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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Empowering Progress: Reformism and State-building in the Philippines

Lecture | April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G

 David Timberman, Visiting Scholar, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This presentation will examine the dynamics and outcomes of three extended efforts at social, economic and governance reform in the Philippines: 1) agrarian reform; 2) liberalization of the telecommunications sector; and 3) fiscal and budget reforms.

Delivering Better Health Via Drone

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date

 Keenan Wyrobek, Head of Product and Engineering, Zipline International

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Keenan Wyrobek is Head of Product and Engineering at Zipline International, a start-up that focuses on delivering medical necessities by drone to remote and challenging locations.


 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

California Countercultures: Go Big or Go Home, with Amy Critchett and Mark Pauline

Lecture | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hear from Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs, and his wife, Critchett, the founder of Art+Audience and executive producer of Leo Villareal’s public work, including The Bay Lights.

Admission to this lecture is free. Admission to this event is free

Summing Up 7,000 Years of Bay Area History at Tolay or How Will I Ever Get It Done?! Or Responsive Justice Is Never Done!

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Peter Nelson, University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology Department

 Archaeological Research Facility

From its inception, the Tolay Archaeology Project has been a Community-Based Participatory Research project that adheres to the tenets of responsive justice. Responsive justice stipulates that researchers should recognize the histories of marginalization and trauma in the communities with which they partner, redistribute benefits from their research to community partners, and be accountable and...   More >

PopUp Exhibition | Shana Penn: The Politics of Memory: The New Yad Vashem Exhibition at Auschwitz State Museum

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Shana Penn is executive director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies. Her award-winning book, Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) examined women’s leadership role in defeating Poland’s communist regime. Presently, Penn is completing...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Irwin Kremen

Lecture | April 26 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Offering insights into his exquisite small collages, the artist discusses an artistic practice that began at age forty-one and has continued into his ninety-second year.

event is included with admission

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Learning from Legends: Narsai David in conversation with Margaret Jenkins

Lecture | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Food and wine critic Narsai David 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.

2017 Lawson Lecture: The Future of Past Earthquakes: Insights into Earth Behavior from Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology

Lecture | April 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. David P. Schwartz, United States Geological Survey

 Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Dr. David Schwartz will describe how paleoseismology helps expand our understanding of active earthquake systems and provides fundamental data for hazard analysis. The public lecture will explore these concepts with worldwide examples and special emphasis on the past and future behavior of faults in the San Francisco Bay Region.

Berkeley Lecture on Religious Tolerance | Living with Difference: Shared Religious Sanctuaries in Ottoman Lands

Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In this talk, I will discuss the sharing of sacred sanctuaries by the three great monotheistic religions across the Mediterranean, with particular examples from the history of the Ottoman Empire...   More >

Chulmun, the Middle in the Muddle?: Review of Holocene Niche Construction in the Korean Peninsula

Lecture | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Seminar Room

 Gyoung-Ah Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The Chulmun culture, documented by over 870 sites across the Korean Peninsula, presents one of the long-standing Neolithic traditions from the Early Holocene, comparable to the Jomon in Japan. The Neolithic landscape of Korea has been understood in a fragmented fashion, as rescue projects have driven archaeological investigations. A more fundamental problem lies in the mode of explanation of...   More >

The Powerlessness of Language: How to Write Poetry in Times of Crisis: Roman Osminkin and Pavel Arseniev (Russia) and Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Lecture | April 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Roman Osminkin; Pavel Arsenyev; Serhiy Zhadan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Please join us for a poetry reading and performance by the experimental poets and artists Roman Osminkin, Pavel Arsenyev, and Sergei Zhadan. The event will be conducted primarily in Russian.

Roman Osminkin is a radical leftist poet and artist from St. Petersburg. His poetry and performances engage with leftist politics, new media, music, and the realia of life in post-Soviet Russia. He...   More >