Monday, May 1, 2017
Lecture | May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Moses Hall
Ralf Fücks, President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
In his most recent book In Defense of Freedom How We Can Win the Battle for Our Open Societies, Ralf Fuecks analyses the reasons behind racism, nationalism, and the collapse of the political center. We are in the midst of a crisis of liberal democracy. The widespread fear of economic decline, unchecked globalization, and uncontrolled migration is resulting in increasingly nationalist rhetoric... More >
Lecture | May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The Armenian diaspora has a fascinating history in the USA. In New York City, this includes some notable facts across the past two centuries--a rich history of triumph, scandal, tragedy, achievement despite adversity, with such colorful notables as Kristapor der Seropian, M. Vartan Malcom, Raymond Damadian, Nicholas Kristoff, Haik Kavookjian.
Harold Takooshian, PhD, is on the faculty of... More >
Lecture | May 1 | 2-3 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB (DOP Center)
S. Adair Gerke, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Lecture | May 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Dave Pell is the founder and editor of NextDraft, a curated compilation of daily news and analysis. Deirdre English is former editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine.
Lecture | May 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dave Pell is a writer, angel investor, and founder of NextDraft, a curated compilation of daily news and analysis. He has degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard University and has written for numerous media sites, including Gizmodo, NPR, Medium, and Forbes.
This event is part of The Future of Cultural Criticism, a series featuring some of the most innovative and incisive commentators on culture,... More >
Admission to this event is free
Lecture | May 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. | California Academy of Sciences, Planetarium
Dr. Laura Peticolas, Space Science Laboratory, UC Berkeley
For the first time since 1918, there will be a total solar eclipse crossing the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic on August 21, 2017. Dr. Peticolas will provide an overview of the eclipse, describe research that will result during this eclipse, and invite members of the audience to participate in gathering images for the Eclipse Megamovie.
$12 Members, $15 General, $12 Seniors
Reservations: Members: $12, General $15, Seniors $12. Seating is limited and advanced ticketing is required. To reserve a place today, buy a member or non-member ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831. Tickets go on sale April 25. Buy tickets online or by calling California Academy of Sciences at 877-227-1831