The University of California, Berkeley, sponsors a variety of public lectures. The lectureships present eminent scholars, Nobel laureates, and prominent figures to the University and San Francisco Bay Area community. Graduate Council and Graduate Division Lectures are free and no tickets are required.

Graduate Council and Graduate Division Lectures this fall

Theda Skocpol
Theda Skocpol

Jefferson Memorial Lectures
Obama, the Tea Party, and the Future of American Politics
Theda Skocpol — Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
September 19, 2012 — 4:10 PM
Alumni House, Toll Room, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Jeff Hawkins
Jeff Hawkins

Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures
Lecture I: Intelligence and the Brain  Recent Advances in Understanding How the Brain Works
Jeff Hawkins — Co-Founder, Numenta, Inc.
October 2, 2012 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, UC Berkeley campus
Lecture II: Intelligence and Machines  Creating Intelligent Machines by Modeling the Brain
October 3, 2012 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Leon Wieseltier
Leon Wieseltier

Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul
A Passion for Waiting: Messianism, History, and the Jews
Leon Wieseltier — Literary Editor, The New Republic
October 24, 2012 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Emmanuel Saez
Emmanuel Saez

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures
Income Inequality: Evidence and Implications
Emmanuel Saez — E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Equitable Growth, University of California, Berkeley
December 4, 2012 — 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, on the UC Berkeley campus.

For more information, including a wide range of past presentations by prominent scholars, scientists, and public intellectuals you can see or hear online, please visit the lectures sites at grad.berkeley.edu/lectures/. You can also contact us by phone, at (510) 643.7413, or by e-mail (lectures@berkeley.edu).

Join the conversation online via Facebook


Categories: Events, Headlines, September 2012
Tags: , , , ,

About Ellen Gobler

Ellen Gobler has served as the Senior Public Events Manager of the Graduate Division since Fall 2001.