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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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Writers on Writing

Danner Mark Danner; Journalist and Staff Writer, the New Yorker: "Being a Writer," 3/3/99; "Ideas and Leadership in U.S. Foreign Policy," 5/3/99; "The Red Cross Report, Torture Memos and Political Accountability," 05/8/09

Engelhardt Tom Engelhardt; Editor and Writer: "Taking Back the Word," 4/23/04

Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith; Paul M. Warburg Professor Emeritus of Economics, Harvard University: "Intellectual Journey: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom," 3/27/86

GourevitchPhilip Gourevitch; staff writer at the New Yorker: "Reporting the Story of a Genocide," 2/11/00

RoyaRoya Hakakian; Author: "Identity, Freedom and Revolution," 03/04/09

Hitchens Christopher Hitchens; author of Letters to a Young Contrarian and Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere: "A Dissenting Voice," 4/25/02

Hoffman Eva Hoffman; Author: "Between Memory and History: A Writer's Voice," 10/5/00

JohnsonHaynes Johnson; Journalist and writer: "McCarthyism," 10/28/05

LaphamLewis H. Lapham; Editor of Harper's Magazine, 1976-2006: "An Editor's Odyssey," 10/7/06

MacEntee Maire MacEntee; Irish poet and scholar: "An Irish Voice of Poetry," 4/4/00

RashidJane Mayer; Staff Writer, The New Yorker: "How the War on Terror Turned into A War on American Values," 8/8/08

Oe Kenzaburo Oe; 1994 Nobel Laureate in Literature: "Art and Healing," 4/16/99

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

PattersonAnnabel Patterson; Sterling Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University: "The Power of Words and the Power over Words," 04/10/08

Podhoretz Norman Podhoretz; writer and former Editor in Chief of Commentary: "The Battle over Ideas," 4/6/99

PollanMichael Pollan; Knight Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley: "The Politics of Food," 12/16/08

Richie Donald Richie; writer and film critic: "Writing, Film, and Japan: An Expatriate's View," 9/21/01

Soyinka Wole Soyinka; 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature: "Writing, Theater Arts, and Political Activism," 4/16/98

SteynMark Steyn; Journalist: "America, Europe, and the Islamic World, " 3/14/07

Tharoor Shashi Tharoor; writer and Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Secretary-General of the UN: "The Art of Writing; The Work of Diplomacy," 2/8/99

WrightLawrence Wright; Staff Writer, The New Yorker: "Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," 11/13/06


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