Oppenheim Lecture Series

The Oppenheim Lecture Series has been established at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability through a generous gift by Patricia Oppenheim and her family in memory of Rudi Oppenheim. This evening lecture series presents world class speakers to educate, inform, and build community discourse about the critical environmental problems of our time.

This Lecture Series is our Flagship public program, and brings world class experts in the environment and sustainability three times a year to UCLA. The Lecturers are on campus for a full day plus, often joining classes and engaging in discussion with faculty and researchers during their visit to Los Angeles. The day culminates with a public lecture. Because of the interest in these lectures, we provide audio and video highlights of the lecture for wider distribution via the web. If you live in LA, get notice of the lectures by subscribing to our listserv, events@ioes.ucla.edu. Enjoy our archive of past lectures. We keep them because they are evergreen.

2013-2014 Oppenheim Lectures

2012-2013 Oppenheim Lectures

2011-2012 Oppenheim Lectures

2010-2011 Oppenheim Lectures

2009-2010 Oppenheim Lectures

2008-2009 Oppenheim Lectures

  • Brave New Ocean

    Brave New Ocean

    Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D., Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. An Oppenheim Lecture, presented in conjunction with the "Darwin Evolving" Speaker Series

    January 28, 2009
  • The Business of Climate Change

    The Business of Climate Change

    An Oppenheim Lecture by Andrew Hoffman, Ph.D., Holcim Professor, Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan.

    February 19, 2009
  • Penguins as Marine Sentinels

    Penguins as Marine Sentinels

    P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D., Wadsworth Endowed Chair of Conservation Science, University of Washington. An Oppenheim Lecture

    April 15, 2009

2007-2008 Oppenheim Lectures