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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Louis de Paor Lecture

Lecture | March 16 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Department of English

A lecture by the acclaimed poet Louis de Paor, Director, Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway

A Reception for the Berkeley Irish Studies Program will follow

Transitional Justice in Europe after regime changes in 1945,1975, and 1990

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anja Mihr, Program Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights

 Institute of European Studies

This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned to a dictatorship. So did Turkey since 1989 while Spain never had a...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Sail Before the Trail or Have We Missed the Boat?

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Fred E. Woods, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University

 Bancroft Library

This presentation tells the captivating story of Mormon maritime immigration in the nineteenth century. It is based on hundreds of first-person immigrant accounts collected and dissected over the past two decades and reveals the superior modus operandi used by the Latter-day Saints to bring European converts to America.

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence and Black Legal Subjects: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence & Black Legal Subjects

Race, Masculinity, and the Development of Wife-Beating Laws in the U.S.
Margo Mahan, Sociology

Black Women, Domestic Violence, & Paradoxical Space
Alisa Bierria, Center for Race & Gender   More >

Making the Most of Disaster: From Forensic Investigations and Research to Changes in Policy and Practice: CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | March 16 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Raymond Seed, Civil & Environmental Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina laid bare the effects of five decades of neglect with regard to both policy and funding for US levees. It is never pleasant to investigate major disasters, but the most important thing that we can do is to optimize the resulting opportunities to ensure that similar disasters are less likely to occur in the future.

DCRP/IURD Lecture: Annette Kim

Lecture | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURS MAR 16, 5:30pm, 112 Wurster Hall. Join DCRP and IURD on 3/16 for &quot;Counter-Narrative Building: Im(migrants) and the 21st Century &quot;, a lecture by Annette Kim.

Recognition and Affirmation of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture Through Rap: a Debate on the Emancipation of Consciousness and the Identity Formation of Black Youth in Brazil

Lecture | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Monica Amaral, Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis, Education and Culture at the Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo

 The Program in Critical Theory

I will consider the potential emancipation of rap music and music videos, inspired in this reflection by an old debate between Adorno and Benjamin on the inherent contradictions and ambiguities of technological reproducibility in the 1930s (at the time restricted to film and radio)...   More >

Steven Nelson, African American Art History: Then and Now

Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Steven Nelson, Professor of Art History and Director of the Center of African Studies at UCLA

 Department of African American Studies, Department of History of Art

Dr. Steven Nelson, Professor of Art History and Director of the Center of African Studies at UCLA, will deliver the keynote opening lecture for Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories, a symposium co-organized by the UCB Departments of African American Studies and History of Art.

On Jewish Heresy: Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis

 The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy
Lecture 3 at 5:30, followed by reception.

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Giving and taking an account: Plato on the language of conversation: Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | March 16 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

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