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.
Goldman School Dean Henry E. Brady joins UC Davis economist Hilary Hoynes and UC Berkeley sociologist Cybelle Fox to discuss the 2012 campaign rhetoric on income inequality and the resulting impacts on bipartisanship, civility and public discussion. The panel is moderated by Richard "Dick" Beahrs, a member of the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement Advisory Board at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Lessons from a One-Eyed Surgeon with Clifton Leaf - Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies Series -- Exploring Ethics
Clifton Leaf, a contributing editor at Fortune and the author of "The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer and How to Win It," promotes the power of collaboration in meeting the challenge of cancer. Leaf is the first speaker in a new Exploring Ethics series looking at cancer through the lens of Siddhartha Mukherjee's book, "The Emperor of All Maladies."
No attorney in the United States has done more to weaken, if not kill, campaign finance laws than James Bopp Jr. As the principal plaintiffs attorney behind the Citizens United case, he paved the way for the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to support the political candidates of their choice. Bopp also serves as general counsel for the National Right to Life Committee, and as a conservative Republican he believes that Barack Obama is a socialist. In August, Bopp spoke with California Lawyer editor Martin Lasden.