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Then & Now

UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Then & Now connects past to present, using historical analysis and context to help guide us through modern issues and policy decisions. Then & Now is brought to you by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. Then & Now is produced by Maia Ferdman and David Myers, and features original music by Daniel Raijman.

Recent Episodes

What is Afropessimism? A Conversation with Frank WildersonOctober 18, 2021 Episode artwork Leadership, Legacy, and Looking Ahead: A Conversation with Mayor Eric GarcettiOctober 04, 2021 Episode artwork What We Knew Then and What We Know Now: A Conversation about the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr. Sharon BalterSeptember 20, 2021 Episode artwork A Firsthand Account of a California Recall Election: A Conversation with Governor Gray DavisSeptember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Revisited - Political Polarization, Civility, and Deliberative Democracy: A Conversation with Carolyn LukensmeyerAugust 23, 2021 Episode artwork Revisited - How did Los Angeles become the “Homeless Capital” of the United States?August 09, 2021 Episode artwork Revisited - How Endangered is the Right to Vote? A Conversation on the Past and Future of Voting Rights in the United States with Franita TolsonJuly 26, 2021 Episode artwork Revisited - The Banality of Evil and the Murder of George Floyd: A Conversation with Robin KelleyJuly 12, 2021 Episode artwork Reimagining the American West: A Conversation with Autry Museum CEO Stephen AronJune 29, 2021 Episode artwork Fighting the First Wave: A Conversation on the Global Pandemic with Peter BaldwinJune 14, 2021 Episode artwork Déjà Vu All Over Again? Assessing the State of Affairs in Israel-Palestine with Three Leading Experts on Middle Eastern AffairsMay 26, 2021 Episode artwork U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Changes in the Neoliberal AgeMay 17, 2021 Episode artwork Extremism at UCLA: A Conversation with Student Researchers Talla Khelghati and Brandon BroukhimMay 03, 2021 Episode artwork The Complicated Legacy of Henry Kissinger: A Conversation with Thomas SchwartzApril 19, 2021 Episode artwork The Path to Peace Runs Through Culture: A Conversation with André Azoulay, Senior Advisor to King Mohammed VI of MoroccoApril 05, 2021 Episode artwork The Long History of Anti-Asian Hatred: A Conversation with Karen Umemoto and David YooMarch 29, 2021 Episode artwork How Endangered is the Right to Vote? A Conversation on the Past and Future of Voting Rights in the United States with Franita TolsonMarch 15, 2021 Episode artwork ​Is the University an Agent of Change? A Conversation with Historian Eddie ColeMarch 01, 2021 Episode artwork What is the role of a public historian?: A Conversation with Anthea Hartig February 15, 2021 Episode artwork Addressing the Intersection of Homelessness & Mental Health: A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan SherinFebruary 01, 2021 Episode artwork Insurrection, White Nationalism, and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Conversation with Robin D. KelleyJanuary 20, 2021 Episode artwork Picking Favorites: U.S. Foreign Aid and Favored Minorities in IraqJanuary 11, 2021 Episode artwork The Evolution of Hate Crimes and the Fight Against Them: A Conversation with Robin TomaDecember 28, 2020 Episode artwork How Did We Get Here? The Current State of the Republican Party: A Conversation with Mike MurphyDecember 14, 2020 Episode artwork How did Los Angeles become the “Homeless Capital” of the United States?November 30, 2020 Episode artwork