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Monday, March 19, 2018

Finnish Influence: From the California Gold Rush to Silicon Valley Innovations

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Michel Wendell, Nexit Ventures

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

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 >

Politics of Religion in Post-Coup Turkey

Lecture | March 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Yunus Doğan Telliel, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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 >

Inherent Trade-Offs in Algorithmic Fairness

Lecture | March 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University

 Information, School of

What does it mean for algorithmic classification to be fair, and how can we promote algorithmic fairness?

A talk by Kirill Chepurin: Romantic Bliss: Wordsworth and Schelling

Lecture | March 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Kirill Chepuin, Senior Lecturer, Higher School of Economics

 Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium

Through a reading of Wordsworth’s "Home at Grasmere" and "Tintern Abbey" and Schelling’s 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 >

Exploratory Notes on New Fascisms

Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Zeynep Gambetti, Associate Professor of Political Theory, Boğazici University

 The Program in Critical Theory

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 appearance—and there’s 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

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Strait Talk, UC Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for African Studies

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 Taiwan’s...   More >

Yugoexport is the Name of this Oral Corporation

Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Irene Haiduk

 Arts + Design

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 >

ARCH Lecture: Nader Tehrani

Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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.

After #MeToo: A Panel on Sexual Harassment

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 >


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