Reflections on the University of California (Conversations with History)

5/10/2010; 56 minutes

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes sociologist Neil J. Smelser for a discussion of his new book, "Reflections on the University of California: From the Free Speech Movement to the Global University." Drawing on decades of experience as a sociologist actively engaged as advisor to chancellors and observer of the Berkeley campus, Smelser discusses the Free Speech Movement, university leadership, surprises confronting campus
administrators, affirmative action, and athletics. Drawing on the lessons of the last fifty years, he also analyzes the challenges facing the University of California in the 21 century.

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