Fall term members, please note that you have until Wednesday, Dec. 31, to access and view your fall course materials, including course videos. Enjoy!
Welcome to the start of OLLI @Berkeley's winter term, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 and ends Friday, March 12.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 5, 10:30-11:30 AM for "A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black Americans," an illuminating talk by Elliott Currie, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine. Dr. Currie is the author of numerous acclaimed books on crime and criminal justice, including Crime and Punishment in America, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
This event is free and open to the public. A link to join will be posted shortly.
Professor Currie's talk is another in OLLI's America's Unfinished Work series featuring leaders on campus and in the community engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 19, 10:30-11:30 AM, for a follow-up Q&A with Dr. Deborah Gold, a retired infectious disease specialist, who'll answer your questions about the latest understanding of COVID-19, vaccines, treatments and more.
Dr. Gold's talk is part of OLLI Conversations, an opportunity for OLLI members to engage with, and ask questions of, campus and community experts on topics in the news.
This event is exclusively for OLLI @Berkeley members. A link to register will be included in upcoming emails.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 26, from 10:30-11:30 AM (PT) for a talk by George Breslauer, Provost and Professor Emerius, Comparative Politics at UC Berkeley, who'll explore the myths and realities of Putin's Russia. Dr. Breslauer has taught and written extensively about Soviet and Post-Soviet politics and foreign policy, and will be teaching at OLLI in our spring term.
This event is free and open to the public. A link to register will be posted shortly.
Professor Breslauer's talk is part of our OLLI Lectures series, which showcases leading figures in their fields discussing some of the most pressing and provocative issues of our time.
Join us on Friday, March 5, from 10:30-11:30 AM (PT) for a talk by Mary Hughes, a political strategist and co-founder of Close the Gap California, who will discuss the early, substantial and continuing political clout of elected women in the Bay Area. Ms. Hughes has advised candidates for President, Congress, state and legislative office contributing to a number of groundbreaking “firsts” — first woman in US history to lead her Party in the Congress; first woman Superintendent of Schools in California; and first open lesbian judge elected in the nation.
This talk is part of our OLLI Lectures series, which showcases leading figures in their fields discussing some of the most pressing and provocative issues of our time. It is open to the public. The link to join will be posted shortly.
Winter term ends on Friday, Mar. 12.