Photos by David Ng

The late Professor Kevin Starr gave a tailored lecture titled, “Postmodern California: A Pat Brown Perspective,” to a captivated audience in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, on October 14th. In attendance was Kathleen Brown, daughter of former Governor Pat Brown, and former treasurer of the State of CA,  who introduced Kevin Starr, the President of Cal State LA, students and many life-long fans of Starr’s work.

, 2015 Annual Distinguished Lecturer#PBIKevinStarr #PatBrownInstitute 

“Kevin Starr was one of California’s greatest historians.” – Maria Shriver, First Lady of California

Kevin Starr holds a B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and a Master of Library Science from UC Berkeley. From 1994 to 2004 he was state librarian of California. He is currently university professor and professor of history at the University of Southern California. His many articles and books, including his Americans and the California Dream series, have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, membership in the Society of American Historians, the Presidential Medallion from USC, the Centennial Medal from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, and the Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

“Kevin Starr is the Golden State’s greatest chronicler…and one of its greatest treasures.” – Gregory Rodríguez, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, and Contributing Editor, Los Angeles Times