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OLLI hosts a Speaker Series during Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Speaker Series events are free to OLLI @Berkeley members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID). They are held at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St. Berkeley. General admission is $10. Free for current OLLI @ Berkeley members.

Wednesday, October 4

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Supreme Court 2017

Marshall Krause and Roy Ulrich will discuss the Supreme Court's 2017 term, including the ramifications of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the court.

Marshall Krause is the former chief attorney of ACLU of Northern California, and a former professor of political science at SFSU.

Wednesday, October 11

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Litquake with OLLI faculty writers:

Louise Nayer
Elizabeth Fishel
Jannie Dresser
Tamim Ansary
Darren Zook


Admission is $10 for the general public. Free for OLLI members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, October 18

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

President Putin and President Trump

How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?

Wednesday, October 25

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Energy Grid of the Future

Dan Kammen is a Professor and Chair of of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and is a professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. Dr.