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Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee of UC San Diego shares stories of her global health team's intervention efforts that have helped curb the spread of HIV and tuberculosis in Tijuana and other poor regions in the world. Recorded on 02/03/2016.

Robin Wright, who has reported from 140 countries, shares her insights as a journalist and policy analyst covering wars, revolutions and uprisings with what the Overseas Press Club has called "exceptional courage and initiative." She outlines here what she believes it takes to get to the truth and understand the complexities of any conflict. Wright has been recognized for "distinguished reporting and analysis of international affairs" by the American Academy of Diplomacy, and is one of the few journalists who has chosen throughout her career not to be embedded with the U.S. military. Wright is presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.

Experts from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, NOAA and UC San Diego capture the imaginations of high school students interested in green technology as they demonstrate how their research helps to protect and preserve the ocean. Ralph Keeling and Stephen Mayfield keynote on CO2 emissions and algae biotechnology, followed by Chef Rob Ruiz, Noelle Bowlin of NOAA and Jessica Blanton of Scripps on their careers in studying and serving sustainable fish.

As the Mideast chaos has focused elsewhere, the Israeli and Palestinian issue has been largely sidelined. Negotiated peace, the classic paradigm for the last few decades, has been put aside. What will take its place? What new paradigm can offer peace to both sides and put aside this tragic conflict? What can the US do? With David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omar both of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Recorded on 02/24/2016.

UC Berkeley professors Hilary Hoynes and Rucker Johnson dispel myths about the ineffectiveness of investment into Head Start, public schools, food assistance, and other social programs in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/22/2016.
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