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Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm)

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Liberty and security in an age of terrorism( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. is on orange alert, and the citizens of Midburgh are on the lookout for "suspicious activity." What should they do when circumstantial evidence indicating a potential terrorist plot points to two people of Arab ethnicity? This Fred Friendly Seminar, produced as part of Columbia University's 250th Anniversary, explores the balance between national security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 world. Is one price of vigilance suspicion among neighbors? Do the demands of security now require broader government power to investigate and to detain? Using a hypothetical scenario, moderator Professor Michael Dorf of Columbia Law School pushes the panelists to confront these issues. Panelists include Viet Dinh, a principal architect of the USA PATRIOT Act; Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA); Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University; James Kallstrom, Senior Advisor for Counterterrorism to Governor Pataki, State of New York; Judge Alex Kozinski, of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Mary Jo White, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies; Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International; Jan Ting, professor of law at Temple University; Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union; First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams; James Gilmore, chair of the Congressional Advisory Commission on Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Jack Cloonan, former FBI case agent on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda investigations. The panelists, who wrestle with these high-stakes questions in their daily lives, discuss the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act, surveillance of suspects, closed detention hearings, demands for student information, and just what constitutes an unlawful enemy combatant
Disconnected : politics, the press, and the public( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has America's electoral process been hijacked by today's overheated media marketplace? This Fred Friendly Seminar, introduced by ABC News' Peter Jennings and moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, grapples with questions including: Are unsubstantiated Internet sources, tight deadlines, and a drive to boost profitability distorting journalism? Are candidates' personal lives fair game? And will the media's preoccupation with scandals and "horse race" coverage alienate an already disconnected public? Panelists include CBS News' Dan Rather, CNN's Jeff Greenfield, Gwen Ifill of Washington Week in Review, Congressman Barney Frank, political analyst Ed Rollins, activist and rapper Chuck D, and others
Sprawl : inner cities and outer suburbs( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To at least one resident of the fictional city of Metropolis, a new outer suburb being planned for some pristine farmland sounds like the American Dream come true. His brother, also a Metropolite but an advocate of smart growth, sees it as a nightmare. Moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, this Fred Friendly Seminar seeks to understand the housing situation facing the U.S.-a burgeoning nation that creates more than 1.5 million new households per year. The 12-member panel includes Bruce Katz, of the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy at The Brookings Institution; Stuart Meck, of the American Planning Association; and Harry Alford, of The National Black Chamber of Commerce
Minds on the edge : facing mental illness( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis-the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling America's jails, and wasting scarce resources. Led by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Sesno, the program features hypothetical scenarios that challenge prominent mental health professionals, policymakers, and legal luminaries to confront the situations and stigma facing Americans with mental illness. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman, and many others
Private property vs. the public trust( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictional locale known as Eagle Bay is breathtakingly beautiful. First home to a handful of modest houses, over the decades it has transitioned into a neighborhood of stately mansions-except for one 50-acre parcel, whose owners now want to sell it for subdivision. This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller explores the complexities that arise when a family's freedom to sell its property clashes with their neighbors' and local government's idea of land management. The ten-member panel includes Jane Hague, past president of the National Association of Counties; land use attorneys Robert Freilich and Kenneth Bley; and developer Grady O'Rear
Endangered : biodiversity and economic development( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year by year the tourist trade has dwindled in fictional Pingwah Falls, leaving the town practically bankrupt. When a plan was unveiled for a modern resort, everyone's hopes rose.until they learned the land is home to a threatened species of bird. In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists including former county supervisor Tom Mullen; Christopher Williams, of the World Wildlife Fund; Kieran Suckling, of the Center for Biological Diversity; Thomas McGill, of Michael Brandman Associates; and seven others try to determine what sacrifices should be made in the name of biodiversity-and who should make them
Forever young : nanotechnology and medicine( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With nano-enabled drugs that destroy diseased cells and enable tissue repair, doctors may one day extend life expectancy far beyond our current capabilities?at least in countries wealthy enough to afford the technology. But the medicine that so radically redefines our standards of health and mortality will also profoundly challenge our social support systems and cultural values. In this Fred Friendly Seminar, moderator and Peabody award-winning journalist John Hockenberry leads a panel of experts through provocative scenarios that shed light on the issue. What kinds of cures and therapies will nanomedicine make possible? Should access to them be universal, even if they are prohibitively expensive? Does everyone have a right to live forever? Or does immortality present a danger, ironically, to human survival? Seminar panelists include Dr. Michael Goldblatt, President and CEO of Functional Genetics, Inc.; Dr. Michael L. Roukes, Professor of Physics, Nanoscience Institute at CalTech; Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., Director of the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences; and Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Associate Professor of Technology, Culture, and Communication at the University of Virginia
The Price of politics : electing our leaders( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the current electoral system undermine the democratic process envisioned by America's founding fathers? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Stanford Law School's Kathleen Sullivan, delves into the political concerns of the fictional town of New Crossroads. Issues under scrutiny, including campaign finance reform, adherence to campaign platforms, Congressional term limits, the influence of lobbies, and the media's role in the political process, are addressed by presidential adviser Doug Sosnik, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), CNN's Jeff Greenfield, and other panelists
Whose law, whose order?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, panelists including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Professor Alan Brinkley, of Columbia University; William Webster, former director of the CIA and FBI; William Bratton, former New York City police commissioner; and others confront the contentious relationship between federal control and states' rights in the fictional town of Mayberry. Discussion points include the constitutional limits of the federal government on gun control, the influence of federal funding on state policies, the federalization of state crimes, and the resurgence of organized militias
Constant combatants : president and congress( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Nesson, this Fred Friendly Seminar focuses on the tension between the President and Congress during a policy crisis in the fictional European country of Nukraine, involving issues such as the power to wage war, conduct diplomacy, and operate in secrecy, as well as the media's responsibilities in matters of national security. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; former Secretary of State Alexander Haig; former Senator Warren Rudman; Professor Michael Sandel, of Harvard University; Richard Holbrooke, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and former Assistant Secretary of State; James Fallows, former editor at U.S. News & World Report; and others
Genes on trial : genetics, behavior, and the Law( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic basis for addiction and the limits of personal responsibility."
Popular culture : rage, rights, and responsibility( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Fred Friendly Seminar, Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree stimulates a vigorous exchange on the tension between artistic expression, freedom of speech, and social responsibility. Presented with scenarios involving antisocial and sometimes violent messages in mass media, Richard Dreyfuss, Def Jam Recordings' David Harleston, the ACLU's Nadine Strossen, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), and other distinguished panelists examine the impact that TV, music, and the movies have on young people, the police, and public attitudes toward society in general. In addition, the program explores how the disenfranchised express their often-stifled views through entertainment venues
Who gets to know? : genetics and privacy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to genetic testing, how much should a patient be told? If the news is bad, who else should the patient inform? And should such privileged information be made available to employers, insurance companies, and others? This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller offers a compelling discource on the far-reaching ethical, social, legal, and economic implications of genetic testing
Epidemic!( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quick to spread and develop resistance to medical intervention, new strains of microbes pose a growing threat to global health. How does overuse of antibiotics actually encourage more lethal strains of diseases believed to be conquered? How can the media successfully inform the public without causing panic? And should personal rights be curtailed during epidemics? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, examines the biological, ecological, and cultural factors influencing the causes, spread, and control of infectious diseases. Panelists include Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg; David Kessler, former chairman of the FDA; Robert Moellering, Jr., of Harvard Medical School; C.J. Peters, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and others
Privacy and security( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU; Jamie Gorelick, of the U.S. Department of Justice; Professor Stephen Carter, of Yale Law School; and others examine the fine balance between the power of the government and the rights of the individual in a fictional community called Unity. Discussion points include government initiatives such as Megan's Law, Internet privacy, mandatory fingerprinting, and the encryption of privileged information-and whether these actions are constitutional
Watching me watching you : nanotechnology and civil liberties( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanotechnology will likely transform the security and surveillance industries in the near future. Governments, corporations, and even individuals may have highly sophisticated sensors and tracking apparatus at their disposal--keeping tabs on everyone from customers to potential terrorists to aging parents. In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Peabody award-winning correspondent John Hockenberry, hypothetical situations are used to highlight issues of privacy, public safety, and their intersection with nanotechnology. Who gets tracked? Must they be informed? Who has the authority to engage in such activities? Who has access to the information? Can we reap the benefits of these powerful new technologies while preserving the right to privacy and individual liberty? Seminar panelists include George N. Naccara, Federal Security Director at Boston's Logan International Airport; Dr. Stephen Flynn, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Carie Lemack, Co-Founder of Families of September 11; Barry Steinhardt, Director of the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program; and Alex S. Jones of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
Reporting on terrorism : news media and public health( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should the news media prepare for and cope with a potential bioterrorist attack? In this Fred Friendly Seminar, Professor Michael Dorf of the Columbia University School of Law and 12 panelists role-play a hypothetical scenario that begins in a city hospital where a spike in a flu-like illness causes the ER staff to confront a chilling possibility: that it is not the flu at all, but something far worse. What should the ER do with the overflow of patients? Send them home? What if they are contagious? When does bioterrorism become a possible cause? When should the health department be contacted? When will the public find out, and what will their reaction be? What is the job of the journalists covering this story? Should they report the story when the health department is uncertain of the diagnosis but rumors are flying and the public is clamoring for information? A lively panel wrestles with these and a host of other dilemmas. Panelists include Douglas Clifton, editor of The Plain Dealer (Cleveland); Jerome Hauer, former acting assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness at the Department of Health and Human Services; Joseph Henderson, associate director of terrorism preparedness at the CDC; Seattle Chief of Police R. Gil Kerlikowske; Paula Madison, president and general manager of KNBC-TV, in L.A.; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; Lewis Nelson, M.D., of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital; Frank Sesno, former Washington bureau chief of CNN; and Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Division of Public Health at the Georgia Department of Human Resources
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Liberty and security in an age of terrorism
Alternative Names
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Fred Friendly Seminars


Friendly Seminars (Firm)

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