CSHE logoThe Center for Studies in Higher Education presents a visiting scholar seminar and the 2017 Spring Colloquium Series, a program of stimulating lectures and discussions on national and international issues shaping higher education today.

All lectures take place on the UC Berkeley campus and are free of charge. Campus members and members of the general public are welcome to attend.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit The Center for Studies in Higher Education website.

Visiting Scholar Seminar

The Effect of Cumulative Advantages on the Stability and Dynamics of Collaborations in US Physics, Chemistry and Sociology from 1980 to 2015.

Oliver Wieczorek, Visiting Scholar, Sociology, Bamberg, Germany, and Heiko Heiberger, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department for Micro-Sociology at University of Bremen

12 – 1 pm (bring your own lunch)
Monday, January 30, 2017
355 GSPP, 2607 Hearst Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720
No RSVP necessary and open to the public.

High Performance and Science Policy in a Small Country: The Case of Israel

Featuring Dr. Meir Zadok, Executive Director, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Thursday, February 2, 2017
12  – 1 pm (with lunch to follow)
Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

Cosponsor: Institute of Governmental Studies and Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Studies

The Educational Backgrounds of American Business and Government Leaders: Inter-Industry Variation in the Recruitment of Executives

Featuring Steven G. Brint, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, UC Riverside

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 
3 – 4 pm
768 Library Evans Hall

Cosponsor: Department of Sociology

Why We Need a State and Regional Approach to Higher Education in Silicon Valley

Featuring Michael Kirst, President, California State Board of Education and Emeritus Professor of Education, Stanford University, and Dick Scott, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stanford University

Thursday, February 9, 2017
12 – 1 pm (with lunch to follow)
Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Featuring Michael O’Hare, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12 – 1 pm (with lunch to follow)
Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117