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Thursday, September 13, 2018

My Journey: From Venezuela to Principal Ballet of Diablo Ballet with Rosselyn Ramirez

Lecture | September 13 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rosselyn Ramirez

 Arts + Design

Rosselyn Ramirez was born and received her training in Caracas, Venezuela. Since joining Diablo Ballet in 2011, Ramirez has danced in works by Val Caniparoli, Sean Kelly, Christopher Stowell, Robert Dekkers, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, KT Nelson, Ben Stevenson, and George Balanchine's "Apollo." In this talk, Ramirez will discuss her personal journey and extensive professional career as a ballerina. As...   More >

Witness Trees

Lecture | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

The term 'witness tree' was coined to describe trees that were used as boundary markers in the early days of the United States. Since that time the term has expanded to describe trees that were present at historical events. Some of the best known witness trees were standing in battle grounds during the Civil War.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

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Approaching a Tipping Point? A History and Prospectus of Funding of the University California

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Matrix Conference Room, 8th Floor

 John Aubrey Douglass, CSHE; Zach Bleemer, CSHE

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

A View From Britain: Towards Brexit?

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dr. Matt Beech, Senior Fellow, IES; Director, Centre for British Politics, University of Hull

 Institute of European Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program

IES Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, Dr Matt Beech FRHistS, FRSA, gives a public lecture examining how far the UK is on the road to Brexit; what Brexit currently means; and how the 2016 referendum vote continues to divide citizens and dominate political life.

Beech's focus is drawn from research for his latest monograph, The Triumph of...   More >

Members' Walk: Water-Wise Entrance Garden

Lecture | September 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Anthony Garza

 Botanical Garden

Join Anthony Garza, Horticulture & Grounds Supervisor, on an in-depth tour of the Water Wise Entry Garden. Get the scoop on the best plants to choose for your garden before attending the Fall Plant Sale on Sunday, September 30!

Please note that this is an exclusive event for Garden members. Not yet a member? Join us today by visiting botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/join

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Histories of Empire and Transcolonial Circuits of Freedom: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Caribbean Slavery and Maritime Marronage:
Geographies of Slavery, Freedom, Empire, and African Diaspora
Elena Schneider, Department of History

Conjuring Conspiracy: Racial Paranoia and Radical Sympathy
Poulomi Saha, Department of English

Inflation, Consumer Subsidies, and Argentina’s Economic Predicament: Bay Area Latin America Forum

Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Alison Post, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Latin American Studies

Argentina’s economic travails are making headlines again. One of the main contributors to the country’s current challenges is a consumer subsidy program for electricity, gas, mass transit, and other infrastructure services, which disproportionately benefits middle class voters over poorer citizens. This lecture will examine the program’s origins following the 2001 crisis, why expenditures on...   More >

An IMF panel led by Christine Lagarde discusses loans for Argentina, June 2018. (Photo by IMF Photos.)

Improving care and restoring dignity for the U.S. prison population

Lecture | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Michele DiTomas, Chief Physician and Surgeon and Hospice Medical Director, California Department of Corrections

 Public Health, School of

Join us for a presentation from Michele DiTomas, a physician who has dedicated her career to improving medical care for incarcerated persons. She will discuss her path to correctional medicine and the health and human rights hurdles that must be overcome in order to achieve true reform.

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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History: Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) in conversation with John Efron (UC Berkeley)

Lecture | September 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

In April, 1903, 49 Jews were killed, 600 were raped or wounded, and more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed during three days of violence in the town of Kishinev. So shattering were the aftereffects of this rampage, that one historian remarked that it was “nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself.”

Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers...   More >

The Politics and Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe

Lecture | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

 SA Smythe

 Arts Research Center

The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe
Thursday September 13, 2018
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

Image of SA Smythe by Afro-Finnish photographer Uwa Iduozee

New Ways to Investigate Human Rights Violations: with the Human Rights Center and Amnesty International

Lecture | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 2nd floor

 Human Rights Center

The Human Rights Center’s Tech and Human Rights Director Felim McMahon in conversation with Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Team, featuring Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director; Micah Farfour, Special Advisor for Remote Sensing; Milena Marin, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research; Scott Edwards, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research; introduced by HRC’s Executive Director Alexa Koenig....   More >

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