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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rita Moreno: From Puerto Rico to Stardom with Fernanda Fisher

Lecture | October 11 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Fernanda Fisher

 Arts + Design

Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. She grew up in NYC with both her father, Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist and her mother, Rita Moreno, an actress. Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career. She attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet. After moving to Los...   More >

Hardy Californians: The Life of Lester Rowntree

Lecture | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Lester Gertrude Rowntree (1878-1978) was a pioneering California native plant botanist and horticulturalist who popularized the study, use, and protection of native flora through voluminous writings, lectures, and photographs. As testimonial to Lester's important role she was named life-long honorary president of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) upon its creation in 1965. However, the...   More >

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

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From One War to Another. The Armenian Experience and Its Impact on Germany

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Raymond Kévorkian, Emeritus director of research, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Our knowledge of the impact of the 1915 genocide on German society has long been characterized by Germany’s commitment to the Eastern Front and by the experience of mass violence experienced by several thousand soldiers and officers who witnessed the extermination of the Armenians. But the most recent works, in particular Stefan Ihrig’s two books, have opened new avenues for studying the...   More >

Rita Moreno: From Puerto Rico to Stardom with Fernanda Fisher

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rita Rita Moreno

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The daughter of celebrated actress Rita Moreno, Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. In this event hosted by Kathryn Roszak, Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career.

Fernanda Fisher grew up in New York City, where she attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet....   More >

Guardians, Aliens, Or Robot Overlords? Security In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in location

 Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University

 Institute of International Studies

Edward W. Felten is Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology.

He is the Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), a cross-disciplinary effort studying digital technologies in public life. CITP...   More >

What’s New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

As the “New Materialisms” discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.

Identity and Social Bonds: Howison Lectures in Philosophy by Joseph Raz

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Joseph Raz, Professor, Columbia Law School

 Graduate Division

Joseph Raz will present the Howison lecture on October 11, 2018. His lecture is titled "Identity and Social Bonds" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Joseph Raz

Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Lecture | October 11 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies

Jason Wittenberg is associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley and a former Academy Scholar at Harvard University. He is the co-author of Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust (Cornell, 2018). His first book, Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge, 2006), won the 2009 Hubert...   More >

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Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit

Lecture | October 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Diamela Eltit

 Arts Research Center

Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit
Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Diamela Eltit

The Challenge for Progressives in Latin America

Lecture | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Giorgio Jackson

 Center for Latin American Studies

Giorgio Jackson is a transformative political figure in Chile. As a student at the Catholic University in Santiago, Jackson was a key leader of the Chilean student protests in 2011. As a 25 year old, Jackson founded the Democratic Revolution political party in 2012, and was elected to Congress representing Santiago in 2013. He was re-elected in 2017 with the highest plurality of any member...   More >