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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

Political Polarization, Civility, and Deliberative Democracy: A Conversation with Carolyn Lukensmeyer September 21, 2020 Episode artwork Are Jews White? A Conversation on Race, Erasure, and Sephardic History with Devin NaarSeptember 08, 2020 Episode artwork AnnouncementAugust 31, 2020 Episode artwork Women's Political Empowerment in the U.S. Since the 19th Amendment: A Conversation with Ellen DuboisAugust 24, 2020 Episode artwork Cruel, Unusual, and Overcrowded: A Conversation on California Prisons with Sharon DolovichAugust 17, 2020 Episode artwork Is the U.S. Entering an Authoritarian Era? A Conversation with Samuel Moyn and Vera EidelmanAugust 10, 2020 Episode artwork Mass Incarceration, Mass Deportation, and the Persistence of White Supremacy: A Conversation with Kelly Lytle HernándezAugust 03, 2020 Episode artwork "On The Basis of Sex:" A Conversation about the Supreme Court and LGBTQ Rights with ACLU Legal Director David ColeJuly 27, 2020 Episode artwork Reimagining Israel-Palestine: A Conversation with Peter Beinart on American Jews, Israel, and the the Principle of Equality for AllJuly 20, 2020 Episode artwork The Woman Worker, Reproductive Labor, and the ILO: A Conversation with Eileen BorisJuly 13, 2020 Episode artwork The Black Athlete as "Racial Project": A Conversation on Race, Politics, and Sports with Ben CarringtonJuly 06, 2020 Episode artwork Pride, Progress, and Power: A Conversation with Bamby SalcedoJune 29, 2020 Episode artwork Bella Abzug, Feminism, and Resistance Politics Today: A Conversation with Leandra ZarnowJune 22, 2020 Episode artwork Who Counts in the Age of Corona? A Conversation on Latinx Health with David Hayes-BautistaJune 16, 2020 Episode artwork 400 Years of Racism, Myth, and Hope: Historical Perspectives on our Current Moment with Prof. Brenda StevensonJune 11, 2020 Episode artwork Collecting, Curating, Corona and the Black Experience of the American West: A Conversation with Tyree Boyd-PatesJune 09, 2020 Episode artwork The Banality of Evil and the Murder of George Floyd: A Conversation with Robin KelleyJune 04, 2020 Episode artwork All is Not Well in the Golden State: The Scourge of White Nationalism in Southern CaliforniaJune 02, 2020 Episode artwork Bending toward Justice? The Arc of Human Rights over the Past 70 Years: A Conversation with Prof. Tendayi AchiumeMay 26, 2020 Episode artwork How to Act—and Not Act—in Public Health Crises: A Conversation with Dr. Linda RosenstockMay 18, 2020 Episode artwork How Universities Have Responded and Should Respond to Crisis: A Conversation with Prof. Michael MeranzeMay 11, 2020 Episode artwork Of Supervisors and Sheriffs: A Deep Dive into the Challenges of County GovernmentMay 04, 2020 Episode artwork Of Supervisors and Sheriffs: A Conversation with Sheriff Alex VillanuevaApril 27, 2020 Episode artwork Pandemics Past and Present: 100 Years of California HistoryApril 22, 2020 Episode artwork Of Supervisors and Sheriffs: Who is Running LA County's Emergency Operations?April 13, 2020 Episode artwork