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Friday, November 16, 2018

Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room | Canceled

 Anthony Fontes

 Center for Latin American Studies

By providing cover for a host of other actors taking advantage of extreme violence, maras help create a sense of order in the midst of chaos. Fontes will explore how these gangs have become so crucial for making and mooring collective terror in Central American cities, while tracing the ties that bind violence to those residing in far safer environs.

A man stops at a grave in Guatemala City. (Photo by Anthony Fontes.)

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elizabeth Churchill

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google, will give a talk on Empowering Creators: Research & Material Design at Jacobs Hall.

Towards Comparative Legal Institutionalism: Featuring Katharina Pistor

Lecture | November 16 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room 295

 Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School

 Law, Boalt School of

Please join us for the Inaugural Irving Tragen Lecture on Comparative Law featuring Katharina Pistor
Towards Comparative Legal Institutionalism
Comparative law today leads only a shadow existence at law schools in the US and elsewhere. This has been true especially for the last three decades when globalization and global law have gained prominence, diminishing the interest in (foreign) local...   More >

Rethinking America’s 20th-Century Highway Institutions

Lecture | November 16 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Robert Poole, Reason Foundation

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation Robert Poole will present Rethinking America’s 20th-Century Highway Institutions on November 16, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Quo Vadis Armenia?: What May Come after the Velvet Regime Change?

Lecture | November 16 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst, South Caucasian and Russian Affairs, and Voice of America

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

This talk will analyze what has been called the "Velvet Revolution" in Armenia. It will assess the current situation and the possible developments resulting from the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Aghasi Yenokyan graduated from the Department of Physics of Yerevan State University and earned an MBA from the American University of Armenia. Mr. Yenokyan served as chief of the Yerevan...   More >