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Conversations with History

The Conversations with History Series features over 500 one-hour interviews conducted by host Harry Kreisler, who is the Executive Director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. For the past 40 years Kreisler has interviewed prestigious political figures, historians, intellectuals, scientists, artists, UC-Berkeley faculty, and many more interesting people from around the world. The topics often revolve around international politics, foreign policy, and global history. Kreisler always starts the interviews with asking questions about the interviewee's background and what led them to the become the person they are. These interviews are all available to watch on YouTube, and many of them are available on MP3 audio download through the UCTV website. We've selected over 80 interviews to be featured here from some of the most prestigious guests that have graced the stage of the Conversations with History.


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by Eric Foner
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner for a discussion of his book, "The Fiery Trial."

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by James M. McPherson
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Princeton Professor Emeritus James M. McPherson for a discussion of his new book, Trial by War.

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by Noam Chomsky
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Noam Chomsky speaks about his life and work.

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by Lawrence Wright
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright for a discussion of his new book, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.

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by Mark Steyn
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer/critic Mark Steyn, the 2007 Nimitz Lecturer at Berkeley. Focusing on his new book, "America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It," they discuss Europe and America's relations with the Islamic world.

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by Derek Chollet
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier for a discussion of U.S. foreign policy from the Fall of the Berlin Wall until the attack on 9/11.

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by Kenzaburo Oe
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler in conversation with Kenzaburo Oe who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994.

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by Shashi Tharoor
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler in coversation with author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor, currently Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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by Niall Ferguson
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard historian Niall Ferguson for a discussion of his new book, "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World."

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by Stephen M. Walt
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harvard political scientist Stephen M. Walt for a discussion of how to think about balancing power in international politics.

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