Thursday, May 4, 2017
Lecture | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Jonathan Stewart, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Robert Kayen, PhD, Research Civil Engineer, US Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley and UCLA; Robb Moss, PhD, Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo; Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Onder Cetin, PhD, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; C.Y. Ou, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Raymond Seed, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Join us for the 35th Distinguished Lecture Series THURSDAY MAY 4th, 2017 jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Geo-Institute (SFGI) and UC Berkeley. We are dedicating this year's program to honor the career of our esteemed colleague, Ray Seed, who is retiring from Berkeley at the end of the current semester.
Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the UC Berkeley
This lecture will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis -- which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable -- and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.
Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998,... More >
Lecture | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
It is not just a question of color as decoration, the idea of color is far more rich and complex than that. Color can be a useful tool to reach different goals in our everyday lives, homes, offices, and institutions.
Pia Lopez-Izquierdo, Architect and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, will lead us through this talk on how colors belonging to our environment can make spaces... More >
Free with Garden Admission
Lecture | May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Since 1950, the global population and the global economy together have grown at 3.9 percent per yeardoubling every 17 years. Such exponential growth cannot continue on a finite planet. Will it end in pain or in achievable policies? Many scientists agree that human activity has passedor will pass shortlythe biological capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it.
Join Professor... More >
Registered guests will be seated first. Registration opens April 6. Register online by May 3.
Lecture | May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library
Martin Winckler, Physician-Writer, The French Consulate, San Francisco
The French Department and the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, San Francisco, welcome Martin Winckler, Physician-Writer