New UChannel offerings

New mpeg2 programs, now available for download on psg2:


Title: Defending Human Rights in Times of Terror
Speaker: Dorit Beinisch, President of the Supreme Court of Israel

Location: Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Date: Apr 16, 2009


Title:  Beyond the SAT:  Rethinking Admissions

A 7-part conference from Wake Forest University (Apr 15-16, 2009)

Details of the program and previewable videos available here


Title: Challenges in Civil Liberties

Speaker: Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, on current and future threats and challenges to civil liberties.

Location: Dickinson College, Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues
Date: Apr 2, 2009


Title: LBJ Perspectives Series: David Hobbs

Speaker: David Hobbs, LBJ Alumnus and former Assistant to the President

Location: University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Date: Apr 2, 2009

From Texas to Capitol Hill to the White House, David Hobbs spoke about his journey from the LBJ School to the highest levels of federal government.


Title: LBJ Page Turners Series: Nadine Eckhardt

Speaker: Nadine Eckhardt, author of Duchess of Palms and Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Commissioner

Location: University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Date: Mar 31, 2009


Title:Where We Are Going: Economic Development and the Future of New York

Speaker: Seth Pinsky, President, NYC Economic Development Corporation, presented an overview of NYCEDC and the City’s economic development agenda, highlighting specific projects for the future and the increased focus on diversification initiatives in light of the current financial downturn. The event was co-sponsored by SIPA’s Urban Policy concentration and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Location: Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Date: Mar 26, 2009


Title: March of the Jacobins: The Advance and Retreat of Political Secularism in the 20th Century

Speaker: Timothy Shah, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Religion and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

Location: Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Date: Mar 25, 2009


Title: International Responses to an International Financial Breakdown

Panelists: Kathleen R. McNamara, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, Karl C. Kaltenhaler, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Policy Studies at the University of Akron and Elliot Posner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University.

Location: Case Western Reserve University, Center for Policy Studies
Date: Mar 18, 2009

The international financial crisis requires international responses. Early in the crisis some observers thought the European Union was responding more appropriately and coherently than the U.S. government. Now there are reports that nationalist pressures may fragment European responses, which may prove inadequate anyway. Meanwhile, the U.S. and Europeans need to find ways to collaborate with Japanese, Chinese, and other nations’ finance ministries and central bankers. How is it going, and what might happen next?


A 4-part conference from Princeton University on:  Transportation & Infrastructure Issues for the Next Decade

Event details available here (The final panel is not available for re-broadcast because we cannot show some of the slides)


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