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Established in 2012, the Berkeley Forum is a vital center of inquiry
and debate on the Berkeley campus.

You’ll work alongside some of
the brightest minds at Berkeley
and meet the people who shape
our world. Learn more.


Carter Keeling ‘17 (right) moderates a conversation with Creative Commons Founder Lawrence Lessig.

Be a part of something big.

Your college years are like no other, a time when you can explore the passions that excite you most. But they are also a period when you should be engaging with a wide range of ideas, unencumbered by occupational demands.

The Berkeley Forum is a rich complement to any Berkeley education. The Forum is devoted to uncovering and debating controversial issues, both topical and timeless. Whether you are a philosophy major, a computer scientist, or an aspiring artist, by joining the Forum you’ll acquire an unparalleled breadth of knowledge and meet other students who share a passion for free speech, inquiry, and diversity of ideas.

Why Join?

We offer the opportunity to make an impact during the most transformative years of your life.  See reasons to join.

Application Process

Learn more about the components of our application and prepare for the interview and written test.  Apply today.

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At the Forum, there’s an opportunity
for everyone — from moderating to marketing.  See committees and roles.

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without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical and mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status,
age, sexual orientation, citizenship or status as a covered veteran. We are proud to celebrate inclusion and diversity — including diversity of ideas and beliefs.