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Professor Emeritus Richard Walker, Chair
Department of Geography

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2521 Channing Way #5555 Rm. 308
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 643-4406
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California Studies Dinner Seminars

The California Studies Dinner Seminars is a forum for the discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography and public affairs in Northern California.

Fall 2015 Speakers:

Thursday, September 24, 2015 —
"Tangled Vines: Greed Murder, Obsession, and An Arsonists in the Vineyards of California"
Frances Dinkelspiel

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 —
"The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin"
Kim Bancroft


Spring 2016 Speakers:

Thursday, January 21, 2016 —
California Ag Roots Project
Ildi Carlise Cummins

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 —
Mexican Americans and the Good Neighbor Policy During WWII
Natalie Mendoza

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 —
History of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood
Randy Shaw

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Director's Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just above Telegraph Ave)

The series is co-directed by Richard Walker (Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley) and Charles Wollenberg (Berkeley City College, Berkeley), and is sponsored by the California Studies Center and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). It is funded with the generous support of the IRLE and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Anyone interested in topics about the state of California is invited to attend these informal dinner gatherings. The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but we ask for a small donation for beverages.

To attend PLEASE RSVP:
Margaret Olney
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
University of California, Berkeley
2521 Channing Way # 5555
Berkeley, CA 94720-5555
(510) 643-8140

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