Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky at an OLLI lunchtime speaker event
OLLI Lectures showcase leading figures in their fields discussing some of the most pressing and provocative issues of our time. Recently, speakers have explored constitutional rights under the current court, breakthroughs in medical research, the science behind how to improve sleep, the global politics of waste, the state of American cinema, and more. OLLI Lectures are free and open to the public.
Paint the Void: Street Art Now
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3:30-4:30 PM
Annice Jacoby chronicled acclaimed Mission art and artists in her book, Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo (Abrams) and at the year-long deYoung series, Cultural Encounters. Her approach mixes art history, politics and popular culture. Check the events calendar for details.
Tech Stress: How to Stop Technology from Hijacking Our Lives
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 3:30-4:30 PM
Erik Peper, Ph.D., an expert on biofeedback, holistic health and stress management, will offer real, practical tools on how to reduce physical strain, alleviate poor posture, combat brain drain and enhance productivity. Check the events calendar for details.
Moving Climate Solutions Forward Faster
Friday, Oct. 2, 10:30-11:30 PM
Ken Alex, Director, Project Climate, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE), discusses promising climate solutions and some of the challenges and strategies for moving them forward more quickly. Check the events calendar for details.
Watch on YouTube
Several recent lectures were conducted on Zoom, and are viewable on our YouTube channel.
- Allison Harvey on how to improve sleep (Berkeley Professor and Director of the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic)
- Dan Kammen on the green revolution (Berkeley Distinguished Professor and Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory)
- Deirdre English on how journalists view the #MeToo Movement (Berkeley lecturer and former Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones)
Listen to Podcasts
We are delighted that a number of OLLI Lectures have been showcased on Berkeley Talks, a Berkeley News podcast that features speaker events at UC Berkeley.
- Kate O'Neill on the global politics of waste (Berkeley professor)
- Harry Chotiner on the state of American Cinema (film historian and educator)
- Beverly Crawford on the lies told about immigrants (Berkeley professor emerita)
- Randy Schekman on new Parkinson's research (Noble laureate and Berkeley professor emeritus)
- David Raulet on the revolution of cancer immunology (immunologist and Berkeley professor)