Lecture | January 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180
Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign Affairs and National Security
President Moon Jae-in has undertaken an ambitious Korean peace initiative since May 2017. Under this initiative, he successfully transformed the year of acute crisis in 2017 into a new beginning of peace in 2018. However, as the Hanoi summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in late February failed to produce any agreement, his peace initiative is facing major challenges. Whereas... More >
Lecture | January 14 | 11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the United States
Ambassador of France to the US, Philippe Etienne, for a special talk Tech for Good: A French vision for the 4th industrial revolution, on Jan. 14 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 11 a.m.
Lecture | January 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
A talk with the David Willetts, author of The Pinch, former Member of Parliament, now member of the House of Lords, and former Minister for Universities and Science in the Cameron cabinet.
Lecture | January 15 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join exhibition curator Apsara DiQuinzio for an engaging, expert tour of Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter. DiQuinzio, BAMPFAs senior curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, offers insights into Nagles work from several angles, including his history at UC Berkeley, the Bay Area context, and his interest in Surrealism.
Lecture | January 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Little Hill Lounge
10753 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
Peggy Hellweg, UC Berkeley
The Hayward Fault, in our East Bay backyard, is a big earthquake hazard. What have we learned recently? What are we doing to improve earthquake outcomes? What can you do to be prepared?
Lecture | January 17 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor | Canceled
Dr. Morris Chang, Founder, Former Chairman and CEO, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley College of Engineering
View from the Top: Dr. Morris Chang
Lecture | January 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Genentech Hall, UCSF, Genentech Hall Room N114
600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158
Leonard D’Avolio, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cyft
Abstract: In his talk, titled "After the Algorithm: Making Machine Learning Work for Healthcare," Leonard D'Avolio, Ph.D. shares lessons learned from 15 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying machine learning-enabled systems in academic, government, philanthropic, and industrial healthcare environments. This talk is a painfully honest view of the promise and potential of machine... More >
Lecture | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Damian O. Elias, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
As humans, our appreciation of the natural world is tied to our senses and the sights, sounds, and smells we experience. Recent scientific research however has shown just how limited this viewpoint is. The majority of life on earth use sights, sounds, and smells that are imperceptible to humans and with the help of technology, researchers have finally started to open up this hidden world. In this... More >
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The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project - Characterizing and Comparing Three Residential Artifact Assemblages
Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
J. Theodore Peña, Department of Classics, UC Berkeley
The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project (PALHIP) is a long-term UC Berkeley Classics research project designed to shed light on various aspects of the life history of portable artifacts in the Roman town of Pompeii and selected sites in its environs.
UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Port of San Francisco - Geotechnical Challenges and Approach for Risk-Based Seismic Assessment
Lecture | January 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall
Thaleia Travasarou, Geoconsulting Service Line Manager, Fugro
UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society
The three-mile long Port of San Francisco northern Seawall was built more than a century ago to reclaim hundreds of acres of tidal mudflat and transform them into a major deep water port. The Seawall was constructed by dredging a trench through soft Young Bay Mud, hundreds of feet bayward of the original shoreline, filling the trench with rock, and building a bulkhead wall. The Seawall retains up... More >
Lecture | January 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
Harry Chotiner, NYU School for Professional Studies
Join us for a lively lecture from film historian Harry Chotiner about the state of American cinema. Hell talk (and answer questions about) Hollywood blockbusters, indie favorites, the impact of the #MeToo movement, streaming, changes (and non-changes) in the film academy and Oscars. Plus, chat about the best, worst, and most interesting films of 2019.
Free for OLLI @Berkeley members, and UC faculty, staff and students with ID. $10/general admission
Lecture | January 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
The goal of this talk is to historically and critically read hijras (M2F transgender womens) identities on social media platforms of Bombay Dost (BD) namely the organizations Facebook group page. I engage in this research as a means for complicating and extending the ways in which digital identities come together in the purview of publications in Digital India. I turn my critical acumen to... More >
Lecture | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Paul Farber, Artistic Director and Co-founder, Monument Lab
Monument Lab works with artists, students, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on exploratory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. They cultivate and facilitate critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments through citywide art exhibitions, site-specific commissions,... More >
2nd Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture: The Myth of the Laboratories of Democracy: Rethinking Federalism Doctrine Featuring Heather Gerken
Lecture | January 23 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Law Building, Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall
Heather Gerken, Dean, Yale Law School
The Myth of the Laboratories of Democracy: Rethinking Federalism Doctrine featuring Heather Gerken
The Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture
Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. in Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall.
Reception to follow in Donor Lobby from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Heather Gerken is the Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Dean Gerken is one of the countrys leading experts... More >
Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on January 24, 2020 from 12pm-1:30pm for a Matrix Lecture by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She will discuss her book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership.
Lecture | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Kumar Chellapilla, Lyft
Lyft's Kumar Chellapilla will present Lyfts Approach to Developing Self-Driving Technology at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m
Lecture | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Living Room
Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Cornell University
Dan Kammen, Professor, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Professor in the Energy and Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Professor of Public Policy Goldman School of Public Policy
Robert Frank will visit the Goldman School of Public Policy on Monday, Jan. 27, from 3-5 pm in the Living Room to discuss his upcoming book, Under the Influence.
After more than three decades, the public is finally beginning to grasp what a serious threat global warming poses. Whats missing from the climate conversation now is a plausible narrative about how we might parry this threat.... More >
Lecture | January 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Lecture)
Lecture | January 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Akiko Shimizu, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
As is often the case with many countries in the rest, womens and/or feminist movements in Japan have often been criticized for uncritically importing and transplanting ideas from the West that have no relevance to, and are sometimes even incompatible with, the local indigenous tradition, culture and society of whatever those critics imagine as Japan. Curiously enough, Japan has also... More >
Javier Mejia Cubillos: Social Interactions and Contract Enforcement in the Postcolonial Arab World; Evidence from the Industrial Elite of Morocco, 1956-1982
Lecture | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
This paper studies the role of social interactions in the business-elite activity of the postcolonial Arab world. We use mixed methods to exploit an exceptional set of interviews with members of the industrial elite of Morocco during the import-substituting-industrialization period. We find that the high risk of contractual breach characterized the business environment. In this context, business... More >
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Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
On July 31, 1940, African American World War I veteran Pearl Royal Hendrickson shot and killed a Federal Marshall sent to evict him from his home in the foothills overlooking Boise, Idaho. This action precipitated a standoff between Hendrickson and dozens of law enforcement officers from across Idaho.
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carringtons feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Anne Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an apprentice crone who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.
Lecture | January 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall
Rajendram (Arul) Arulnathan, Associate Vice President, AECOM
UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society
A confidential client proposes to develop the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) to establish a safe, local, and permanent means for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and mixed waste at one of its sites. The NSDF is being designed, licensed, and built as an engineered containment mound (ECM). The ECM will have an operational life of 50 years and a total waste capacity of 1,000,000... More >
Lecture | January 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Jane Wellman, Senior Advisor, College Futures Foundation; Brian Murphy, Associate (President Emeritas), UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education
Hear from experts in the field Jane Wellman and Brian Murphy as they discuss the many contributing factors behind the past thirty years trends in higher education finance and the rise of student debt. They'll highlight some of the institutional and political interests behind the rise in indebtedness, the (so far) inadequate responses to the crisis, and whether real solutions are possible.
... More >
FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!
Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, JAN 29, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the designer of the National September 11 Memorial in New York and the Emanuel Nine Memorial in Charleston. Open to all!
Lecture | January 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Sato Moughalian, Author
The brilliant blue-green glazes of Jerusalems Armenian pottery have become a distinctive feature of the Holy City, but the origins of this iconic art spring from the historic ceramics center of Kütahya, in todays northwest Turkey, and are entwined with the genocide and deportation of Ottoman Armenians during the First World War. Ms. Moughalians illustrated talk will trace the historic... More >
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jeff Chang, Author, Vice President, Race Forward
Jeff Chang gives a talk related to his latest book, We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. Published in 2016, it was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it the smartest book of the year.
Jeff Chang is vice president for narrative, arts and culture at Race Forward. His books... More >
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Inka-Kristiina Hanhivaara, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto; Mervi Pänkäläinen, Founder and CEO of Mightifier, Mightifier
The OECD published the latest PISA results in December 2019 on students academic performance and well-being. Only two-thirds of students were satisfied with their lives, a share that shrank by five points from 2015 to 2018. Almost a quarter of students reported being bullied at least a few times a month and
Lecture | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Between 1923 and 1930, feminists in Eastern Europe sought to build a regional network of women activists through the Little Entente of Women (LEW). Initially presided over by the Romanian conservative nationalist Alexandrina Cantacuzino, the group encompassed socialists, peasantists, liberals, and many stripes of nationalism. This paper examines Cantacuzinos motivations and choices as leader, as... More >
CANCELLED: Policies to Respond to the Next Influenza Pandemic: The 14th Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy
Lecture | January 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll/Bechtel Room
Tim Uyeki (MD, MPP, MPH), CDC
This event has been cancelled due to the emerging coronavirus situation.
Lecture | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505
Geoffrey Sargent, Ph.D., CEO, Chair, GeneTether; Kevin Doxzen, Ph.D., Science Communications Specialist, Innovative Genomics Institute
Genome editing is adapting and evolving rapidly. Learn about the science behind the CRISPR technology and its real world applications.
About this Event
The impact of genome editing on technology, science and entrepreneurship is profound and promises to alter the way we address medical and agricultural problems.
At this event, designed for a general audience and anyone interested in... More >
FREE. Register online
Lecture | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University's Abhishek Dubey will present Building Principled Decision Procedures for Urban Transit and Emergency Response Services at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 31, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Wolfgang Mann, Columbia University