Scholars’ Circle – Cultural experiences affects Mental Health diagnosis and treatment – September 26, 2021
How culture shapes our understanding and treatment of mental health. We speak with three experts. [ dur: 58 mins. ] Roberto Lewis-Fernandez is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also Director of NYS Center of Excellence for ...
Adapting to ensure Women's access to reproductive rights in America
Scholars’ Circle – California recall process and democracy ; Why people follow QAnon – September 12, 2021
California’s Recall process is broken. It may well be unconstitutional and undemocratic. With an upcoming recall election, we explore these issues and discuss potential reforms. [ dur: 28mins. ] Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Jesse H.
Regional Politics and human migration
Scholars’ Circle – IPCC report analyzed, importance of Mitigation to assist Adaptation to new climate realities – August 22, 2021
The IPCC’s assessment on climate change warns us of the environmental risk if we don’t take dramatic action. We explore the report, the state of scientific research on climate change, and the need for political action.
Scholars’ Circle – Election Laws in America ; Underestimated Impact of Seabed Mining – August 15, 2021
Since the 2020 election, Republican state legislators have passed a series of laws intended to shrink the number of eligible voters in future elections. What are the legal implications and what does this mean for the future of American democracy?
Geo politics and demands for relief from stagnant economy
Scholars’ Circle – Filibuster, it’s history and when is it used in US Congress ; How and Why Peaceful Nuclear technologies was leveraged by US foreign policy makers – August 1, 2021
The filibuster threatens to block a great deal of the Democratic Party’s legislative wish list. We examine its history, its function in democracy, and its future. [ dur: 29min. ] Jeremi Suri is Professor in the Department of History and the LBJ School ...
Several states have passed legislation barring teaching critical race theory in public schools. Today we explore critical race theory and how race is taught. How should academics proceed in light of the political backlash to teaching about race?