In addition to the videos listed chronologically below, you can find more videos of our events on our UCTV page, on UCTV's YouTube Playlist, and on our YouTube channel.  


  • Myriad Intimacies: Lata Mani in Conversation with Cherrie Moraga & Swati Rana
    March 8, 2023


  • Post Roe Frontiers? A Conversation about Legal, Medical, and Political Mobilizations with Michele Bratcher Goodwin
    May 9, 2022

  • Repatriation Horizons
    March 15, 2022

  • Anthropocene Ethics with Lisa Sideris
    November 16,2021 

  • Community Engagement and an Ethic of Accountability with Patricia Limerick 
    October 26, 2021

  • Talking COVID: Translating Science and Clinical Experience for Community Understanding with Dr. Daniel Griffin and Professor Stephanie Malia Hom
    September 29, 2021


  • "A Wakeup Call for Climate Justice?" 2021 Webinar Series, keynote by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
    May 14, 2021

  • Hungry and Homeless in Isla Vista: A Panel Discussion featuring Supervisor Das Williams 
    May 11, 2021

  • Discussion panel: The Multiple Crises at the US-Mexico Border and What We Can Do About Them
    May 11, 2021

  • Land Back and Ethics in Place: A Conversation with Nick Tilsen
    April 27, 2021

  • Sacred Summits to Frontline Actions: An Evening with Pua Case and Chief Caleen Sisk
    April 20, 2021

  • Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, featuring Judge Gregory Bigler and Kristen Carpenter
    March 4, 2021

  • Death, Dying, and Medical Ethics in the Time of COVID with Felicia Cohn
    March 1, 2021

  • Protecting Sacred Land with Suzan Shown Harjo and Michael McNally 
    February 12, 2021

  • Free Speech, White Supremacy, & Insurrection
    February 10, 2021

  • Repatriation as a Human Right, with Walter Echo-Hawk, Angela Riley, and Edward Halealoha Ayau
    January 25, 2021

  • Indigenous Communities and Intersectional Environmental Ethics, with Kyle Whyte and David Pellow
    December 1, 2020

  • Presidential Election 2020: Where Do We Go from Here?
    November 10,2020

  • Presidential Election 2020: What Students Want
    October 26,2020

  • Kaleikoa Ka'eo 
    From the Beginning: Origin Narratives and Place-Based Ethics
    October 13, 2020


  • Michael Kalichman
    Research Ethics: Uncertainty Reproducibility, and Truth in Science
    March 2, 2020

  • Sarah McFarland Taylor
    Ecopiety: Green Media and
    the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue
    January 14, 2020

  • Sarah Jaquette Ray
    Coming of Age at the End of the World:
    An Existential Toolkit for the Climate Generation
    December 4, 2019


  • Scoot A. Scherr
    Active Shooter Preparedness and Response Training 
    February 1, 2019

  • Harold Koh
    The Trump Administration and International Law
    December 6, 2018

  • Sarah Wylie
    Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds
    November 28, 2018


  • Maurice Bloch
    Shared Imagination in the Morning Greetings
    of Villagers: The Implications for Human Evolution
    June 4, 2018

  • Howard Gillman
    Free Speech on Campus
    The Wade Clark Roof Human Rights Lecture
    May 30, 2018

  • Charis Thompson
    Strategies for Surviving Negative Emotions
    in a Time of Augmentation and Polarization
    March 13, 2018

  • Tim Kring, Reza Aslan, and Jessica Jackley
    Humanities as a Vocation
    January 19, 2018

  • Reza Aslan
    God: A Human History
    January 18, 2018


  • Marcy Darnovsky 
    Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?
    March 3, 2016

  • John Esposito
    Islam and Religious Pluralism 
    January 21, 2016

  • Mark Schapiro 
    Carbon Shock: Seeking Equilibrium in the Climate Disrupted Economy
    November 12, 2015

  • Morris Dees 
    With Justice for All in a Changing America 
    October 21, 2015


    Shane Harris
    The Ethics of Cyberwar
    March 11

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Anna Lappé
    Ethics at the End of a Fork
    February 9 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Peter Barnes
    Fixing Capitalism’s Deepest Flaws
    November 18  

  • Walter Isaacson
    The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    October 16 


  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Professor Paul R. Abramson
    Sex, Sex, And More Sex: Ensuring Sexual Rights While Preventing Sexual Harm
    May 19 

  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Value of Care Series 
    Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
    Decisions at the End of Life: The Illusion of Control and the Sense of Responsibility
    March 6 

  • Capps Conversation 
    Heidi Boghosian
    Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance
    February 10 

  • Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life 
    Stephen Prothero
    God I Not One: Religious Tolerance in the Age of Extremism
    January 26 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Rinoldo S. Brutoco
    Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission
    November 20 

  • Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights 
    Martina Vandenberg
    Human Trafficking: Ending the Myths, Confronting the Realities
    November 3 


  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Stefan Timmermans
    Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening
    February 20 

  • Timothy Noah
    Inequality and the 2012 Election
    February 4 

  • Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series 

    Vivek Wadhwa and Ahmed Zewail
    Technology’s Promise, Humanity’s Future
    November 18  

  • Mickey Edwards
    It’s Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans
    October 10 

    Jonathan Alter
    Why the 2012 Election Is the Most Pivotal of Our Lifetime
    October 1


  • E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
    June 20  

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Linda Gordon
    Contraception at the Tea Party: The Politics of Women’s Health
    May 23 

  • Amy Sullivan
    Culture War Games: Religion and the 2012 Election
    April 10  

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Kathleen Sharp
    Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever
    February 23 

  • Jennifer Butler and Wade Clark Roof
    Progressive Religion
    February 16 

  • JE and Lillian Byrne Tipton Distinguished Visting Professor in Catholic Studies 
    Michele Dillon
    American Catholics in the Twenty-First Century
    January 19 


    Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights 
    Dr.  Samantha Nutt
    Damned Nation: Ending the Global War Against Women and Children
    January 17 

  • Hamdani World Harmony Lecture Series Inaugural Event 
    Shirin Ebadi
    The Role of Women in Promoting Peace and Democracy in the Middle East
    October 23 

  • Melissa Harris-Perry
    Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
    October 4 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 

    Daniel Hirsch
    Nuclear Power: Ethical and Policy Implications
    November 15  


  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Kevin R. Johnson
    Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws
    May 4 

  • Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 

    Dr. David Gollaher
    Life in the Balance: Perspectives on Stem Cell Research
    February 24 

  • Aaron Williams and Kevin Quigley
    The Future of International Service
    November 21 

  • Sarah Chayes, Gordon L. Radley, and Thomas Tighe
    International Service: Bringing the World Back Home
    September 26 


  • George Packer
    An American Dilemma: Obama, Afghanistan, and Vietnam
    May 19 

  • Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life 
    E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    Are America’s Religious Wars Ending?
    April 20 

  • Kavita Ramdas
    Feminist Leadership in Building Global Community
    February 9 

  • Vali Nasr
    Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
    October 11 


    Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life 
    Sister Joan Chittister
    Spirituality and Culture
    April 2

  • Aaron Glantz
    The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans
    March 1 

  • Brian McLaren
    Everything Must Change: Rediscovering Christian Faith as a Spiritual-Social Movement
    February 7 

  • Jonathan Alter
    Election 2008: The Stakes
    October 22 


  • Congressman David Price
    Faith Informing Politics: Pitfalls and Promise
    June 1 

  • David Chidester, Richard Hecht, Edward T. Linenthal, Robert Orsi, Jonathan Z. Smith, Sarah Taylor, and Wendy Wright
    Exploring the Contributions of Walter Capps to the Study of Religion
    May 9-10

  • Congresswoman Lois Capps, Richard Hecht, Wilson Hubbell, Jim Nolan, and James Quay
    Coming Home: Walter Capps’ Vietnam War Class Reunion
    April 26 

  • Wade Clark Roof Lecture on Human Rights 
    Lynn Hunt
    Inventing Human Rights: A History
    November 18 

  • Mario Garcia
    The Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action
    October 30 

  • Anne Hastings
    Eradicating Global Poverty: Is It Really Achievable?
    September 18 


  • The 6th Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate 
    Rabbi Michael Lerner and Michael Novak
    Religion in American Politics — Too Much or Too Little?
    May 17 

  • The Henry A. Schimberg Lecture and Symposium on Ethics 
    Coleen Rowley
    U.S. Intelligence, 9/11, and Iraq: A Whistleblower’s Story
    April 22 

  • Joe Matthews
    Soft in the Middle? The Bi-Partisan Schwarzenegger and California’s Future
    January 11 

    Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy 
    Kevin Phillips
    American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil and Borrowed Money
    October 19

  • James Fallows
    Blind Into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq
    September 17 


  • Taylor Branch
    At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
    Febuary 26 

  • Kwame Anthony Appiah
    Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
    Febuary 1 

  • Wade Clark Roof
    Gen Xers and How They Are Changing American Religion
    January 29 

  • Mario T. Garcia & Fr. Virgil Cordano, O.F.M.
    Padre: The Spiritual Journey of Father Virgil Cordano
    October 17 


  • Quang X. Pham
    Thirty Years After Vietnam: Myths, Lessons, and Closure
    May 16 

  • Capps Dialogue 
    Jonathan Rauch and Maggie Gallagher
    The Controversy over Marriage
    May 10 

  • Harvey Cox
    When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today
    December 12  

  • Gillian Martin Sorensen
    The U.S. and the U.N.: Can this Marriage Be Saved?
    September 8 


  • Vandana Shiva
    Planting Seeds for Change: Women’s Struggle against Corporate Control of Biodiversity
    May 9 

  • Edward T. Linenthal
    Terrorism and Its Aftermath: Oklahoma City and September 11
    April 27 

  • Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
    A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness
    January 21 

  • Lou Cannon
    The Rise of the Celebrities: Republican Politics from Reagan to Schwarzenegger
    January 13 

  • Alan Wolfe
    The Transformation of American Religion: How We Actually Live Our Faith
    December 11  

  • E. J. Dionne Jr.
    One Electorate Under God? Religion and American Politics
    October 30