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Jared Diamond: Learning From The Past

Monday, January 07, 2013

This interview originally aired live on January 7, 2013. An edited version was re-aired on August 9, 2013 as part of a special episode of The Brian Lehrer Show. 

Jared Diamond, professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses his latest book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, and talks about how we can learn from the differences between modern life and traditional societies that still exist today.

→ EVENT: An Evening with Jared Diamond. Monday, January 07, 2013 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the New School Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street. (Sold Out, but information about no-show seating here.)

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The Takeaway

Denial: A Terrorism Expert Explores Her Own Private History with Terror

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Terrorism expert Jessica Stern has been helping Americans understand the complexities behind the causes of terrorism in the 21st century. However, it took her many years to understand her own fascination with the subject. At age 15 she was attacked and raped in her own home. The crime was not immediately investigated. Stern explains how writing about her own experience with terror led her to better understand the relationship between terrorists and their victims.

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