Wednesday, April 11
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ on Berkeley's future.
Wednesday, April 18
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
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
Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.
Wednesday, May 9
Darren Zook will be this year's recipient of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Excellence in Teaching and Learning award.
Wednesday, January 10
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
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
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
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
From Confederate memorials to Berkeley's Boalt Hall, culture wars are being fought. We need to take a stand, but what stand?