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Berkeley Forum Announces Spring 2016 Event Lineup

BERKELEY, California―January 24, 2016―Today the Berkeley Forum announced a selection of events from its Spring 2016 lineup.

"This semester looks to be the Forum's most thrilling yet,” said Matthew Freeman, the Berkeley Forum president. “As the Forum continues to grow, our staff of students has scheduled more events than in any previous semester and come up with a host of innovative ways to reach audiences. Every day we are getting one step closer to creating the intellectual community that the Forum has as its ultimate goal."

January 26, 2016
John Deutch – Former Director of Central Intelligence and Emeritus Institute Professor at MIT

February 4, 2016
Alec Karakatsanis – Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist

March 2, 2016
Jack Glaser – Race and Public Policy Professor

March 3, 2016
Stephen Wolfram – Founder of Wolfram Research

March 15, 2016
Jamie Hyneman – Co-host of Mythbusters and founder of M5 Industries

March 30, 2016
Steve Ramirez – Neuroscientist at MIT

March 31, 2016
Neil Gershenfeld – Director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms

April 5, 2016
John Martinis – Quantum Computing Expert

May 4, 2016
Sammy Obeid – Stand-up Comedian

May 6, 2016
Angus King – US Senator for Maine

Date TBA
Jeannette Wing – Vice President of Microsoft Research
Jennifer Dulski – President and COO of

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About the Berkeley Forum
The Berkeley Forum is a non-partisan, student-run organization at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 2012, the Forum organizes panels, debates, and talks by leading experts from a wide variety of fields. Since its founding the organization has had the pleasure of welcoming a number of distinguished guests, including Senator Rand Paul, Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, ACLU President Susan Herman, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and The Sopranos creator David Chase.

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