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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: Evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

In April, join Carrie Tribble, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology for a the evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Europe’s "Refugee Crisis" and the Colonial Archive or Is Art Universal?

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Fatima El-Tayeb

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Using the case study of the "Multaqa" project, which brought refugees from Iraq and Syria to the museums of Berlin exhibiting ancient art from these countries, Fatima El-Tayeb’s talk explores the connections between Europe’s colonial legacy, rising global inequality and the "universal museum" as a model of Enlightenment (and as exemplified in the controversial Humboldt Forum).

Fatima El-Tayeb...   More >

GUH Lecture: Showing is Knowing: The Curator as Designer & Scholar

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for this exciting public discussion on the curator as designer and scholar with former Getty Research Institute curator, Wim de Witt, and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center, Padma Maitland. This event is part of the...   More >

Objects of Special Note(s): Constructions of Containment, Writers and Readers by Late Roman Ivory Writing Tablets

Lecture | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Ann Kuttner, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of History

Some 200 Late Antique ivory diptychs have survived to this day. The lecture intends to explore the rich visual language of these objects.

Rules for Wrongdoers: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Arthur Ripstein

Lecture | April 9 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Arthur Ripstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

 University of California, Berkeley

Arthur Ripstein will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Christopher Kutz, Oona Hathaway, and Jeff McMahan. This event will be held on April 9, 10, & 11, 2019. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Ripstein and the commentators on the third day, April 11th. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Arthur Ripstein

Baxter Liberty Initiative: Power and the Politics of Education Reform: Learning from Katrina

Lecture | April 9 | 4:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Terry M. Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Department of Political Science, College of Letters & Science

Hurricane Katrina physically destroyed New Orleans' school buildings; in the process, it also lifted constraints of power. Decision makers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the country.

Professor Terry Moe will share insights from his book and shed light on the city's path from failure to revolution, discussing the role of power shown through this...   More >

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Dimitri Gutas | The Qur'an of the Elite: Avicenna's "Isharat" and the Development of Paraphilosophy as "Islamic" Philosophy

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dimitri Gutas, Yale University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies

Avicenna's Isharat constitutes a turning point in the history of philosophy in Islam. It was at one point labeled as "the Qur'an of the elite," and Avicenna himself was dubbed as "the seal of the philosophers." The significance of these developments and the contents of the Isharat are analyzed in an effort to understand the direction which scientific thought took after Avicenna toward the...   More >

NOTE NEW DATE: Sadia Saeed | Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Talk by Sociologist Sadia Saeed on her new book that examines how the contentious relationship between Islam, nationalism, and rights of religious minorities has been debated and institutionalized in colonial India and Pakistan.

Speaker Bio
Sadia Saeed is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the...   More >

Heavy Metal Bamboo: Making Archaic Bamboo Instruments Modern in Bandung, Indonesia

Lecture | April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Henry Spiller, Professor of Music, UC Davis

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture examines how musicians in West Java, Indonesia create localized, alternative modernities by putting old bamboo music technology to new uses. Two Bandung-based groups, Karinding Attack and Galengan Sora Awi, are contrasted - both of which have adapted traditional bamboo folkways and musical styles to localize some modern global values

Henry Spiller

The Economic and Political Impact of Migration in Romania

Lecture | April 9 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Gabriel Badescu, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Babes-Bolyai University

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

Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history and emigration is one of the main reasons behind the decline. Romania suffered one of the most severe population declines, with a 10 per cent loss in the fifteen years to 2007- the year in which Romania joined the EU.
I will discuss Romania’s case in a comparative perspective and analyze the likely outcomes of migration on short...   More >

Environmental Design Archives Gallery Talk - Edit Heath: Design is a System of Values

Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112

 Human Resources

Novak an Oakland artist and scholar working with local clay and sustainable practices in ceramics, will be exploring the lesser-known work of Edith Heath, situate her practice within a historical context, and critique traditional narratives of mid-century ceramic history.

Edith Heath: Design is a System of Values

Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121

 Rosa Novak

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our final Gallery Talk of the academic year with Oakland artist and researcher Rosa Novak!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121

6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

2019 Taubman Lectures: The Navel of the Dream: Freud's Jewish Languages

Lecture | April 9 | 7-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

 The Herman P. and Sophia Tuabman Chair in Jewish Studies, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2019 Taubman Lectures: April 9, 11, and 16:
These lectures explore the role of Jewish languages in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Were Hebrew and Yiddish translations a minor episode in the dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as the "lost originals" of Freud's German writings?

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