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Friday, April 10, 2015

DIL Fellow Panel and Showcase: Tech Innovation and Partnerships for Education in Africa

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 3-5 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level


James Bernard, Microsoft

Blum Center for Developing Economies


Join the Development Impact Lab and our Spring 2015 DIL Fellow, James Bernard, as we gather leaders in tech. A moderated panel with representatives from Microsoft, Intel, and Hewlett Packard will be followed by a showcase of devices, software, & programs that have helped address education challenges in the developing world.


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by April 10 online.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Converging on 'Humanity': The Confluence of Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Development in the 21st Century: A Discussion with Dr. Nils Gilman, Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff to Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Presentation | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Conference Room


Nils Gilman, UC Berkeley

Blum Center for Developing Economies


Dr. Gilman will address how these previously separate fields of discourse and practice - humanitarianism, human rights, and development - have converged over the last couple of decades, and lead a discussion of how people are observing this convergence in their own domains. He will also unfold some of the tensions that have attended to this convergence.


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by April 24 online.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big Ideas Pitch Day

Special Event | April 28 | 2-5 p.m. |  Blum Hall


Blum Center for Developing Economies


Select finalist teams will be invited to attend the Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day where teams will pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges.  Judges will then select Pitch Day winners to receive an additional award. Last year a representative from USAID participated in this event and we would be delighted to have a USAID participate in this event again this year.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Big Ideas Awards Celebration

Special Event | May 5 | 2-5 p.m. |  Blum Hall


Blum Center for Developing Economies


The Awards Celebration brings together the entire Big Ideas@Berkeley community to mark the conclusion of the 2014-2015 contest. There will be a poster session featuring the award winning projects and plenty of time for judges, mentors, sponsors and teams to network, engage and learn more about the innovative projects that were developed throughout the course of the Big Ideas Contest.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015