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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Character: A Concept That Does Not Stand Still

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Carlos Reis, University of Coimbra

 Institute of European Studies

This lecture starts with recent studies on the theory of the character as an unstable narrative category that is subject to transformations determined by the historical contexts in which it is represented. Nineteenth-century fiction reveals different concepts and performances of literary characters, in some cases foreshadowing its dynamic treatment; this treatment is confirmed by developments...   More >

California Countercultures: San Francisco Search and Destroy with V. Vale

Lecture | April 19 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Punk perspectives from V. Vale, a San Francisco cultural historian, writer, and keyboard player, and the founder of Search & Destroy and RE/SEARCH.

Admission to this lecture is free.

Revising Our Ethics?: A Report and Open Discussion on Revising the SAA Ethics Principles

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Meg Conkey, Professor Emerita, Member Committee on Ethics, SAA, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will present a short history of establishing ethics by the SAA, and where the COE is at this point in the revisions process. Input from the audience is desired!

Berkeley Ethics Bowl team 2013

On Suicide Bombers: CMES Visiting Scholars Lecture Series

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Fatima Mojaddedi, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Lecture by Fatima Mojaddedi, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology.

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Foundations: Townsend Book Chat with Abigail De Kosnik

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Rogue Archives examines the rise of self-designated archivists—fans, pirates, hackers—who have become practitioners of cultural preservation on the Internet, building freely accessible online collections of content.

PopUp Exhibition: Barbara Goldstein on Jewish Family Values in 19th-century Anti-Semitic Literature

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Barbara Goldstein is a historian of European fascism. She received her PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria with a dissertation devoted to newsreel films created by the Austrian Police between 1929-1938 as part of governmental fascist propaganda campaigns.One of Goldstein’s focuses and special interests is in historic administrative structures and “infamous people” in the early-modern...   More >

Learning from Legends: Bella Feldman in conversation with Margaret Jenkins

Lecture | April 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Artist and sculptor Bella Feldman 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.

From Theory to Practice: Empowering Users to Make Privacy Decisions in Mobile Environments

Lecture | April 19 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Serge Egelman

 Information, School of

How can your phoneâs operating system help you make smart decisions about personal privacy?

Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy

Lecture | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Ambassador Celso Amorim

 Center for Latin American Studies

Amorim will discuss his new book, Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy.

Celso Amorim is Brazil’s longest-serving foreign minister (1993-1994; 2003-2010). He was also Minister of Defense from 2011 to 2014. In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine referred to him as the “world’s best foreign minister.”

Authoritarian Soft Power? Russia, International Cyber Conflict, and the Rise of “Information Warfare”

Lecture | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jaclyn Kerr, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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

In the lead-up to the November 2016 U.S. presidential election, the American media audience was barraged by a surprising display of confidential information and correspondence stemming from hacked private and organizational emails and other records, most notably from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  After months of speculation concerning Russian involvement in the hacking which led to...   More >

Conveying Climate Change: New Media Art, Science, and Activism

Lecture | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 DJ Spooky, aka Paul Miller

 Center for New Media

DJ Spooky, aka Paul Miller, is hosting the March for Science in Washington DC on April 22. A large group of scientists are protesting the Trump Administration’s politicized deletion of data from many Federal Agencies, such as NASA and the EPA, and the overall lack of engagement with data about Climate Change.

DJ Spooky’s discussion will highlight the need for artists and creatives to engage...   More >

Pauline Sperry Undergraduate Lecture: Where Number Theory Meets Network Optimization

Lecture | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 60 Evans

 Elena Fuchs, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In the early 70’s, the concept of “expander graphs” was introduced as an optimal model for networks of arbitrary size. Back then, it was not even known whether such graphs exist or not. Today, we not only know that they exist, but have seen their importance come up in a great spectrum of fields in mathematics and computer science. In this talk, we will explore what these graphs are and give...   More >

At Scale and under Pressure: How Social Media Moderate, Choreograph, and Censor Public Discourse

Lecture | April 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Tarleton Gillespie

 Information, School of

How should social media police inappropriate speech and anti-social behavior?

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 19 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

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.

Attention to Detail: A Conversation with Don Carson

Lecture | April 19 | 6-7:15 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Don Carson, Former Disney Imagineer and Designer

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, ImagiCal

Ever wondered how imagination becomes reality with the beloved attractions at Walt Disney theme parks? Want to understand how design influences how we have come to perceive “The Happiest Place on Earth?” Join us Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 pm as we host former Senior Show Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, Don Carson. He has directed projects like Splash Mountain, Mickey’s Toontown, and...   More >

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ARCH Lecture: Adam Nathaniel Furman

Lecture | April 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED., APRIL 19 -- Adam Nathaniel Furman, the Architecture Foundations 2016 &quot;New Architect&quot;, will discuss his practice and research.