Campus Conversations

Summer and fall 2021

Background image: Doe Library on the UC Berkeley campus with Sather Tower in the background
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Elena Zhukova/UC Berkeley

Monday, Aug. 9: 4 - 5 p.m.

Campus Conversation: The Changing Covid Landscape

UC Berkeley health experts Anna Harte, Guy Nicolette, Art Reingold and John Swartzberg will discuss the changing Covid landscape and what it means for the UC Berkeley community, and beyond.

Watch The Changing Covid Landscape on YouTube

Thursday, Aug. 26: Noon to 1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: Changemaking and the Berkeley Changemaker

Now, more than ever, our world needs creative solutions from our Berkeley ChangemakersBerkeley Changemaker™ is a way to codify an essential part of what UC Berkeley has always stood for, and judging from student and faculty feedback, provides a future-oriented narrative that our whole campus can rally behind, humanists and scientists alike. Its focus on critical thinkingcommunication, and collaboration activates student’s passions and helps them develop a sharper sense of who they want to be and how to make that happen. Join moderator Oliver O’Reilly in conversation with Linda Burton, Jennifer Johnson-Hanks and Michael Lu about the Berkeley Changemaker.

Watch Changemaking and the Berkeley Changemaker on YouTube

Tuesday, Sept. 28: Noon to 1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: Dean of Berkeley Journalism

Join the conversation with Geeta Anand, dean of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Barstow as they discuss the future of journalism and the college's intent to diversify and make journalism accessible to all students.

Watch Dean of Berkeley Journalism on YouTube

Monday, Oct. 18: Noon to 1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy

Join the conversation with Dean David C. Wilson of the Goldman School of Public Policy. Wilson’s academic specializations include survey research methods and experiments (psychology of survey response), political psychology, and American politics, with an emphasis on the measurement and analysis of intergroup attitudes and political behavior.

Watch Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy on YouTube

Friday, Nov. 5: Noon to 1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: Vice Chancellor for the Division of Equity & Inclusion

Join the conversation with Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, Dania Matos as she discusses how she leads with vision and love, centering people and community first and creating change through collective wisdom. Dania is the 4th vice chancellor in this role and prior to coming to Berkeley, she was the inaugural associate chancellor and chief diversity officer at UC Merced.

Watch Vice Chancellor for the Division of Equity & Inclusion on YouTube

Friday, Dec. 10: Noon to 1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: Building on the Legacy of Clark Kerr: Leading in a Diverse World 

Join Chancellor Carol Christ as she engages with the 2020 and 2021 Clark Kerr Award recipients on their thoughts about leading in the 21st century. The Clark Kerr Award recognizes those who have made extraordinary and distinguished contributions to the advancement of higher education. Chancellor Christ will be speaking with 2020 CKA recipient, John L. Hennessy - President Emeritus of Stanford University; and 2021 CKA awardees --  Shirley Ann Jackson - President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Eduardo J. Padrón - President Emeritus of Miami Dade College.

Watch Building on the Legacy of Clark Kerr: Leading in a Diverse World on YouTube

Monday, Dec. 13: Noon to 1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: 2021 End-of-Semester Review

Join Chancellor Carol Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Cathy Koshland, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Health Services Guy Nicolette as they reflect over the past year and offer a preview of what lies ahead for spring including finance reform, diversity initiatives, and the evolving public health situation.

Watch 2021 End-of-Semester Review on YouTube