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Speaker Series

Maggie Haberman, David Sedaris, Dan Pfeiffer, Jamele Hill, David Pogue, Laverne Cox, and Jad Abumrad each to appear at Zellerbach Hall from October to May

October 6, 2019

Maggie Haberman

November 9, 2019

David Sedaris

December 5, 2019

Dan Pfeiffer

January 23, 2020

Jamele Hill

February 27, 2020

David Pogue

March 12, 2020

Laverne Cox

May 9, 2020

Jad Abumrad
Cal Performances at UC Berkeley announces a substantial new Speaker Series featuring seven journalists, writers, commentators, and activists, appearing at Zellerbach Hall. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maggie Haberman; humorist and author David Sedaris; former White House communications director and Pod Save America co-host Dan Pfeiffer; Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill; New York Times columnist and prolific "how-to" author David Pogue; Emmy Award-winning actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox; and host and creator of public radio's Radiolab program and podcast Jad Abumrad will each speak in Zellerbach Hall one evening from October to May this season.

2019/20 Speaker Series Bios >

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Pictured: Maggie Haberman appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on October 6, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
(credit: Courtesy of Maggie Haberman)

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Pictured: David Sedaris appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on November 9, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Dan Pfeiffer appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on December 5, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Jemele Hill appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on January 23, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: David Pogue appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on February 27, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Laverne Cox appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on March 12, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Jad Abumrad appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on May 9, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.
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