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Scott Appleby, the director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, examines the roots of religious violence and the potential of religious peace-building in this talk presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. Religious scholars Linelle Cady and Joseph Montville follow with commentary on Appleby's presentation

Deborah Riner, the chief economist at the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico wraps up the Mexico Moving Forward 2014 with an assessment of how the North American Free Trade Agreement has impacted the economies on both sides of the border. Recorded on 03/06/2014.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, Montreal, for a discussion of his new book, "The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World." Professor Paul analyzes the domestic and foreign policy implications of Pakistan's role as a garrison state in South Asia. Drawing on history, geo-strategic context, and relations with the great powers, he demonstrates how Pakistan's search for parity in its relations with India is critical for understanding why it remains a warrior state mired in a strategic dilemma which subverts its hopes for development at home and security in its regional environment. Recorded on 04/09/2014.

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.

Over the last two decades no criminal defense lawyer in America has had a more profound impact on advancing the rights of the convicted than has Barry Scheck. In 1992, when DNA testing was still in its infancy, Scheck, along with his colleague Peter Neufeld, founded The Innocence Project, which has since figured prominently in the release of hundreds of prison inmates. Scheck also achieved lasting fame for defending O.J. Simpson when the former football star was charged with murder. Scheck spoke with California Lawyer contributing editor Martin Lasden about his extraordinary career and the controversies surrounding it.
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