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Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change with Sol Hsiang -- In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady
UC Berkeley economist Sol Hsiang details the economic risks of climate change -- region by region -- with expected jumps in mortality rates, violent crime, worker fatigue and energy consumption as the days become hotter throughout the United States. Hsiang was co-lead author of the American Climate Prospectus, the risk analysis study that led to "The Risky Business Report: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States," the bipartisan research initiative commissioned by financiers Henry Paulson, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg. Using national maps that illustrate the range of the rising heat, Hsiang explains the importance of understanding these potential impacts in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, as part of the "In the Living Room" interview series. Recorded on 08/12/2014.
Has ethical behavior - integrity in public officials' conduct and pursuit of the common good - declined in American public life? Examples of "no moral compass" abound, but is that the norm? UC San Diego's Steve Erie presides over a refreshingly candid panel of elected officials and others who explore the dilemmas they face as they attempt to do the people's business in Congress and the California State Assembly. The panelists include U.S. Congressional Representatives Scott Peters and Susan Davis; California Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen; Dan Howle, CEO of the Independent Voter Project; Stephen Ferruolo, Dean of the University of San Diego School of Law; philanthropist Robert Price and Avril Prakash, president of SOVAC at UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/16/2014.
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law at UC Davis and author of "Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here," gives the keynote talk for the "Defying Extremism" conference focusing on how moderate Muslims, women and their allies can stand up to violent extremism. Bennoune is presented as part of the Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series at the Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.