Life of the Mind is a new annual series that highlights the innovative thinkers on UC's campus with multidisciplinary interactions via provocations on important themes. The series includes intriguing insights from diverse perspectives, and encourages faculty and students from across UC to engage in further discourse. Each quarter a one-word theme is presented as the anchor for discussion led by a diverse set of UC thinkers. There are two Life of the Mind sessions per theme with three "thought provocateurs" contributing to each session. Each scholar provides a 15-minute talk followed by audience Q&A.