Conversations with History

Women's Rights, Religious Freedom, and Liberal Education
Martha C. Nussbaum
Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago

Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes philosopher Martha Nussbaum for a discussion of women and human development, religious freedom, and liberal education.

http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people6/Nussbaum/nussbaum-con0.html

Psychological Insight and Political Understanding: The Case of Trauma and Recovery
Judith Herman
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Harvard University

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,

http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people/Herman/herman-con0.html

Ocean Voyages
Sylvia A. Earle
Explorer-in- Residence at the National Geographic Society

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, for a discussion of her work as a research scientist, oceanic explorer, entrepreneur, and public educator. Tracing her intellectual journey,Earle talks about the influence of her formative years, her education, the importance of the ocean for life on earth, and the challenges of being both a scientist and a citizen concerned about the fate of the oceans.

Leadership
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Prime Minister of Norway (1981,86-89,90-96) ,Chairman of the Global Commission on Environment and Development (1983-87), Director General of the World Health Organization (1998-2003)

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford, for a discussion of her lifelong commitment to public service at the national and international level. She traces her intellectual odyssey and recalls her many roles--Norwegian Prime Minister, Chair of Global Commission on Environment and Development, and Director General of the World Health Organization. She also describes the attributes of her leadership: the combination of political skills and scientific training that she developed as she worked to implement a vision of a just society in which women's rights, global health, and sustainable development were insured.

Scientific Discovery
Carol Greider
2009 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology

 

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcome Nobel Laureate Carol Greider, Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University, for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Topics covered include her education; her Nobel winning research on telomeres and telomerase; the implications of this research for treatment of disease; science education; and women in science.