Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Samia Huq, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Social Science at BRAC University, Dhaka
Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by anthropologist Samia Huq.
Lecture | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Vanamala Viswanatha, Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Bharathy Sankara Rajulu, Lecturer, Tamil and Telugu, Department of South and Southast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Vanamala Viswanatha, an award-winning translator, working with Kannada and English and currently a Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
The challenge of big data and data science for the social sciences: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science
Lecture | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
The 2005 National Science Foundation workshop report on "Cyberinfrastructure for the Social and Behavioral Sciences" (Fran Berman and Henry Brady) argued that the methods of doing research in the social sciences would be transformed by big data and data science and that the social sciences should be centrally involved in studying the impacts of big data and data science on society. In "The... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Uwe Lübken, LMU Munich
Current debates about "climate refugees" have triggered interest in the larger connections between environmental change and migration. But what can history contribute to this new field of research? Focusing on historical case studies of environmental migration in general and displacement after natural disasters in particular, Uwe Lübkens talk will highlight the potential of historical research... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Something extraordinary is happening in Colombia, and Sergio Fajardo has a unique perspective. Sergio has followed a nontraditional path in public life: from mathematician to presidential candidate. He will share his experiences as a public servant, his perspectives on the recent election, and an analysis of Colombia today.