Upcoming Events

Oct 11


Litquake with OLLI faculty writers:

Louise Nayer
Elizabeth Fishel
Jannie Dresser
Tamim Ansary
Darren Zook

Oct 18

President Putin and President Trump

How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?

Oct 25

The Energy Grid of the Future

Dan Kammen is a Professor and Chair of of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and is a professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. Dr.

Highlighted Courses

Sep 26

Internment: Lessons in Democracy

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the exclusion and imprisonment of Japanese Americans as “enemy aliens.” Thirty years later, Japanese Americans demanded redress for their imprisonment. Examine this history, the constitutional issues, and the impact of this period on the treatment of U.S. Arab and Muslim communities since 9/11 and in current immigration debates.

Sep 27

The Rise of Modern Jazz (1940-1959)

During the 1940s and 50s, jazz transitioned from its role as entertainment to an art form celebrating individual expression. Beginning with bebop and ending with Miles Davis’s iconic “Kind of Blue,” we will examine this groundbreaking music and the innovators who created it — all within the context of WWII, the Civil Rights Movement, and other historical events. Includes audio and video recordings and live demonstrations.

Sep 28

Cybersecurity: a Guide for the Perplexed

Cybersecurity is one of the most important elements in national and international affairs, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood aspects of the security infrastructure. This course will cover everything from personal security — Is my smart TV spying on me? — to international threats — Can Russian hackers really change an American election? Presented in a clear, accessible, and friendly format for both absolute beginners and more experienced tech-users.