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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy our archive of past lectures. We keep them because they are evergreen.
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Allan Jones, Chief Development Officer, Energy and Climate Change, City of Sydney
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Lisa Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives, Apple and Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Dr. Thomas B. Smith Director, Professor and Director, Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Sebastian Copeland, award-winning photographer, explorer, extreme athlete, and environmental advocate.
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Peter Karieva, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Professor Alex Hall.
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Albert Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus & Professor, Department of Public Policy and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, held on October 12, 2011 at the UCLA Fowler Museum.
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Dr. Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development Science Advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Randa Fouad, President of the Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development.
An Oppenheim Lecture featuring Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President of The Santa Fe Institute.
A Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Stanley Temple, Senior Fellow and Science Advisor, Aldo Leopold Foundation and Green Fire’s Producer/Director Steve Dunsky and Producer/Editor Ann Dunsky.
“Climate Refugees” is a documentary film about “the human face of climate change.”
Held at UCLA Anderson School of Management's Korn Convocation Hall.
Jon E. Keeley, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Resource Ecologist, USGS Western Ecological Research Center
A joint Oppenheim Lecture by: Beate Ritz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Epidemiology and John Balmes, M.D., Professor of Medicine, U.C. San Francisco
An Oppenheim Lecture by Daniel M. Kammen, Ph.D.; Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, UC Berkeley
Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D., Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. An Oppenheim Lecture, presented in conjunction with the "Darwin Evolving" Speaker Series
An Oppenheim Lecture by Andrew Hoffman, Ph.D., Holcim Professor, Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan.
P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D., Wadsworth Endowed Chair of Conservation Science, University of Washington. An Oppenheim Lecture
An Oppenheim lecture by Dr. Mark Gold, environmental scientist and President of Heal the Bay.
An Oppenheim lecture by Arthur Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Member, California Energy Commission
An Oppenheim lecture by Dr. Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H. Professor and Chairman, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA.