Featured This Month
Story Hour in the Library celebrates the writers in the UC Berkeley campus community with an annual student reading. The event features short excerpts of work by winners of the year's biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in the Library interns, and faculty nominees. Recorded on 05/01/2014.
Indigenous Rights in Latin America: What Kind of Freedom Do They Offer? With Nancy Postero -- Degrees of Freedom
Anthropologist Nancy Postero describes the political rise of indigenous peoples in Latin America, as they called for more recognition from the state and more inclusive forms of citizenship. Where that was impossible, they sought international attention by demanding human rights, especially human rights to culture. Postero explores what kinds of freedom these two frameworks of rights offer and how the struggles of indigenous peoples demonstrate the contradictions and limitations of liberal notions of rights.
Out of all the figures in the Bible, David is one of the most perplexing and enigmatic. Rabbi David Wolpe takes a fresh look at the biblical David in an attempt to find coherence in his seemingly contradictory actions and impulses. David Wolpe, Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California is the author of national best-sellers such as "Why Faith Matters" and "Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times."