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Berkeley Forum Announces Fall 2016 Event Lineup

BERKELEY, California―August 28, 2016―Today the Berkeley Forum announced a selection of events from its Fall 2016 lineup, which includes 15 debates, panels, and talks with leaders from various fields and disciplines.

“Thanks to the hard work of the Forum's members, our lineup promises to bring more speakers than ever before, including experts from the world of dance to the electric vehicle industry to labor policy and much more,” said Daniel Ahrens, president of the Berkeley Forum. “I encourage the entire Berkeley student body to come to events that interest them this semester, whether they know nothing or everything about the topic, so that they can engage, ask questions, listen, and hopefully take something away from the experience.”

DEBATE: Gun Control
Resolution: The United States should amend the Second Amendment
August 31, 2016, 6PM, 110 Boalt Hall
Facebook Event | Reserve Ticket

LGBTQ Progress in the Media
Sarah Kate Ellis – President and CEO of GLAAD
September 6, 2016, 6PM, 112 Wurster Hall
Facebook Event | Reserve Ticket

Innovations in the Automotive Industry
Deepak Ahuja – Former CFO of Tesla
September 12, 2016
Facebook Event

The Digital Workspace
Sanjay Poonen – General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware
September 20, 2016

But I read it on the Internet...
Alix Generous – Founder of Podium and Mental Health Advocate
September 22, 2016

A Conversation with Mark Morris
Mark Morris – Artistic Director of Mark Morris Dance Group
In collaboration with Cal Performances
September 26, 2016

Impacts of Social Insurance on Labor Mobility
Adriana Kugler – Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University
September 29, 2016

A Conversation with KQED’s Mina Kim
Mina Kim – Journalist, PM Anchor, and KQED Forum Friday Host
October 5, 2016

Creativity, Adaptability, and Perseverance: Inside the life of a Serial Entrepreneur
Timothy Hwang – CEO and Co-Founder of FiscalNote
October 10, 2016

The American DREAMer: From Undocumented to Wall Street and Immigration Advocacy
Julissa Arce – Immigrant Rights Advocate and Former Wall Street Executive
October 11, 2016

A Conversation with Amy Ziering
Amy Ziering – Producer of The Hunting Ground and The Invisible War
October 12, 2016

The Past, Present, and Future of Consumer Electronics
Walt Mossberg – Technology Journalist and Founder of Recode
October 20, 2016

How to Uncover a Military Conspiracy
Joshua Kors – Investigative Reporter for The Nation
October 24, 2016

Doing good is good for business: the Noah’s Bagels story
Noah Alper – Founder of Noah’s Bagels
November 16, 2016

Lessons of Steve Jobs
Guy Kawasaki – Former Chief Evangelist for Apple and Silicon Valley venture capitalist
November 30, 2016

The Forum’s members are working to confirm more events for the Fall 2016 session. All dates and speakers are subject to change. More information about these events and other upcoming events will be shared on the Berkeley Forum website and social media pages. Follow the Berkeley Forum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates.

About the Berkeley Forum
The Berkeley Forum is a non-partisan, student-run organization at the University of California, Berkeley. Established in 2012, the Forum hosts debates, panels, and talks by leading experts from a variety of fields. The Forum exists to provide the Berkeley community with a space for the free expression and debate of a wide range of viewpoints.

We have welcomed over 5,000 attendees to more than 60 events. The Forum’s events have been covered by many media outlets, including the New York Times, Politico, CNN, the Associated Presss, C-SPAN, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Since its founding, the Forum has hosted a number of distinguished guests, including Senator Rand Paul, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, ACLU President Susan Herman, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Sopranos creator David Chase, President and CEO of Liberty in North Korea Hannah Song, Virtual Reality Journalist Nonny De La Peña, and Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

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