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MahbubaniKishore Mahbubani; Dean, Lee Kuan Yee School of Public Policy, Singapore: "America and the World," 3/12/05
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BarnettThomas P.M. Barnett; Military Strategist: "The Pentagon's New Map," 3/8/05
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SenAmartya Sen; Lamont University Professor, Harvard University and 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics: "Reflectons on Theory in the Social Sciences," 3/4/05
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DobbinsAmbassador James Dobbins; Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, Rand Corporation: "Nation Building," 2/28/05
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MannJames Mann; Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University: "The Bush War Cabinet," 2/14/05

FuerthLeon Fuerth; Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School, George Washington University: "Thinking about the Future," 2/7/05
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