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Scholars’ Circle – Human Rights / Israel / Are We Warlike by Nature – July 27th, 2014
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First, what can the history of human rights tell us about the struggles of today. [ dur: 15 mins. ] Michelline Ishay is Professor and the director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Denver. She is the author of The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era. [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Biology of Violence / Earth 2050 – July 20th, 2014
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First, how much does biology effect the propensity for violence? We are joined by Adrian Raine, author of, Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime. [ dur: 28 mins. ] Adrian Raine is Professor of Criminology and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of, Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Worse than War / Peace Between Israel & Palestine – July 13th, 2014
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First, we explore eliminationism and genocide in the 20th and 21st century. And address how to prevent and hold those responsible, accountable, with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was a Professor of Political Science and Social Studies at Harvard University until [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – 1776 Loyalists / US Constitution Amendments – July 6th, 2014
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First, our monthly series with Scientific American, Scholars Circle Scientific (SCSC), with highlights in science. We discuss Cancer Research News and new discoveries about our universe. [ dur: 14 mins. ] Fred Guterl, is Executive Editor, Scientific American; Then, we revisit the American Revolution through the story of the loyalists – those loyal to Great [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Justice Scalia / US Supreme Court – June 29th, 2014
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First, we continue our conversation about why no one predicted that Justice Scalia would become one of the most polarizing Supreme Court justices in US history. Bruce Allen Murphy is the author of Scalia: A Court of One. [ dur: 29 mins. ] Bruce Allen Murphy is a judicial biographer and professor of law at [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Justice Scalia / violence against women – June 22nd, 2014
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In this hour, the man some call the most polarizing and controversial supreme court justice in American history — The story of Antonin Scalia and why no one predicted who he would become. [ dur: 27 mins. ] Bruce Allen Murphy is a judicial biographer and professor of law at Lafayette College. His latest book [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Celebrity Culture / Foreign Policy – June 15th, 2014
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What drives destructive or unethical foreign policy? Some point to pathological pursuits of exceptionalism, honor and glory. Others, point to systemic flows. [ dur: 14 mins. ] Christopher J. Fettweis is Professor of Political Science at Tulane University. He is the author of Dangerous Times? The International Politics of Great Power Peace and The Pathologies [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Global Arms Trade / ICC – June 8th, 2014
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First, how the murky world of the global arms trade compromises democracy and security. [ dur: 25 mins. ] Andrew Feinstein served as an African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament in South Africa for over seven years. He is the founding Director of Corruption Watch. He is the author of, The Shadow World: Inside [...]

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The Scholars’ Circle Radio- June 1st, 2014
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First, sanitation and antibiotics have saved the lives of many, but are they also the culprits behind some of our modern diseases? We might have gone overboard in killing our microbes. And that may be causing some of today’s epidemics. With Martin  Blaser.[ dur: 22 mins. ] Martin J. Blaser is Professor of Translational Medicine [...]

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The Scholars’ Circle Radio- May 25th, 2014
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First, Thailand has experienced its second military coup in a decade. What does the military siege mean for the country and the region. [ dur: 17 mins. ] Jack Fong, Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Author of Revolution as Development: The Karen Self-Determination Struggle Against Ethnocracy (1949 – 2004) Then, on [...]

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