Featured This Month
A look at PrEP, a prevention strategy for people at high risk for contracting HIV. Researchers at the University of California explain how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) works as they describe a four-year, multi-pronged study of men who have sex with men in Los Angeles and San Diego. Participants agree to take a Truvada pill daily to reduce their risk of getting infected by up to 99%. But will they follow through? Methods to increase adherence among the participants are also being tested, including daily reminders via text messages and tracking usage of the medication with special "Mems caps" for the pill bottles.
Is China's rush to adopt American lifestyles good for the global economy? Can its embrace of consumerism possibly be sustained? At what cost? UC San Diego Professor of History Karl Gerth explores these questions, drawing on his book, "As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything." Gerth is presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego. Recorded on 10/09/2014.
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.
UC Berkeley lecturer Saru Jayaraman gives a rousing talk describing the harsh and unequal treatment of the nation's restaurant staff as she argues for increasing the minimum wage in what is now the second largest and fastest growing industry in the country. Jayaraman is presented as the keynote speaker at the Fall 2014 Board of Advisors Dinner for the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 10/23/2014.