Featured This Month
Luis Urrea is a prolific writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of 16 books. He talks with Steven Schick about his life and work, and their collaboration on a new version of Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat" with texts from Urrea's writings. Recorded on 2/1/2018.
Free Speech and the University: Historical Roots and Current Challenges with Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law
Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country's preeminent constitutional scholars and dean of the University of California, Berkeley's law school, looks at the intersection of the First Amendment and higher education in this talk sponsored by Student Affairs, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, and the Law and Society Program at UC San Diego. Recorded on 02.27.2018.
U.S. and Chinese Grand Strategy and the Remaking of the Rules-Based Global Order - Herb York Memorial Lecture
Former Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift talks about the nature of strategic competition between the U.S. and China and the grand strategies they may be employing. This competition is less about global leadership and more about how the rules that govern that leadership are being challenged and modified. The annual IGCC Herb York Lecture honors the memory of the distinguished nuclear physicist. York was the founding chancellor of UC San Diego, first director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, first chief scientist of the Advanced Research Projects Agency and founding director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.
The Historical Exclusion of Minority Elected Officials & The Modern Fight for Minority-Majority Districts
This panel discussion features former elected officials, legal and political experts discussing the role of late UCLA professor Leo Estrada in redistricting in California. They say Estrada's work was integral ensuring people of color achieved equal representation in the legislature. Not only was his expertise and data collection essential in understanding the makeup of California communities, but it also proved invaluable in recruiting the best candidates to represent those communities.