Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

Archives: Speakers

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.08.2016

John Battles, a professor of forest ecology in the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, has spent the past two decades studying the many forces threatening California’s forests…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.08.2016

Dennis Baldocchi is a Professor of Biometeorology at the University of California, Berkeley…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
09.07.2016

Michael Krasny is a scholar and Professor of English and American Literature, the host of KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny,” an award-winning broadcast journalist, and author of two acclaimed books…Read More

by Aaron Joseph
09.02.2016

Janet Delaney has been practicing photography for over 30 years. Her photographic work explores the line between documentary and fine art…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.25.2016

Eve Ensler is the author of the theatrical phenomenon and Obie-winning The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.22.2016

Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.18.2016

Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Lance Knobel
09.05.2017

Amy Tobin is CEO of the JCC East Bay. Tobin, a nationally recognized Jewish leader, has worked with nonprofit community, arts, and social change organizations for 20 years. She joined the JCC after six years as founding Executive Director of Berkeley’s David Brower Center, an award-winning destination for environmental and social action. Previously, Amy was

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.10.2016

Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty…Read More

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Aaron Joseph
08.10.2016

Kenji López-Alt is the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, a columnist for Cooking Light, and author of the James Beard Award-winning, New York Times Best-Seller, The Food Lab…Read More

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