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UC Berkeley economist Robert Reich reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in 80 years. Citing his latest book, "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few," Goldman School of Public Policy Professor Reich lays out what he argues must be done to restore democracy and rebuild the US economy. Reich is the featured speaker for the 7th annual Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Policy. Recorded on 12/01/2015.

Two presentations from the Constructions of Terrorism Conference at UCSB in December 2015: Media Constructions of Terrorism: Framing How the Public Interprets and Responds to Terrorism with Benjamin Smith, UC Santa Barbara, and Constructing the Terrorist Threat: The Merging of the Discourses of Terrorism, Radicalization and Extremism in the UK with Anthony Richards, University of East London. Recorded on 12/03/2015.

Based on his experience as President Barack Obama's Science Advisor through both terms, John Holdren discusses how priorities and policies for science, technology, and innovation (ST&I) have been developed under Obama; how specific challenges and opportunities relating to ST&I for economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and national security have been approached; and the role that partnerships across the public, private, academic, and civil-society sectors and across nations have played and must continue to play. Holdren is the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
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