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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 Philip C. Bobbitt
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Columbia law professor Philip C. Bobbitt for a discussion of his new book on Machiavelli, "The Garments of Court and Palace."

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by James Mattis
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General James Mattis (U.S. Marine Corp. ret.), former Head of Central Command for a discussion of his military career.

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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 Noam Chomsky
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Noam Chomsky speaks about his life and work.

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by Judith Lewis Herman
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Dr. Judith Lewis Herman, professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School, and a pioneer in the study of post-traumatic stress disorder and the sexual abuse of women and children, joins UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler on this edition of Conversations with History.

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by Tariq Ramadan
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Oxford University Professor Tariq Ramadan for a discussion of his new book, "What I Believe."

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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 Studs Terkel
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Studs Terkel speaks about his life and work.

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by Robert Pape
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes political scientist Robert A. Pape for a discussion of how social science can help us understand suicide terrorism.

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