Harry Kreisler

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Harry Kreisler "is Executive Director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. In that role, he shapes, administers, and implements interdisciplinary academic and public affairs programs that analyze global issues.

"He is also creator, executive producer and host of Conversations with History, an interview program, broadcast nationally every Thursday evening on Echostar Satellite's DISH Network, channel 9412, and on cable throughout California. Conversations with History is also a critically acclaimed online archive containing more than 360 one-hour interviews with distinguished men and women from all over the world who talk about their lives and their work.

"Mr. Kreisler teaches a unique course offered on the Berkeley campus each spring. Focused on “Issues in Foreign Policy after 9/11,” it is open for credit to Berkeley students, and to the general public free of charge. The lectures are broadcast on the WorldWide Web. Guest lectures include distinguished scholars, journalists, and policymakers from all over the world.

"Harry Kreisler is also Executive Producer of Connecting Students to the World, a World Wide Web -based program that introduces students and retirees to leading figures in international affairs through online curricula, preparatory workshops, and Internet conversations.

"From 1995 to June, 2006, Mr. Kreisler was Editor-in-Chief and Executive Producer of Globetrotter, a website for global affairs The site won accolades from Netscape, Lycos, USAToday, MSNBC, Yahoo, The New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Lancet, the British Journal of Medicine and The California Monthly. The Globetrotter web site is used widely by educators, the media, and the general public." [1]


  • Beyond the Cold War: Conflict and Cooperation in the Third World, ed. with George Breslauer and Ben Ward (Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1990)

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  1. Harry Kreisler, Institute of International Studies, accessed December 28, 2007.