The J-School hosts numerous public events of interest to students and the general public. The events listed below are of particular interest to students in our program. Use the "Events View" picklist below to see events associated with other programs.
- Monday, November 9th, 2009
- Facing Japan: A Special Screening of 15 Short Videos Presented by Digital TV and The World Reporters
Digital TV and The World reporters invite the J-School community and friends to a special screening of “Facing Japan.” Their 15-short videos document the lives of ordinary people in Tokyo and California. The works examine tensions and changing attitudes among Japanese and Japanese Americans on both sides of the Pacific.
- Thursday, November 20th, 2008
- Longform Television Class screening Nov 2008
- Students and faculty enjoying the food before the Longform Television class's first screening on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2008 at the J-School.
- Monday, October 13th, 2008
- Japan Crossroads
Attendees of the Japan at a Crossroads seminar go around the room and discuss their ideas and stereotypes of Japanese culture. Journalism students Howard Hsu and Ayako Mie provided their knowledge about Japan, the world's second largest economy.
- Thursday, December 6th, 2007
- No End in Sight
A free screening of the award-winning documentary and discussion with the director of "No End in Sight: Iraq's Descent into Chaos"
- Thursday, November 15th, 2007
- Beyond Endless War:
THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
Middle East Forum
"Beyond Endless War: Iraq,
Terror and American Power"
- Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
- Chinese Voices: Reports from San Francisco and Guangzhou
Screening of â€œChinese Voices: Reports from San Francisco and Guangzhou,â€ a series of intimate video vignettes on the lives
of ordinary people. Class of 2008â€™s Brian Aguilar, Laurie Burkitt, Mason Cohn, Cynthia Dizikes, Susa Lim and Jason Witmer report from America and China.
- Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
- Asia Colloquium: Voices from Pakistan, Crisis and Context and Burma Update
Burma: The Media and the Way Ahead
Dr. Maung Zarni, University of Oxford Fellow and Founder, Free Burma Coalition
Voices from Pakistan: Crisis and Context
Manal Ahmad, JSchool and Usman Khalid, Haas School, with others
- Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
- Asia Colloquium: AGENT ORANGE A Personal Requiem, a documentary screening and discussion
Journalist Masako Sakata's documentary film chronicles the effects of the herbicide known as Agent Orange and the tragedy of losing her husband, an American photojournalist who died from liver cancer that was, Sakata is convinced, caused by his exposure to the defoliant while serving in Vietnam.
- Thursday, September 27th, 2007
- So Far From Mexico City, So Close to God
Author and journalist Sam Quinones speaks about his extensive reporting on Mexican immigrants.
- Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
- Journalist Reese Erlich presents Covering the Iraq Surge: Opinions, Facts and Fairytales
Journalist, author and radio reporter Reese Erlich talks about the media's challenges and pitfalls in covering the surge of American troops deployed to Iraq.
- Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
- 1967: Israel's Longest Year
Please join us for a lecture by Tom Segev, renowned journalist, historian and the 2007 Helen Diller Family Visiting Professor. Segev will discuss the sweeping and provocative history of the 1967 Six Day War, what led to it, what followed and how it changed everything.
- Saturday, April 21st, 2007
- North Gate Professional Seminar
Whether or not we consider ourselves historical writers, journalists frequently reconstruct or interpret the past. Yet the prospect can be daunting for reporters untrained in historical techniques and standards. Reconstructing the Past: When History and Journalism Meet, will be a daylong conferen
- Friday, April 20th, 2007-Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
- Alumni Weekend
Highlights include a public lecture by David Halberstam and the 2007 North Gate Professional Seminar: Reconstructing the Past: When History and Journalism Meet, as well as the annual alumni cocktail party on Saturday and a picnic on Sunday. We are also planning a career panel for students and a s
- Saturday, April 14th, 2007
- Third Annual International Reporting Conference
Join us for a hands-on day of panels and one-to-one discussions, by and for journalists, with some of the most experienced reporters and editors in the business. The conference, featuring reporters and producers from the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and PBS Frontline World, will focus on
- Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
- National Writers Union Event with Reese Erlich
Freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich has covered the Middle East for 20 years on assignment for the San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and NPR. Erlich will discuss his recent Mother Jones article exposing the U.S.-sponsored guerrilla attacks inside Iran. Erlichâ€™s book "The Ira
- Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
- Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Fund 2007 Award
Please join us in celebration of Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Fund 2007 Award Recipient Ms. Lydia Cacho. Ms. Cacho is one of Mexico's leading defenders of children's and women's rights. An investigative journalist and a specialist on gender-based violence, Ms. Cacho founded and directs the
- Thursday, March 15th, 2007-Monday, February 26th, 2007
- How I Learned To Love the Law by Writing About It, Not Practicing It
THIS IS POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.
- Tuesday, March 13th, 2007-Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
- Stopping Mass Atrocities
Join an international assembly of policymakers, philanthropists, religious leaders, scholars and activists to discuss the responsibility to protect against mass atrocities and move the concept from principle to practice.
- Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
- Press and the European Union
Please join us for an informal question and answer session on covering the European Union with Mattias Sundholm, Deputy Head of Press and Public Diplomacy Section, Washington D.C.
- Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
- 2007 Women In Leadership Conference
Join us on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 for the 11th Annual Women in Leadership Conference at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. The conference will focus on innovative approaches to women's careers and lifestyle choices. The day will include Keynote speakers, panels,
- Monday, February 26th, 2007
- The China Economic Miracle: How Stable Is It?
Award-winning New York Times foreign correspondent Howard French is a UC Regents' Lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism. Howard French will share his experiences covering China and running the Shanghai Bureau of The New York Times, which he has been presiding over since 2003. This event i
- Thursday, February 8th, 2007
- John Pomfret, "Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China"
Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, and John Pomfret, The Washington Post's Los Angeles bureau chief, will discuss his new book, "Chinese Lessons," which recounts lives of his former classmates in the Nanjing University History Class of 1982. Pomfret weaves his classmates'
- Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
- Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media by Eric Klinenberg
Eric Klinenberg will discuss his new book, "Fighting for Air," which offers an unsettling look at how local media has been sold out to big business for economic gain and why this should concern all Americans.
- Monday, January 8th, 2007
- Free Speech & Human Rights in China and the US
Director Jonathan Lewis will present clips from his film "China from the Inside" Episode 4: Freedom and Justice. Xiao Qiang, Director of the China Internet Project, and artist Hung Liu will discuss their media and human rights work in China and the US.
- Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
- Adventuring the African Apocalypse
Join war correspondent and documentary photographer Keith Harmon Snow for a revealing photographic voyage through remote landscapes and conflict zones in Africa. Keith will explore reportage of conflicts from Congo to Sudan, and he will share compassionate portraits and hopeful stories of survivo
- Monday, October 9th, 2006
- Broken Home
After nearly 12 years in the United States, Edwin Okong'o, a second year student at the Graduate School of Journalism, returned home to Kenya this summer on grants from the school and The Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley. His return was anything but welcome. Within days of his return Edwin wa
- Friday, October 6th, 2006
- James Fallows, Author of "Blind into Baghdad"
James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly's National Correspondent and former Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism, will discuss his new book, "Blind into Baghdad,"on how "the U.S. occupation of Iraq is a debacle not because the government did no planning, but because a vast amount of e
- Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
- Consequences of the War on Terrorism
Featuring: George Soros, philanthropist and author of "The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terrorism"; Lowell Bergman, PBS Frontline Correspondent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and The Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor of Investigative Reporting, UC Berkeley; D
- Tuesday, September 19th, 2006-Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
- IEAS Book Series: New Perspectives on East Asia
Michael Zielenziger, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Institute of International Studies, introduces his new book, "Shutting Out the Sun." The book chronicles how Japan's rigid, tradition-steeped society, its aversion to change, and its distrust of individuality and the expression of self are st
- Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
- American Liberalism, Opinion Journalism, and the War on Terror
Join two renowned editors of journals covering politics for a lively discussion and debate on liberalism, independent journalism and the U.S.'s foreign policy. Although both editors consider themselves "liberals", they have differing points of view on liberalism and the U.S.'s role in the world.
- Thursday, May 4th, 2006
- "The Lemon Tree" with Author Sandy Tolan
Please join Sandy Tolan and Cynthia Gorney of the Graduate School of Journalism in conversation about Tolan's book, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East. The Lemon Tree explores
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the experiences of two families and one ston
- Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006-Thursday, April 13th, 2006
- The Growing Movement to Protect Rivers in China
Vinya Sysamouth of International Rivers Network will also be speaking on the protection of the Nu/Salween River. Dammed, diverted and polluted, China's rivers are reaching an ecological tipping point. Yu Xiaogang is one of the leaders of a growing citizens' movement to protect China's rivers and
- Monday, May 1st, 2006
- The Reality and Legacy of The Iraq War (And Will Iran Be Next?)
Mark Danner, author of "The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History," is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, Danner is Professor of Journalism at University of California at Berkeley. Introduce
- Thursday, April 27th, 2006
- Which Way Israel? The Jewish State After Elections
Join one of Israel's top political analysts with veteran Middle East correspondent Sandy Tolan as they discuss Israel's political realities, and its future.
- Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
- War, Children and Accountability
Tim Allen of the London School of Economics and Political Science will give a lecture on War, Children and Accountability. His lecture will be followed by discussion respondents Chris Blattman and Jeannie Annan who will discuss their survey-based research on the effects of war on youth.
- Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
- China Syndrome: The 21st Century's First Great Epidemic
This Berkeley China Initiative event will feature Karl Taro Greenfeld, Editor-At-Large of Sports Illustrated, and former editor of TIME Magazine's Asian edition. He will discuss his new book, China Syndrome, which tracks the initial outbreak, and world response to SARS.
- Thursday, April 6th, 2006
- Covering HIV/AIDS in China
With an estimated 70,000 new HIV infections in China in 2005, the AIDS epidemic shows no signs of abating, but efforts at public education are spreading.
Seven pioneering journalists reporting on HIV/AIDS in China will discuss the challenges of covering this sensitive and controversial to
- Monday, March 20th, 2006
- Bush's New Energy Policy: Visionary Solution or Cynical Snake Oil?
David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn International Strategies and former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs in the Clinton Administration.
Mark Danner is a professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley and will host this coversation.
- Monday, March 13th, 2006
- Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam and the War of Ideas
Lawrence Pintak is Director of the Adham Center for Electronic Journalism at The American University in Cairo and will discuss his book, Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam and the War of Ideas, the gap in perceptions between "east" and "west," and his "Middle East Summer Boot
- Friday, March 10th, 2006
- Reporting Overseas
Please join us for an all-day skills-based conference for journalists covering the nuts and bolts of international reporting.
- Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
- Life on the Foreign Desk of The Washington Post
Pamela Constable, the Deputy Foreign Editor of The Washington Post, will talk about her life as a reporter in Afghanistan, India, Latin America, and her return to managing reporters across the globe.
- Monday, March 6th, 2006
- Can Newspapers Survive and Serve the Public Interest?
Please join us for a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Jouranlism, and Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian newspaper in London since 1995.
The Guardian, founded in 1821, is a leading national newspaper with a long history of editorial and polit
- Wednesday, March 1st, 2006-Monday, February 27th, 2006
- Food Politics: How Big Food Resists Government Regulation
The fourth in the 2006 Food Politics lecture series, Michele Simon discusses "How Big Food Resists Government Regulation." Simon is an Adjunct Professor at the U.C. Hastings College of the Law and the Director of the Center for Informed Food Choices.
- Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
- Clash of Civilizations: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
The rage over the published images of the Prophet Mohammad is only the latest example of a growing political-cultural rift between the West and the Arab and Muslim worlds.
Join one of the Arab world's leading political analysts, Hani Shukrallah, Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate
- Wednesday, February 15th, 2006-Thursday, February 9th, 2006
- Mark Ritchie: Putting the Politics into Food Politics
Join Mark Ritchie for the second lecture in the Food Politics Lecture Series. Before founding the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, Ritchie served as Executive Director of the Center for Rural Studies and as a policy analyst at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
- Monday, February 13th, 2006-Thursday, February 9th, 2006
- Impressions from Baghdad
Dean Orville Schell returned from Iraq on Thursday, February 9, 2006. Please join him for an all school discussion about the Iraq War and his impresssions about how journalists in Baghdad are now forced to work.
- Thursday, February 9th, 2006
- North Koreans Beyond the Border
Please join us for a roundtable with four Graduate School of Journalism students, who will show their slides and first interview reports from their December 2005 trip to South Korea and North China.
- Wednesday, February 8th, 2006-Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
- Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio
The first 2006 Food Politics lecture series. Peter Menzel, photojournalist and Faith D'Aluisio, writer, will discuss their recent book, Hungry Planet, which examines the world's eating habits.
- Tuesday, February 7th, 2006-Saturday, January 7th, 2006
- Generation Debt: The New Economics of Being Young
Robert Shireman, Director of the Project on Student Debt, will moderate a discussion with journalist Anya Kamenetz about the new and dangerous economic reality created by student loans, credit card debt, lower earnings, jobs without benefits, and uncertain retirement security.
- Friday, November 19th, 2004
- Migrant Tales: Life in China's Boomtowns
Peter Hessler is currently working as a correspondent in China for The New Yorker. He will reflect upon his writings and experiences in the far East and also the major influences in his new book.
- Monday, November 1st, 2004
- South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China
Seth Faison, former Shanghai Bureau Chief for the New York Times, navigates his way past forbidding walls to peek inside the dark corners of Chinese society.
- Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
- Vermeer in Bosnia
In a war-wracked world, Vermeer retreated into a single room and invented a notion of peace grounded in the autonomous free agency of his fellow human beings. Artists have not always, like Vermeer, been on the side of the angels, and Lawrence Weschler will also consider several obverse instances.
- Wednesday, April 28th, 2004
- Transition to What?
Twenty Reporters, Nine Countries:
The J-School and Prague-based Transitions Online look at post-communist Europe, 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Join us for sandwiches, drinks, and reports from the field. North Gate Library, 12:45-2:45, this Thursday, April 29.
- Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
- Changing World Views of the U.S.: An International Panel Discussion
Featuring Michael Naumann of Germany's Die Zeit Newspaper
- Monday, April 19th, 2004
- Howard French
A senior writer for the NYT, French reported for the newspaper since 1986 from Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Japan, Korea and now China. His coverage of the fall of Mobuto Sese Seko won the 1997 Overseas Press Club of Americas award for best newspaper interpretation of foreign affairs.
- Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
- Journalism Under Siege
The discussion will include the issue of jailed journalists in Myanmar/Burma, the increase of media lawsuits in Indonesia, searching for unbiased reporting in China, the wide use of anonymous sources and lack of accountability in Sri Lanka, the threat of even tighter controls in post-election Ira
- Wednesday, April 7th, 2004
- Sri Lanka: Taking sides in the shooting
A talk by
Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Journalism
- Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
- Ian Johnson: Wild Grass
Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting on China for the Wall Street Journal and has written this new book.
- Friday, January 30th, 2004
- Shanghai: The Evolution of a City
This panel event is held in conjunction with an exhibition of photographs from the recently published book by Jack Birns, a Life Magazine photographer covering China's civil war. The images offer a graphic vision of Shanghai poised on the precipice of political revolution in the late 1940's.
- Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
- The Jewish Community in Asia
J-School Senior Lecturer Joan Bieder gives the second of her two talks on the Baghdadi Jewish Community in Singapore and other parts of Asia. The first was on November 13, 2003, to the Jewish Federation of the Greater Bay Area at Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro
- Friday, November 14th, 2003
- Ecuador and the Price of Oil
Four UC Berkeley graduate student journalists present "Crude Fate" and "Fire on the River," videos shot in Ecuador. Faculty members from UC Davis' Department of Anthropology and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism will join in a discussion of the politics of petroleum in Latin America.
- Thursday, November 6th, 2003
- Politics as Theatre
Tony Award-winning playwright David Edgar joins J-School professor Mark Danner in a conversation at the North Gate Hall library. Edgar's acclaimed play Continental Divide opens that night at the Berkeley Repertory Theater.
- Tuesday, October 28th, 2003
- Comic Artist Visits School
Joe Sacco , a comic artist/journalist and author of "Palestine" and "Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-95", will visit the J-School library for a public talk and a slide show of his work.
- Friday, September 26th, 2003
- The War in Iraq and the American Economy
New York Times columnist and Princeton University Economics professor Paul Krugman visits the Anderson Auditorium, Haas School of Business, to discuss the war on Iraq and the American economy. Introduction by Dean Orville Schell.
- Tuesday, June 3rd, 2003
- War in Afghanistan
Join George Crile, producer of CBS "60 Minutes", Lowell Bergman, NYT and Frontline correspondent and adjunct professor at the Journalism School, as they discuss "The CIA's Secret War in Afghanistan". Moderated by Dean Orville Schell.
- Friday, May 30th, 2003
- China and the Internet
Chinaï¿½s Internet has been growing exponentially since mid-1990s.To explore this interesting phenomenon, this two-day conference brings together scholars, policy analysts, industry leaders, journalists, and legal practitioners around the world.
- Tuesday, May 6th, 2003
- Reporting the Politics of Oil
Join the reporters of Sandy Tolan's "Politics and Petroleum" class as they show video and recount their reporting challenges - from the high-rise capitals of Mexico and Venezuela to the jungles of Ecuador and Peru
- Monday, May 5th, 2003
- Cousin Felix Meets the Buddha
Meet the author Lincoln Kaye, and illustrator Hsu Mei-Lang of "Cousin Felix Meets the Buddha: and Other Encounters in China and Tibet," which has won rave reviews in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other publications.
- Friday, May 2nd, 2003
- David Landau
David Landau, Editor of Ha'aretz English Edition and Editorial Board member of Ha'aretz, Israel's oldest and most prestigious newspaper, will speak on Israel's position following the war with Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the media
- Thursday, May 1st, 2003
- War With Iraq
Join Mike Cerre of ABC news - just back from Iraq - as well as Phil Bronstein of the SF Chronicle and Robert Calo of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism - as they discuss embedding and the challenges of conveying unbiased, accurate information in wartime.