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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 2 : Attaching Galois representations to automorphic forms, and vice versa - recent progress

Lecture | February 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Michael Harris, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Most of the Galois representations whose properties can be studied are obtained by analyzing the cohomology of Shimura varieties, and of the moduli spaces (stacks) of shtukas, which are families of vector bundles over curves over finite fields with extra structure.

Ayesha Siddiqa | Pakistan: Civil-Military Relations in a Changing Domestic, Regional and Global Environment

Lecture | February 23 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Ayesha Siddiqa, Independent political and defence analyst

 Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Talk by Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ayesha Siddiqa/

Religious Realignments in the Trump Era

Lecture | February 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The success of populist movements in Western Europe and the United States has created conditions for the formation of new coalitions between religious groups and political ideologies that once stood hostile to each other. We are now experiencing a convergence between the political views of conservative Evangelicals in the United States and so called traditionalists in Russia.

Beyond Coverage: After the ACA

Lecture | February 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Shannon Brownlee, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

 Public Health, School of, Graduate School of Journalism

Join Shannon Brownlee, a nationally known writer and essayist, for a discussion about the national conversation we need once we are done talking about the Affordable Care Act.

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The Wheel of Time: Tibetan Thoughts on the Buddha’s Anno Nirvanae: 2017 Khyentse Lecture

Lecture | February 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Although fairly long in coming, the Christian calendar began with the year in which Jesus was allegedly born. And Dionysius Exiguus (6thc.) was the first to introduce the notion of A[nno]D[omini], the birth year of the Christ. Famously, the British monk Bede (672‑735) went so far as to deduce in his De temporum ratione of 725, an elaboration of his earlier Liber de temporibus of 703, that...   More >

Parsing vision: Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | February 23 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

The third lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"