Tag Archives: democracy

Presidential Predictions

The presidential election is over, but there is still a lot to be learned from the votes.

A panel of experts comprised by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies analyzes President Obama’s re-election and what it can tell us about the President’s second term.

Was this election a demand for Obama’s return or was it merely a rejection of Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Obama won with a smaller majority then he did in his first election. Is this a reflection of the president’s leadership in his first term? Can we expect changes in his policy?

Find out the answers and more in “Four More Years: Obama’s Re-Election and the Prospects for a Second Term: 32nd Annual Review of the Presidency.”

Check out these videos about national issues and politics to learn more.

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Democracy Assessed

What does our democracy require of us? What are our shared values? How do we define and create a common good?

The “Searching for Democracy” series from Cal Humanities tackles these and other tough questions about the evolution of civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy over time through conversations between a range of guests, including journalists, public intellectuals, scholars, policy specialists and more.

You can find all the “Searching for Democracy” programs from this year and last at the series page, but here’s a taste of what kind of conversations are in store.

Eric Liu, “What If No One Were Born American?”

“What If No One Were Born American?” with Eric Liu, author and former Clinton speechwriter and policy advisor

Is Social Isolation a Threat to Democracy?” with Philip Levine, Pulitzer prizewinner and poet laureate of the United States

“Is Civility Overrated?” with Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley Henry Brady, the Institute for Civility in Government’s Cassandra Dahnke, Arizona State University communications and performance scholar Jennifer Linde, and economist and anthropologist Meenakshi Chakraverti

“Is Democracy Too Slow?” panel

“Is Democracy Too Slow?” with Harvard professor Ezra Vogel, European Union watcher and civic participation expert Janice Thomson, and attorney and activist Christine Pelosi

“What Does Vigilance Mean After Newspapers?” with Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis, documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, and investigative journalist Carrie Lozano

And coming in March, “Is Diversity Bad for Democracy?” with “The Almanac of American Politics” co-editor Michael Barone, UC Irvine sociologist Jennifer Lee, and City University of New York scholar Richard Alba

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What Does Vigilance Mean After Newspapers?

What does the death of newspapers mean for holding powerful institutions accountable? Who’s going to carry the torch?

The first program in the wide-ranging and fascinating “Searching for Democracy” series from Cal Humanities tackles these tough and important questions. Join Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis, documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, and investigative journalist Carrie Lozano for a thought-provoking discussion about who will become the guardian of democracy in this fluctuating technological age.

Watch “What Does Vigilance Mean After Newspapers?” online now. And stay tuned throughout the month for more in the “Searching for Democracy” series featuring esteemed scholars, public intellectuals, policy specialists, journalists, and authors for conversation and dialogue on the evolution of civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy over time.

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A Very Full February – News & Highlights

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The Career Channel: Bridge to Better Employment

The Career Channel

If you or someone you know is a recent college graduate or a graduate in career transition, then stop by UCTV’s newly launched Career Channel, powered by the employment experts at UC San DiegoExtension. As an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts, the channel aims to help job-seekers identify newly emerging areas of career opportunity and to develop paths and plans for necessary reskilling through research, reporting and public dialogue presented through video, radio and print. Check it out today and stay tuned for new programs about the ever-evolving career marketplace!

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Got ‘Superwoman Syndrome?’

In today’s fast-paced world, many women face a unique set of pressures as they juggle life at home, at work, with their friends, and even their appearance. This six-part UCSF Osher Mini MedicalSchool series investigates the origins of these stressors and their physiological impacts, as well as current, scientifically-proven strategies for managing priorities, fostering wellness and achieving a balanced portfolio for health.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: A Woman’s Guide to Wellness in Today’s Challenging World

The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Tracing the evolution of the human diet from our earliest ancestors can lead to a better understanding of human adaptation in the past and may also offer clues to the origin of many health problems we currently face, such as obesity and chronic disease. This new series from UC San Diego’s Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) focuses on the changing diets of our ancestors and what role these dietary transitions played in the evolution of humans.

The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Searching for Democracy

What does our democracy require of us? What are our shared values? How do we define and create a common good? Join the California Council for the Humanities and esteemed scholars, public intellectuals, policy specialists, journalists and authors for a series of conversations on the evolution of civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy over time.

Searching for Democracy


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (PACIFIC TIMES)

 

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

The Female Brain: Balancing Social Expectations with Your Own Health

Attention Deficits and Impulse Control Problems

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Shoulder Injury — Health Matters

Research on Pediatric Anxiety

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Science

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution

Quantum Cascade Lasers: From Lab Curiosity to Tools (or How to Convert Ideas into Products) with Kumar Patel

Exploring Beyond the Abyss: The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition

Science and Engineering Research in the Global World, with Subra Suresh

New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

Technology’s Promise, Humanity’s Future

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Public Affairs

2012 Presidential Election Recap

It’s Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, with Mickey Edwards

Ambassador Martin S. Indyk: The Middle East in Turmoil – What Does It Mean for Israel?

Manifesto for a New Economy with James Gustave Speth

National Security in the 21st Century with General James Cartwright
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Humanities

Black History Month on UCTV

Peter Orner – Story Hour in the Library

The Humanities, without Apology

Lunch Poems: Aaron Shurin

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Arts & Music

To Be Musical: Steven Schick

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