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Scholars’ Circle-Will Allen’s Food Revolution-/-Homelessness in America- November 29th, 2015

First, Will Allen talks about the Good Food Revolution, a movement dedicated to equitable and sustainable food, and creating just world, one food secure community at a time. [ dur: 26 mins. ]

  • Will Allen, author, founder of Growing Power. He is the author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, the economic crisis are pushing more people into homelessness, an already pervasive epidemic in America. Why are so many people without homes? And what can be done about it? [ dur: 32 mins. ]

  • Sam Tsemberis, Professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University, Founder & Executive Director of Pathway to Housing. Author of Housing First Manual: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction
  • James Baumohl, Professor at Bryn Mawr College, Graduate school of social work and social research. Author of Homelessness In America
  • Kim Hopper, Professor of Medical Anthropology & research scientist at Nathan S. Kline institute of Psychiatric Research of Colombia University. She is co-author of Private Lives/Public Spaces: Homeless Adults on the Streets of New York City and author of Reckoning with Homelessness

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Scholars’ Circle-Biological Factor of Violence-/-Climate Changed Earth in 2050-November 1st, 2015

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 of Crime;

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle, with climate change, depleted natural resources, and more than 9 billion people, what will the world look like in 2050? [ dur: 30 mins. ]

  • Deepak Ray is Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Global Landscapes Initiative Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. He is co-author of the study, “Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050,” and “Solutions for a Cultivated Planet.”
  • Edward Miguel is Professor at University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Center for Effective Global Action. He is the author of, Africa’s Turn? He is co-author of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations, and the study, “Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict.?
  • Laurence C. Smith is Professor and Chair of Geography at UCLA and author of The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future.

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Scholars’ Circle-1914-Christmas-Truce-/-Redefine-Democracy-/-Design-of-Cities-Dec. 28th, 2014

This week on the Scholars’ Circle:

First, why did soldiers on the front line of one of the deadliest wars lay down their arms and play soccer with the very men they were supposed to shoot? We’ll revisit the Christmas truce of 1914, this December marks the 100th anniversary. [ dur: 24 mins. ]

  • Stanley Weintraub is Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University. His books include 11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944, Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, Long Day’s Journey into War: December 7, 1941 and A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War, November 1918

Next, author Raj Patel discusses his book, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market, Society and Redefine Democracy. [ dur: 15 mins. ]

  • Rajeev Patel is a Research Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

Finally, how does the design of a city and its architecture affect democracy, community, our psychology and public health? [ dur: 20 mins. ]

  • Jan Gehl is an Architect and is former Professor and Researcher at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. His books include Life Between Buildings: Using Public Space, Cities for People and How to Study Public Life.

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Scholars’ Circle-Homelessness-in-United-States-Nov. 30th, 2014

This week on The Scholars’ Circle we spend the hour addressing homelessness in America:

First, the economic crisis is pushing more people into homelessness, an already pervasive epidemic in America. We’ll look at one duo’s efforts to rescue some of the most vulnerable homeless men and women, one by one, and explore the system’s workings and failures from their experiences. [ dur: 28mins. ]

  • Robin Nixon, record producer;
  • Dennis Davis, musician, documentary producer;

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel we further examine homelessness in America with three experts. A recent report published in the efforts to end homelessness entitled, The State of Homelessness in America 2014, found on a single night in January 2013, 610,042 people were experiencing homelessness. What are the realities for the homeless? What are some of the causes contributing to homelessness? And what are some of the solutions? [ dur: 30 mins. ]

  • Sam Tsemberis is a Professor  Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. Founder & Executive. Director of Pathway to Housing. He is author of Housing First Manual: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction
  • James Baumohl is Professor of Graduate School of  Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. He is author of Homelessness in America.
  • Kim Hopper is Professor of Medical anthropology and  research scientist at Nathan S. Klein Institute at  Colombia University. He is author of Reckoning with Homelessness (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues).

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The Scholars’ Circle Radio- March 16th, 2014

First, great steps in science are unraveling the mysteries of the mind and finding, what we thought was only science fiction, is reality. Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and cofounder of the String Field Theory. His latest book is, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Part two of a two part interview. Part one can be found here . [ dur: 16 mins. ]

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, science contradicts long held societal myths about addiction. What are the most effective means of addressing it? [ dur: 42 mins. ]

  • Lance Dodes is former clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard medical school. He is the author of The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors, Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction and his latest, The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry
  • Jeffrey Foote is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Motivation and Change. He was previously Senior Research Associate at Columbia University and Deputy Director of Alcohol Treatment and Research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He is the co-author of Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change.
  • Adi Jaffe a lecturer at UCLA and Director of Research, Education and Innovation at Alternatives Addiction Treatment.

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Dec. 1st, 2013

First, Will Allen talks about the Good Food Revolution, a movement dedicated to equitable and sustainable food, and creating just world, one food secure community at a time. [ dur: 26 mins. ]

  • Will Allen, author, founder of Growing Power; Author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, the economic crisis are pushing more people into homelessness, an already pervasive epidemic in America. Why are so many people without homes? And what can be done about it? [ dur: 32 mins. ]

  • Prof. Sam Tsemberis, Professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University, Founder & Exec. Dir. of Pathway to Housing; Author of Housing First Manual: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction
  • Prof. James Baumohl, Professor at Bryn Mawr College, Graduate school of social work and social research; Author of Homelessness In America
  • Prof. Kim Hopper, Professor of Medical Anthropology & research scientist at Nathan S. Kline institute of Psychiatric Research of Colombia University; Author of Private Lives/Public Spaces: Homeless Adults on the Streets of New York City and Reckoning with Homelessness

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- July 14th, 2013

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. ] [ 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 of Crime;

Then, as the California prisoners are on hunger strike, we explore the effects of solitary confinement and the impact of harsh prison conditions on guards and prisoners. [ dur: 28 mins. ]

  • Hope Metcalf is Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program. She teaches a clinic on prisoners’ rights in the United States. She is the co-author of Administrative Segregation, Degrees of Isolation, and Incarceration: A National Overview of State and Federal Correctional Policie, and Gideon at Guantanamo: Democratic and Despotic Detention
  • Philip Zimbardo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University and current *core faculty at Palo Alto University. He is the creator of the The Stanford Prison Experiment. He is the author of numerous publications including The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil, Psychology and Life, and The Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence.
  • Dr. Stuart Glassian is a psychiatrist who has formerly taught at Harvard Medical School. His is the author of, Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement, and Effects of Sensory Deprivation in Psychiatric Seclusion and Solitary Confinement.
    He has served as an expert on class-actions lawsuits regrading solitary confinement.

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Apr. 7th, 2013

First, Is our behavior free will or is it . . . parasites?! New science shows how parasites change behaviors throughout the animal kingdom. Does it also apply to humans? [ dur: 14 mins. ]

Then, what becomes of children abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army and made to be sex slaves or child soldiers? one program seeking to heal and rebuild the lives of tens of thousands of child soldiers victimized by the brutal war in Uganda. [ dur: 15 mins. ]

Finally, on the Scholars’ Circle, making sense of the politics of North Korea. [ dur. 28 mins. ]

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Insighters & Scholars’ Circle – Oct. 14th, 2012

First, the economic crisis are pushing more people into homelessness, an already pervasive epidemic in America. We’ll look at one duo’s efforts to rescue some of the most vulnerable homeless women, one by one, and explore the system’s working and failure from their perspective. With Robin Nixon, record producer; Dennis Davis, musician, documentary producer; [ Dur. 27mins ]

On the Scholars’ Circle, Why are so many people without homes? And what can be done about it?

  • Prof. Sam Tsemberis, Columbia Univ., Founder & Exec. Dir. of Pathway to Housing. author of Housing First: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction Manual.
  • Prof. James Baumohl, Bryn Mawr College. author of Homelessness in America.
  • Prof. Kim Hopper, Colombia Univ. . Author of Reckoning with Homelessness.

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Insighters & Scholars’ Circle – March 4th, 2012

In the first segment, the economic crisis are pushing more people into homelessness, an already pervasive epidemic in America. We’ll look at one duo’s efforts to rescue some of the most vulnerable homeless women, one by one, and explore the system’s working and failure from their perspective.  Duo are Robin Nixon, record producer and  Dennis Davis, musician, documentary producer(dur: 27min)

On Scholars’ Circle. Why are so many people without homes? And what can be done about it?

  • Sam Tsemberis is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychaitry at Columbia University and the Founder and Executive Director of Pathway to Housing. His numerous publications include, Housing First: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction Manual.
  • James Baumohl is professor at the Bryn Mawr College, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. His numerous publications include, Homelessness in America,and Down and Out in Berkeley: An Overview of a Study of Street People.
  • Dr. Kim Hopper is a medical anthropologist and research scientist at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, where he co-directs the Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health. His numerous publications include the book, Reckoning with Homelessness. He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming, Recovery from Schizophrenia: An International Perspective (Psychosocial Press),

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