Featured This Month
Iraq’s Journey from Dictatorship to Democracy with Hamid Al-Bayati, Iraq’s Ambassador to the United Nations -- Osher UCSD
Career diplomat and author Hamid Al-Bayati now the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, gives a riveting, insider's account of the Iraqi opposition to fallen dictator Saddam Hussein. Al-Bayati is presented by the Osher LIfelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego.
Domestic dogs, Canis familiaris, have insinuated themselves into our society and imagination: long present in our art and narratives, they are now ubiquitous in American homes. Alexandra Horowitz, Barnard College, Columbia University, discusses the dog's historical and contemporary role, attributions typically made to dogs, and an alternative empirical approach to considering dogs.
Musings on “Good Lives:” Relationships, Sustenance, Aspirations -- Truth, Secrets, Boundaries, Purpose, Flight with Roger Reynolds -- The Good Life
UC San Diego Pulitzer Prize -winning composer and professor of music offers words, sounds and images that present his artistic interpretation of the meaning of The Good Life.
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Columbia law professor Philip C. Bobbitt for a discussion of his new book on Machiavelli, "The Garments of Court and Palace." Focusing on "The Prince" and the "Discourses on Livy," Bobbitt argues that Machiavelli, steeped in the political turmoil of his time and drawing on his experiences as a diplomat and constitution draftsman, wrote an insightful and prophetic analysis of the transition from feudal city state to embryonic nation state.