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Political Activism, NGOs and Globalization: Conversation with Peter Hayes, Executive Director, Nautilus Institute; April 18, 2003, 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 Peter Hayes, who is the Executive Director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, a nongovernmental policy-oriented research and advocacy group based in Berkeley, California.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... activism in an agricultural setting ... mentors ... trip to China ... Friends of the Earth ... Narobi ... Energy and Resources Program at Berkeley
  2. The Work of an NGO ... don't accept the status quo ... research skills to chart alternative paths ... agenda-setting and communications ... embracing uncertainty ... ecology of problems ... intergenerational equity ... peace vs. security ... justice and equity ... borders and migration
  3. Case Study: North Korea ... influence of John Holdren and Franz Shurmann ... working at margin vs. social movements ... Pacific nuclear freeze movement ... North Korea and nuclear weapons ... wind energy project ... information network
  4. U.S. Policy and North Korea ... American interests on the Korean Peninsula ... North Korean interests ... choices for the U.S. ... flow of information ... starting from scratch ... obstacles ... historical fears ... breaking through cultural barriers ... releasing and analyzing the JASON group report
  5. Conclusions ... role of the media ... information strategy ... hope ... security and open borders ... be fearless

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