California Studies Dinner Seminars - Past Dinners

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Andrew Lam, Editor for New American Media and a commentator on NPR, on his new book “East Eats West, Writing in Two Hemispheres”

Thursday, April 21, 2011
No Dinner – California Studies Conference, April 2, 2011 @ Oakland Museum

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Mary Ann Irwin, Professor of History, Diablo Valley College and
Robert Cherny, Professor of History, San Francisco State University
Professors Irwin and Cherny will be talking on their new book California Women and Politics, From the Gold Rush to the Great Depression”

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Prof. Keally McBride, Department of Politics, University of San Francisco "California Squealing: Prisons and the End of the Neoliberal Exception"

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Waldo Martin, Professor of History, UC Berkeley, on his book project. "Up against the Wall M…F…:  Notes on co-writing a political history of the Black Panther Party "

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Mark Brilliant, Asst Professor, Department of History & American Studies, UCB, on his book, “ The Color of America Has Changed:  How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California 1941 – 78”

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Dr. John Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Higher Education, UC Berkeley “Reimagining California Higher Education:  The California Master Plan at 50”

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Jeff Lustig, Prof. Emeritus of Government, Sacramento State University, on his new book, "Remaking California: Reclaiming the Public Good"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Ava F. Kahn, Independent Scholar & Author and Ellen Eisenberg, Author & Professor of History at Willamette College, on their new book, Worth a Thousand Words: Images of Jewish Reinvention on America's Pacific Edge.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Bob Blauner, Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department, UCB, author of Resisting McCarthy: To Sign or not to Sign California's Loyalty Oath

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Gruber, CSA Board Member, Writer and Columnist, and Author of The Urban Worrier: Making Politics Personal. Santa Monica, CA. "The Left in Power: Thirty-five years or politics in Santa Monica"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Andrea Davies Henderson, Professor, History Department, Cal State Northridge, and Author of Rebuilding San Francisco: Spatial and Social Life after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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