Lecture | April 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Duncan MacRae, UC Berkeley
The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.
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
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.
Lecture | April 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Many archaeologists are making use of geospatial technologies in lab settings but field recording still presents challenges in a digital workflow.
Lecture | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US
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 >
Lecture | April 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens)
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 >
Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Lawrence S. Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University
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 >
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
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.
Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
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
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
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 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.
Lecture | April 20 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)
Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia, discusses the role of progressive business leaders in the current era.
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
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.
Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library
Nikolaj Lubecker, Oxford University
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
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 >
Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall
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.
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
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 >
Lecture | April 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 1000 Wurster Hall
THU APR 20, 6:00pm Join us for a conversation with Adam Nathaniel Furman. This event is part of the CED Diversity Platform Initiative.
Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Emmanuel Comte, Lecturer of European History in the Department of History at UC Berkeley
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 >
Linguistic-Mediation of Visual Saliency: Using Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) to Compare Multi-Dimensional Datasets
Lecture | April 21 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Lecture | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan
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 >
Lecture | April 22 | 10-11 a.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
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.
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
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 >
Lecture | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall
Professor Emeritus George Breslauer, Political Science Department
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
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.
Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley
The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.
Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall
Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
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.
Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Professor Gábor Klaniczay
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.
Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University
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
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 >
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
Horn is host of KPCCs 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.
Lecture | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
David Bacon, Activist and photographer
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 Americas 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
John Horn is host of KPCCs 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.
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
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 >
Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley
A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.
Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
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 >
Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
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 Streetstylethe first in-print collection of modern fashion... More >
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
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 >
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
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.
Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date
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
Lecture | April 26 | 12 p.m. | 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 Villareals 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)
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)
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, Solidaritys Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) examined womens leadership role in defeating Polands communist regime. Presently, Penn is completing... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 12:15 p.m. | 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
Lecture | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705
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
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
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 >
Lecture | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Seminar Room
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
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 >
Lecture | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
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 >
Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room
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 >
Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
THU, APR 27, 4:00pm. Racial Urbanisms: in discussion about building communities through cooperative movements for those leveraging housing towards greater aims.
Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room --Room 295 Simon Hall
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 >
Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
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 Womens 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
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 >
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 >
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
A talk by Dr. Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow from the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.
Lecture | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Ram Vasudevan, University of Michigan
Lecture | April 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
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.