<< April 2017 >>

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Simon Magus' Rome. AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Duncan MacRae, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Marking Time: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Mundane World

Lecture | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Amani Morrison, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Poet, novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks deftly captured the everydayness of black people in her writing, often portraying the characters' mundane aspirations and realities. This talk examines how Brooks's materials housed in The Bancroft Library reflect the author's own practices of marking commonplace experiences and how they might help us to creatively rethink our own.

Developments in Archaeological Field Recording: GIF Geolunch Series

Lecture | April 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility, Geospatial Innovation Facility

Many archaeologists are making use of geospatial technologies in lab settings but field recording still presents challenges in a digital workflow.

Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: Urban Sustainability in Germany

Lecture | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany

Cities are leading the transition to a post-carbon economic model and envision sustainability in all three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic. Mr. Gruenig will focus on three primary sustainability areas: urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings. Across these topics, cities increasingly recognize that a sustainable future is rooted in their citizens and,...   More >

Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book)

Lecture | April 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens)

 William Germano

 Art of Writing

Some dissertations are more than a doctoral requirement. But what makes a dissertation work as a book? William Germano addresses the skill of diagnosing your own scholarly work so that you can can recognize where dissertations end and books begin.

William Germano is professor of English literature and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Cooper Union. Formerly...   More >

The Political Economy of Cost Control on a University Campus

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Lawrence S. Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In their classic study of the performing arts, William Baumol and William Bowen observed that in sectors of the economy where productivity growth lagged that of the economy as a whole, costs would rise faster than inflation. Higher education is often cited as a classic example...   More >

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary: A First Assessment

Lecture | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Hartmut Lehmann, Founding Director, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

 Chris Ocker, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

 Department of History, Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, GHI WEST, Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC

Across Germany and the United States many events are being held to mark the 500th anniversary of the roots of the Reformation. Hartmut Lehmann is one of the best known German historians of this tumultuous age.

Hartmut Lehmann

Visual Vocabularies and Queer Citizenships: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Visual Vocabularies & Queer Citizenships

Recuperating Afro-Indigenous Pasts: Collage Art and the Case of Undocumented Migration
Alan Palaez Lopez, Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Islamicate Sexualities: Locating Race and Gender within the History of Sexuality
Andrew Gayed, York University

Landscapes of Intimacy
Marco Antonio Flores, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

The Future of Today's Generation in American Politics

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Senator Alan Simpson; Ethan Rarick, Associate Director, Institute of Governmental Studies Director, Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Institute of Governmental Studies

 Institute of Governmental Studies

Sen. Alan Simpson, one of America's most acute political observers, will discuss the future of American politics -- where is the country headed, and what are the implications for today's young people? Sen. Simpson, who served 18 years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming, will be "In Conversation" with Ethan Rarick, director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public...   More >

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 20 | 4:10-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.

Albright Lecture in Conservation: Activism in Business

Lecture | April 20 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

 Robert Strand, Executive Director, Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business

 College of Natural Resources, Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Food Institute

Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia, discusses the role of progressive business leaders in the current era.

Kirti Jain | Performing Partition: On Producing "Aur Kitne Tukde" (How Many Fragments?)

Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Kirti Jain, Theatre historian, Stage Play Director, and (Former) Director of National School of Drama, India

 Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, The 1947 Partition Archive, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Prof. Kirti Jain, eminent theatre historian and prominent stage play director from India, discusses Aur Kitne Tukde (How Many Fragments?), a play inspired by Urvashi Butalia's The Other Side of Silence that dramatizes hard hitting stories about gendered violence during the Partition.

Landscape and Violence: in Experimental Documentary Film

Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Nikolaj Lubecker, Oxford University

 Department of French

Arab Spring And Arab Winter: Should The United States Support Democracy In The Middle East?

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date, time, and location

 Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

 Institute of International Studies

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.

Abrams was educated at Harvard College, the London School of...   More >

India's higher education system - how can we unleash a $10 trillion opportunity?

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Soda Hall

 Shailendra Kumar, President, Nalanda2.0

 Indian Graduate Students of Berkeley (IGSB)

Indian Graduate Students of Berkeley (IGSB) is hosting Shail Kumar, author, entrepreneur, and administrator, to talk about the crises in Indian Higher Education and discuss ways to fix the problem.

Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Robert Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Join us for a book talk with author Robert Bussel, a professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon and author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship.

“The collaborative work of Calloway and Gibbons provides insight into labor at its post war best, and the path we must...   More >

Queering Architectural Design;  In conversation with Adam Nathaniel Furman

Lecture | April 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 1000 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU APR 20, 6:00pm Join us for a conversation with Adam Nathaniel Furman. This event is part of the CED Diversity Platform Initiative.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The French 2017 Presidential Campaign

Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Emmanuel Comte, Lecturer of European History in the Department of History at UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

The discussion will contextualize the election campaign within the broader set of problems affecting French politics, before turning to the programs of the four main contenders and the dynamics of the campaign. Among the major questions that have affected French politics in the recent years and decades, we will discuss the particular importance of youth unemployment, its role as a factor of...   More >

Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Pricing of Ride-Sourcing Services

Lecture | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Bio: Dr. Yafeng Yin is a Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. He works in the area of transportation systems analysis and modeling, and has published over 90 refereed papers in leading academic journals.. Dr. Yin is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and serves on the editorial boards for another four...   More >

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day at Alumni House: How to Plan for Professional Success in College

Lecture | April 22 | 10-11 a.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association

Learn what experts advise students do in college to prepare for professional success. President of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com, Robin Reshwan, joins us at Alumni House to discuss what parents and incoming students can do to overcome employment obstacles and successfully launch a career after graduation.

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Brand YOU: Showcasing Your Unique Value

Lecture | April 22 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 204 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rebecca Andersen, Director of Career Services, UC Berkeley Information School

 UC Berkeley Extension

Does your résumé tell your story? Are your career goals, continuing education, and professional accomplishments reflected on LinkedIn? Are you building and accessing your network effectively? UC Berkeley Extension presents this interactive workshop for mid-career professionals to help you craft your personal brand and develop a strategy with next steps. Whether you are taking courses to make a...   More >

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Cal Day Lecture: President Trump and President Putin

Lecture | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Emeritus George Breslauer, Political Science Department

 Department of Political Science

Why have U.S.-Russian relations become so strained in the past 15 years? What changes in that relationship might prove attractive to both President Putin and President Trump?

Cal Day Lecture: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Religion and Politics but were Afraid to Ask

Lecture | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

 Department of Political Science

Join two political science professors for an hour of questions and answers about religion and the elections, religion and war, religion and U.S. politics, and religious politics worldwide. Professors Steve Fish and Ron Hassner lead Berkeley's Religion and Politics Program. They'll talk about their work and answer any and all audience questions on these topics.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cultural and Technological Evolution on the Metopes of the Hephaisteion - AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Inside and Out: The Architectural Frame of Old Norse Poetry

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

 Department of Scandinavian

Join the Scandinavian Department for a talk by Guðrún Nordal.

Guðrún Nordal is Director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Professor of Icelandic Literature.

Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Gábor Klaniczay

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Talk by Professor Gábor Klaniczay. Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comite International des Sciences Historique.

Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University

 Department of History, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comité international des sciences historique. More recently he has become a spokesperson in defense of the CEU against attacks...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Slicing Varieties – a taste of computational algebraic geometry

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Helmer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Simply put algebraic geometry studies the zeros of systems of polynomial equations in n variables. The zeros of such systems define geometric objects called algebraic varieties. In this talk, we will introduce these objects and describe one basic invariant of a variety, known as its degree, which is of interest both when considering mathematical questions and when attempting to solve applied...   More >

14th Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden at the Forum

Lecture | April 24 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Dr. Carla Hayden, The Berkeley Forum

 The Berkeley Forum

Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress and is also the first woman and African-American to hold the position since the Library of Congress began in 1800. She will be discussing the importance of this American institution in the 21st century especially in the digital age. The Library of Congress houses more than 162 million items that includes historical documents and artifacts,...   More >

Arts + Design Mondays: Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism, with John Horn and Glynn Washington

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 John Horn, KPCC

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, and has covered culture for nearly thirty years. Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on NPR. Moderated by Ben Manilla.

Admission to this lecture is free.

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book talk with David Bacon

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 David Bacon, Activist and photographer

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Please join us for a conversation with activist and photographer David Bacon to talk about his new book, In the fields of the North / En los compos del norte. In this landmark work of photo-journalism, Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.”...   More >

Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Expanding the Role of RNs in Primary Care: A Business Case Analysis

Lecture | April 25 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California Los Angeles

 Health Policy and Management

Primary care is evolving in response to payment reform, new models of work organization, and changes in the primary care workforce. Advanced Practice Nurses are part of this evolution but in this evolving landscape, the role of registered nurses (RNs) who are not Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners is also being reexamined and reimagined. There is a growing literature describing...   More >

Raju Nayak | Singing Resistance: Oral Narratives of the Lambada Bhats of Southern India

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.

The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   More >

Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk by Hoda Katebi

Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hoda Katebi

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism.
Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion...   More >

Digital Dissent Commons Conversations: Technology and Public Life in Changing Times

Lecture | April 25 | 6 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Sara Dean, Assistant Chair of Graduate Design and Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, California College of the Arts

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Empowering Progress: Reformism and State-building in the Philippines

Lecture | April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G

 David Timberman, Visiting Scholar, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This presentation will examine the dynamics and outcomes of three extended efforts at social, economic and governance reform in the Philippines: 1) agrarian reform; 2) liberalization of the telecommunications sector; and 3) fiscal and budget reforms.

Delivering Better Health Via Drone

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date

 Keenan Wyrobek, Head of Product and Engineering, Zipline International

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Keenan Wyrobek is Head of Product and Engineering at Zipline International, a start-up that focuses on delivering medical necessities by drone to remote and challenging locations.


 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

California Countercultures: Go Big or Go Home, with Amy Critchett and Mark Pauline

Lecture | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hear from Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs, and his wife, Critchett, the founder of Art+Audience and executive producer of Leo Villareal’s public work, including The Bay Lights.

Admission to this lecture is free. Admission to this event is free

Summing Up 7,000 Years of Bay Area History at Tolay or How Will I Ever Get It Done?! Or Responsive Justice Is Never Done!

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Peter Nelson, University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology Department

 Archaeological Research Facility

From its inception, the Tolay Archaeology Project has been a Community-Based Participatory Research project that adheres to the tenets of responsive justice. Responsive justice stipulates that researchers should recognize the histories of marginalization and trauma in the communities with which they partner, redistribute benefits from their research to community partners, and be accountable and...   More >

PopUp Exhibition | Shana Penn: The Politics of Memory: The New Yad Vashem Exhibition at Auschwitz State Museum

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Shana Penn is executive director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies. Her award-winning book, Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) examined women’s leadership role in defeating Poland’s communist regime. Presently, Penn is completing...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Irwin Kremen

Lecture | April 26 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Offering insights into his exquisite small collages, the artist discusses an artistic practice that began at age forty-one and has continued into his ninety-second year.

event is included with admission

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Learning from Legends: Narsai David in conversation with Margaret Jenkins

Lecture | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Food and wine critic Narsai David in conversation with Margaret Jenkins of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company as OLLI @Berkeley celebrates local legends of the Fourth Age (80 and above) who continue to lead their diverse disciplines.

2017 Lawson Lecture: The Future of Past Earthquakes: Insights into Earth Behavior from Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology

Lecture | April 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. David P. Schwartz, United States Geological Survey

 Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Dr. David Schwartz will describe how paleoseismology helps expand our understanding of active earthquake systems and provides fundamental data for hazard analysis. The public lecture will explore these concepts with worldwide examples and special emphasis on the past and future behavior of faults in the San Francisco Bay Region.

Berkeley Lecture on Religious Tolerance | Living with Difference: Shared Religious Sanctuaries in Ottoman Lands

Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In this talk, I will discuss the sharing of sacred sanctuaries by the three great monotheistic religions across the Mediterranean, with particular examples from the history of the Ottoman Empire...   More >

Chulmun, the Middle in the Muddle?: Review of Holocene Niche Construction in the Korean Peninsula

Lecture | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Seminar Room

 Gyoung-Ah Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The Chulmun culture, documented by over 870 sites across the Korean Peninsula, presents one of the long-standing Neolithic traditions from the Early Holocene, comparable to the Jomon in Japan. The Neolithic landscape of Korea has been understood in a fragmented fashion, as rescue projects have driven archaeological investigations. A more fundamental problem lies in the mode of explanation of...   More >

The Powerlessness of Language: How to Write Poetry in Times of Crisis: Roman Osminkin and Pavel Arseniev (Russia) and Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Lecture | April 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Roman Osminkin; Pavel Arsenyev; Serhiy Zhadan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Please join us for a poetry reading and performance by the experimental poets and artists Roman Osminkin, Pavel Arsenyev, and Sergei Zhadan. The event will be conducted primarily in Russian.

Roman Osminkin is a radical leftist poet and artist from St. Petersburg. His poetry and performances engage with leftist politics, new media, music, and the realia of life in post-Soviet Russia. He...   More >

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tripodi Lecture: Dr. Mosi Ifatunji

Lecture | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

“Racial Orders and Statistical Methodology”

One of the most common practices in the social and professional sciences is the under theorization of race in multivariate statistical models. This practice results in findings that are, at best, non-informative, and at worst, complicit in the maintenance of white supremacy. This lecture reviews these specification errors and provides a theoretical...   More >

Why We Get Russia Wrong

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room

 Robert English, Associate Professor of International Relations, Slavic Languages & Literature, and Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

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

The talk will explore the pathologies of our media-policy-academic elites that each in their own ways have pushed us toward threat inflation, Russophobia, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.

Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Isabel Richter, University of Bremen

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies

Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. “Western” travelers did not only associate India with “life-changing decisions” but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style...   More >

Racial Urbanisms; In Conversation with Andrew Herscher and Beryl Satter

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, APR 27, 4:00pm. Racial Urbanisms: in discussion about building communities through cooperative movements for those leveraging housing towards greater aims.

Kadish Lecture 2017: Central Park: A Design for Democracy

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room --Room 295 Simon Hall

 Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow UC Berkeley School of Law, Department of Political Science and Department of Philosophy, Apple University and UC Berkeley School of Law

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs

The Annual Kadish Lecture will be delivered by Prof Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. Professor Cohen is on the faculty at Apple University. He was previously Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at Stanford University, and Leon and Anne...   More >

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity and Protection: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity & Protection

Sustaining the Disability Community: The Weaving of Activism, Kinship, and Cash Economies
Dr. Juliann Anesi, Gender and Women’s Studies Department

Aoga Fiamalamalama and Loto Taumafai Schools are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), established in the 1970s...   More >

Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Asian Socialism, Magical Realism: What was Global Maoism?

Lecture | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

In an Arrighi-inspired model of literary history, Jed Esty has recently argued that periods of imperial crisis have also been periods in literature of “realism wars.” This account forces us to reconsider not only the question of whether postmodernism was the ascendant aesthetic of the 70s but also the question of whether postmodernism was in fact all along the realism of a financialized US...   More >

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring 2017 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Lecture | April 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Berkeley Language Center

"Developing Interactive Electronic Materials for Introductory Czech," Ellen Langer, Lecturer, Slavic Languages & Literatures

"Bringing Tibetan Language Instruction in from the Cold: Multimedia materials for cultural literacy, grammar handouts, and conversations drills," Jann Ronis, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

"Bringing Old French to the Modern French Classroom,"...   More >

Andrew Ollett | The Prakrit Romance

Lecture | April 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)

 Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

 Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow from the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

Control Design for Autonomous Vehicles in Uncertain Environments

Lecture | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Ram Vasudevan, University of Michigan

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Metrology and Time Crystals: Physics in Practice: A Grounds for Science Event

Lecture | April 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Eric Copenhaver, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley Physics; Thomas Mittiga, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley Physics


Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two physicists about metrology and time crystals.