The Challengers: Ai Weiwei (primary)

Ambassador Michael Mcfaul: A Brief History Of Russia

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here? Ambassador Michael McFaul may have some answers. McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars, with unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions.

McFaul is interviewed by president and CEO of the Commonwealth Club of California, Dr. Gloria Duffy.

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Robert Reich - Fighting for the Common Good

Robert Reich is one of the most beloved and influential voices in progressive politics today. In his new book, "The Common Good," the former Secretary of Labor, and professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley contends that America has trapped itself in a vicious cycle of whatever it takes that has left us more divided than ever.

 

The Opposite Of Hate: Repairing Our Humanity With Sally Kohn

Whether on social media or television screens, there's increasing divisiveness, hate, vitriol, and more as people discuss their perspectives in public forums. As a progressive commentator on Fox News and CNN, Sally Kohn has earned a reputation as someone who can build bridges across party lines - but even she has her limits. Through conversations across America, the Middle East and Rwanda with scientists, white supremacists and even some of her own Twitter trolls, Kohn will help us understand how hate develops and what we can do to stop it from growing and consuming us.