Message from the Vice Provost and Dean
I am very pleased to present the Spring 2018 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 spring lecture schedule in late February, we welcome distinguished legal scholar David Cole to present the Jefferson Memorial Lecture. The Jefferson Lecture Series was established in 1944 to promote the basic principles of American democracy.
And in mid-April, Marilyn Strathern, recognized and respected social anthropologist, returns to UC Berkeley to present the Foerster Lecture on the Immortality of the Soul. Previous Foerster lecturers include Oliver Sacks, Thomas S. Kuhn, Aldous Huxley, and Paul Tillich.
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