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Three fascinating talks on unraveling the mystery of the genome are presented here. Dr. Eric Green, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute offers an update on the human genome and medical genomics; Dr. Gary Firestein, director of UC San Diego's Clinical and Translational Research Institute explains how we are more than our genes; and Dr. Razelle Kurzrock, the director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy at the Moores Cancer Center looks ahead to the future of genomics and cancer medicine. This program is presented by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology in San Diego. Recorded on 10/21/2014.

Mark Juergensmeyer interviews Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. She traces about her path from her upbringing in Calcutta, India to her current position as Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. She is an expert in global poverty, particularly in urban centers, and shares her experiences with the undergraduate program in Global Poverty and Practice which she founded at Berkeley. She talks about her teaching (including using Twitter and animated video), her motivated students and her research which are all quite intertwined.

Over the 67-year history of the CIA, no agency staff attorney has ever wielded more influence or power than John Rizzo. A self-described "company man," Rizzo joined the Central Intelligence Agency back in 1976 and over the next three-and-a-half decades helped guide the agency through a host of controversies and scandals-from Iran-Contra to the extraordinary rendition of suspected terrorists. Earlier this year, after the publication of his fascinating memoir ("Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA)", Rizzo spoke with California Lawyer Contributing Editor Martin Lasden.

Social psychologist and author Jack Glaser makes a compelling case against racial profiling in law enforcement, arguing that it's not only wrong, but can lead to more crimes being committed by non-profiled groups in this timely conversation on race, shooter bias and stereotypes with Oakland Assistant Police Chief Paul Figueroa and Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
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