Monday, September 18, 2017
Lecture | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The goal of this talk is to present and analyze the political opposition between the Armenian and Turkish lobbies in favor or against the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States. We will discuss why, despite decades of efforts and some positive results, the Armenian-American advocacy groups have not yet obtained the full recognition of the Genocide by the U.S. federal... More >
Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Functionalizable Polypeptides and Polymeric siRNA Smart Delivery
Lecture | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The controlled polymerization of N-carboxyanhydride monomers provides a means of generating synthetic polypeptides; however, until recently, only native amino acids were incorporated along the backbone. Our lab introduced an alkyne functionalized monomer, propargyl-L-glutamate, that enables the use of click chemistry post-polymerization, thus allowing the generation of a broad range of different... More >
Lecture | September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
John Chiang, State Treasurer, State of California
Public investment powers innovative social policies that dramatically improve lives, reduce income inequality, and give the planet a fighting chance against global warming. California State Treasurer John Chiang reveals how seemingly mundane financial decisions can drive large-scale change that makes a real difference in our quality of life.
Lecture | September 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Music composed by the American expatriate polymath Paul Bowles will be performed by Irene Herrmann, pianist and curator of the Bowles music estate, with soprano Sheila Willey. Songs feature texts by Bowless friends William Saroyan, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams. Owsley Browns documentary Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles screens in the Barbro Osher Theater after the performance.
Lecture | September 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley
After her ground-breaking study of emotion and politics in Strangers in Their Own Land, Hochschild will reflect on the various ways in which drama draws its audience over an empathy wall as she calls it, into the deep story of the other. How do people within in-groups talk about people in out-groups? How can the theatre community find stories which illuminate the emotional magic required... More >