Dean’s Speaker Series

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.

Upcoming Events

Health vs. Havoc: A discussion of nutrition, sanity and unapologetic deliciousness

Tuesday, November 12 2019
5:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Reception to follow
First Floor Colloquia, 2121 Berkeley Way

View event details and register to attend on the Berkeley Public Health Events Calendar.


Past Events

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.

2019
  • A Conversation with California’s First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris (September)
  • 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
2018
  • 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)
2017
  • 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
2016

*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