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Berkeley Forum Launches New Podcast


BERKELEY, California―October 26, 2016―Starting today, you can listen to past Berkeley Forum events in podcast form. The Berkeley Forum Podcast is now available for free on iTunes and through an RSS Feed.

The podcast will provide a new medium for students, community members, and people outside of Berkeley to experience Forum events and hear from distinguished speakers. It is another step in advancing our mission of a truly accessible forum for the presentation and debate of a wide range of intellectually-stimulating ideas.

Today the podcast launches with the following events:

“The NSA vs. Your Privacy: What's Wrong With America's Surveillance State”
Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky
Hosted on March 19, 2014

“Islamic Liberalism: An Oxymoron?”
Mustafa Akyol, Turkish author and journalist
Hosted on April 22, 2016

“Computation Thinking and Problem Solving”
Jeanette Wing, Vice President of Microsoft Research
Hosted on April 25, 2016

DEBATE: Gun Control
Resolution: Should the United States amend the Second Amendment?
Hosted on August 31, 2016

In the coming weeks, we will be regularly releasing new episodes, which will include past events as well as new events from this semester.

Subscribe to the podcast now on iTunes and through our RSS Feed.

More information about our upcoming events can be found on the events page of our website.

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.

Press Contact
Courtney Brousseau
Press Chief
press@forum.berkeley.edu
(510) 900-9502 ext. 727