In this TED-Ed video, Empire in Waves author Scott Laderman shares the complicated and hidden history of surfing.

Aldon Morris accepts the R.R. Hawkins Award at the 2016 PROSE Awards. The PROSE Awards Luncheon took place in Washington, DC. on February 4, 2016.

Watch Marianne Cooper, author of Cut Adrift, in conversation with Sheryl Sandberg at the Commonwealth Club. 

Watch an interview with Nathan Schneider, author of God in Proof and Thank You, Anarchy, on the program, On Being.

Watch Jody Williams read from her book at Phoenix Books. 

Why do we drink alcohol? The Drunken Monkey Argument. Evolutionary biologist Robert Dudley discusses his new book and its implications for understanding alcoholism. Video by Roxanne Makasdjian & Phil Ebiner, UC Berkeley.

Gilbert Achcar, author of The People Want, gives a lecture on the past and future of the Arab Uprising at the DU Center for Middle East Studies.

David M. Lampton, author of Following the Leader, discusses China's leadership, the nation's future strategic role and the challenges facing President Xi Jinping, in a conversation with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations President Stephen Orlins. 

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