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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 mission of the Berkeley Forum is to provide the Berkeley community a non-partisan, accessible forum for the presentation and debate of a wide range of ideas; to reaffirm the value of a liberal arts education; and to regularly organize, promote, and broadcast debates, panels, and talks by distinguished persons, and any such events, activities, or conversations as shall engage and challenge the faculties of the mind.

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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 mission of the Berkeley Forum is to provide the Berkeley community a non-partisan, accessible forum for the presentation and debate of a wide range of ideas; to reaffirm the value of a liberal arts education; and to regularly organize, promote, and broadcast debates, panels, and talks by distinguished persons, and any such events, activities, or conversations as shall engage and challenge the faculties of the mind.

    Comedy on College Campuses— Sammy Obeid

    Comedy on College Campuses— Sammy Obeid

    Welcome to the Berkeley Forum Podcast! Sammy Obeid is a Berkeley Alumni with a degree in business and applied mathematics, Obeid’s comedy has been praised for being clever, self-deprecating, and sometimes filled with math puns.

    Event Format: 30 minute address, conversation with a student moderator, Q&A with the audience.

    Event Originally Held on May 4, 2016

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    Music: https://soundcloud.com/illinstrumentals/lil-uzi-vert-type-beat-internet-rap-prod-ill-instrumentals

    An Address by Peter Thiel

    An Address by Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future. He will be speaking on his philosophies on creating truly innovative startups and how to navigate a future marked by globalization in a world of scarce resources.

    Event Format: 30 minute address

    Event Originally Held on Dec 10, 2014

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    Music: https://soundcloud.com/rap-beats/rap-instrumental-dr-dre-snoop-dogg

    • 29 min
    Panel: What Does it Mean to be Muslim-American?

    Panel: What Does it Mean to be Muslim-American?

    What does it mean to be Muslim-American? The panel will focus on the growing issue of Islamophobia in America, contrasting with the notion that the United States is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, open equally to all.

    Speakers:

    Hoda Hawa: Director of Policy and Advocacy, Muslim Public Affairs Council

    Jabir Faqir: Senior Development Officer, Muslim Advocates

    Shaykh Jamaal Diwan: Co-Founder and Director of Safa Center for Education and Research & Chaplain at UCLA and USC

    Event Originally Held on Sept 14, 2016

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    Music: youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Human Crisis of North Korea — Hannah Song

    The Human Crisis of North Korea — Hannah Song

    Welcome to the Berkeley Forum Podcast! Today, we’re thrilled to be hosting Hannah Song, the President and CEO of Liberty in North Korea. She began working at LiNK in 2006 and became CEO in 2008. During her TEDx talk in 2012, Song noted that the change in North Korea is “being driven by the people,” and says that the situation is not hopeless.

    Event Format: 25 minute address, conversation with a student moderator, Q&A with the audience.

    Event Originally Held on April 20, 2016

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    Music: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ

    • 55 min
    Threats to the Homeland — Secretary Jeh Johnson

    Threats to the Homeland — Secretary Jeh Johnson

    Jeh Johnson is the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States. Prior to joining DHS, Secretary Johnson served as General Counsel for the Department of Defense, where he spearheaded reforms to the military commissions system at Guantanamo Bay in 2009, and co-authored the 250-page report that paved the way for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2010.

    Event Format: 30 minute address, conversation with a student moderator, Q&A with the audience

    Event Originally Held on September 15, 2015

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    Music: https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg

    • 51 min
    Computational Thinking and Problem Solving – Jeannette Wing

    Computational Thinking and Problem Solving – Jeannette Wing

    The Internet, global positioning systems, the laser, multi-touch displays and search engines. What do these have in common? These technologies, which we take for granted today, came out of basic scientific research. Basic research creates knowledge. It advances our fundamental understanding of the world. Its impact on society is immeasurable. In this talk, Professor Jeannette Wing (Vice President of Microsoft Research) will argue the importance of federal funding of basic research in the academia-industry-government research ecosystem that led to billion dollar businesses.

    Event Format: 40 minute address, conversation with a student moderator, Q&A with the audience

    Event Originally Held on April 25, 2016

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    Music: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

Sergey19 ,

Thought-provoking!

The episodes are truly thought-provoking and inspiring! With every single one I learn something new on a completely different (interesting) topic. Very impressive to see this come out of Berkeley as a student project!

DeenaDino Y ,

Student at UC Berkeley, Avid Fan of the Berkeley Forum

This is truly amazing! This studen club brings some incredible speakers, and now the podcast series allows people from all over the world to listen to these talks, debates, and panels. The circulation of knowlege and different perspectives drives our socieity forward!

conner954 ,

Fantastic!

My favorite Podcast on iTunes!

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