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Human Adaptation, Institutional Change: Making Ideas Matter; Conversation
with David M. Hamburg, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation, 3/2/98, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is David A. Hamburg, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation.

A psychiatrist, Dr. Hamburg was professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford from 1961 to 1972, President of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. from 1975 to 1980, and John D. MacArthur Professor of Health at Harvard University from 1980 to 1983. From 1984 to 1986 he was President and then Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Hamburg was President of the Carnegie Corporation from 1983 to 1997. He is co-chair (with Cyrus Vance) of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict. Dr. Hamburg received the American Psychiatric Association's Distinguished Service Award in 199l and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996.

  1. Background
  2. Leading a Foundation
  3. Ideas and Issues
  4. Linking Research to Policy
  5. Preventing Violent Conflict
  6. The Problems of Youth
  7. Conclusion

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