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Harry Kreisler is executive producer and host of the series, which is produced at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California - Berkeley. Conceived in 1982 by Mr. Kreisler as a way to capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times, Conversations with History includes over 450 interviews.
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Interviews by Date: 2009


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

LuttwakLuttwak, Edward N.; Senior Associate, CSIS: "The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire," 12/8/09

PamukPamuk, Orhan; Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature: "Finding an Authentic Voice," 11/6/09

CohenCohen, Rich; Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair: "The Diaspora and Israel," 11/2/09

PaulPaul, T.V.; Professor, McGill University: "Nuclear Weapons and International Conflict," 10/20/09

LedermanLederman, Leon; Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate: "A Life in Science," 10/15/09

SadjadpourSadjadpour, Karim; Fellow, Carnegie Endowment: "US Policy Toward Iran," 10/2/09

BaerBaer, Robert; author and former CIA operative: "Dealing with Iran," 7/28/09
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BasriBasri, Gibor; Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley: "Reaching for the Stars," 6/14/09
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KhalilzadKhalilzad, Amb. Zalmay; U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2003-2005, Iraq 2005-2007, and the United Nations(2007-2008): "Responding to Strategic Challenges Post 9-11," 05/12/09
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DannerMark Danner; Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley: "The Red Cross Report, Torture Memos and Political Accountability," 05/8/09
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CalhounCraig Calhoun; President, Social Science Research Council: "Social Science and the Public Good," 05/7/09

WaldronJeremy Waldron; University Professor, New York University School of Law: "Dignity, Human Rights and Torture," 04/23/09
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GelbLeslie Gelb; President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations: "Power, Ideas and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century," 04/3/09

PatrickStewart Patrick; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations: "Building a Multilateral International Order," 04/3/09

ShapiroLucy Shapiro; Professor of Cancer Research, Stanford: "A Microbiologist's Intellectual Odyssey," 04/2/09

ShubinNeil Shubin; Field Museum Provost: "Your Inner Fish," 03/19/09

LeachJames Leach; Former Congressman: "Congress, Leadership and the Economic Collapse," 03/17/09
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PerryJohn Perry; Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University: "Identity," 03/12/09

WallaceJ. Clifford Wallace; Senior Judge, US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit: "Judges and the Rule of Law," 03/11/09

RoyaRoya Hakakian; Author: "Identity, Freedom and Revolution," 03/04/09
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BouchardJacques Bouchard; French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA): "Nuclear Power, Proliferation and the Challenges of Global Climate Change," 02/27/09

WallachJoan Wallach Scott; Professor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study: "The Politics of the Veil," 02/26/09

WolfMartin Wolf; Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times: "The Causes and Consequences of the Economic Collapse," 02/19/09

KennedyDavid M. Kennedy; McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University: "Lessons from FDR's New Deal," 02/03/09
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HarteJohn Harte; Professor of Energy and Resources, UC Berkeley: "Understanding the Global Environmental Crisis," 01/27/09
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EichengreenBarry Eichengreen; Economic Historian, UCB: "Historical Perspective on the Global Economic Crisis," 01/22/09


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