Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series 2010-11

The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series brings together several distinguished scholars and government leaders who promise to spark engaging conversations with the academic community and broader public around pressing issues of our time.

The series is intended to heighten local and national awareness of research at UC Davis and the speakers will also share their vision for university-based research in the 21st century.

After each forum, a faculty member will be invited to comment and initiate a Q&A discussion with the audience.

These events are free and open to the public.

All of the speakers in the 2010-11 series: 

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Roger N. Beachy (1.12.11)

"Can Support of Science for 'Agriculture' Prosper Inside the Beltway?"

Roger N. Beachy, who directs the USDA's  National Institute of Food and Agriculture, speaks “Can Support of Science for ‘Agriculture’ Prosper Inside the Beltway?” Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 4 p.m. Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

Read more about Roger in his biography.    

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Laura Tyson (3.30.11)

"Two-Track Recovery of the Global Economy"

Laura Tyson, UC Berkeley Professor and member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, speaks about the role innovation plays in the economic recovery. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 4 p.m. Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

Read more about Laura in her biography.   

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Bruce Alberts (5.24.11)

"Science and the World's Future"

Bruce Alberts, president-elect of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and editor-in-chief of Science, gives insight into the future of research in the biochemistry and molecular biology fields. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 4 p.m. Mondavi Center Studio Theatre.

Read more about Bruce in his biography.