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Monday, February 27, 2017

DCRP Lecture: Earthea Nance

Lecture | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, FEB 27, 11:00am. Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Earthea Nance, &quot;Innovation, Participation, and Discourse in Brazil’s Sanitation Sector&quot;

Syrian Silos and Global Echo Chambers: Syrian Cultural Production Today

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ahmad Diab, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Origin of Convict Leasing: Slavery and Incarceration in Kentucky

Lecture | February 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Michael Ralph, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Townsend Center Working Group on Labour, Philosophy and Change, Center for African Studies, The Program in Critical Theory

In this talk, Michael Ralph suggests that convict leasing did not begin with formerly enslaved African Americans in the years following emancipation, as the scholarly consensus suggests. It began in the antebellum era with white inmates at the Kentucky Penitentiary.

In the years following the American Revolution, Kentucky was settled as a place of progress, optimism, and democracy. When...   More >

Rethinking East Asia in the New Global Economy

Lecture | February 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Economic Geography, National University of Singapore

 T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

Drawing upon empirical research on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, this speaker argues that production network-level dynamics and firm-specific initiatives are more critical to the successful industrial transformation of these East Asian economies.
This key mechanism of strategic coupling with global production networks offers a dynamic conception of state-firm relations in the changing...   More >

Understanding Silicon Valley

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Auditorium

 John Markoff, Simons Institute Journalist-in-Residence

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

John Markoff reported on the emergence of Silicon Valley and has covered technology developments in the region from 1977 to 2017. He has reported both for early personal computer industry publications such as InfoWorld and Byte Magazine, and for newspapers including the San Francisco Examiner and the New York Times. His talk will focus on why Silicon Valley has emerged as a unique R&D center...   More >

A Litany for Survival: Black Lives Matter in the Age of Trump

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Frank Leon Roberts, National Black Justice Coalition

 Public Health, School of

In this dynamic public talk, noted #blacklivesmatter community organizer Frank Leon Roberts (cofounder of the National Black Justice Coalition and professor of the nation’s first BlackLivesMatter college
course) offers 10 original frameworks for approaching and understanding the contemporary movement for black lives.

  RSVP online by February 23.

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Helpful ways to Visualize Spaces

Lecture | February 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeff Hicks, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A lot of my intuition for mathematics comes from drawing pictures of the problem I want to solve. As a topologist, this means trying to come up with clean visual representations of various topological spaces. A good drawing for a space should ideally be

- Mathematically Motivated: the diagram has an explanation coming from some underlying structure on the space

- Intuitive: one should be able...   More >

Elizabeth Tyler lecture "England in Europe": Elite Social Mobility and the Literary Culture of 11th-century England

Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth M. Tyler, University of York

 Medieval Studies Program

Elizabeth M. Tyler is Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of York. The lecture, sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, treats the movements of elites and their literary impacts.

Technology, Race, Popular Culture: Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation

Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

Jenna Wortham is technology reporter and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. Nadia Ellis is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley and author of Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora.

Arts + Design Mondays: Technology, Race, Popular Culture: Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation

Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jenna Wortham writes about technology & culture for the New York Times. Her criticism also engages with issues of race and sexuality in music, film, & more has appeared in the Awl, Bust, Vogue, and other publications.

Admisson to this event is free.

Nadia Ellis, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, specializes in African diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and...   More >

 Admission to this lecture is free