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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tripodi Lecture: Dr. Mosi Ifatunji

Lecture | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

“Racial Orders and Statistical Methodology”

One of the most common practices in the social and professional sciences is the under theorization of race in multivariate statistical models. This practice results in findings that are, at best, non-informative, and at worst, complicit in the maintenance of white supremacy. This lecture reviews these specification errors and provides a theoretical...   More >

Why We Get Russia Wrong

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room

 Robert English, Associate Professor of International Relations, Slavic Languages & Literature, and Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

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

The talk will explore the pathologies of our media-policy-academic elites that each in their own ways have pushed us toward threat inflation, Russophobia, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.

Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Isabel Richter, University of Bremen

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies

Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. “Western” travelers did not only associate India with “life-changing decisions” but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style...   More >

Racial Urbanisms; In Conversation with Andrew Herscher and Beryl Satter

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, APR 27, 4:00pm. Racial Urbanisms: in discussion about building communities through cooperative movements for those leveraging housing towards greater aims.

Kadish Lecture 2017: Central Park: A Design for Democracy

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | The Law Building, Warren Room --Room 295 Simon Hall

 Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow UC Berkeley School of Law, Department of Political Science and Department of Philosophy, Apple University and UC Berkeley School of Law

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs

The Annual Kadish Lecture will be delivered by Prof Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. Professor Cohen is on the faculty at Apple University. He was previously Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at Stanford University, and Leon and Anne...   More >

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity and Protection: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity & Protection

Sustaining the Disability Community: The Weaving of Activism, Kinship, and Cash Economies
Dr. Juliann Anesi, Gender and Women’s Studies Department

Aoga Fiamalamalama and Loto Taumafai Schools are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), established in the 1970s...   More >

Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Asian Socialism, Magical Realism: What was Global Maoism?

Lecture | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

In an Arrighi-inspired model of literary history, Jed Esty has recently argued that periods of imperial crisis have also been periods in literature of “realism wars.” This account forces us to reconsider not only the question of whether postmodernism was the ascendant aesthetic of the 70s but also the question of whether postmodernism was in fact all along the realism of a financialized US...   More >