Kevin Starr: "San Diego and the Panama-California Exposition of 1915: The Search for Civic Identity”
- Date/time: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 pm
- Site: UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom
- Presented by: UC San Diego Extension
- Admission: Free, open to the public
Kevin Starr will provide his perspective on the Panama-California Exposition of 1915.
Eminent California historian Kevin Starr will explore how San Diego has expressed its civic ambitions through the development of Balboa Park on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 pm, at UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom.
Presented by UC San Diego Extension as part of the Helen Edison Lecture Series, Starr will provide his perspective on the Panama-California Exposition of 1915, held in Balboa Park, as the origin of San Diego’s "self-creation as the Gibraltar of the Pacific."
Free and open to the public, the event will serve as a prelude to the 100-year anniversary of the exposition, scheduled to begin in January.
The Helen Edison Lecture Series is funded by a major gift from the late Helen Edison, a San Diego philanthropist.
The ongoing series annually presents free public lectures by distinguished speakers from a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, and science.
The next speaker for the 2014-15 Helen Edison Lecture Series is scheduled to be philosopher Rebecca Goldstein, author of "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away," a 2014 book that imagines the Greek philosopher coming to life in the 21st century.
The event will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom.