The Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series is an opportunity for UCSB faculty and graduate students from diverse disciplines to speak about their current research, publications, or creative work. 

The talks are free and open to the public, and are held in the Library's stunning 8th Floor Pacific View Room, with a reception following.  

Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series began in 2014.  

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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

Climate Change in our Backyard: Impacts, Policy, and Politics
Leah Stokes (Political Science)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 4pm

Past Speakers

Is Politics Our New Religion?
Ann Taves (Religious Studies) 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 4pm

Ecosystems of Oil at the Ocean's Floor and Other Secrets of the Santa Barbara Channel
David Valentine (Earth Science)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 4pm

Exiled: Loss and Resilience Among Refugee and Forcibly Displaced Youth and Communities
Maryam Kia-Keating (Gervitz School) 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 4pm

Who Gets to Drink? The Past, Present and Future of Drinking Water 
James Salzman (UCSB Bren School)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 4pm

Oceanography in the Thomas Fire: Preliminary Results from a Graduate Student Led Expedition
Kelsey Bisson (Geography) and Eleanor Arrington (Earth Science), PhD candidates in the UCSB Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4pm

The Anthropology of Rainforest Destruction
Jeffrey Hoelle (UCSB Department of Anthropology)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 4pm

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

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

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

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 4pm

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

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, 4pm

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

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, 4pm