The Bernard Moses Memorial Lectureship in the Social Sciences was established by the President and the Regents of the University in 1937. The lectureship honors the memory of the late Bernard Moses, who taught all of California's social sciences courses for his first seven years at the University. From his classes grew the Departments of History, Economics, Political Science, and Jurisprudence. University of California, Berkeley Professors Eugene A. Hammel, Department of Anthropology, and George Lakoff, Department of Linguistics, delivered recent Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures.

TitleLecturerYear
Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall” Arlie Hochschild2017
Can We Create Good Institutions? Ann Swidler2016
Where the Wild Genes Are Aihwa Ong2014
The Children of the Revolution Yuri Slezkine2014
Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower Mary Ann Mason2013
Income Inequality: Evidence and Implications Emmanuel Saez2012
Everyday Life and Learning Jean Lave2011
Environmentalism: From the Control of Nature to Partnership Carolyn Merchant2010
The Humvee and the Apple Tree: Globalization or Americanization? Ken Jowitt2004
Sex and Death on the Edge of Europe: Slavonian Demography 1683-1900 Eugene A. Hammel1998
Metaphors of Causation George Lakoff1995
The Inca Civil War and the Establishment of Spanish Power in Peru John H. Rowe1990
The Intellectual’s Role in the Modern World Reinhard Bendix1986
Half Empty or Half Full: Observations on Soviet Historiography Nicholas V. Riasanovsky1985
My Life with Lincoln Kenneth M. Stampp1983
In Quest of National Interest: The Foreign Policy of the People’s Republic of China Robert A. Scalapino1982
Planned Change: The Creation of a New Society Elizabeth Colson1981
Unions, Economists, and Anti-Intlation Policy Lloyd Ulman1981
The Economics of Virtuous Haste: A Half-Century of Soviet Industrialization Gregory Grossman1980
America’s Musical Awareness of the Other Americas (to 1900) Robert Stevenson1979
The Inscrutable Chinese-Can We Understand Them? Wolfram Ebhard1979
Five Centuries of Food Production and Consumption in Central Mexico Woodrow Borah1978
Words and Ideas: “Patria” and “Nacion” in Pre-Independence Peru Luis Monguio1977
Hippocates’ Latin American Legacy: Problems and Puzzles of the Hot/Cold Dichotomy George M. Foster1977
Belgian Dream of Empire in South America Hilgard O'Reilly Sternberg1976
The Presidency In The Political System Aaron Wildavsky1974
The Dialectic of Fact and Value: Foundations of a Humanist Social Science Philip Selznick1973
Conceptions of Sex Role: Some Cross Cultural and Longitudinal Perspectives Jeanne H. Block1972
Berkeley in the 1960’s: A Historian’s Point of View Henry F. May1970
The American Republic in Transition Peter H. Odegard1963
What is Justice? Hans Kelsen1952
The Ancient Maya and the Recently Discovered Frescos of Bonampak A. V. Kidder1951
Inclinations and Obligations Alexander Meiklejohn1947
Two Thousand Years in Native Peru: A Story of Cultural Rise and Fall A. L. Kroeber1947
What is Wrong with International Law? Edwin D. Dickinson1946
Hypothesis and Practical Judgment in Economics and Ethics Griffith C. Evans1944
El Dorado: The Coronado Expedition in Perspective Herbert E. Bolton1941
The Employment of the Human Document in the Social Sciences William I. Thomas1940
The Problem of Controversial Issues in the Teaching of the Social Sciences Dexter M. Keezer1938
Our Basic Economic Problem Adolph C. Miller1937