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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

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 Analyzing the Aftermath: A Post-Election Conversation with Lorrie Frasure, Lynn Vavreck, and Zev YaroslavskyNovember 16, 2020 Episode artwork Special Pre-Election Episode: 2012, 2016, 2020. A Long View on Next Tuesday's Presidential Election Featuring Lynn Vavreck and Zev YaroslavskyOctober 29, 2020 Episode artwork African American Women’s Definitions of Success: A Conversation on Homemade Citizenship with Koritha MitchellOctober 19, 2020 Episode artwork Distinct Histories, Shared Struggles: A Conversation with Prof. Kyle Mays on Indigenous Peoples DayOctober 12, 2020 Episode artwork The Past, Present, and Future of Traffic Congestion in Los AngelesOctober 05, 2020 Episode artwork Political Polarization, Civility, and Deliberative Democracy: A Conversation with Carolyn Lukensmeyer September 21, 2020 Episode artwork