Upcoming Signature Initiatives Town Hall Meetings

April 5, 2019

 Vice Chancellor for Research


Dear Campus Community:

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the exciting, interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives that emerged from the campus’ Strategic Planning effort.

This process began in Spring of 2018 when six topics were identified as part of the campus’ Strategic Plan. These topics became the campus’ Signature Initiatives for which working groups were convened to elaborate on how Berkeley should pursue these societal challenges to achieve significant impact over the next 5-10 years.

At the town hall meetings, we’ll have opportunity to hear about the first five initiatives from the working group leaders and to engage in a moderated Q&A session. The town hall meetings will take place:

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:30am | Sibley Auditorium

Reports presented:

  • Environmental Change, Sustainability, & Justice
  • Equality, Equity and Opportunity
  • Inclusive Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence in the Service of Science, Work and the Public Good

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30pm | Sibley Auditorium

Reports presented:

  • Charting a New Course to Health & Wellbeing
  • Equality, Equity and Opportunity
  • The Future of Democracy

For more information on the Signature Initiatives and current working group reports, please visit: https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/signature-initiatives.

Current drafts of the Signature Initiative working group reports will be posted to the website early next week. Please check back on April 9th.


Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
Vice Provost for Academic Planning

Randy Howard Katz
Vice Chancellor for Research


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