Thursday, November 2, 2017
Lecture | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Max Weiss, Princeton University
Join the CMES for a lecture by Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. His research interests include transformations of law and society, religious culture, history of ideas, and the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into English. Raised in southern... More >
Bringing Atzlán and Borinquen to Chicago: Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump
Lecture | November 2 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research
Marc Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, and in World and Hispanic Culture and Literature at the University of Houston
Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump
Lecture | November 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Rick Wartzman, Director, KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society
Once, big companies took responsibility for their workers wellbeing, with high pay and reliable benefits. But as precarious work expands and pensions dwindle, many workers no longer feel that their employers are looking out for them. Author Rick Wartzman follows four corporate giants General Electric, General Motors, Kodak, and Coca-Cola through the twentieth centurys booms and busts,... More >
Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of people
Lecture | November 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Keith Devlin, Stanford
Almost all mathematicians are attracted to the subject by its certainty and precision. It’s one of the most finely sharpened blades in the human cognitive armory. It rules supreme in many parts of Physics and Engineering. It is almost as precise when applied to the activities of large populations of living creatures, including humans, though the precision then is a statistical one that applies... More >
Lecture | November 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University
Rosa Brooks is one of the nations top experts on national security and the changing nature of warfare. Her most recent book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. A journalist and a law professor at Georgetown University, Brooks -- the daughter of left-wing anti-war activists and the wife of a US Army Special Forces officer --... More >
Nandini Sundar | Hostages to Democracy - India at 70: The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2017
Lecture | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location
Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University
Institute for South Asia Studies, Master of Development Practice, Department of Sociology, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, South Asian Law Students Association
Lecture by noted social anthropologist and Professor of Sociology in the Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Nandini Sundar.
Lecture | November 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex
Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, collaborative projects resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality, as well as her woven meditations on space and time.
Lecture | November 2 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall
Marvin Olasky, WORLD Magazine
At a time of heightened political anxiety, the line that sets apart religion and politics is rarely defined. As WORLD Magazine Editor-in-Chief and a former advisor to President George W. Bush, Dr. Marvin Olasky has been at the forefront of interpreting world events through a Christian lens. On this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Dr. Olasky will discuss the importance of understanding how... More >
Lecture | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Steve Croft, SETI
Join us for our monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley! This month, come learn all about the search for intelligent life in the Universe. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!
Doors to Campbell Hall open at 6:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to come and go during stargazing.
Talk is aimed at a high school science level.