LIR Course Schedule

Learning in Retirement Course Schedule

Click here for the UCBRC event calendarScroll down the page to see the upcoming Learning in Retirement (LIR) course offerings. When you find a class you would like to attend, click on the Events Calendar button, find the session on the calendar, and click on it to start the registration process.

We look forward to seeing you at an LIR soon!

Modern Art During Crisis

Organized by Louise George Clubb, Professor Emeritus Italian Studies and Comparative Literature

Art and Dictatorship: Argentina, Brazil and Chile in the 1960s and 1970s
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2-4 pm, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Romance, Rebellion, Ectomy: India Between Euphoria and Emergency (1947-1977)
Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary South and Southeast Asian Art, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2-4 pm, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

The Great Buddhas of Kamakura and Muir Woods: Emersonian Transcendentalism Amidst the Redwoods and Racist Yellow-Peril Politics
Gregory Levine, Professor of the Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 2-4 pm, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Two-Headed Passport: A Contemporary History of Arab Artist Mobility
Anneka Lenssen, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art, UC Berkeley
Thursday, October 3, 2-4 pm, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Online Registration or contact the Retirement Center at 510-642-5461 or ucbrc@berkeley.edu.

Climate Change

Organized by Donald A. Riley, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology
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The Evidence for Climate Change
Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, October 29, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Explanation of Observed Changes
Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, November 5, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Public Understanding of Climate Change
Michael Ranney, Professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, November 12, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Political Policies Implications of Climate Change
Daniel Kammen, Director of Renewal and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (REAL), Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, Professor in Energy and Resources Group and Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Thursday, November 21, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Online Registration or contact the Retirement Center 510-642-6461 or ucbrc@berkeley.edu.

Technology, Law, and Society

The rapid and unceasing developments of the technological sector pose many challengesDigital Technology image to the patterns of economic, political, and social interaction that form the context of our everyday lives. From the gig economy and drones to rental scooters, self-driving cars, and the expanding use of artificial intelligence and massive data collection, the public interest and the role of government and the law have often been placed in a reactive mode, constantly trying to foster the benefits of, but also counteract the dangers of radical innovations. This series explores some aspects of technology’s ever-evolving interaction with law and society.

Blockchain Technology: Issues and Prospects
Gregory La Blanc, Lecturer in Finance, Strategy, and Law and Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, January 28, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Government Surveillance and Civil Liberties in the Digital Age
Catherine Crump, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, February 4, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Can Computers Be Authors?
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information; Professor, School of Information; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, February 11, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

The Quantum Age
Chris Hoofnagle, Adjunct Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Adjunct Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, February 18, 2-4 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Building

Online Registration or contact the Retirement Center 510-642-5461 or ucbrc@berkeley.edu.