The Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series launched in 2014 to showcase UCSB faculty from diverse disciplines speaking about their current research, publications, or creative work. Talks are held in the Library's stunning 8th Floor Pacific View Room, with a reception to follow. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.

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To suggest future events in the series, contact Alex Regan, Events & Exhibitions Librarian, at 805-893-3605 or aregan [at] ucsb [dot] edu.

Upcoming Talks

Robotics meets Wireless Communications: Opportunities and Challenges
Yasamin Mostofi (UCSB Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4pm


Past Speakers

Understanding Protest and Resistance in the Trump Era
Hahrie Han (UCSB Political Science)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4 pm

Since the election of Donald Trump, the United States has witnessed an outpouring of protest activity. What does social science research tell us about the conditions under which protest is most likely to be effective? What does this mean for the protest activity in the present era?

’A Collective Intelligence Gathered from Struggle’: Cedric Robinson & the Black Radical Tradition
Professor George Lipsitz, UCSB Black Studies & Sociology.
January 17, 2017, 4 pm

On Thin Ice: Antarctic Biology in a Changing Ocean
Gretchen Hofmann, UCSB Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, with artist Lily Simonson
November 1, 2016 4 pm

Science Fiction and Creative Self-Destruction
Carl Gutierrez-Jones, UCSB Department of English
April 12, 2016 4 pm

Of Mice and Men: How Wildlife Loss Affects Ecosystem and Human Health
Hillary Young, UCSB Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
November 17, 2015, 4 pm

The Evolution of Malware (or "Ninja Malware Attack!")
Giovanni Vigna, UCSB Deptment of Computer Science
April 28, 2015, 4 pm

Balancing on a Planet: Can Local Food Improve Health, Increase Equity, and Slow Global Warming?
David Cleveland, UCSB Department of Environmental Studies
November 18, 2014, 4 pm