Wednesday, April 11

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

Berkeley's Future

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ on Berkeley's future.

Wednesday, April 18

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is the tech capital of the world and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. But there is a dark side of success: overheated bubbles and spectacular crashes; exploding inequality and millions of underpaid workers; a boiling housing crisis, mass displacement, and severe environmental damage, a delusional tech elite, and complicity with the worst in American politics.

Wednesday, April 25

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

The Rise of Plutocratic Populism

Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory.

Wednesday, May 2

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

Modernizing America's Electricity Infrastructure

Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.

Wednesday, January 10

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Berkeley

What Is Stroke? How Can the Risks of Stroke Be Reduced?

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability among all Americans, but the incidence of this disease is particularly high for African-Americans. The good news is that all of us can decrease the risks of stroke by understanding its causes and taking direct steps to address them.

Wednesday, January 17

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oakland

Last Stands? Art, Memory, and Public Space 

For decades, a painting of Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn has been on display at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in downtown Oakland. Does the painting glorify genocidal 19-century domestic policies, depict the comeuppance of an arrogant US general at the hands of Lakota warriors... or both?

Wednesday, February 14

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

Beyond Crisis Liberalism: How We Can Tackle Extreme Inequality

California is remarkably prosperous. Yet most of us are stuck. How can we inspire the change we need to ensure renewed economic progress? How can we finally end racial economic exclusion? Who will lead us forward?  

Wednesday, February 21

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

Why Is the Information Revolution So Scary?

Does the truth matter anymore? For the past several years — but especially since the 2016 US presidential election — Russian hackers, the mainstream media, social media platforms, conspiracy theorists, Twitter bots, U.S.

Wednesday, February 28

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Berkeley

Who Names the Public Space?

From Confederate memorials to Berkeley's Boalt Hall, culture wars are being fought. We need to take a stand, but what stand?