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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). General admission is $10. 

Wednesday, February 1

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

Creating a Meaningful Life for Yourself and the World

Prof. Clair Brown's talk draws from her book Buddhist Economics to discuss how we can create a sustainable, equitable economy for all people.

Wednesday, February 8

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

The Future of Sensory Perception

Scientists and other sensory explorers are developing powerful new technologies that can change, enhance and perhaps expand the limits of what we can perceive.

Wednesday, February 15

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

States of Altered Consciousness

Arriving at a deeper understanding of the nature of our mind and consciousness, and how consciousness relates to the rest of what we call physical reality, is perhaps the most profound question in all of science.

Wednesday, February 22

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

Living in a Gender Creative World

Across cultures, gender is undergoing a sea change. No longer is the binary gender system bedrock; instead, gender has become moving boulders.

Wednesday, October 5

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

Supreme Court 2016

Jesse Choper and Marshall Krause will discuss the Supreme Court's 2016 term, including the ramifications of Justice Scalia's passing.

Wednesday, October 12

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

Litquake

Litquake with OLLI faculty writers: Barbara Claire Freeman,  Anthony Clarvoe, Judith Coburn,  Dashka Slater, and Matt Shears

Wednesday, October 19

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

A Sense of Justice

An exploration of our individual and group capacity to uplift our world, by breaking down simple and complex barriers.

Wednesday, October 26

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

Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War

From 1936 to 1939, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines around the world. Volunteers rushed to help Spain’s democratically elected government fight off an uprising by right-wing army officers heavily backed by Hitler and Mussolini.