Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall
Frances Hasso, Duke University
El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed... More >
Engineering, Finance, Social Science, and Consequential ThinkingA multi-disciplinary approach to reducing residential earthquake risk in California: CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture
Lecture | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer of the California Earthquake Authority
Janiele Maffei will describe how her experience as a structural engineer plays a critical role in achieving CEAs strategic goals to Educate, Mitigate and Insure. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and consultants, Ms Maffei develops residential seismic retrofit standards, sponsors building performance studies, and manages a seismic retrofit grant program.
Lecture | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate, Special University Professor, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo
Neutrinos were assumed to have no mass. It was predicted, however, if they have masses, they could change their type while they propagate. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations, which was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. Dr. Takaaki Kajita will describe the discovery of neutrino oscillations and the implications of the small neutrino masses. The status and the future... More >
The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA
Lecture | October 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley
In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.
This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and... More >
New Frontiers in Anti-Discrimination Law: International Human Rights Law on Persons with Disabilities
Lecture | October 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Dean's Seminar Room, 215B Boalt Hall
Theresia Degener, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Theresia Degener, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will present on the Committees jurisprudence on the right to be protected against discrimination and the right to equality, and will put this jurisprudence in a broader context of human rights and disability. In particular, the focus will be on the draft General Comment No 6 on Art. 5 CRPD (equality and... More >
Some Assembly Required: Using pXRF to Reconstruct the Production History of a Proto-Corinthian Helmet
Lecture | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This paper will present new conclusions about the development of ancient Greek military equipment and a deeper understanding of ancient Mediterranean metalsmithing. In the summer of 2017, I studied a Proto-Corinthian helmet at the Hearst Museum, object 8-4597, with an X-Ray Florescence (pXRF) spectrometer. Although ancient historians and classical archaeologists often cite object 8-4597, very... More >
Lecture | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theo Watson, Partner/Creative Director, Design IO; Eric Siegel, Director, University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Science and art were not always considered separate disciplines, and many argue that the reintegration of art and science will foster new, more responsive, more humane, and more inclusive practices in both fields. Theo Watson will present his work at the intersection of art and science, followed by a dialogue with Eric Siegel.
Theodore Watson is an artist, designer and experimenter... More >
Lecture | November 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Murat Akan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University
Join the CMES for a book talk by Murat Akan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University.
Lecture | November 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94705
Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, will blend social science, philosophy, and history to offer a better vision for American political discourse and practical, actionable tactics that each of us can use to help heal the competition of ideas in this country.
This is an event for Berkeley students only. RSVP at https://ucbevents.wufoo.com/forms/r1cvpu3f0pubt1m/
Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century: A Lancet Countdown Event
Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery
Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, California Environmental Protection Agency; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, UC Berkeley; John Balmes, Professor, UC Berkeley and UCSF; Hector De La Torre, Member, California Air Resources Board
Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
On October 31, the Lancet Countdown will release its first annual report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains. Our panelists will discuss the implications of the report and Californias role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.
Lecture | November 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Armin Nassehi, LMU Munich
Julie Weise, University of Oregon
30 years after opening its doors in the US capital, the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is expanding its operations to the Pacific Coast. Please join us for the opening event of GHI West. Armin Nassehi's keynote is the first in a series of annual Bucerius lectures funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of the major German private foundations active in the field of... More >
Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, NOV 1, 6:30pm. Amanda Williams is a visual artist who trained as an architect.
Lecture | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary
2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Dr. William Barylo, Sociologist, Film-Maker, Author, Light Inc.
Graduate Theological Union
Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor... More >
Lecture | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Max Weiss, Princeton University
Join the CMES for a lecture by Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. His research interests include transformations of law and society, religious culture, history of ideas, and the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into English. Raised in southern... More >
Bringing Atzlán and Borinquen to Chicago: Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump
Lecture | November 2 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research
Marc Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, and in World and Hispanic Culture and Literature at the University of Houston
Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump
Lecture | November 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Rick Wartzman, Director, KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society
Once, big companies took responsibility for their workers wellbeing, with high pay and reliable benefits. But as precarious work expands and pensions dwindle, many workers no longer feel that their employers are looking out for them. Author Rick Wartzman follows four corporate giants General Electric, General Motors, Kodak, and Coca-Cola through the twentieth centurys booms and busts,... More >
Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of people
Lecture | November 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Keith Devlin, Stanford
Almost all mathematicians are attracted to the subject by its certainty and precision. It’s one of the most finely sharpened blades in the human cognitive armory. It rules supreme in many parts of Physics and Engineering. It is almost as precise when applied to the activities of large populations of living creatures, including humans, though the precision then is a statistical one that applies... More >
Nandini Sundar | Hostages to Democracy - India at 70: The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2017
Lecture | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location
Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University
Institute for South Asia Studies, Master of Development Practice, Department of Sociology, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, South Asian Law Students Association
Lecture by noted social anthropologist and Professor of Sociology in the Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Nandini Sundar.
Lecture | November 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University
Rosa Brooks is one of the nations top experts on national security and the changing nature of warfare. Her most recent book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. A journalist and a law professor at Georgetown University, Brooks -- the daughter of left-wing anti-war activists and the wife of a US Army Special Forces officer --... More >
Lecture | November 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex
Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, collaborative projects resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality, as well as her woven meditations on space and time.
Lecture | November 2 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall
Marvin Olasky, WORLD Magazine
At a time of heightened political anxiety, the line that sets apart religion and politics is rarely defined. As WORLD Magazine Editor-in-Chief and a former advisor to President George W. Bush, Dr. Marvin Olasky has been at the forefront of interpreting world events through a Christian lens. On this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Dr. Olasky will discuss the importance of understanding how... More >
Lecture | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Steve Croft, SETI
Join us for our monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley! This month, come learn all about the search for intelligent life in the Universe. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!
Doors to Campbell Hall open at 6:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to come and go during stargazing.
Talk is aimed at a high school science level.
I am a Parrot: Socialization into Literacy and Epistemic Ideologies through Rote Learning in India
Lecture | November 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall
Usree Bhattacharya, University of Georgia
Pervasive in rural and poorer schools in India, rote practices have received widespread criticism in educational literature for constraining the learning of English as well as educational content (e.g., Annamalai, 2004; Bhattacharya, 2013; Mohanty, 2008). Less studied, however, has been how rote practices 1) shape what students in such schools construct as learning, and 2) inform how they see... More >
Jacobs Design Conversations: Silvia Lindtner, "The Promise of Making: Desiring Alternatives, Hacking Capitalism and Prototyping Inequality"
Lecture | November 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
University of Michigan assistant professor Silvia Lindtner will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.
Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ardalan Vahidi, Clemson University
Connectivity and autonomy of cars and roadside infrastructure is expected to transform urban transportation. For instance, cooperation between intelligent cars and intersection control units can harmonize traffic flow, increase energy efficiency, and enhance safety and passenger comfort.
This talk takes a closer look at some of these potentials. In one experimental case study, we demonstrate... More >
The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention: The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture
Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918) depicts the horros visited on the Armenian people by the Young Turk regime, as well as author Henry Morgenthau's own efforts to thwart the genocide and alert the world. A Critical reading of his memoir and of German diplomatic documents suggest his story was less straightforward. What Morgenthau really said and did in 1915 raises questions about what a state... More >
Lecture | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House
Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai
In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and... More >
Lecture | November 4 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Art historian Patricia Berger explores Chen Hongshous enigmatic Buddhist paintings, which offer a glimpse into a cataclysmic moment in Chinese history. Followed by a discussion with Robert Sharf.