<< Week of March 11 >>

Monday, March 6, 2017

DCRP Lecture: Summer Gray

Lecture | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 6, 11:00am in 112 Wurster Hall. Please join us for, &quot;Holding Back the Tide: Coastal Infrastructure, Resilience, and Justice in Guyana and the Maldives,&quot; a lecture by Dr. Summer Gray

Europe at a Crossroads

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ruth Jacoby, Former Ambassador of Sweden

 Institute of European Studies, Consulate-General of Sweden

Europe has arrived at a challenging juncture in its history, economics and politics. There is Brexit, growing right-wing, populist and anti-European movements in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, but also in core EU-countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, and France, as well as in the Nordic countries. Growth is still sluggish after the financial crisis in 2008-9, unemployment is high, and...   More >

A Psychologist's Exile from Fascism: Renata Calabresi from Italy to New York

Lecture | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Patrizia Guarnieri, Professor of Cultural and Social History, University of Florence

 Department of History, Department of Psychology

Fascism and the racial laws of 1938 dramatically changed the scientific research and the academic community. Guarnieri focuses on psychology, from its promising origins to the end of the WWII. Psychology was marginalized in Italy both by the neo-idealistic reaction against science, and fascism (unlike Nazism) with long- lasting consequences. Academics and young scholars were persecuted because...   More >

Strindberg — In Photographic Images

Lecture | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Björn Meidal, Uppsala University

 Department of Scandinavian

Björn Meidal is a professor of Comparative Literature at Uppsala University.

Materialised Knowledge in Renaissance Art and Science: The Production and Representation of Flemish Scientific Instruments

Lecture | March 6 | 5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Koenraad Van Cleempoel, Faculty of Architecture in Hasselt University (Belgium)

 Institute of European Studies

Scientific instruments of the renaissance period well represent the concept of "materialised knowledge." They are carriers of ideas as well as very elegant and refined objects. The lecture will discuss astrolabes, globes, sundials and armillary spheres with a particular emphasis on the Flemish context: between c. 1525 and c. 1580 the university city of Louvain became Europe's most important...   More >

An Evening of Russian Poetry with Kirill Medvedev (in Russian)

Lecture | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kirill Medvedev, Poet, Translator, Political Activist, and member of rock group Arkadii Kots

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Slavic Literature "Kruzhok", Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kirill Feliksevich Medvedev is a Russian poet, translator, and political activist, as well as member of the rock group Arkadii Kots. Join Medvedev for a reading of his poems and a general discussion on the current political climate in Russia. Born in Moscow, Medvedev’s work delves fiercely into the political apathy of contemporary Russian society and especially the country’s cultural...   More >

LAEP Lecture: Maurice Cox

Lecture | March 6 | 6-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 6. 6PM, 112 Wurster, Join LAEP for &quot;WHY BLACK LANDSCAPES MATTER&quot; with Maurice Cox, Planning Director for the City of Detroit.

ATC Lecture — Tanya Zimbardo, “Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini”: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | March 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater

 Tanya Zimbardo, SFMOMA

 Center for New Media

Otto Piene, The Proliferation of the Sun, 1966-67, 2014 at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; photo: Jasmine Powell
Tanya Zimbardo is a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco. As the assistant curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Zimbardo is currently curating the exhibitions Runa Islam: Verso and New Work: Kerry Tribe and co-curating Nam June Paik and...   More >

Arts + Design Mondays: Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini, with Tanya Zimbardo

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tanya Zimbardo is a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco. As the assistant curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Zimbardo is currently curating the exhibitions Runa Islam: Verso and New Work: Kerry Tribe and co-curating Nam June Paik and Soundtracks. Zimbardo has organized and co-organized exhibitions and select screening programs at SFMOMA. Current...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Calibrating the Chinese Citizen: Propaganda, E-Petitioning and Big Data-Driven Governance

Lecture | March 7 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christian Göbel, Chinese Politics and Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In China, the majority of city-level governments has set up websites
where citizen petitions and government responses can be reviewed by the general public. What is the political logic guiding the establishment of such open petitioning websites? Analyzing policy documents, government websites and open petitions, this paper argues that open petitioning websites represent a form of calibration of...   More >

online petitioning website

Developing and Testing a New Measure of Organizational Readiness for Implementing Change

Lecture | March 7 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Bryan Weiner, PhD, Professor of Global Health and Health Services, University of Washington

 Health Policy and Management

Organizational readiness is said to be critical for successful change implementation. But, what is organizational readiness and how do you measure it? This talk will describe how organizational readiness has been conceived and measured in health services and other fields. A research program to systematically develop and test a theory-based, reliable, valid, and brief measure of organizational...   More >

Trumping Progress on Global Climate: What's in the cards?

Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Professor Max Auffhammer, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

 Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major (ISF)

Professor Max Auffhammer will discuss the global ramifications of the Trump Administration on climate change. This lecture is one of a series of guest lectures as part of ISF 198.5 "The 2016 US Election in Global Context: A semester-long teach-in".

Alliances In The Indo-Pacific: A Practitioner's Perspective

Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Jr.

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Vice Adm. Robert Thomas graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College.

As a career submarine officer, Thomas has served on fast-attack submarines operating in both U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command theaters of operation. His assignments included USS...   More >

Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City

Lecture | March 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Adina Hoffman, Essayist, Critic, and Biographer

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PopUp Exhibition: Rachel Deblinger on the Holocaust in the Age of Digital History

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Rachel Deblinger is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons at the UC Santa Cruz University Library. Dr. Deblinger received a PhD in History from UCLA, with a dissertation titled ‘In a world still trembling’: American Jewish philanthropy and the shaping of Holocaust survivor narratives in postwar America (1945-1953). This work revealed how American Jews first came to know stories about...   More >

California Countercultures: Experimental Art and Subjectile Space with Dena Beard

Lecture | March 8 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Dena Beard, The Lab

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dena Beard, executive director of The Lab since 2014, has led the organization through a rehabilitation of its facility and is inaugurating a new program of commissioned artistic projects with Ellen Fullman, Jacqueline Gordon, Dora García, and Brontez Purnell. Beard was formerly assistant curator at BAMPFA, where she organized exhibitions with D-L Alvarez, Lutz Bacher, Anna Halprin, Desirée...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

Venkat Srinivasan | Thirteen Ways of Looking at Institutional History: Building Varying Digital Narratives from Interconnected Science Archives

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Venkat Srinivasan, Visiting Researcher, National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India

 Adnan Malik, Curator for South Asian Collections, UC Berkeley Library

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South/Southeast Asia Library | UC Berkeley Library, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk about a digital science archive experiment that connects archival material, journalistic work, and scientific research.

The European Union’s response to radical right-wing populism

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Uppsala University

 Institute of European Studies

The rise of radical right-wing populism is often regarded as one of the most serious challenges to European democracy and European political cooperation. In recent years, extreme nationalist parties have accumulated considerable support in European elections. In some EU member states, most notably Poland and Hungary, governments are increasingly challenging liberal democracy, taking steps towards...   More >

Computational Imaging for 3D Gigapixel Microscopy

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Waller, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly. She holds the Ted Van Duzer Endowed Professorship and is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS),


 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Hidden Hitchcock: Townsend Book Chat with D.A. Miller

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In Hidden Hitchcock, D.A. Miller does what seems impossible: he discovers what has remained unseen in the movies of this best-known of filmmakers.

Where the Heart Is: Thoughts on Home and Contemporary Encampments at the Albany Bulb

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Annie Danis, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

A former landfill turned informal public space and long-term encampment, “the Bulb” had been home to dozen of residents in an informal settlement from the late 1980s until the summer of 2013. After legal battles with the city all residents were evicted and a number of projects to document and aid the fractured community began. One such project was the Archaeology of the Albany Bulb, which...   More >

View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

 College of Engineering, College of Chemistry

Islam and Christianity in Competition: Armenian Martyrdoms of the Late 12th Century

Lecture | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, California State University, Fresno

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

On October 24, 1170, a Muslim convert to Christianity called Joseph was martyred by the Turkish Atabeg of Azerbaijan for apostasy in the city of Duin. Joseph’s martyrdom is just one of a series of martyrdoms from the second half of the twelfth century preserved in Armenian synaxaria and homiliaries. This presentation will argue that rather than reflect a climate of religious persecution and...   More >

Digital Wedges: Pedagogy, Visualization, and the Cuneiform Script

Lecture | March 8 | 5 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Eduardo Escobar, UC Berkeley

 Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of

Cuneiform, the world’s oldest writing system, provides an incredible dataset for the computational analysis of ancient knowledge. This talk consists of two parts. First, I describe the pedagogical potential of a collaborative tool that analyzes cuneiform texts for their most frequently used signs; second, I show how network analysis can aid in visualizing, contextualizing, and disambiguating some...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Erica Deeman

Lecture | March 8 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the artist of Silhouettes to explore the legacy of the portrait, physiognomy, and people’s desire to read the face.

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

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Alliances in the Indo-Pacific; A Practitioner's Perspective

Lecture | March 8 | 7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, USN (Ret.), Former Director, Navy Staff

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship annually brings to the University of California at Berkeley a distinguished scholar, professional military person or government official for a series of lectures on specific national security subjects. The Lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and awareness of national security concerns in the light of geopolitical balance,...   More >

ARCH/AIA East Bay Lecture: Amale Andraos

Lecture | March 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MAR 8, 7:30pm** Amale Andraos, Dean of the Columbia University GSAPP, will lecture here on his work. This lecture is co-presented with the AIA East Bay. **Please note the late start time.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland

Lecture | March 9 | 2-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro, Author

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro
Introduction by Michael Omi

Redefining Japaneseness chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan experience
both racial inclusion and cultural dislocation while negotiating between the categories of Japanese and “foreigner.” Drawing from extensive observations and interviews with Japanese Americans who are...   More >

DiPerna Lecture: Regularity and asymptotics of solutions to the porous medium equation

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Herbert Koch, Bonn University

 Department of Mathematics

The porous medium equation is one of the simplest equations describing the propagation of gas in a porous medium. Its most striking feature is the propagation of the front, which is the boundary of the area filled by gas. Many questions about its regularity are open.

In this lecture I will explain old and new results and open questions. Caffarelli devised a scheme for proving regularity of...   More >

Staging Grounds: Camp and the Asian Female Body in Contemporary Dance

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Martha Nguyen Donohue

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, The Institute of International Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

Maura Nguyen Donohue shares her choreographic focus on the site of the Asian body as a staging ground for complex cultural, racial, and gendered projections in American culture by discussing her 2011 dance work, strictly a female female. She will share how the deployment of a camp aesthetic allows her to destabilize gender norms and traditional concert dance audience/performer relationships....   More >

States of Apology: The Culture of Commemoration: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

STATES OF APOLOGY: The Culture of Commemoration

Sexual Slavery and the Memorialization of Comfort Women
Amandu Su, English

Politics of Reconciliation in South Korean War and Peace Memorial Museums
Kristen Sun, Ethnic Studies

The Pilgrimage: Interethnic Coalitions and Cross-Race Solidarity at Former Sites of Japanese American Confinement
Desirée Valadares, Architecture

Excavating a Sacred Outcropping at Northwest Saqqara: The Ramesside Tomb of Isisnofret

Lecture | March 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Nozomu Kawai, Associate Professor, Kanazawa University (Japan)

 Near Eastern Studies

A Japanese mission has been excavating at a remote rocky outcropping to the North-west of the major cemetery in Saqqara since 1991. The team has discovered several important archaeological remains at the site. In this lecture, some major highlights will be represented and the most recent work in the Ramesside tomb of Isisnofret led by Nozomu Kawai will be discussed in detail.

Nozomu Kawai...   More >

Ramesside tomb of Isisnofret

The Prison Church: Historical, Theological and Ethnographic Perspectives

Lecture | March 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jason Sexton, Lecturer, Cal State Fullerton

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Jason Sexton is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at Cal State Fullerton, where he teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, and has written widely in the areas of California studies, prison studies, religious studies, and contemporary theology...   More >

Plato's lexicon of logos: Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | March 9 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

The fifth lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"

ARCH Lecture: James Carpenter “Light in the Public Realm”

Lecture | March 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURS., MAR 9, 6:30pm, 102 Wurster -- At the intersection of art, engineering and architecture “Light in the Public Realm” will explore James Carpenter’s focus upon the phenomenological qualities of light as a central organizing principle of the public re

Palestine...it is something colonial

Lecture | March 9 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Hatem Bazian

 Center for Race and Gender

Eastwind Books of Berkeley, The Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley, and The Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley present

Palestine...it is something colonial
Dr. Hatem Bazian Book Launch Discussion

March 9, 2017
6:30pm - 9pm

Ethnic Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall
UC Berkeley


Professor Hatem Bazian (UC Berkeley) provides a decolonial analysis of...   More >

Friday, March 10, 2017

Katherine Schofield | The Place of Pleasure: Music in Mughal Thought and Society, 1593–1707

Lecture | March 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Katherine Butler Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Music, King's College London

 Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, the University of California, Berkeley.

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

A talk by Katherine Butler Schofield, cultural historian and ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on South Asia.

From Morphology to Structuralism: Goethe, Levi-Strauss, and the Sciences of the Concrete

Lecture | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 802 (Social Science Matrix)

 Michael Saman, Independent Scholar

 Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group

This talk addresses the core “epistemological attitude” that Lévi-Strauss says connects his work with Goethe’s, and, proceeding from this, traces out salient parallels between the interpretive paradigms and anthropological methods of both thinkers.

Transportation as a Language: Mobility management of China’s urban billion

Lecture | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jinhua Zhao, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in China’s transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three...   More >

Dillenberg Lecture Series Presents: Pseudo-Arabic as a Marker of Christian Identity in Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture

Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. |  Doug Adams Gallery

 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Alicia Walker, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College

 Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

"Things" can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. This paper explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean,...   More >

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: Plato’s Butcher

Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Verity Harte, Yale University

 Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Aaron Shurin and Kevin Killian

Lecture | March 10 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Aaron Shurin, professor/ writer; Kevin Killian, writer

 Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, author

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Aaron Shurin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, most recently The Skin of Meaning, and is professor emeritus at the University of San Francisco MFA in Writing program.

Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written three novels, a book of memoirs, forty-five plays, four books of stories, and three books of poetry.

Programmer Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the...   More >

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hippie Modernism Forum: Liberated Territories

Lecture | March 11 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From People’s Park to Black Panther Oakland, the notion of liberated territories shaped counterculture politics and their radical geographies. Anthony Raynsford, Bonnie Ora Sherk, and Lisa Uddin explore this heritage and its relevance for contemporary social engagement. Moderated by Sean Burns.

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