A series of talks with Berkeley’s leaders

Photo Elena Zhukova/UC Berkeley

Join the conversation!

It is a pivotal time in higher education and at UC Berkeley. There are many new campus leaders who are seeking new opportunities for Berkeley and working to address the challenges that we face. Now more than ever, it is important to understand the issues facing our campus and engage together in developing solutions.

Each month, a campus leader will share their vision for the future and invite you, the campus community, to ask questions and share your views. Bring your questions – and your lunch – and join the conversation.

Making requests for event accommodations

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact La Dawn Duvall lduvall@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.


Upcoming events


Past events

Campus Conversation: 2021 Year End Campus Conversation

Monday, May 24
Noon - 1PM

Join the Conversation with Chancellor Carol Christ, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos and Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Cathy Koshland. The panel will provide an overview of the lessons learned over the year, and provide insight into what to look forward to in the fall.

You can also watch this event live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.


Campus Conversation: Safe Return to Work

Tuesday, May 25
Noon - 1PM

Join the conversation with Eugene Whitlock, Assistant Vice Chancellor Human Resources, Guy Nicolette, Assistant Vice Chancellor University Health Services, Sally McGarrahan Associate Vice Chancellor Facility Services and Art Reingold, head of the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology as they address outstanding issues and concerns and discuss the safe return to work.

You can also watch this event live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.


Campus Conversation: Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Friday, April 30
Noon - 1PM

Join the conversation with AVC of Enrollment Management and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Olufemi "Femi" Ogundele as he discusses his goals to enhance Berkeley's effectiveness in attracting and retaining student scholars while adding a new level of strategic focus and oversight to admissions and enrollment-related functions.

You can also watch this event live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.


Campus Conversation: Chancellor Christ and Nobelist Jennifer Doudna

Saturday, April 24
Noon - 1PM

Join us for a very special Cal Day Campus Conversation with our Chancellor Christ and 2020 Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna as they discuss their roles and responsibilities as pioneering “firsts” in their respective fields.


Campus Conversation Dean Series

Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00pm

Join the conversation with Dean Vishaan Chakrabarti of the College of Environmental Design who, since arriving in August 2020, has refocused the college's strategic vision to center upon sustainability, equity, and agency. 

You can also watch this event live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.


Campus Conversation Dean Series

Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00 pm

Join the Conversation with Dean Jennifer Chayes and learn more about her and her vital and strategic vision as the first Associate Provost of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and Dean of the School of Information.

You can also watch this event live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.


The COVID Vaccines: UC Berkeley Experts Weigh In

Friday, January 22 at 12:00 pm

The roll-out of COVID vaccines has been beset by logistical challenges, even as questions old and new arise about complicated issues, including dosing, efficacy, safety, and availability. With UC Berkeley’s own vaccination program now under way, our next Campus Conversation, at noon on Friday, Jan. 22, will feature some of UC Berkeley’s leading public health experts and clinicians who will provide insight and analysis regarding the current situation and what we can expect going forward.

Join the Conversation with Art Reingold, John Swartzberg, Guy Nicolette and Anna Harte.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health

Please submit your questions in advance via this Google Form.

You can also watch this event live on the UC Berkeley Facebook page.