In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many of the videos on this page are recordings on these lectures and talks. Also featured are interviews with some of our notable collectees.
BU students questioned the Massachusetts gubernatorial hopefuls - and our panel of experts led by Prof. John Carroll and analyzed the answers. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center taped Boston University students' questions addressed to the candidates for Massachusetts governor and then recorded the answers they gave. Running Time: 13:35.
A panel discussion of the state of affairs in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan with Prof. Andrew Bacevich, Prof. Shahla Haeri and Prof. Thomas Barfield. Moderated by Prof. John Carroll. Running Time: 1:26:23.
BU Professor and retired US Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich talks about United States foreign policy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his book, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. Running Time: 1:20:25.
Legendary news anchor and journalist Dan Rather talks to BU students about the upcoming 2008 Presidential election and helps celebrate HGARC’s 45th Anniversary. Running Time: 36:29.
HGARC explores the role of media in politics in the 2008 presidential election. With Jonathan Alter, Newsweek; Tom Ashbrook, WBUR; David S. Bernstein, Boston Phoenix; Ida Lewis, Encore: American and Worldwide News; Renee Loth, Boston Globe; Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle; and Ernie Suggs, Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Running Time: 1:58:05.
HGARC presents a special night to raise awareness of the current situation of Afghanistan, featuring a special student reading of playwright William Mastrosimone's play Afghan Women and a panel discussion about the current state of Afghanistan. Running Time: 3:02:05.
Political activist and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader kicks off HGARC’s Ready to Vote Series with a talk about political participation leading up to the 2008 Presidential elections. Running Time: 1:51:16.