Speaker Date Topic
Jeb Barnes, Prof. Political Science, USC Feb 06, 2023
The Supreme Court: Court of Law or Court of Politics?

Jeb Barnes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, studying the intersection between law, politics and public policy.

After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School and clerking for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dr. Barnes practiced as a commercial litigator in Boston and San Francisco. In 1994, he left the practice of law to pursue a doctorate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Barnes joined the USC faculty in 2001, where he teaches classes in law, American politics and public policy. His mixed-method research has looked at bias in media coverage of litigation, lawyers’ ethical duties to confront misleading press accounts of the legal system and how the filing of lawsuits influences attitudes toward claimants and their underlying claims.

He has published extensively on topics ranging from the asbestos crisis and litigation reform to disability rights and research methods. Recent articles are titled “Untangling the Concept of Adversarial Legalism,” and “The Politics of Litigation,” and " Conservative Supreme Court justices disagree about how to read the law". 

Tim Bond, Artistic Director, TheatreWorks Feb 13, 2023
No Meeting Feb 20, 2023
Presidents Day
Lydia Kou, Mayor of Palo Alto Feb 27, 2023
2023 for the City of Palo Alto
Richard Scheffler, UC Berkeley Professor Mar 06, 2023
How a Surge in Private Equity is Transforming Healthcare

Richard Scheffler, UC Berkeley Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy

Susan Liautaud, Author, Ethics Consultant Mar 20, 2023
Big Ethical Questions

Susan Liautaud, Author, Ethics Consultant, and Stanford Visiting Professor


Bill Liberatore, and the Gunn High Choir Mar 27, 2023
Musical Entertainment
Michael Snyder, Chair, Genetics Dept., Stanford U. Apr 10, 2023
Transforming Healthcare With Big Data and Wearables

Michael Snyder, Chair, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine 

Juliana Schroeder, Assoc. Prof., Management of Org May 15, 2023
Maximizing Social Value

Juliana Schroeder, Associate Professor, Management of Organizations at Berkeley Haas