Thursday, April 20, 2017
Lecture | April 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Duncan MacRae, UC Berkeley
The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.
Lecture | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Amani Morrison, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley
Poet, novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks deftly captured the everydayness of black people in her writing, often portraying the characters' mundane aspirations and realities. This talk examines how Brooks's materials housed in The Bancroft Library reflect the author's own practices of marking commonplace experiences and how they might help us to creatively rethink our own.
Lecture | April 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Many archaeologists are making use of geospatial technologies in lab settings but field recording still presents challenges in a digital workflow.
Lecture | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US
Cities are leading the transition to a post-carbon economic model and envision sustainability in all three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic. Mr. Gruenig will focus on three primary sustainability areas: urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings. Across these topics, cities increasingly recognize that a sustainable future is rooted in their citizens and,... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens)
Some dissertations are more than a doctoral requirement. But what makes a dissertation work as a book? William Germano addresses the skill of diagnosing your own scholarly work so that you can can recognize where dissertations end and books begin.
William Germano is professor of English literature and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Cooper Union. Formerly... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Lawrence S. Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University
In their classic study of the performing arts, William Baumol and William Bowen observed that in sectors of the economy where productivity growth lagged that of the economy as a whole, costs would rise faster than inflation. Higher education is often cited as a classic example... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Hartmut Lehmann, Founding Director, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC
Chris Ocker, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Across Germany and the United States many events are being held to mark the 500th anniversary of the roots of the Reformation. Hartmut Lehmann is one of the best known German historians of this tumultuous age.
Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Visual Vocabularies & Queer Citizenships
Recuperating Afro-Indigenous Pasts: Collage Art and the Case of Undocumented Migration
Alan Palaez Lopez, Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Islamicate Sexualities: Locating Race and Gender within the History of Sexuality
Andrew Gayed, York University
Landscapes of Intimacy
Marco Antonio Flores, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Suite 100
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Senator Alan Simpson; Ethan Rarick, Associate Director, Institute of Governmental Studies Director, Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Institute of Governmental Studies
Sen. Alan Simpson, one of America's most acute political observers, will discuss the future of American politics -- where is the country headed, and what are the implications for today's young people? Sen. Simpson, who served 18 years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming, will be "In Conversation" with Ethan Rarick, director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public... More >
Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Lecture | April 20 | 4:10-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.
Lecture | April 20 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)
Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia, discusses the role of progressive business leaders in the current era.
Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Kirti Jain, Theatre historian, Stage Play Director, and (Former) Director of National School of Drama, India
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Kirti Jain, eminent theatre historian and prominent stage play director from India, discusses Aur Kitne Tukde (How Many Fragments?), a play inspired by Urvashi Butalia's The Other Side of Silence that dramatizes hard hitting stories about gendered violence during the Partition.
Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library
Nikolaj Lubecker, Oxford University
Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date, time, and location
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.
Abrams was educated at Harvard College, the London School of... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall
Indian Graduate Students of Berkeley (IGSB) is hosting Shail Kumar, author, entrepreneur, and administrator, to talk about the crises in Indian Higher Education and discuss ways to fix the problem.
Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room
Robert Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon
Join us for a book talk with author Robert Bussel, a professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon and author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship.
The collaborative work of Calloway and Gibbons provides insight into labor at its post war best, and the path we must... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 1000 Wurster Hall
THU APR 20, 6:00pm Join us for a conversation with Adam Nathaniel Furman. This event is part of the CED Diversity Platform Initiative.