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After Lunch Program

The After Lunch Program was created by UCLA Emeriti to showcase the work of current and retired UCLA faculty across a broad range of disciplines. Guest speakers are also part of the mix. Some programs are co-sponsored by UCLARA, and all are open to retirees as well as emeriti. 

On this page we feature some of the After Lunch Programs offered virtually during the 2020-21 pandemic years. Special thanks to the Emeriti/Retiree Relations Center for hosting these videos on their YouTube channel. 

When the UCLA Faculty Club re-opens, we hope that the "Lunch" element will be restored. Then attendees will again have the option to enjoy lunch before the program. 

Beethoven and Politics with William Kinderman, June 2021. Prof. Kinderman, a formidable concert pianist and chamber musician, is an international authority on the music and creative process of Ludwig van Beethoven. He holds the Leo M. Klein and Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Adam Nagourney of the N.Y. Times in conversation with Daniel J.B. Mitchell, May 2021. Nagourney has been the Los Angeles bureau chief of the Times since 2010. Here he discusses politics and more with Prof. Mitchell, professor emeritus at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Carole Goldberg on “Coalition of Lineages,” April 2021. Law professor emerita Carole Goldberg presents the new book she just published with Duane Champagne. Through meticulous archival research, they traced the history of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of California Mission Indians, who have lived in the area now known as Los Angeles and Ventura Counties from time immemorial.

Coalition of Lineages book cover

David Hertz, winner of the Water Abundance XPRIZE, February 2021. Hertz works at the edge of sustainability and the forefront of regenerative architecture. Here he talks about issues of water quality and access, and his efforts to make communities more resilient through design. 


Jazz with Arturo O'Farrill, January 2021. Arturo O'Farrill is associate dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He directs the jazz program at the music school, including the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance featured in this exuberant presentation. 

Carolyn Campbell on "City of Immortals," December 2020. Former UCLA Arts editor Carolyn Campbell takes us through Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for notables such as Frederic Chopin, Gertrude Stein, Isadora Duncan, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. This presentation, like her book, talks about both the historical and architectural importance of this incredible site. 

Website for City of Immortals

Email the Retirees Association at UCLARA@ucla.edu

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