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Friday, October 25, 2019

PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Talks: Biocultural Diversity in the Central Valley

Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While many people may think of California’s Central Valley as mostly monocultures of almonds and tomatoes, the landscape is also dotted with small-scale diversified farms. On these farms, you can find 50-100 different types of crops –– from jujube to jicama, from papaya to moringa, from water spinach to taro, and many more.

Free with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty

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Achieving California's water security given growing demands, diminishing snow, and increasing wildfire

Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Roger Bales, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Thinking about Composition: Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together

Lecture | October 25 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Music

The second of a series of conversations focusing on the "how" of composition by bringing together a group of master practitioners working across a wide range of forms and media.

Painting by Kara Maria

Atif Mian | What to do about Pakistan’s Economy?: The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture for 2019

Lecture | October 25 | 6-8 p.m. | The Bancroft Hotel, The Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Atif R. Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)

 Munis D. Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Umair Khan, Founding Partner, Mentors Fund

 Dr. Christopher Taylor, Vice President Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Habib University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture, Institute of International Studies

Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian delivers our seventh Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.