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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Townsend Book Chat with Stephen Best: None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.

Blade(let) Makers and Communities of Practice at Kharaneh IV

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Felicia De Peña, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Educational processes like teaching and learning are important components of enculturational processes. The act of learning a skill, practicing the skill in daily life, and transmitting a body of knowledge is a dynamic and ever-changing representation of sociocultural practices that reflects the doxa and habitus of a practicing group. In this talk, I will discuss the current methods I employ to...   More >

Armenians in Ethiopia: Foreignness, Politics, and the Making of a Homeland in Diaspora

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Boris Adjemian, Director, AGBU Nubar Library (Paris)

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

In the academic literature and typologies, the Armenian diaspora is widely characterized as a classical example of trading diaspora, middlemen minority, and/or victim diaspora. In this conception diasporas are supposed to be de-territorialized, inextricably linked to the remote fatherland of their ancestors, whereas their attachment to the host society would remain superficial and depoliticized....   More >

Mind Reading and Telepathy for Beginners and Intermediates

Lecture | October 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Nick Merrill

 Information, School of

What people think machines can know about the mind, and why their beliefs matter

Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Paul Butler: Prison Abolition, and a Mule

Lecture | October 16 | 4:10 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown Law

 Graduate Division

Paul Butler will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The lecture, entitled "Prison Abolition, and a Mule," will be held in the Great Hall of the Bancroft Hotel and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Paul Butler