Utopia/Dystopia: Imagining the Future: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | October 31 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (Maude Fife)

 Holly Doremus, Professor, Berkeley Law; Annalee Newitz, Author, Editor, Journalist; Ellen Rigsby, Professor, Communications Department, St. Mary's College

 Katherine Snyder, Professor, UCB English Department

 College of Letters & Science

In The Handmaid's Tale (1985), Margaret Atwood imagined the future as an authoritarian, environmental, and reproductive dystopia. To what extent have we heeded her cautionary tale? How well did her dystopian imaginings predict our present moment? And what dangers and promises does our own future hold? This panel approaches the question of the future, especially its dystopian and utopian possibilities, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Our panelists will address the ways that we currently imagine the future, as well as the challenges, both tractable and intractable, that we will face as we move forward into the twenty-first century

 Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

 light refreshments afterward

 CA, alix@berkeley.edu, 15106428378