Category: Public Affairs

  • Growing Up in the Shadow of the Holocaust

    How to describe the burden of the state-sponsored mass murder on the generation that followed the Holocaust? Of the many revealing stories shared in this program, one from German-born historian Frank Biess stands out. When he came to St. Louis as a college student, he was struck by the overt patriotism of Americans. As he […]

  • Women’s Work in the World Economy: A Personal & Political Perspective

    Economic growth around the world is influenced by who is in the workforce and what they, male or female, are paid. In 2003, UC Berkeley Professor Laura Tyson was asked by the World Economic Forum to put together a rigorous analysis of how countries were doing on gender parity, or diversity, using a number of […]

  • The Jewish Experience Explored at UC Santa Barbara

    The Middle East has been in our headlines a great deal lately with the recent elections in Israel and the on-going talks about Iran. Go beyond the news with three new programs that feature writers who are exploring the Jewish experience from biblical times through to today. From ancient history explore the perplexing and enigmatic […]

  • What’s Wrong with Racial Profiling?

    Talk about timely. The Suspect Race edition of “In the Living Room” jumps right into this taut and emotionally charged issue with social psychologist Jack Glaser and Oakland Assistant Police Chief Paul Figueroa. “The problem with profiling, or using stereotypes to make judgments,” says Glaser, “is that it can have a self-fulfilling effect.” Glaser presents […]

  • New Programs from the UC Public Policy Channel

    Does gender equity matter? UC Berkeley grad student Suzanne Merkelson thinks so, especially when considering the 1 in 5 ratio of women to men representing us in Congress. She’s the first from the Goldman School to step before the UCTV cameras and deliver a commentary for the UC Public Policy Channel. We’re proud to provide […]

  • Understanding and Protecting the Planet, Enriching Human Life and Society — UC San Diego Founders Symposium 2014

    This annual celebration of UC San Diego’s founding in 1960 highlights guest speakers showcasing the knowledge and innovation originating on this dynamic campus. Areas of research cover various topics, from air quality and the environment, economics of energy costs and climate change, to personalized cancer treatment and big data. The 2014 Founders Symposium features top […]

  • Mythbusting – German Women Under Hitler

    It wasn’t just the men who carried out the Hitler-directed atrocities against humanity in World War II. As historian Wendy Lower explains, women also willingly committed horrendous crimes and in most cases, paid no price for their actions. In this chilling presentation, Lower debunks the fantasy that German women were somehow too busy bearing children […]

  • A Side of Exploitation With That…

    Though Democrats and Republicans alike just voted to increase the minimum wage in some states, the raise won’t apply to most restaurant workers who must still depend on customers, through tips, to make a living. Saru Jayaraman of UC Berkeley brings her passion to the table as she criticizes the disparity between the “tipped versus […]

  • China: Our Partner in Spending

    So, is it a good thing that Chinese consumers are becoming more like Americans in their pursuit of Barbie Dolls, iPhones and designer clothes? Will their drive to acquire products boost the global economy? UC San Diego’s Karl Gerth offers a compelling analysis of how China’s embrace of consumerism is changing the world, but not […]

  • In the Living Room with Henry E. Brady: UC Public Policy Channel

    We’ve always loved Henry Brady, the dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, for his wit and intellect. But when we went to talk with him about developing a theme channel on public policy for UCTV, we discovered something else. He is equally passionate about the building that houses the GSPP, […]