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Berkeley Forum Announces Fall 2018 Event Lineup


BERKELEY, California ― August 29, 2018 ― California State Controller Betty Yee and founder of 88Rising Sean Miyashiro will appear during the Fall 2018 session, the Berkeley Forum announced today.

Other speakers will include Larry Levitt, Senior VP for Health Reform at Kaiser Family Foundation, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter Martha Mendoza, and Jennifer Cabalquinto, Chief Financial Officer of the Golden State Warriors. A full list of the speaker lineup can be viewed below.

“I’m excited to release this lineup of Forum speakers, and hope that the Berkeley community will find them as exciting, knowledgeable, and engaging as we do. In choosing our speakers, our team is intentional about showcasing diverse viewpoints, and we hope there is an event for everyone in this semester’s schedule.” said Forum president Michael Chien. “We are thrilled to host speakers such as Don Roy King, Betty Yee, Martha Mendoza. As always, this lineup would not be possible without the hard work of our student staff, who have dedicated countless hours to furthering our mission of furthering discourse in our community.”

The fall lineup is tentative and subject to minor changes. For more information and the latest updates, please visit our website.

All events are open to the public and free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. Registration is required. You can sign up to receive notifications when tickets become available on our upcoming events page.

Fall 2018 Lineup

Yes, It's Really LIVE!: A Conversation With Director for Saturday Night Live Don Roy King: September 6, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Bart Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Countable: September 10, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Jasmine Lawrence, Founder of EDEN BodyWorks and Technical Program Manager at Facebook: September 17, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Julie Yoo, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Kyruus: September 18, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Workplace: A Conversation with the First Woman President of Harvey Mudd Maria Klawe: September 20, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Lauren Cooley, Red Alert Politics Editor at the Washington Examiner and Co-Founder of Campus Red PAC: October 1, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Ankit Mahadevia, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spero Therapeutics: October 3, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Jennifer Cabalquinto, Chief Financial Officer of the Golden State Warriors: October 4, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute: October 8, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Martha Mendoza, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter : October 10, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Mona Khan, Founder and Artistic Director of the Mona Khan Dance Company: October 11, 2018 · 6:00 PM

David Boaz, Author of The Libertarian Mind and Vice President of the Cato Institute: October 17, 2018 · 6:00 PM

The Election and the Future of HealthCare: A Conversation with Senior VP for Health Reform at Kaiser Family Foundation Larry Levitt: October 24, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Sean Miyashiro, Founder of 88Rising: November 2, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Betty Yee, California State Controller: November 7, 2018 · 6:00 PM

Turning Division into Unity: A Conversation with Chief Executive Officer of Green For All Vien Truong: November 13, 2018 · 6:00 PM

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 over 100 events. The Forum’s events have been covered by many media outlets, including the New York Times, Politico, CNN, the Associated Press, 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.

The Forum’s events are only possible because of the dedication and hard work of our members. Learn more about our members on the Meet Our Team page of our website. If you’re interested in joining the Forum’s staff, you can apply here before Friday, August 31 at 11:59 PM.

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