Campus Conversations

A series of talks with Berkeley's leaders

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It is a pivotal time in higher education and at UC Berkeley. There are many new campus leaders who are seeking new opportunities for Berkeley and working to address the challenges that we face. Now more than ever, it is important to understand the issues facing our campus and engage together in developing solutions.

Each month, a campus leader will share their vision for the future and invite you, the campus community, to ask questions and share your views. Bring your questions – and your lunch – and join the conversation.

Upcoming events

Tuesday, December 6: 12-1PM

Campus Conversation: 2022 Year End Conversation with Chancellor Carol Christ

Join Chancellor Carol Christ as she shares reflections over what has been an interesting and eventful semester and offers a preview of what lies ahead and thanks the campus community for their continued resilience as we look ahead to the spring semester.

Campus Conversations: Year End Review with Chancellor Carol Christ

Past Fall 2022 events

Tuesday, November 8: 12-1PM

Campus Conversation: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Oliver O'Reilly and Graduate Division Dean Lisa Garcia Bedolla

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate Division, Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Oliver O’Reilly will discuss a wide range of topics to include looking holistically at supporting the student from application to degree conferral, building community outside of the department, and improving overall support for public education.

Campus Conversation: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Oliver O'Reilly and Graduate Division Dean Lisa Garcia Bedolla

Campus Conversation: Oliver O'Reilly & Lisa García Bedolla

Monday, October 3: 12-1PM

Campus Conversation: Deans of the College of Letters & Science

Executive Dean, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks

Dean Michael Botchan, Biological Sciences

Dean Steven Kahn, Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Dean Raka Ray, Social Sciences 

Note: Dean Sara Guyer, Arts & Humanities, is unable to attend this session and will be scheduled for a conversation in the spring.  

The largest of UC Berkeley's colleges and schools — encompassing three-quarters of its undergraduates and half of its faculty and graduate students — the College of Letters & Science is the great, big heart of Berkeley. Learn about the exciting work and research happening across the college, the intellectual challenges faced by each division, and what distinguishes an L&S education for students today. 

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Campus Conversation: Deans of the College of Letters and Science

Campus Conversation: Deans of the College of Letters & Science

Monday, September 19: 5-6PM

Campus Conversation: Constitution Day featuring Dean of Berkeley Law Erwin Chemerinsky

In this special edition of Campus Conversations, Erwin Chemerinsky, the Dean of Berkeley Law, will take us on a deep dive into the Supreme Court. We will take a look at the impact of its current make-up, the major cases decided last year, and what’s in store for the year ahead. The discussion—part of the campus’s celebration of Constitution Day—will draw on Dean Chemerinsky’s expertise as one of the nation’s leading Constitutional experts who has, himself, argued cases before the Supreme Court.

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Campus Conversation: Constitution Day

Campus Conversation: Constitution Day

Featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law

Making requests for event accommodations

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact La Dawn Duvall with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.