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Professor Richard Walker, Chair
Department of Geography

Institute for Research on Labor and Employmet
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.

Spring 2014 Speakers:

January 16, 2014 —
Latinos at the Golden Gate
Tomas Summers Sandoval, Pomona College

February 19, 2014 —
Pulled Between Fundamentalist and Evangelical: Pentecostal Higher Education in Central California
Joshua Brahinsky
, Santa Cruz

March 18, 2014 —
The Atlas of California
Dick Walker
, UC Berkeley

May 15, 2014 —
Los Angeles Atlas Project
Patricia Wakida
, author and editor

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)


Past Dinner Seminars

The series is co-directed by Richard Walker (Professor, 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:

Myra Armstrong
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
University of California, Berkeley
2521 Channing Way # 5555
Berkeley, CA 94720-5555
(510) 643-3012