The Graduate Division proudly manages the Berkeley Graduate Lectures and UC Berkeley’s Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Here is a brief description of what we’ll be featuring this spring.

tyson-laura-webThe HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecture Series is pleased to present Laura Tyson, Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Haas School of Business on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Her lecture, entitled Women’s Work in the World Economy: A Personal & Political Perspective, will begin at 4:10 pm at the Chevron Auditorium at International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, on the Berkeley campus.

kathleen sebelius-webOn Tuesday, March 31, 2015 former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will present the Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade. Her lecture, entitled Healthcare 2024, will commence at 4:1 0 pm at International House.

NU-LAW Welcomes New Dean Daniel Rodriguez on August 31, 2011The Jefferson Memorial Lectures will welcome Northwestern Law School Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to present his lecture entitled Federalism, Localism, and the Shape of Constitutional Conflict. The lecture starts at 4:10 pm at the Booth Auditorium in the Berkeley Law School at 2778 Bancroft Way.

petit-webPhilip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor at Princeton University and Distinguished Professor at Australian National University, will present the Tanner Lectures on Human Values on April 7, April 8, and April 9, 2015. All three days’ events will be held in the Toll Room of Alumni House from 4:10 to 6:15 pm. The lectures, entitled The Birth of Ethics includes three commentators. The first lecture on April 7, From Language to Commitment, includes commentary by Michael Tomasello. From Commitment to Responsibility, on April 8, includes commentary by Pamela Hieronymi and Richard Moran. On April 9 there will be a seminar and discussion with Pettit and all three commentators.

goldbergerTo close the spring lecture season we welcome Paul Goldberger, Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, to present the Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock LecturesHe will present two lectures; both will commence at 4:10 pm and take place at International House. The Generic City will occur on Monday, April 20, and The Creative City on Tuesday, April 21.

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