Dying to be a Martyr
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
Bobby Seale interview
Excerpt from program dealing with the impact of Malcolm X on African American political and intellectual leadership in the United States. Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, talks about the impact of the murder of Malcolm X on the Black Panther movement.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington
Dr. Virgil Wood, board member of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with host Mel Moore about the political impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, August 28th, 1963.
Feelings of exclusion from the political process in the African American Community. Program analyzes why African American candidates were unable to win appointment to either Boston's School Committee or City Council in the 1975 elections. Guest host James Rowe of WILD Radio News speaks with Clarence ...
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe with graduate poet Yosefa Raz Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Natalia Cecire One of the most widely read experimental poets today and the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, Fanny Howe hardly requires introduction to the Bay Area poetry community. Howe's wiry lyrics construct spaces of unsparing sincerity in which to examine and interrogate the embodied qualities of moral abstractions like mercy, guilt, and awe. Scouting through the complex te
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson ...
What Are Americans Voting For?
What Are Americans Voting For? This panel examines where political ideas arise, how they are framed in political dialogue, and the part they play in determining what happens in November. Panelists: Joan Blades, mediator and author of several books, including coauthor of The Motherhood Manifesto; cofounder ...
Women in Politics: Applying the Lessons
What barriers face women who choose to enter political life? How can young women be inspired to consider taking an active role in political affairs? Do women bring a special or unique perspective to politics and policy-making? Join Jack Citrin of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and ...
Stopping Mass Atrocities: An International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect
Welcome & Opening Remarks - George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley - Eric Stover, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley Keynote Address - "The Responsibility to Protect: The Power of an Idea " - Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group Panel: Introduction to R2P This panel will explore the political, historical, and legal underpinnings of the responsibility to protect. It will address the promise and potential of the emerging norm, as well as the challenges t
The Art of Political Cartooning: Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher
The UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy Welcomes The Economist's political cartoonist, Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher to discuss the iterpretation of news through drawing cartoons. Learn how to draw George Bush in five minutes and discover how to draw like a professional cartoonist.
The U.S. Supreme Court Confronts Global Warming: Deconstructing Massachusetts v. USEPA
Join a panel of distinguished scholars and expert environmental lawyers for a panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's April 2, 2007, decision in the groundbreaking climate change case, Massachusetts, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . In Massachusetts , a divided Supreme Court held that California, 11 other states and the nation's major environmental organizations have legal standing to bring this case; that USEPA has the authority under the federal Clean Air Act to regulate
Explore the properties of magnets by designing a device that can move as far as possible using only magnets to move it, and then design a machine that will stay in motion for the greatest period of time.
Pump It Up!
Students learn about their circulatory system by designing a pumping device that will effectively pump fluid through a given cardiovascular system.
History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
"How Many Thousands?" Bruce Priebe on AIDS Activism
When AIDS struck the gay community during the early 1980's, many who had not previously consider themselves activists, like Bruce Priebe, became politically active. Militancy, political action, and demands for rights and recognition within the gay and lesbian community had been building throughout the ...
The Women's Movement and Women in SDS: Cathy Wilkerson Recalls the Tensions
The New Left facilitated the emergence of a new women's movement in the late 1960's. The rebirth of American feminism emerged in part from the New Left's probing of the political dimension of personal life, but also from the discrimination many young women faced within the movement itself. While thousands ...
25 - The "End" of Reconstruction: Disputed Election of 1876, and the "Compromise of 1877"
This lecture focuses on the role of white southern terrorist violence in brining about the end of Reconstruction. Professor Blight begins with an account the Colfax Massacre. Colfax, Louisiana was the sight of the largest mass murder in U.S. history, when a white mob killed dozens of African Americans in the April of 1873. Two Supreme Court decisions would do in the judicial realm what the Colfax Massacre had done in the political. On the same day as the Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court offere
22 - Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
Professor Blight continues his discussion of the political history of Reconstruction. The central figure in the early phase of Reconstruction was President Andrew Johnson. Under Johnson's stewardship, southern whites held constitutional conventions throughout 1865, drafting new constitutions that outlawed slavery but changed little else. When the Republican-dominated U.S. Congress reassembled late in 1865, they put a stop to Johnson's leniency and inaugurated Radical (or Congressional) Reconstru