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Author Lysley Tenorio describes the influences that led to "Monstress," his popular short story collection that explores the conflicting and coalescing aspects of disparate cultures. Tenorio shares his process of writing funny, sad and beautiful fiction in this revealing interview with veteran journalist Dean Nelson as part of the 2015 Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Since the defeat of the Nazis in WWII, Germans have been forced to confront their "unmasterable past." What was it like to grow up in a divided country burdened with the legacy of genocide? How does one deal with the knowledge of one's people's complicity in mass murder, and how does this knowledge affect one's identity? Primary witnesses of both German and Jewish backgrounds explore answers to these questions. Panelists include Frank Biess, Deborah Hertz, Margrit Frolich and Brian Schottlaender of UC San Diego.

Two presentations from the Constructions of Terrorism Conference at UCSB in December 2015: Defining Terrorism as Tactic with David Schanzer, Duke Sanford School of Pubic Policy, and Terror as Performance Violence with Mark Juergensmeyer, UC Santa Barbara. 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).

Hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller and Geoffrey Canada, President of the Harlem Children's Zone, explore how to motivate young citizens to engage in politics so that they can create and support the same economic opportunities as those enjoyed by previous generations. Presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/09/2016.

UC Berkeley professor Steve Raphael assesses the success rates of prison reform efforts around the country, including the sentencing "realignment" in California. Raphael joins Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 03/22/2016.

California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber gives an inspirational address to the 2016 graduates of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 5/16/2016.
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