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Re-Assembling Hope with Rebecca Solnit, Dacher Keltner & others

April 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0


Re-Assembling Hope: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival
Monday / 4.30.18 / 6:30

*Tickets will be made available 10 days prior to the event. Once all tickets have been claimed, we will open up a waitlist.

PLEASE READ: If you are a ticket holder, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:15pm, you are relinquishing your reserved seat to those waiting at the door and who have signed up for the waitlist.

*Pending approval, this event may be available via livestream.

Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley
Dan Kamman, Professor of Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts + Design, UC Berkeley
Rebecca Solnit, Writer, Historian, Activist

Join UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit as she brings both the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival and A+D Mondays to a close with a conversation on the idea of Hope. Solnit, in conversation with a range of Berkeley professors, authors, and community activists will discuss our fraught political landscape, how literature and art help us to navigate through crises, and how Hope helps us to assemble and re-assemble our communities and our social movements.

Dan Kammen is a Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), and is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.

Dacher Keltner is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and The Compassionate Instinct. He has published over 190 scientific articles, received numerous national prizes and grants for his research, and has written for multiple publications, including The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, he was a scientific consultant on Pixar’s film, Inside Out.

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is a public lecture series with the theme of Public (Re)Assembly.

Berkeley Arts + Design features, fortifies, and mobilizes existing excellence in the arts and design at Berkeley, while fostering dynamic collaboration, innovation, and public access across all arts and design fields, on campus and in public life.

Learn more at: http://artsdesign.berkeley.edu/mondays

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co curated by the Arts Research Center; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; Graduate School of Journalism; Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Regents’ Lectureship Program; Department of Art Practice; Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; and Department of English, all at UC Berkeley.

The spring 2018 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jan and Buzz Wiesenfeld. In-kind support is provided by BAMPFA.


Berkeley Arts + Design
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Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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