Monday, March 19, 2018
Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Michel Wendell, Nexit Ventures
Michel Wendell will discuss the strong influence Finland has had in Northern California since the Gold Rush days. He will highlight the innovative Finnish spirit strongly represented in the high tech world and share Finland's current achievements in Silicon Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michel Wendell is a co-founder and general partner of Nexit Ventures, a venture fund focusing on... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Yunus Doğan Telliel, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
While there remain many unanswered questions regarding the July 2016 coup attempt, most Turkish citizens seem to agree with the government that putschists were linked to Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet movement. Although the government was decisive about what some call de-Gülenification in state and private sectors, the possibility of a coup organized by a group of devout Muslims has puzzled... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
What does it mean for algorithmic classification to be fair, and how can we promote algorithmic fairness?
Lecture | March 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium
Through a reading of Wordsworths "Home at Grasmere" and "Tintern Abbey" and Schellings romantic novella Clara, this talk will expose the stakes of bliss and its afterlives in modernity at what is arguably its (idealist and romantic) high point. It will consider the relation in these texts between bliss, love, solitude and sovereignty, and why bliss turns out to be the point where romantic... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room
Are the analytical tools of the past adequate to identify and assess what we perceive as the revival of fascistic tendencies today? My contention is that most academic and non-academic efforts to denounce contemporary forms of fascism fail to come to terms with the structural roots of the problem. Critical theory has never contented itself with describing surface appearanceand theres no reason... More >
Extending the Cross-Straits Cold War into the Third World: Taiwanese International Development in Asia and Africa
Lecture | March 19 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
James Lin, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley
In 1959 in the face of Communist insurgency in north Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam regime forwarded a request to Taiwan for twenty to thirty agricultural technicians to assist their rural development program and win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese villages. In response to this formed the inaugural Taiwanese international development mission that eventually was subsumed into Taiwans... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The import-export business of making history demands an equivalence, a loyalty, and a familial solidarity between people and things. Such skills are best honed in conditions of blindness, where we cannot immediately tell what is in the room with us and whether it is alive or dead, person or thing, male or female.
Blind and non-aligned, the oral corporation extends its incorporation... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
MON, MAR 19, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Nader Tehrani, Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union and Principal of NADAAA.
Lecture | March 19 | 7-9 p.m. | 200 Wheeler Hall
Adama Iwu; Antonia Lassar; Cat Brooks; Kat Alexander
The Berkeley Forum
The #MeToo movement, which has gained significant traction since actress Alyssa Milano used the hashtag in October 2017 to encourage survivors of sexual assault and harassment to speak out and raise awareness, has had an unprecedented social and cultural effect. As survivors continue to raise allegations of sexual misconduct across industries, it is important to discuss how to approach the... More >