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Shilpi Gupta and Chancellor Berdahl

Episode 15, March 1, 2004

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Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl talks to Michele de Coteau, director of the Charles Tunstall Multi-cultural Engineering Program (MEP), about her own time as a Cal engineering student and a Rhodes scholar; graduate student Victor Peskin about international war crimes tribunals like the one that will try Saddam Hussein; and journalism student Shilpi Gupta, whose documentary "When the Storm Came" took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival." At the end of the program, Berdahl shares what's on the Top of his Mind: the changes planned for Sproul Plaza.

The audio-only interviews below are in RealOne Player format (see these links for downloading the free version of the software). Have a suggestion for a topic or a guest? E-mail bearshow@berkeley.edu.


Hear the entire episode from start to finish ...
39:47 minutes

audio Introduction
1:39 minutes
audio The Michele de Coteau interview
11:38 minutes

Michele de Coteau, director of the Charles Tunstall Multi-cultural Engineering Program (MEP) at UC Berkeley, talks about what her office offers under-represented engineers, how her own MEP experience informs her work, and explains how she almost didn't even apply for the Rhodes Scholarship that she ended up winning — the first American woman from Berkeley to receive the award.
Michele de Coteau

The Victor Peskin interview
10:28 minutes

Saddam Hussein has been out of sight since his capture, but soon the United States and Iraq must decide how he will be tried for his crimes. Victor Peskin, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science writing his thesis on ad-hoc international war tribunals, explains how similar tribunals have been set up in the past, whether they have been successful, and reminds us that for justice to be served, Saddam is innocent until proven guilty.

Victor Peskin
audio The Shilpi Gupta interview
10:37 minutes

Shilpi Gupta, a master's student in journalism and international studies, recently co-won the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Gupta talks with the Chancellor about the brutal events that happened to a small town in Kashmir — the subject of her documentary, "When the Storm Came"; how she came to make the film; and her ensuing adventures at Sundance.
Gupta's website for the film
Shilpi Gupta
audio Top of Mind
4:25 minutes

On Berdahl's mind these days: the importance of the upcoming facelift for Sproul Plaza, plus a reflection on the history of this popular gathering place — some of which may be news to listeners.
Robert M. Berdahl

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