Foundation Forum Lectures

Sept. 26, 2015 - "Fiat Fifty" Alice Waters, Chef and Food Activist (presented at the 50th Anniversary Founders Celebration Dinner)

Oct. 25, 2014 - "Literature and the Silence of Goodness" Toni Morrison, Pulitzer– and Nobel Prize–winning author

Oct. 18, 2013 - "In Conversation with Frank Gehry" Architect Frank Gehry in conversation with Paul Goldberger, contributing editor for Vanity Fair

Oct. 12, 2012 - A Cosmic Perspective on the 21st Century” Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom 

Oct. 21, 2011 - At the Dawn of Personalized Medicine: Transforming the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer”. A panel discussion with:

  • J. Michael Bishop, M.D. UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal recipient, Chancellor Emeritus of University of California, San Francisco and Co-winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Art Levinson, Ph.D, UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal recipient and Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Genentech
  • David Haussler, Ph.D Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at UCSC and Distinguished Professor of Biomolecular Engineering 

Oct. 22, 2010 - Report from the Gulf” a brown bag lunch with Jean-Michel Cousteau, explorer, environmentalist and educator, with Richard Harris, National Public Radio science correspondent.

Oct. 23, 2009 - Creativity: What I Don’t Know and What I Know” Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Disney Animation Studieos

June 8, 2007 - "Global Warming and California’s Future

  • Steve Westly, former CA State Controller - The Past, Present and Future of Green
  • Lisa Sloan, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences- Regional Climate Change in CA 
  • Chancellor George Blumenthal & student activist Tommaso Boggia –The Greening of UCSC

June 8, 2006 -  Origins

  • George Blumenthal, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics – A Century of Paradigm Shifts in our Thinking about the Universe.
  • Bruce Bridgeman, Professor of Psychology and Psychobiology – Origins of Humanity and Origins of Consciousness.
  • Gary Lease, Professor of History of Consciousness – “Does God Have a Future?”

June 2, 2005 - American Thinking About Violence in the Middle East Alan Richards, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, UCSC 

Nov. 5, 2004 - "Innovation Leadership in the Global EconomyLee Ting, Advisory Director at W. R. Hambrecht

June 3, 2004 - Space Exploration: The Moon and Mars--A Vision of the FutureG. Scott Hubbard, Director of NASA Ames Research Center

June 2, 2003 - "Life: A Work in Progress" FouFrans Lanting, Renowned Nature Photographer

Nov. 21, 2002 - "Preventing Deadly Conflict"  David Hamburg, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York