<< Week of October 08 >>

Monday, October 9, 2017

Russian Management of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst on South Caucasian and Russian Affairs

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is one of the oldest and bloodiest conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Since its inception, many states and international organizations have been involved in its regulation, but until now Russia remains the most active party in the negotiations and in the management of warfare among Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Karabakh. This presentation will outline...   More >

Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule

Lecture | October 9 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall

 Thomas Abowd, Tufts University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This presentation will analyze how colonialism and colonial urbanism remain a crucial component of contemporary Palestinian and Israeli realities. It seeks to illuminate everyday life as well as the broader institutional forces that comprise and enable Israeli urban policy in Jerusalem. What kinds of barriers—physical, legal, and discursive—operate to keep Israeli-occupied Jerusalem a city of...   More >

Assembling a Native Commons: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tony Abeyta

 Arts + Design

Participating Units: Arts + Design Initiative; Arts Research Center; Ethnic Studies

Assembling a Native Commons with Tony Abeyta and Friends

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening with Abeyta, an acclaimed Navajo contemporary artist based in Berkeley and Santa Fe.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Raissa Robles: “Living Dangerously: Investigative Reporting from Marcos to Duterte”

Lecture | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

A presentation by Raissa Robles followed by a conversation with John Temple, associate adjunct professor and director of the Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism.

Recommended Reading:
Journalist Says Supporters Of Philippine President-Elect Threaten Her Online (NPR, June 2016)

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A New Past: Hidden Narratives of the Vietnam War from the North Vietnamese

Lecture | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hai Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk will examine the motivations of some North Vietnamese fighters as derived from their personal memoirs, in particular unpublished documents collected from the battlefield by the CIA and U.S. allies. The analysis here seeks to show how personal memory may conflict or be compatible with collective memory, as well as how it may be used to shape or even reshape the stories of history.

Murzban F Shroff | From Diversity to Adversity: A Writer’s Journey into the Unknown

Lecture | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Murzban F Shroff, Author

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of English

Murzban F. Shroff, Author of Breathless in Bombay (stories) and Waiting for Jonathan Koshy (novel) shares his experiences of writing under threat.

Environmental Design Archives: Gallery Talks: Eichler Homes and the Reinvention of Affordable Housings in the Bay Area

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 121

 Matthew Gordon Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY

 Environmental Design Archives

Join the Environmental Design Archives the second Tuesday of each month for Gallery Talks, a series of informal lectures given by scholars and practitioners whose research has drawn extensively from EDA’s vast collections. Topics range from affordable housing, Heath Ceramics, and landscape architect Robert Royston, to photography, and architectural competitions.

Free to UC Berkeley Students,...   More >

Environmental Design Archives Gallery Talk: Matthew Gordon Lasner

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Matthew Gordon Lasner, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Hunter College, CUNY, discusses Eichler homes.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AHMA Noon Colloquium - From Alexander the Great to Imperial Kuṣāns: Iconography and Language of their Monetary Issues in Relation to Diverse Ethnic and Religious Populations in Central Asia and India

Lecture | October 11 | 12 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Osmund Bopearachchi, Paris IV-Sorbonne University

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Installing Dance/Curating Environments with Brenda Way

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way, founder and artistic director of ODC/Dance, discusses her long-term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator.

On Installing Dance/Curating Environments: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Brenda Way, Artistic Director, ODC/Dance

 Arts + Design

Brenda Way, ODC Founder and Artistic Director, will discuss her long term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator, focusing on "Boulders and Bones" piece as a choreographic response to the work of site-specific artist Andy Goldsworthy, presented at Cal Performances the same evening.

Brenda Way is the Founder and Artistic Director of ODC/Dance and Creator of the ODC Theater and ODC...   More >

Fray: Art and Textile Politics: Townsend Book Chat with Julia Bryan-Wilson

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Examining the role of handmaking amid the rise of global manufacturing, Fray explores how textiles inhabit the broad space between high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art.

Returning The Gift: A Case for Andean Reciprocity as a Foundation of Archaeological Research Design

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kat Huggins, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation outlines first the benefits of Mauss’ proposition of total social phenomenon, but goes on to critique and reject the widespread use of Mauss’ model in the Andean region


Lecture | October 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Litquake with OLLI faculty writers: Tamim Ansary, Jannie Dresser, Elizabeth Fishel, Louise Nayer and Darren Zook.

Knowing, Judging, Calculating: Consumer Credit Surveillance and the Infrastructure of Prediction

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Josh Lauer

 Information, School of

The untold history of our modern credit scoring system and how it emerged from a 19th-century surveillance infrastructure with huge archives of personal information.

Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Arlie Hochschild

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Arlie Hochschild will present the Moses lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The lecture, entitled Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”, will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Arlie Hochschild

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Laura Nader: What the Rest Think of the West

Lecture | October 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Laura Nader, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

Lecture | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 Stephens Hall

 Natasha Schull, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University

 Science, Technology, and Society Center (STSC)

This lecture with Natasha Schull, associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, explores how wearable sensor technology might be altering the terms of human sentience, focusing on self-trackers’ experience—and experiments—with mood-modulating devices and apps.

Dynamic clustering, congestion propagation and perimeter control in large-scale urban networks

Lecture | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Nikolas Geroliminis, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, EPFL

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Traffic is a strongly time-variant process and it needs to be studied in the spatiotemporal dimension. Investigating the clustering problem over time help us reveal the hidden information during the process of congestion formation and dissolution. The primary motivation of the research presented in this seminar is to study the spatiotemporal relation of congested links in large...   More >

NATO: Obsolete Or Adapting?

Lecture | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Ambassador Douglas Lute, Harvard Kennedy School

 Institute of International Studies

Ambassador Douglas Lute is the former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body. Appointed by President Obama, he assumed the Brussels-based post in 2013 and served until 2017. During this period he was instrumental in designing and implementing the 28-nation Alliance’s responses to the most severe security challenges in Europe since the...   More >

Friday, October 13, 2017

Germany's New Administration: Key Tasks and Problems

Lecture | October 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Patrick Keller, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, American Council on Germany San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter

On September 24, Germans elected a new federal parliament. This talk will offer first insights into the political dynamics of the new administration, with particular view to the current challenges in domestic politics, transatlantic affairs and the future of the EU.
Dr. Keller is the Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany. His essays on...   More >

Foreign Language Literacy: Affect, Aesthetics, and Ethics

Lecture | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past couple of decades “literacy” has emerged as a key term in L2 teaching and learning. This has been driven by a renewed and re-theorized interest in how text-based practices mediate and are mediated by human activity across diverse media, linguistic, and discursive channels often captured by the term “multiliteracies” (New London Group, 1996). By shifting attention to how language...   More >

Designing Automated Vehicles to Avoid Collisions (and Make Good Decisions When They Can’t)

Lecture | October 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Chris Gerdes, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Automated vehicles provide an unparalleled opportunity to reduce the approximately 35,000 fatalities that occur each year on US roads. With the ability to sense 360 degrees around the vehicle, avoid distraction, and react within milliseconds, automated vehicles possess some inherent advantages over human drivers when it comes to avoiding collisions. To realize this potential, however, the cars...   More >