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Some of our virtual program talks have been recorded so that people who missed the event can still watch. If you would like a link to the video of any of the talks listed below, please fill in the video request form.
Student Activism Speaker Series
The California Ballot Propositions: An Overview featuring the Pasadena League of Women Voters | Wednesday, October 14th | Via Zoom
Co-sponsored by the Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity
The Pasadena Area League of Women Voters provides a quick overview of some of the 12 propositions that will appear on this November’s California ballot. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political group, encourages informed and active participation in government providing voter / citizen education through the presentation of unbiased information, and, in some cases, after study, Advocacy.
Uncivil Wars: Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates – a conversation with Thomas Hollihan | Monday, October 12th | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Thomas Hollihan, faculty fellow in the USC Center for Public Diplomacy and the USC Center for Communication Leadership, frequent consultant to political candidates, elected officials, and the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, and author of several books including: Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age, delves into the presidential and vice presidential debates and some of the complex issues surrounding modern political campaigns and the development of campaign strategy.
Is AI Taking Us to Utopia or Dystopia: A conversation with Darrell West
Thursday, October 1st | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST | Zoom Webinar
Dr. Darrell West, Brookings Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, Tech Tank Co-Editor-in-Chief, and co-author of Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence discussed the opportunities and risks posed by artificial intelligence and how policy decisions will determine whether the technology leads to utopia or dystopia. Drawing on major AI uses he detailed how the technology works and outlined a policy blueprint for gaining AI's benefits.
Voting During the Pandemic: The Benefits and Challenges of Voting in the Time of COVID–19 | Zoom Webinar | Thursday, August 13th | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Barry Burden. Professor of electoral politics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Director of the Elections Research Center, and author of “The Measure of American Elections,” “Personal Roots of Representation,” and “Why Americans Split Their Tickets: Campaigns, Competition, and Divided Government” shared ways states have responded to the unprecedented demand for vote by mail and the challenges for both officials and voters that will make the 2020 election unique and potentially problematic.
The Black Experience in La: a conversation with prof. Darnell hunt
zoom webinar Moderated by Caltech Professor Danielle Wiggins
Friday, July 24th | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Dr. Darnell Hunt: Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies and Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA. Lead author of the Hollywood Diversity Report. Author of “Screening the Los Angeles ‘Riots’: Race, Seeing, and Resistance” and Editor of “Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities.”
Dr. Danielle Wiggins, Caltech Assistant History Professor, specializes in African-American political history and urban political economy. Her dissertation examined the central paradox in the post-Jim Crow African-American experience: advancement of black elected officials to positions of power and concurrent economic inequality in black communities.
**The presentation of speakers should not be considered an endorsement of the speaker’s views by the California Institute of Technology, The Caltech Y or The Caltech Y Student Activism Speaker Series Committee. Views expressed are solely those of the speaker.**
Adventure 101 – Basic Bike Maintenance
Wednesday, October 7th | Via Zoom
Members of the Y-Outdoors team demonstrate a few basic bike maintenance items you can do yourself to save time and money, including: important nuts and bolts to check before a ride, how to check your tires and change one if needed, when and how to lubricate your chain, and how to adjust your brakes and shifters.