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
A collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Power, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "Border Jumpers" (2005).
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
Berkeley Writers at Work: Linda Williams
Professor Linda Williams, Director of the Film Studies Program, is the author of "Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible" and "Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White, from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson". She reads from her work and discusses her writing process. This event took place March 4, 2003 in the Morrison Library, UC Berkeley.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Manuel Castells (5/9/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Manuel Castells Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning "Identity and Change in the Network Society" This interview took place on May 9, 2001. Complete transcript is available. A social theorist, Professor Castells has won the C. Wright Mills Award, and he has received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his li
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 ...
Max Boot, 2003 Nimitz Speaker: Does America Need an Empire?
The 2003 Nimitz Speaker Max Boot is Olin Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. His last book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He is now writing his next book, a history of military technology revolutions over the past 500
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
Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
Nuclear weapons and nuclear power have greatly influenced history from 1945 to the present. This digital library provides an annotated bibliography of over 2,700 books, articles, films, CDs, and websites about a broad range of nuclear issues.
Symbols of Power in Clothing Worn by the Plains Indians
Power shirts, often made of tanned animal hides and adorned with objects such as fur, beads, and locks of hair, were highly important in the culture of many Native Americans. These shirts, which were associated very closely with the identity of their wearer, contained various symbols representing success in war, spirituality, special abilities, and outstanding achievements. After studying these shirts, learning to understand their significance to Native Americans, and discussing the symbols they
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