The Berkeley Forum Podcast
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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.
||CleanComedy 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 min||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn 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 an||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPanel: 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: Dir||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 cha||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThreats 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||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComputational 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||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIslamic Liberalism: An Oxymoron? — Mustafa Akyol||Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish author and journalist, whose most recent columns have appeared in New York Times and Al-Monitor. He is also the author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, which examines the roles of democracy and liberty wit||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Senator Rand Paul||Rand Paul is the junior senator for Kentucky. A strong advocate for constitutional liberties, he is one of the most prominent figures in the Republican Party. He will be speaking about the NSA and personal privacy. Event Format: 20 minute address, conve||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate: Gun Control||Under the Second Amendment, which guarantees that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” most Americans are able to purchase guns legally. With 225 years since its ratification, the Second Amendment has stood the te||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
My favorite Podcast on iTunes!
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!
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!