Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky at an OLLI lunchtime speaker event

Throughout the year, OLLI @Berkeley showcases leading figures in their fields discussing some of the most pressing issues of our time. Recently, scholars have explored constitutional rights, the climate crisis, Nordic capitalism, Putin's Russia, the #MeToo movement, bio-inspired design, the politics of waste, and more. These events are free and open to the public. Check our calendar for upcoming events and links to join.

America's Unfinished Work Series

Launched in the summer of 2020, our America's Unfinished Work series features presentations by influential figures engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society. 


Climate Change & the Environment

We regularly host preeminent researchers, scientists and policy advocates at the forefront of fighting the climate crisis and its extreme impacts. 


Town Halls

OLLI @Berkeley Town Halls provide an invaluable forum for members and guest speakers to ponder, challenge and better understand timely issues impacting our communities, country and world.

Speaker Series

The following presentations were held online and are viewable on our YouTube channel.

Listen to Podcasts

We are delighted that a number of OLLI presentations have been showcased on Berkeley Talks, a UC Berkeley news podcast.