Featured This Month
Whatever Happened to Klimt’s Golden Lady? with E. Randol Schoenberg -- Holocaust Living History Workshop -- UC San Diego Library Channel
E. Randol Schoenberg, the grandson of the composer Arnold Schoenberg, is an expert in handling cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazi authorities during the Holocaust. He tells the story here of his most prominent case, "Republic of Austria v. Altmann" which resulted in the successful return of six paintings by Gustav Klimt, including the "Golden Lady," to their rightful owners. Recorded on 05/06/2015.
Tomorrow’s Leaders: Building on the Legacy of Selma with Myrlie Evers-Williams -- Helen Edison Lecture Series
From the moment Myrlie Evers-Williams faced the murder of her husband, civil rights activist Medgar Evers, she became a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement. For more than five decades, she has fought to carry on his legacy, never relenting in her determination to change the face of race relations in this country. She reflects here on the impact of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and calls on today's Americans to continue her quest to quash racism and bring equality for all. This heartfelt talk was presented by Thurgood Marshall College, the Helen Edison Lecture Series and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC San Diego.
The United States military currently views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America's new cyber war, investigating the recent revelations that have shown how government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us who are bound to the Internet. Recorded on 03/11/2015.
Economist Joseph Stiglitz and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich reminisce about opposing "corporate welfare" during their days in the Clinton Administration and talk here about problematic trade deals, income inequality and Stiglitz's new book, "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them." Reich and Stiglitz are presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 04/29/2015.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcome Indian Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor for a discussion of India's role in world affairs. Tharoor discusses his journey from international civil servant to Indian politician. After analyzing how world order is changing as a result of the changing balance of power from the West to the East and the revolution in communications technology, he then outlines the role India will play as it undergoes major social and economic transformation. He discusses the implications for US Indian relations analyzing the interface between the superpower turning to multilateralism and a rising power shaping the future of multilateralism. He concludes with reflections on India relations with China. Recorded on 04/07/2015.