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Two presentations from the Constructions of Terrorism Conference at UCSB in December 2015: Constructing Terrorism as Coercion with Clark McCauley, Bryn Mawr College, and The Narrative Construction of Violent Islamism with Steven Corman, Arizona State University. Recorded on 12/03/2015.

Vice Admiral Charles W. Martoglio, US Navy (ret), the former Deputy Commander of US military forces in Europe, returns to Osher to discuss the numerous challenges facing Europe and European cohesion, NATO's evolution, and its current role in the security of both America and Europe. His lecture will also examine how Russia got to where it is today and the motives behind its current activity in Eastern Europe, Syria, and across its periphery. The lecture will close with an assessment of why America will remain the most powerful nation in the world, economically, diplomatically, and military, for generations to come. Vice Admiral Charles W. Martoglio served as one of our military's leading strategists, planners, and politico-military advisors. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at UC San Diego and an advisor to the US Department of Defense.

David Gray, appointed chief of staff to the mayor of Richmond, Calif, when he was 27, talks about the creative approaches he and his colleagues are taking to address the challenges facing this diverse, middle-income East Bay city. Gray, an alumnus of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, tells Jonathan Stein that he was especially proud of Richmond's police chief for holding a sign supporting Black Lives Matter in a peaceful protest against police shootings. Recorded on 08/25/2016.

Bashar Matti Warda, a Chaldean Catholic cleric and the current Archbishop of Erbil, speaks on the role that the Christians of northern Iraq are playing in removing ISIS and fostering peace and forgiveness in this long-troubled region. Archbishop Warda is presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.

Dorothy Robyn, now an independent analyst, shares tales of her time in government overseeing energy and environmental budget issues on military bases, participating in a public/private partnership with Ivanka Trump that converted Washington's Old Post Office Pavilion into a hotel, and preventing a life-saving satellite system from being destroyed, a feat most recently recounted "Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story." Robyn's conversation with Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, is the second of three in "The Budget Series," featuring UC GSPP alumni who are fiscal policy experts in Washington. Recorded on 11/04/2016.
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