Featured This Month
An evening of conversation and celebration at the close of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk featuring his sons Jonathan and Peter, author Mary Walshok and Gary Robbins, science editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The panel reflects on how Jonas Salk, his wife Francoise Gilot and his Institute shaped San Diego and its fledgling biomedical community; the interplay between Salk and other leaders in building the civic infrastructure, and other remembrances from the Salk brothers about their father's discovery of a vaccine for polio.
John Witt explores the subject of how American constitutional law was "reinvented," as he proposes, during the early twentieth century. Taking up a small cast of characters who self-consciously aimed to disrupt the ideological structures of American law, Witt tells a story of social experiment and constitutional transformation that explains our constitutional past and offers powerful, if sometimes troubling, implications for our constitutional future. Witt is the Allen H Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. Professor Witt's work has ranged widely over the history of American law from the founding era to the Cold War. His most recent book Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History (2012) was awarded the 2013 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Recorded on 09/17/2015.
Correcting the Course on Climate Change Negotiations: The Road from Paris COP 21 with David Victor -- The Library Channel
Climate change policy expert David Victor, a professor of International Relations at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy & Strategy and two of his graduate students provide insights into the process and the outcome of the 2015 COP 21 climate talks in Paris. Victor has been a participant in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proceedings since the IPCC's inception Victor is presented here by the UC San Diego Library Channel.
Conflict Zones and National Security with Michael Nacht -- In The Living Room with Henry E. Brady - The UC Public Policy Channel
Michael Nacht, former defense advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, and now public policy professor with expertise in nuclear arms control and national security, assesses global threats with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 02/05/2016.
Power Play: Trends and Opportunities in Gaming for Good with Asi Burak -- Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Game creator, tech executive and social entrepreneur Asi Burak makes an impassioned case for using digital games to spread "good" information, raise awareness, inspire social action and build civic participation as he recounts his own successes with the "PeaceMaker," an award-winning video game that simulates conflicts in the Middle East. Burak is presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.