Upcoming Events

Sep 26, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
How does the shift from in-kind and in-person assistance to cash- and information-based assistance change humanitarian work?
Sep 27, 2022, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Leading experts discuss how cybersecurity is set to radically change over the next 5 to 7 years.
Hany Farid
Sep 28, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
We are awash in disinformation of lies, conspiracies, and now a new form of manipulated media — so-called deepfakes. Hany Farid explains how deepfakes are created and how to tell truth from fiction.
Arya McCarthy
Sep 30, 2022, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Arya McCarthy is a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University working on massively multilingual natural language processing
Clifford Lynch
Sep 30, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Thoughts on stewardship of the scholarly and cultural record from adjunct professor Clifford Lynch.
Oct 7, 2022, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
How infrastructures, assemblages, and ecosystems spread and contribute to harm and how justice can work in complex, interconnected systems.
Oct 7, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Michael Buckland & Wayne de Fremery propose context-based changes to bibliographic and library search and discovery.
Oct 11, 2022, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Citizen Clinic (INFO/CYBER 289) is a public-interest cybersecurity course that supports the capacity of politically-targeted organizations to defend themselves against online threats. Join us to learn more.
Book cover: “The Political Lives of Information Information” by Janaki Srinivasan
Oct 12, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How the definition, production, and leveraging of information are shaped by caste, class, and gender, and the implications for development.
Alex Tamkin
Oct 14, 2022, 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Screenshot: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
Oct 14, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Crowdsourcing data has recently become mostly unusable. Catherine Marshall uncovers what’s happening.
Oct 21, 2022, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
A hands-on workshop focusing on restorative justice.
Oct 21, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Jeff Hancock
Oct 26, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jeff Hancock is a leading expert on technology’s role in deception and trust. Hancock is a psychologist and a professor at Stanford University in Communication.
Oct 28, 2022, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
In 1918, UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to celebrate the 104th birthday and history of the I School, SIMS, SLIS, and School of Librarianship.
Clifford Lynch
Nov 4, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Thoughts on stewardship of the scholarly and cultural record from adjunct professor Clifford Lynch.
Jessica Hullman
Nov 9, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Jessica Hullman is a leading expert in information visualization and uncertainty. Hullman is an information scientist and computer scientist by training, and an associate professor at Northwestern University.
Kate Starbird
Nov 16, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Kate Starbird is a leading expert on how people use social media to seek, share, and make sense of information and misinformation. Starbird’s training is in technology, media, and society, with an emphasis on HCI, and she is an associate professor at the University of Washington.
Nov 18, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
David Rand headshot
Nov 30, 2022, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
David Rand is a leading expert in the psychology of misinformation. Rand is a systems biologist and psychologist and runs MIT’s Human Cooperation Lab.


Previous Events

Mar 10, 2021, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
School of Information Ph.D. students share their innovative research with the community.
Women in Data Science, Berkeley
Mar 8 2021 - All-day event
Join us for a series of events celebrating Women in Data Science at UC Berkeley.
Marcia J. Bates
Mar 5, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
An overview of the last 50 years of information science research on information seeking and transfer.
Feb 26, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Information access seminar, with Wayne de Fremery and Michael Buckland
Feb 19, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Prediction games pit players against one another as they use open data and news stories to forecast the outcome of real-world events.
Information: A Historical Companion. Edited by Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton
Feb 12, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Paul Duguid discusses his new book, Information: A Historical Companion, a landmark history that traces the creation, management, and sharing of information through six centuries.
Bloc by Bloc. Image courtesy of Harvard University Press.
Feb 11, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Steven Weber puts forward a compelling new model for global organization that integrates modern developments in technology and governance.
Jules S. Damji
Feb 10, 2021, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Jules S. Damji surveys emerging technologies to address the challenges of data at scale
David S. H. Rosenthal
Feb 5, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
David S. H. Rosenthal is the co-founder of the LOCKSS program at Stanford University.
 Paul Niehaus
Jan 29, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Cash transfers to people in extreme poverty have become a policy tool of choice; should policy-makers go all the way to Universal Basic Income?
Clifford Lynch
Jan 29, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Emerging science nationalism and its implications for the research enterprise and the global system of scholarly communication.
Leonardo Bursztyn
Jan 25, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Can widespread misperceptions about others’ beliefs sustain social norms? How do social norms change when new information becomes available?
Yan Chen
Jan 22, 2021, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
How team identity boosts worker engagement in a gig economy.
Nick Merrill
Jan 22, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Recent moral panic around Internet fragmentation hides the uncomfortable truth: the Internet has always been affected by political realities. Our measurements reveal a multi-polar Internet.
Jan 21, 2021, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Denny Lee is a developer advocate at Databricks
Dec 17, 2020, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Graduating MIDS students present their data science projects. A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award.
Dec 9, 2020, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Graduating MICS students present their cybersecurity projects.
Dec 1 2020 - All-day event
Give to support the I School’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging efforts.
Ideology and Libraries: California, Diplomacy, and Occupied Japan 1945-1952
Nov 20, 2020, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm