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The Pivot to Asia with Kurt Campbell and Susan Shirk

Kurt Campbell, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, visits his Alma Mater, UC San Diego, to share some insight and some anecdotes from his political career.

Campbell, who is now Chairman and CEO of the The Asia Group, sits down with Susan Shirk, the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego, to discuss US relations with Asia and how that continent has garnered more attention than it has in the past.

When Campbell worked with Secretary Clinton in writing a statement predicting that the 21st century would be largely focused on Asian countries, their piece coined the phrase “pivot to Asia.” This phrase caught the attention of the international media, with some unintended consequences.

Hear Campbell explain the controversy and intentions behind the “pivot towards Asia” as well as the relations between China and Japan in “The Pivot to Asia with Kurt Campbell and Susan Shirk.”

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Revisiting the Rhetoric of the 2012 Presidential Debates

In the 2012 presidential campaign, both candidates repeatedly promised one thing: to deal with the economic and unemployment issues that plague the nation. Many voters were skeptical that the opposing candidate’s plan could really help Americans find work, which led to very heated debates on the matter.

Take a look inside the rhetoric of the 2012 campaign as UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy’s Dean, Henry E. Brady, joins UC Davis economist Hilary Hoynes and UC Berkeley sociologist Cybelle Fox to explore the way the candidates discussed income inequality.

Richard “Dick” Beahrs, a member of the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement Advisory Board at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, moderates the panel as they evaluate the way the debate strategies that each candidate used have affected bipartisanship, civility, and public discussion.

Watch “Makers v. Takers: A Sensible Way to Debate the Role of Government?” to see what you can determine about the two politicians’ use of words.

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The Career Channel: Bridge to Better Employment

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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.

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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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Theda Skocpol: The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

History happens on a regular basis on UCTV with the long-running interview series “Conversations with History,” hosted by Harry Kreisler of UC Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies, and with the election just more than a week away, we’re making history fast.

This week, Kreisler welcomes Harvard University’s Theda Skocpol for a discussion of America’s political future. After reflecting on her intellectual journey, Professor Skocpol talks about her timely new books, “Obama and America’s Political Future” and “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism” (co-authored with Vanessa Williamson) and shares her strategy in studying political and social transformations, her analysis of the Tea Party and its long term impact on the Republican Party, and the reasons for President Obama’s failure to meet progressive expectations after the high hopes generated by his 2008 campaign.

Watch The Tea Party with Theda Skocpol – Conversations with History

 

 

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E.J. Dionne – Our Divided Political Heart

Fear of decline is one of the oldest American impulses. When we feel we are in decline, we sense that we have lost our balance.  We argue about what history teaches us—and usually disagree about what history actually says.  We conclude that behind every crisis related to economics and the global distribution of power lurks a crisis of the soul.

In E.J. Dionne’s talk, “Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent,” from UC Santa Barbara’s Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public LIfe, the Washington Post columnist argues that underlying our political impasse is a lost sense of national balance that, in turn, reflects a loss of historical memory.  Americans disagree about who we are because we can’t agree about who we’ve been.

Watch “E.J. Dionne, Jr. – Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.”

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