The UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Dean’s Speaker Series is designed to bring distinguished experts to Berkeley and engage the community on a variety of current and important topics in the field of public health.
The events are free and open to the public; registration is encouraged as capacity is often limited.
The following is a list of past Dean’s Speaker Series events. Click the “watch” link at the end of each event description to view the presentation on YouTube.
- The Novel Coronavirus: Why are these outbreaks so difficult to prevent and where do we go from here? (February)
- Health vs. Havoc: A discussion of nutrition, sanity and unapologetic deliciousness (November) watch
- A Conversation with California’s First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris (September) watch
- Reforming national chemicals safety policy to protect the health of workers and the public (April) watch
- Universal Coverage: Is “Medicare for All” the Answer? (March) watch
- Social Justice and Health Equity with Michael Marmot (December) watch
- Environmental Justice: What can we do about the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities? With Van Jones (November) watch
- A Conversation with Marion Nestle and Alice Waters, (March) watch
- Improving Care and Restoring Dignity for the U.S. Prison Population, (September)
- A Conversation with Larry Brilliant, (January) watch
- Beyond Coverage: After the ACA, (February) watch
- Grappling with Cure, (March) watch
- The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges, (May) watch
- Global Health and the Future Role of the United States, (August) watch
- Is Sugar Making Us Sick?, (September) watch
- Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century, (November) watch
*Talks marked with an asterisk are also part of the 2015-2016 Kaiser Permanente Lecture series, co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
- From Biomedicine to Bioregion: The Geographies of a Care-Based Economy, (February) watch
- Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism*, (February) watch
- Dying in America*, (February) watch
- Why Scientific Retractions Are Rising—and Why That’s Good News for Public Health (and Journalism)*, (March) watch
- The Principles and Priorities of Population Health Science, (March) watch
- Communicating Science to the Public: The Vaccine-Autism Controversy*, (April) watch
- Clinical and Financial Integration: Managing Risk in a Changing Marketplace, (April) watch
- A Conversation with Lisa Jackson, (May)
- All That Glitters, (May) watch
- Firearm Violence: Research and Action, (September) watch
- Devoured: A Journey in the American Food Psyche, (October) watch
- From Biomedicine to Bioregion: The Geographies of a Care-Based Economy, (November) watch
- Health in California under a Trump Presidency, (December) watch