Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable: realistic impossibilities to prepare ourselves for the future: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Andrea Bandelli, CEO, Science Gallery International
At times of great uncertainty and complex developments, our capacity to navigate through the unknown depends on how comfortable we are with what is different from us. How do we learn to shape our emotions and our reactions, to change our mindset and to take responsibility today over the future? The creative collisions of art, culture, science and design confront us with what it means to be... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddennessas both an object and a mode of representationin the history of cultural production in China.
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto
In this talk, based on her new book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), sociologist Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal evidence, she offers new evidence for how a white American immigrant group can become... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of History
Due to an abundance of surviving textual sources, historians of
China's Song Dynasty (960-1279) have made relatively little use of the
archaeological record. In this talk, I will introduce a database I
have compiled of eleventh-century tombs excavated in a broad region
that spans the historical boundary between the Song state and its
northern neighbor, the Eurasian steppe-based Liao Empire.... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Aila Matanock will discuss her new book Electing Peace, which presents a theory that explains both the causes and the consequences of these provisions. She draws on new international data on electoral participation provisions, case studies in Central America, and interviews with representatives of all sides of the conflicts.
Lecture | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
This presentation examines the role of Filipinos who return to their homeland, after living in the U.S. for several decades, in the economic development of the Philippines.
Lecture | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Jingguang Chen, Columbia University
2017 Eastman Lecturer, Professor Jingguang Chen, will present "Unique Properties of Carbide and Bimetallic Catalysts."
Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen
Lecture | October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
With facts and truth increasingly under assault, sifting through the visual information and misinformation is more critical than ever.
Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
In his Gorbachev biography William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into Soviet Communisms gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, how Gorbachevs dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to be almost perfect partners, and why Gorbachev permitted Eastern Europe to abandon Communism without firing a shot. Taubmans... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
David North, International Youth and Students for Social Equality
What was the Russian Revolution? How did it become the dominant event of the 20th century, forever altering history by given rise to the most powerful and progressive social movements of the last century? David North, author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, will review the causes, consequences and enduring significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Lecture | October 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, OCT 25, 6:30pm. Philippe Block
Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Imam Dawood Yasin: Tayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating and Conscious Consumption
Lecture | October 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary
2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Imam Dawood Yasin, Faculty, Zaytuna College
Graduate Theological Union
Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor... More >