<< Week of May 05 >>

Monday, May 6, 2019

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: Nadia Yala Kisukidi + Rocío Zambrana

Lecture | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 470

 Arts Research Center, Co-sponsored by UCHRI, the Critical Theory Program, and the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: Nadia Yala Kisukidi + Rocío Zambrana

Monday, May 6, 2019
5:00-7:00pm
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
(seating first-come, first served until full)

 seating restrictions: 47 person capacity

Nadia Yala Kisukidi and Rocío Zambrana

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: Nadia Yala Kisukidi + Rocío Zambrana

Lecture | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Nadia Yala Kisukidi; Rocío Zambrana

 Human Resources

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora
Nadia Yala Kisukidi | How to Philosophize in a Dominated Country
Rocío Zambrana | Pasarse políticamente: Hopeful Acts of Protest in Puerto Rico

Monday, May 6, 2019
5:00-7:00pm
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
(seating first-come, first served until full)

Note: On Tuesday, May 7, from 10-4pm, Professors Kisukidi and Zambrana will be holding a seminar as...   More >

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Between Maximum Pressure and Minimum Engagement: The EU’s Foreign Policy Towards North Korea

Lecture | May 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Tereza Novotná, Free University Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Since the PyeongChang Olympic Games at the beginning of 2018, hopes have risen for a peaceful solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. Three inter-Korean summits between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have taken place as well as the Singapore Summit between him and US President Donald Trump. Yet these ups have been followed by various downs,...   More >

Tereza Novotná

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Prof. Birgit Pfau-Effinger on "The Gender Division of Labor: Cultural Influences on Cross-National Differences": Friedlander Lecture

Lecture | May 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Dr. Pfau-Effinger will discuss the limitations of approaches that explain cross-national differences in women’s and men’s employment and childcare behavior with the “de-familializing” or “familializing” nature of welfare state policies. She will introduce her theoretical approach to the explanation of these differences that emphasizes the role of culture and the interrelations acting between...   More >

Friedlander Lecture on International Social Welfare: The Gender Division of Labor: Cultural Influences on Cross-National Differences

Lecture | May 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Professor of Cultural & Institutional Change, University of Hamburg

 Social Welfare, School of

  RSVP online or or by emailing Lia Swindle at LIA.SWINDLE@BERKELEY.EDU by May 3.

BIDS Data Science Lecture: Hate speech, algorithms, and digital connectivity

Lecture | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, D-Lab, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Online Hate Index (OHI) is a research partnership between UC Berkeley’s D-Lab and Google Jigsaw that seeks to improve society's understanding of online hate speech (from sources such as YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and other social media sites), including its prevalence over time, ...   More >

Dissertation talk: Machine Learning---Why Do Simple Algorithms Work So Well?

Lecture | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Chi Jin

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

While state-of-the-art machine learning models are deep, large-scale, sequential and highly nonconvex, the backbone of modern learning algorithms are simple algorithms such as stochastic gradient descent, or Q-learning (in the case of reinforcement learning tasks). A basic question endures---why do simple algorithms work so well even in these challenging settings?

This talk focuses on two...   More >

The World of Soviet Cartoons: Boris Efimov and the Political Caricature

Lecture | May 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Stephen M. Norris, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Russian History; Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University

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

Officially described as a weapon of satire that could help to build socialism, the Soviet political caricature also tried to foster a particular worldview. This lecture will provide a short history of the Soviet political caricature, its aims, and how it formed a significant part of Soviet satire. It will highlight the most significant political caricaturist in Soviet history, Boris Efimov, who...   More >

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Career Clinic: Finding a New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | May 11 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online