Monday, April 21, 2014
CSP Lecture: Char Miller
The final lecture of the 2013-14 CSP Lecture Series
Char Miller is the director of the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and B.A. from Pitzer College. He is author of the award-winning Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas and Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalismand is editor of the companion volumes Water in the 21st-Century West and River Basins of the American West. Most recently, Miller published On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest (2013) and Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot (2013) as well as the co-authored Death Valley National Park: A History (2013). Miller is a regular contributor of essays, commentary, and reviews to professional journals, newspapers, and online media; his blog, Golden Green, explores environmental issues in California and the West for KCET.org.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Screening of "Central Park Five" and "The Times of Harvey Milk"
Presented by the Politics Department as part of the weekly film screening for Politics 101.
In "Central Park Five" award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns explores the story of the miscarriage of justice that engulfed Anton McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, the black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of a horrific crime in 1989.
"The Times of Harvey Milk" is a portrait of the life and career of Harvey Milk, a charismatic grassroots activist and the first openly gay person elected to political office.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Vladimir Putin vs the 21st Century: How the Last Month Has Made Global Governance Harder
A talk by Strobe Talbott president of the Brookings Institution presented by The McKinnon Center for Global Affairs and the Young Initiative on the Global Economy.
Mr. Talbott entered government service after 21 years with Time magazine. As a reporter, he covered Eastern Europe, the State Department and the White House, then was Washington bureau chief, editor-at-large and foreign affairs columnist. He was twice awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for distinguished diplomatic reporting.
His twelfth book, Fast Forward, Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming, which he co-authored with William Antholis, Brookings Managing Director, was released in paperback in summer 2011. His past books include: The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation, Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy and the Bomb; The Russia Hand; At the Highest Levels (with Michael Beschloss); The Master of the Game; Reagan and Gorbachev (with Michael Mandelbaum); Deadly Gambits; Reagan and the Russians; and Endgame. He translated and edited two volumes of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs in the early 1970s.
He has also written for Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, International Security,The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post and Slate.
Most recently, he is the author of the sixth Brookings Essay, Monnet's Brandy and Europe's Fate.
In December 2011 Mr. Talbott was named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as chair of the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He is also currently a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Diplomacy, Chairman of the Board of the American Ditchley Foundation, and a Governor of the Conference of Montreal. In 2007-08, he served as a member of the National Commission on War Powers. Previously, Mr. Talbott served as a fellow of the Yale Corporation, a trustee of the Hotchkiss School and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, the North American Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission, and the American Association of Rhodes Scholars.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1946, he was educated at Hotchkiss, Yale (B.A., ’68, M.A.Hon., ’76) and Oxford (M.Litt., ’71). He has honorary doctorates from the Monterey Institute, Trinity College, Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Fairfield University, and he has been awarded state orders by the presidents of Estonia, Georgia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and the Kings of Sweden and Belgium.