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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Simon Magus' Rome. AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Duncan MacRae, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Marking Time: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Mundane World

Lecture | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Amani Morrison, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Poet, novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks deftly captured the everydayness of black people in her writing, often portraying the characters' mundane aspirations and realities. This talk examines how Brooks's materials housed in The Bancroft Library reflect the author's own practices of marking commonplace experiences and how they might help us to creatively rethink our own.

Developments in Archaeological Field Recording: GIF Geolunch Series

Lecture | April 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility, Geospatial Innovation Facility

Many archaeologists are making use of geospatial technologies in lab settings but field recording still presents challenges in a digital workflow.

Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: Urban Sustainability in Germany

Lecture | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany

Cities are leading the transition to a post-carbon economic model and envision sustainability in all three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic. Mr. Gruenig will focus on three primary sustainability areas: urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings. Across these topics, cities increasingly recognize that a sustainable future is rooted in their citizens and,...   More >

Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book)

Lecture | April 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens)

 William Germano

 Art of Writing

Some dissertations are more than a doctoral requirement. But what makes a dissertation work as a book? William Germano addresses the skill of diagnosing your own scholarly work so that you can can recognize where dissertations end and books begin.

William Germano is professor of English literature and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Cooper Union. Formerly...   More >

The Political Economy of Cost Control on a University Campus

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Lawrence S. Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In their classic study of the performing arts, William Baumol and William Bowen observed that in sectors of the economy where productivity growth lagged that of the economy as a whole, costs would rise faster than inflation. Higher education is often cited as a classic example...   More >

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary: A First Assessment

Lecture | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Hartmut Lehmann, Founding Director, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

 Chris Ocker, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

 Department of History, Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, GHI WEST, Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC

Across Germany and the United States many events are being held to mark the 500th anniversary of the roots of the Reformation. Hartmut Lehmann is one of the best known German historians of this tumultuous age.

Hartmut Lehmann

Visual Vocabularies and Queer Citizenships: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Visual Vocabularies & Queer Citizenships

Recuperating Afro-Indigenous Pasts: Collage Art and the Case of Undocumented Migration
Alan Palaez Lopez, Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Islamicate Sexualities: Locating Race and Gender within the History of Sexuality
Andrew Gayed, York University

Landscapes of Intimacy
Marco Antonio Flores, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

The Future of Today's Generation in American Politics

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Senator Alan Simpson; Ethan Rarick, Associate Director, Institute of Governmental Studies Director, Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Institute of Governmental Studies

 Institute of Governmental Studies

Sen. Alan Simpson, one of America's most acute political observers, will discuss the future of American politics -- where is the country headed, and what are the implications for today's young people? Sen. Simpson, who served 18 years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming, will be "In Conversation" with Ethan Rarick, director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public...   More >

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

Lecture | April 20 | 4:10-6:30 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.

Albright Lecture in Conservation: Activism in Business

Lecture | April 20 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

 Robert Strand, Executive Director, Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business

 College of Natural Resources, Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Food Institute

Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia, discusses the role of progressive business leaders in the current era.

Kirti Jain | Performing Partition: On Producing "Aur Kitne Tukde" (How Many Fragments?)

Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Kirti Jain, Theatre historian, Stage Play Director, and (Former) Director of National School of Drama, India

 Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, The 1947 Partition Archive, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Prof. Kirti Jain, eminent theatre historian and prominent stage play director from India, discusses Aur Kitne Tukde (How Many Fragments?), a play inspired by Urvashi Butalia's The Other Side of Silence that dramatizes hard hitting stories about gendered violence during the Partition.

Landscape and Violence: in Experimental Documentary Film

Lecture | April 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Nikolaj Lubecker, Oxford University

 Department of French

Arab Spring And Arab Winter: Should The United States Support Democracy In The Middle East?

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date, time, and location

 Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

 Institute of International Studies

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.

Abrams was educated at Harvard College, the London School of...   More >

India's higher education system - how can we unleash a $10 trillion opportunity?

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Soda Hall

 Shailendra Kumar, President, Nalanda2.0

 Indian Graduate Students of Berkeley (IGSB)

Indian Graduate Students of Berkeley (IGSB) is hosting Shail Kumar, author, entrepreneur, and administrator, to talk about the crises in Indian Higher Education and discuss ways to fix the problem.

Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Robert Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Join us for a book talk with author Robert Bussel, a professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon and author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship.

“The collaborative work of Calloway and Gibbons provides insight into labor at its post war best, and the path we must...   More >

Queering Architectural Design;  In conversation with Adam Nathaniel Furman

Lecture | April 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 1000 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU APR 20, 6:00pm Join us for a conversation with Adam Nathaniel Furman. This event is part of the CED Diversity Platform Initiative.