Past Events

Matrix On Point

Truth & Denial: Searching for Information in the Digital Era

Join us on April 22 for a \"Matrix on Point\" discussion, as a group of distinguished panelists will approach questions of objectivity, disinformation, and the construction of truth from a media-consumption (rather than media-production) perspective, focusing on how internet users find information, how algorithms play a deterministic role in search results, and how lies propagate and solidify.

Affiliated Centers

President Biden’s First 100 Days: An Assessment

Join us for a panel discussion on how President Joe Biden has fared during the first 100 days of his term. Panelists will include: Mark Z. Barabak, Vanessa Tyson, Terry Bimes, and George Breslauer.

Authors Meet Critics

Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity

Please join us on April 19, 2021 for an \"Authors Meet Critics\" book talk featuring \"Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity,\" by Armando Lara-Millán, Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology.

Religion

Race and Responsibility: A Conversation on Black-Jewish Relations and the Fight for Equal Justice

On April 12th, Eric K. Ward, a leading expert on the relationship between racism, antisemitism, and authoritarian movements; and Michael Rothberg, an eminent scholar of historical exclusion and its legacies, will tackle important questions in contemporary Black-Jewish relations.

The Future of the Republican Party after the Trump Presidency

Presented by the Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, this panel discussion will feature: Daron Shaw, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Frank C. Erwin J. Chair of State Politics, University of Texas, Austin; Mike Madrid, Founder of Madrid and Associates, former political Director of California Republican Party, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, leading expert on Latino voting; Kristin Olsen, Partner, California Strategies, former Vice Chair of California Republican Party, Minority Leader California State Assembly 2014-2016; John Thomas, President, Thomas Partners Strategies, Chief Strategist for Republican candidates at all levels, Campaign and Elections Journal Rising Star Award winner; Dan Schnur (Chair), Lecturer in Political Science, UC Berkeley and University of Southern California. 

Development of Best Management Practices for Cannabis

This spring, the Berkeley Cannabis Research Center  will host monthly webinars focused on the intersection of cannabis policy, cannabis producing communities and the environment. Please join us on the last Wednesday of every month from 12PM - 1PM (PST). On Wednesday, February 24th, the panel will focus on \"Development of Best Management Practices for Cannabis,\" moderated by Phoebe Parker-Shames (UC Berkeley ESPM).