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Politics and Protests of the Biotech Revolution
Recorded: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
For millennia, farmers all over the world have bred crops for their resistance to disease, productivity, and nutritional value. Over the past century, scientists have used increasingly more sophisticated methods for modifying crops at the genetic level. But only since the 1970s have advances in gene-splicing and other aspects of biotechnology upped the ante with the promise of dramatically improved agricultural products. Today, few topics have the power to inspire as much international furor and misinformation as the development and distribution of genetically altered foods. Is public resistance far out of synch with the potential risks? Please join us as Henry Miller, co-author of the new book The Frankenfood Myth, and Bruce Ames, U.C. Berkeley professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, address this critical 21st century issue.
Experts: Bruce N. Ames, Henry I. Miller Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Agriculture, Bureaucracy and Government, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Michael Crichton on States of Fear: Science or Politics?
Recorded: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
The late Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and State of Fear, along with a panel of distinguished scientists, examine the increasing politicization of science.
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Experts: Sallie Louise Baliunas, Michael Crichton, William M. Gray, George H. Taylor Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Energy, Environment, Science, Technology
Immigration Wars: Open or Closed Borders?
Recorded: Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Experts: Peter Laufer, Benjamin W. Powell Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Immigration
David Theroux on KTVU2 on the War on Terror
Recorded: Friday, July 8, 2005
David Theroux addresses rising terrorism concerns following bombings in London and Madrid and the need for an exit strategy for the Iraq war in a KTVU Channel 2 report.
Experts: David J. Theroux Type: Television Issues: Terrorism and National Crises
Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo 500 Years of State Oppression
Recorded: Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of "Liberty for Latin America:
How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression."
Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power, History (International), Latin America, Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Alvaro Vargas Llosa on the Latin American Left
Recorded: Friday, April 29, 2005
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa discusses the rise of the Latin America left on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.
Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa Type: Television Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Latin America
David Theroux on KTVU2 on Government Taxes and Spending
Recorded: Friday, April 15, 2005
David Theroux discusses the breakdown of U.S. government tax spending and reducing the burden placed on taxpayers in a KTVU Channel 2 report.
Experts: David J. Theroux Type: Television Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes
How and How Not to Fight Terrorism
Recorded: Tuesday, March 1, 2005
with Michael Scheuer, author of "Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror."
hosted by David Theroux, founder and president of The Independent Institute
Experts: Michael Scheuer Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Terrorism and National Crises