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Harry Kreisler

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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The Search for Peace in the Middle East

These interviews were made possible by support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley.

AshrawiHanan Ashrawi; Palestinian Writer and Political Leader: "A Palestinian Voice," 4/12/00

AthertonAlfred L. Atherton; Former U.S. Ambassador at Large, Middle East; and former Director General of the Foreign Service: "The Peace Process in the Middle East"," 2/28/86

BaerBaer, Robert; author and former CIA operative: "Dealing with Iran," 7/28/09

BeilinYossi Beilin; Former Minister of Justice, Israel: "Searching for Peace in the Middle East," 10/3/03; and, with Faisal Husseini: "A Dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process," 9/15/98

FiskRobert Fisk; Middle East Correspondent, The Independent: "'Foreign Correspondent' in the Middle East," 12/14/06

GolanGalia Golan; Professor in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Herzlia, Israel: "The Israeli Peace Movement and the 2006 Lebanon War," 10/16/06

Habib Philip Habib; diplomat: "The Work of Diplomacy," 5/14/82

HassAmira Hass; Columnist, Ha'aretz: "Occupation and Terrorism," 10/24/03

HusseiniFaisal Husseini and Yossi Beilin; Negotiators in the Middle East Peace Process: "A Dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process," 9/15/98

LewisSamuel Lewis; Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and President of the U.S. Peace Institute: "Reflections on the Work of Diplomacy and the Peace Process," 11/15/88

Lustick Ian Lustick; Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania: "Coming to Terms with Israel," 3/4/02; and "Trapped in the War on Terror," 5/1/06
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Mearsheimer John Mearsheimer; R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago: "Through the Realist Lens," 4/8/02; and "Domestic Politics and International Relations," 9/19/07 (with Steve Walt)
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OrenMichael B. Oren; Historian and Writer; Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, Jerusalem: "War in History and in Fiction," 11/8/05

ParsiTrita Parsi; Adjunct Professor of International Relations, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University: "Iran, Israel, and the United States," 11/30/07

Sajadpour Karim Sadjadpour; Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: "Iran: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy," 10/8/07
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Segev Tom Segev; Columnist for Haaretz: "Israeli National Identity," 4/8/04; and "Israel and the 1967 War," 3/22/07
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TelhamiShibley Telhami; Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, College Park: "U.S. Foreign Policy and the Search for Peace in the Middle East," 11/8/01; and "U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East," 2/25/03
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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; and, "Domestic Policy and International Relations," 9/19/07
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Farer Anthony Zinni; Former Commander in Chief of the Central Command: "Challenges for U.S. National Security Policy," 4/23/07


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