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Thursday, September 28, 2017

View from the Top: Lisa Davis: Economic Decarbonization – Breaking up Old Energy Chains by Creating an Integrated System

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

 College of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers student chapter

Never before have energy systems faced a greater transformation than today, and never before was energy – primarily electricity – so important. With a growing global population, rising economic output and, above all, ever more uses of electricity, the demand for electricity is expected to nearly double by mid-century. At the same time, the demand for greater system sustainability and affordable...   More >

Parallel System Narratives: Polish and Hungarian Regime Formations Compared

Lecture | September 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Bálint Magyar, Sociologist and former Hungarian Minister of Education

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Polish election results of 2015 seem to have brought Hungarian and Polish development into synchronicity again, a congruence that is apparent throughout history. A first glance may give the impression that we are dealing with regimes of identical nature, especially taking into account the similarities of the authoritarian politics practiced by Jarosław Kaczyński (PiS) and Viktor...   More >

Liberalism, War, And The Invention Of National Security

Lecture | September 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Andrew Preston, University of Cambridge

 Institute of International Studies, Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. In addition to writing over thirty scholarly articles, he has written for the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, TLS, the Boston Globe, ForeignAffairs.com, Politico, and History Today, and has appeared on national television and radio in the United States and...   More >

Samira Sheikh | Aurangzeb: A Gujarati Badshah?

Lecture | September 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of Asian Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Islamic Studies Program; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Talk by Dr. Samira Sheikh, historian of South Asia at Vanderbilt University

Christophe Wall-romana: Cosmoscopy, Antiracism and Photo-Cinema Archaeology

Lecture | September 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 French Department Library

 CHRISTOPHE WALL-ROMANA, Associate Professor French, University of Minnesota

 Matthew Evans

 Department of French

Porcelain in the Age of Mass Production

Lecture | September 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Suzanne Marchand, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

What happened to the great Central European luxury commodity of the eighteenth century, porcelain, when formerly mercantile firms had to compete in a (relatively) open market with mass producers of ceramics? How did the porcelain firms’ painters and modelers deal with the reality that consumers now wanted inexpensive imitations of Baroque tea sets rather than modern artistic masterpieces? To what...   More >

Kings of Desire: Enjoying Tyranny in the Elizabethan Theater

Lecture | September 28 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Room 300

 Peter Womack, University of East Anglia

 Department of English

Peter Womack is Senior lecturer in English at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of English Renaissance Drama ( 2006), Improvement and Romance: Constructing the Myth of the Highlands (1989) and Ben Jonson (Blackwell Publishing, 1986), and the co/author of English Drama: A Cultural History (Blackwell Publishing, 1996). His most recent book was the New Critical Idiom volume on Dialogue.

Enjoying Tyranny in the Elizabethan Theater

Richard Rothstein Lecture on The Color of Law

Lecture | September 28 | 5:45-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Richard Rothstein

 Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Department of City and Regional Planning

Join the Terner Center and the Department of City and Regional Planning for a lecture by Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, followed by a discussion with Terner Center Faculty Director Carol Galante, a question and answer session, and reception.

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute,...   More >

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Connecting Invisible Makers and their Wares: Site-Specific Digital Storytelling as a Response to Globalization

Lecture | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

In this talk, Sarah Wright will share stories and media from a research trip to India and Sri Lanka to observe garment factories and meet marginalized workers with collaborator Jennifer Stock. She will discuss their work-in-progress, Invisible Seams, an augmented reality sound walk about the globalization of the fashion industry.

Ellen Pao | The Berkeley Forum and Asian Americans at Haas

Lecture | September 28 | 6 p.m. |  Haas School: Andersen Auditorium

 Ellen Pao, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Kapor Center for Social Impact, Ellen Pao Diversity and Inclusion in Tech and Beyond

 The Berkeley Forum, Asian Americans at Haas

How can Silicon Valley culture become more diverse and inclusive? Data and stories show women, people of color and women of color are not included. Major tech companies are facing sexual harassment lawsuits, low retention rates for employees of color, charges of biased hiring and management practices, complaints about discriminatory products, and a dearth of women, people of color and especially...   More >