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The 2016 US Presidental Election Spectacle or Horror Show?

The 2016 US Presidental Election Spectacle or Horror Show?

David L. Kirp

Event: The 2016 US Presidential Election: Spectacle or Horror Show?

Date: September 7, 2016 Duration: 52 minutes

Professor David Kirp discusses the ongoing election campaign and gives some insights to what is happening behind the scenes in a US presidential race. 

In The Arena with Megan E. Garcia and Jonathan Stein

In The Arena with Megan E. Garcia and Jonathan Stein

Megan E. Garcia, Jonathan Stein

Date: August 25, 2016 Duration: 28 minutes

Civil rights attorney Jonathan Stein launches a new interview series exploring how his fellow UC Berkeley alumni are engaging in public life since leaving the Goldman School of Public Policy. His first guest is Megan E. Garcia, a national and cyber security analyst who is now a Senior Fellow and Director at New America California. 

The Crisis in California’s Deregulated Electricity Markets

The Crisis in California’s Deregulated Electricity Markets

Steven Weissman

Event: FSR Summer School on EU Energy Law & Policy: Public Intervention in European Energy Sector 2016

Date: July 19, 2016 Duration: 2 minutes

Steven Weissman, an expert on the California energy crisis 2000-2001 and it's consequences for markets, summarizes California's deregulated electricity markets crisis and explains its significance today during the FSR Summer School on EU Energy Law & Policy: Public Intervention in European Energy Sector 2016

Does the world need a nuclear renaissance?

Does the world need a nuclear renaissance?

Daniel Kammen, Ralph Cavanagh, Steven Chu, Burton Richter

Event: Silicon Valley Energy Summit

Date: June 3, 2016 Duration: 75 minutes

Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and former Director of SLAC Burton Richter—both Nobel prize winners in physics—argued in favor of nuclear power as part of the solution to climate change in a debate at Silicon Valley Energy Summit. UC-Berkeley’s Daniel Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh argued against nuclear and convinced just barely more audience members to change positions.