The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- May 26th, 2013

In this hour, the war comes home. The struggles of homecoming veterans and how that affects us all. First, we speak with journalist Aaron Glantz, author of, Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans. [ dur: 20 mins. ]

  • Aaron Glantz, author, journalist; Author: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.

Then, we look at the unique challenges of women soldiers and veterans.  Film:  “Women at War :  Forgotten Veterans of Desert Storm”. [ dur: 10 mins. ]

  • Dennis Davis, filmmaker;
  • Christie Davis, filmmaker;

Finally, on the anniversary of the Charles Taylor conviction and sentencing, we revisit the good and the bad of the international criminal court. [ dur: 28 mins. ]

  • Prof. David Kaye, UCLA Law School;
  • Prof. Hannah Garry, USC Gould Law School;
  • Prof. Mark Drumbl, WA & Lee Univ. School of Law. Author: Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law

Visit our Store [ lists books written by each on this panel ]

The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- May 19th, 2013

What can nature teach us about how to organize our societies, governments and businesses? [ dur: 28 mins. ]

  • Rafe Sagrin, marine ecologist, Univ. of AZ.; Author of ” Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets From Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorism Attacks, Natural Disasters and Disease. “

Then on the Scholars’ Circle we discuss at how music effects political change, and how politics effects music. [ dur: 30 mins. ]

  • Prof. Mark LeVine, Prof. of Middle Eastern History, UCI; Author of ” Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam “
  • Prof. Josh Kun, Prof. of  Communication and Journalism, USC; Author of  ” Playing for Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements “
  • Prof. Richard Flacks, Prof. of Sociolology, UC Santa Barbara; Author of ” Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America “

Visit our Store [ lists books written by each on this panel ]

The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- May 12th, 2013

First, do animals get depression, eating disorders, alcoholism, or diabetes? What can we learn from animals about healing? We explore the surprising common grounds between animals and us with the authors of “ZOOBIQUITY: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health“.. [ dur. 28 mins. ]

  • Dr. Barbara Netttern-Herowitz, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA;
  • Kathryn Bowers, journalist. 

Then, on the Scholars Circle, we look at the politics of immigration today and throughout history. [ dur. 30 mins. ]

  • David Remiers, Prof. of history, Univ. of WI; Author of “Unwelcome Strangers: American Identity and the Turn Against Immigration”.
  • Gabriel Sanchez, Prof. of Political Science, Univ. of New Mexico. co-author of “Hispanics and US Political System: Moving Into the Mainstream”.

Visit our Store [ lists books written by each on this panel ]

The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- May 5th, 2013

First, power is shifting and changing hands more rapidly than ever. What does it mean for global politics, religion, and economies? [ dur. 24 mins. ]

  • Moises Naim, Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace, author of “End of Power from Board Rooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t what it Used to Be”;

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle, what are the politics that are preventing the closure of Guantanamo Bay? What are the legal and diplomatic ramifications? [ dur. 30 mins. ]

  • David Glazier, Prof. of Law, Loyola Law School. Author of “Playing by the rules: combating al Qaeda within the law of war.: An Article from: William and Mary Law Review”;
  • Jonathan Hafetz, Prof. of Law, Seton Law. Author of “Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System”;
  • Peter Jan Honigsberg, Prof. of Law, Univ. of SF School of Law, Witness to Guantanamo . Author of “Our  Nation Unhinged: The Human Consequences of the War on Terror”;

Visit our Store [ lists books written by each on this panel ]