Featured This Month
A panel discussion follows the release of the US postage stamp honoring Sally Ride, America's first woman in space. Three trailblazing women leaders Billie Jean King, tennis legend and champion of social change; Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman in space and director of the Johnson Space Center; and Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State join journalist Lynn Sherr in sharing stories of obstacles and triumphs while encouraging more women to assume leadership roles in their fields. Presented by Sally Ride Science@UC San Diego.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich explains in colorful detail how the gap in income and wealth has grown so vast in the United States and warns of consequences for democracy if this fundamental divide is not addressed. He references his new Netflix documentary, "Saving Capitalism," as he describes the frustration of voters who see the system as rigged against them. In this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Reich ends with signs of optimism, noting that the rise in political engagement around the country is critical to enacting reforms that will save capitalism for the many, not just the few. Recorded on 12/15/2017.
Russian Meddling in American Affairs: Old Vodka in New Bottles with Philip Roeder -- Osher UC San Diego
UC San Diego political scientist and noted Kremlinologist Philip Roeder takes a look at the history of Soviet and Russian propaganda and disinformation techniques in this fascinating and sobering talk sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego. Recorded on 02/27/2018.
Economist Alan Auerbach walks through the impact of the 2017 tax bill championed by President Trump and Congressional Republicans in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 04/18/2018.