Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Lecture | March 14 | D37 Hearst Field Annex
A lecture by Philip OLeary, Professor of English, Boston College
Two Views on Education in the Nordic Countries: Computers and Learning in Danish Schools Inequality in Finnish Education
Lecture | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Jeppe Bundsgaard, Professor of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen; Veronica Salovaara, Doctoral Student in Sociology, University of Helsinki
Denmark is among the countries with most widespread use of computers in K-9, with positive attitudes both from teachers and politicians toward the use of computers. Jeppe Bundsgaard will discuss the Danish situation, including the challenges that (still) exist.
Veronica Salovaara, who has been working in different comparative European and Nordic research projects, analyzes how inequality is... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Rachel Stern, Berkeley School of Law
Stein Ringen, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
Professor Ringen will presents his book, The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. The Chinese political economy is like no other system known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving.
- What are the intentions and priorities of the Chinese leaders?
- What kind of leader is Xi Jinping, where is he leading China and how radically is... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History at St Antony's College, University of Oxford
The study of the Cold War has undergone fundamental transformation in recent years. While most of the scholarship on superpower confrontation has given way to wider notions of a global Cold War, comparatively little attention has been accorded to trans-continental interactions between smaller states, such as the relationship between Eastern Europe and its socialist partners in Africa and Asia.... More >
Islamophobia Across the Atlantic: Trump, Europe's Far Right, and the Place of Civil Society: CRG Thursday Forum Series
Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Dr. Farid Hafez
Islamophobia Across the Atlantic: Trump, Europe's Far Right, and the Place of Civil Society
Dr. Farid Hafez, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project
This talk discusses the emergence of Islamophobia in Europe and the USA and its specific role in party politics. It discusses the announcement and introduction of Trump's anti-Muslim policies at the backdrop of precedent policies in Europe.... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)
Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Dr. Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor in the Department of Sanskrit at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
The Sacred and the Holy (haram in Arabic and, to some extent, al-quds or al-muqaddas), are Semitic words (see Herem and Kadosh in Hebrew) denoting the act of separation, parting, or setting aside, and imply the apparent human faculty of setting distinctive borders between holy and profane zones. Constrained to time, these spaces become chronotopes. But,... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium
Abby VanMuijen (UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture graduate) teams up with Ananya Roy again to produce one of the most cogent commentaries about the recent election and its aftermath. This six-minute animated video expresses in words and images a concise critique of Trumpism and some of the narratives that enable it. Abby will discuss the process of developing the content and images which can... More >