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Find an eclectic collection of authors, philosophers, filmmakers and thinkers who explore essential aspects of what makes us human. Visit uctv.tv/humanities

    • video
    Thriving with Resilience in Times of Crisis

    Thriving with Resilience in Times of Crisis

    Every crisis leads to opportunities especially for transformational figures willing to lead with compassion and to build a more resilient, inclusive, prosperous and sustainable economy. Naila Chowdhury, Director, Social Impact & Innovation, UC San Diego, Janet C. Salazar , President and Executive Chairman, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations, Roberta Baskin,
    Journalist, Board Director, One Earth, Hana Brixi, Manager, Human Capital Project, The World Bank, Lisa Ordóñez, Dean, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, and Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UC San Diego share how their backgrounds shaped their future and the tools they use to thrive in difficult times. Series: "Time to Rise" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 36232]

    • 56 min
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    Voices of Peace Leadership and Racial Healing

    Voices of Peace Leadership and Racial Healing

    Transformational leaders believe in equal opportunity -- access to education, healthcare, housing, earning with dignity and alleviating poverty at every level. Bold, innovative, and inclusive strategies can move us towards a better future but how do we start? In this engaging panel, Naila Chowdhury, director of Social Impact & Innovation, UC San Diego, Emanuel C. Perlman, MSW, CSW, DMus, founder of Destination Peace, Twyla Garret, GC, IA, CHS IV, president and CEO of Growth Management Services Inc., Rev. Dr. Alvin. C. Hathaway, Sr., Senior Pastor at Union Baptist Church, Roland R. Selby, Jr., Vice President Strategic Partnerships at NPower, and Geoff Thompson Founder and Chair, Youth Charter share their perspectives. Series: "Time to Rise" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 36233]

    • 36 min
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    How Democratic is the US Constitution? - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

    How Democratic is the US Constitution? - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” As look at the history of American democracy, we begin with the nation’s founding contradiction: the dispossession of Natives, the enslavement of Africans and the exclusion of women in a new nation dedicated to the radical concept of universal human equality. Through a reading of the founding documents of the United States, ranging from the Declaration of Independence to the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama, we consider how race, colonialism and slavery shaped the nation's founding, and how this legacy, this “original sin” of the American founding, continues to shape and distort our democracy. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 36276]

    • 1 hr 43 min
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    Research Ethics: Uncertainty Reproducibility and Truth in Science

    Research Ethics: Uncertainty Reproducibility and Truth in Science

    The promise of science is great, but the application of new technologies often raises profound ethical questions. Answering those questions depends on both critical philosophical inquiry and good data. Unfortunately, the reliability of the science is in question. Theoretical and empirical investigations have caused many to believe that science now faces a reproducibility crisis: Much that is published by one team of scientists cannot be reproduced by another. Research ethicist Mike Kalichman, addresses the magnitude of this crisis, factors contributing to research findings that are not reproducible, and identifying strategies that will promote the rigor and reproducibility of science. Series: "Ethics, Religion and Public Life: Walter H. Capps Center Series" [Humanities] [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 35795]

    • 59 min
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    Crystal Swan Director Darya Zhuk

    Crystal Swan Director Darya Zhuk

    Director Darya Zhuk discusses making Crystal Swan, which is a vitriolic comedy set in Belarus circa 1996. The film follows a young female DJ who befriends a rural family in a scheme to obtain her U.S. visa so she can move to Chicago and pursue her house-music career. In her debut tragic comedy, director Darya Zhuk reveals a multilayered vision of time and place and paints a bright, kitschy, vibrant backdrop of familial dynamics and cultural traditions. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 36302]

    • 56 min
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    The Talmud as Icon

    The Talmud as Icon

    Barry Scott Wimpfheimer specializes in the Talmud and other Rabbinic Literature. His work focuses on the Babylonian Talmud as a work of law and literature. Part scripture and part commentary, it is written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic and is an unlikely bestseller. The Talmud has remained in print for centuries and is more popular today than ever. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer discusses his book, The Talmud, A Biography, which tells the remarkable story of this ancient book and explains why it has endured for almost two millennia. Series: "Taubman Symposia in Jewish Studies" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35805]

    • 55 min

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