Fiona M. Doyle
Fiona M. Doyle

I am very pleased to present the Fall 2017 Berkeley Graduate Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley. Eight lectureships comprise the Graduate Council and Graduate Division Lectures, each with a distinct endowment history. These unique lectureship programs have brought distinguished visitors to Berkeley since 1904 to speak on a wide range of topics, from philosophy to the sciences.

Kicking off the fall lecture schedule in mid-October, distinguished cultural sociologist and author Arlie Hochschild, Professor of Emerita of Sociology at UC Berkeley, will deliver the Moses Lecture. The Bernard Moses Memorial Lectureship in the Social Sciences was established in 1937. It honors the memory of the late Bernard Moses, professor of history and political science at the University of California from 1875 to 1930.

In late October, recognized linguist Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock Lectures. The Hitchcock Lectureship is one of the University’s oldest and most cherished endowments. Previous Hitchcock speakers include Linus Pauling, Stephen Hawking, John Heilbron, Sylvia Earle, Ralph Cicerone, and Carol Greider. 

And, in mid-November, we welcome celebrated journalist and author George Packer to present the Jefferson Memorial Lecture. This lecture will be held in conjunction with UC Berkeley’s observance of Constitution Day. The Jefferson Lecture Series was established in 1944 to promote the basic principles of American democracy.

I cordially invite you to attend these thought-provoking events, which are free and open to the public. I’m confident that you will benefit from the opportunity to hear and interact with these distinguished speakers.

Fiona M. Doyle
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
and Dean of the Graduate Division
Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering