Berger Institute Speaker Series
Since its inception, the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children has established a Speaker Series, in which we sponsor quality speakers to discuss relevant issues on work, family, and children. The Berger Institute has been proud to present the following speakers at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College.
2012 Speaker Series
February 22, 2012 - Meg Wolitzer, best-selling novelist and writer. Her books, including The Wife (2004), The Ten-Year Nap (2008), and The Uncoupling (2011), have been praised in the pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. In addition, Wolitzer has written a number of screenplays. Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Puschcart Prize, and she has also taught writing at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and at Skidmore College.
April 13, 2012 - "Can Adaptation Save Us From Climate Change?" A talk by Dr. Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Keynote speaker at the Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics, co-hosted with the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.
2011 Speaker Series
November 30, 2011 - Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State (2005-2009) and former United States National Security Advisor (2001-2005); author, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011) and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010). Sponsored by Res Publica, the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom, the Lowe Institute of Political Economy, the Keck Center for International & Strategic Studies, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. In the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
April 15, 2011 - “Immigration: Economics, Attitudes and Policies." A talk by Dr. David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley; Director, Center for Labor Economics, University of California, Berkeley; and Faculty Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. Keynote speaker at the Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics, co-hosted with the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.
March 21, 2011 - Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her more than forty books and reports include the highly acclaimed Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. She has published over 100 articles in academic journals, books and magazines.
2010 Speaker Series
March 10, 2010 - Joanna Strober, author of Getting to 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have It All By Sharing It All
April 16, 2010 - “Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants.” A talk by Dr. Francine Blau, Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics and Academic Fellows of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Keynote speaker at the Southern California Conference in Applied Microeconomics, co-hosted with the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.
2009 Speaker Series
March 2, 2009 - Dr. June Carbone, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
March 11, 2009 - Sandra Tsing Loh, writer/performer, regular commentator on NPR’s "Morning Edition"
March 23, 2009 - Dr. Janet Currie, Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics, Columbia University
October 5, 2009 - Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success (2007)
2008 Speaker Series
February 18, 2008 - Dr. Raka Ray, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley
March 25, 2008 - Dr. Shelly Lundberg, Castor Professor of Economics and Directos of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ucology, University of Washington
April 15, 2008 - Dr. Ross D. Parke, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Family Studies, University of California, Riverside
2006 Speaker Series
September 26, 2006 - Jeremy Rifkin, Founder and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends
October 9, 2006 - Hon. Eugene Hyman, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge
October 24, 2006 - Dr. Kathryn Edin, Professor of Sociology and Research Associated at the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
November 6, 2006 - Dr. Stephanie Coontz, Professor of History and Women's Studies, The Evergreen State College
2005 Speaker Series
September 26, 2005 - Julie Fletcher, Vice-President, Human Resources and Learning Option One Mortgage
November 7, 2005 - Dr. Carollee Howes, Professor of Education University of California, Los Angeles
2004 Speaker Series
February 26, 2004 - Dr. Bernardo J. Carducci, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University Southeast
March 1, 2004 - Amelia Tyagi, Co-Founder of HealthAllies
March 11, 2004 - Dr. Phyllis Moen, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
2003 Speaker Series
January 27, 2003 - Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School - Co-sponsored with the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
March 3, 2003 - Dr. Ted Bergstrom, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
March 31, 2003 - Dr. Michael Lamb, Head, Section on Social and Emotional Development, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
April 7, 2003 - Dr. Rosalind Barnett, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
2002 Speaker Series
October 4, 2001 - Maya Ajmera, Founder, Global Fund For Children
January 30, 2002 - Diane F. Halpern, Director, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children and Professor, Claremont McKenna College
February 18, 2002 - Ann Crittenden, Author, "The Price of Motherhood"
March 4, 2002 - Barbara Schneider, Co-chair, Chicago Center on Working Families, University of Chicago
April 1, 2002 - Hedrick Smith, Film Maker, "Juggling Work and Family"
April 2, 2002 - Cathy Guisewite, Cartoonist, "Twenty-five Years with Cathy"
April 15, 2002 - Duncan Thomas, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles