Neil J. Smelser

University Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California Berkeley
Reflections on the University of California: From the Free Speech Movement to the Global University.

Drawing on decades of experience as a sociologist actively engaged as advisor to chancellors and observer of the Berkeley campus, Smelser discusses the Free Speech Movement, university leadership, surprises confronting campus administrators, affirmative action, and athletics. Drawing on the lessons of the last fifty years, he also analyzes the challenges facing the University of California in the 21 century.

Recent Interviews

Sep 29 2016
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Apr 22 2016
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Apr 13 2016
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Mar 1 2016
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