Renowned Faculty.
Relevant Issues.

Discover Cal is a traveling lecture series bringing UC Berkeley’s distinguished faculty — longtime lecturers and rising stars alike — to the extended Cal family for compelling lectures in an informal setting. Since 1993, the Berkeley community has been coming together for pre-event receptions, insightful panels, and lively Q&A sessions.

Upcoming Lectures

Protecting the Promise of the Digital Revolution: Cybersecurity 2024

What does the rise of artificial intelligence, the next generation of deep fakes, ubiquitous sensors, quantum computing, and other emerging technology mean for our collective future?

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Pasadena
Mon, 10/28/2019
Whimsy Pasadena
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Student Life: With Real Live Students

Take a peak behind the scenes of student life at Berkeley. Hear first hand from current students about what it takes to  find your social and intellectual niche at the world’s greatest public university.

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Santa Monica
Tue, 10/29/2019
Shutters on the Beach
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Striking Power: How Cyber, Robotic, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War

What does warfare in the 21st century look like? How do we determine the rules of engagement at a time when so much can be managed remotely? Emanuel S.

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Monterey
Mon, 11/18/2019
Monterey Conference Center, Steinbeck Room
San Diego
Wed, 11/06/2019
Sheraton La Jolla
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Cybersecurity 2024

What does the rise of artificial intelligence, the next generation of deep fakes, ubiquitous sensors, quantum computing, and other emerging technology mean for our collective future?

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Sacramento
Tue, 11/12/2019
Crocker Museum
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Past Lectures

The Discover Cal lectures represent Berkeley’s dazzling array of intellectual excellence with topics as intriguing as they are timely.

Past Speakers

From beloved longtime lecturers to the newest stars on the rise, Discover Cal is proud to highlight the dazzling diversity of UC Berkeley’s faculty excellence.