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Watch Columbia's prominent experts share their insight into current issues facing universities, educators, and citizens. This web video collection of interviews with some of the University's leading thinkers is updated frequently.

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Professor Gary Sick: Iraq Doctrine Dates Back to First Bush Administration Office of Public Affairs Elements of the current Bush foreign policy doctrine, including acting pre-emptively and unilaterally, can been found in President Bush's major speeches post-Sept. 11. Gary Sick, acting director of SIPA's Middle East Institute, traces the origins of Bush's policies back to the end of his father's administration—to a Defense Department study that recommends creating proactive strategies to shape the world and the need to prevent the rise of another superpower.
Professor Coco Fusco: Race and Identity in Photography Office of Public Affairs From the beginning of photography there have been artists and photographers who were preoccupied with the issue of race, says Coco Fusco, associate professor of visual arts and co-curator of the International Center of Photography's "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self." I wanted a show about race to be about how photography tells us what race is and which race we belong to, she says.
Professor Daniel Schechter: Effect of Human Bonds Trauma Office of Public Affairs Terrorism has a way of creating a mental health pathogen, and human bonds, relationships, can make people resilient or vulnerable, says Daniel Schechter, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry. The book September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds, which Schechter co-edited with Columbia professors Susan Coates and Jane Rosenthal, reports that human bonds can buffer the effects of trauma or serve as a vehicle for transmission of trauma.
Professor Julia Hirschberg: Computers Can Recognize Emotions in Human Speech Office of Public Affairs Julia Hirschberg, computer science professor and editor-in-chief of Computational Linguistics, focuses much of her research on the fields of speech summarization and emotional speech—the ability for computers to recognize emotions in human speech. "You want the system to be able to convey subtle variations in the same way that people can, but also you want the system to be able to recognize those subtle variations, because, otherwise, it's missing half of what the person says," she explains.

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