Fiona M. Doyle
Fiona M. Doyle

I am very pleased to present the Fall 2016 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.

In late September, we welcome Annette Gordon-Reed to present the Jefferson Memorial Lecture. She holds several titles at Harvard University including Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor for the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study; and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts & Sciences. 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.

And, in mid-November, distinguished cultural sociologist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ann Swidler, Professor 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.

I cordially invite you to attend these exciting lectures, 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
Dean of the Graduate Division
Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering