Upcoming Events

Jul 10

Registration Opens for Fall 2017 Courses

Registration for Fall 2017 will open on July 10, 2017. 

Print brochures will arrive in mailboxes after the 4th of July holiday, and you can view the brochure in pdf format

Fall courses begin on September 25, 2017. 

Sep 05

Berkeley Info Session

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Sep 07

Lafayette Info Session

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette! 

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.