Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall | Canceled
Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota
Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:
This talk examines how the South East Asian gender reassignment surgery industry fits into a global imaginary of risk and innovation in transgender health.
Lecture | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Allain Gaussin was born in 1943. Laureate of several first prizes at the Paris Conservatory, he won his composition prize in the class of Messiaen, and then went on to study computerised music at Ircam.
$10 General, $5 Students and seniors
Lecture | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall
Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor, GSE, University of Western Australia
Berkeley Language Center
This seminar will outline the research currently underway on my new book project entitled Mobile Lenses on Learning. Using the metaphor of lenses, it draws together and builds on research carried out over the past decade and published as From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education (2009), Digital Literacies (2013, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly),... More >
Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: "Pumps, pores and channels - out of the membrane into the gas phase"
Lecture | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location
Professor Dame Carol Robinson, University of Oxford
Lecture | April 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Pierre Serna, Professor of Modern History, University of Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne
Pierre Serna is Professor of History of the French Revolution at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. His books include Antonelle: Aristocrat and Revolutionary; Like Beasts: Political History of the Animal in Revolution (1750-1840); and The Animal in the Republic, 1789-1802: Genesis of the Right of the Animals, among others.
Lecture | April 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Pierre Serna, Carla Hesse, Susan Maslan, Department of History
A talk by Pierre Serna (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) with comments by Carla Hesse (History, Berkeley)
& Susan Maslan (French, Berkeley). Part I of a series of two talks. Part II: "French Animals from Louis XIV to the Revolution"
a conversation between Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins (History, Berkeley) & David Bates (Rhetoric, Berkeley).
Lecture | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium, International House
William Dietrich, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
William Dietrich joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982, after studying at Occidental College and the University of Washington. His work focuses on understanding the processes that drive landscape evolution, including: rainfall runoff, soil production and transport, landsliding, river incision into bedrock, and floodplain formation. He is currently director of the Eel River Critical Zone... More >
A Catholic International, or Transregional Catholicism? Print, Exiles and Hosts in and beyond the Cambrai Borderlands (15591659)
Lecture | April 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 250 Dwinelle Hall
Violet Soen, University of Leuven
Quite early on, Reformation Studies have argued for a "Calvinist International" branching out through protestant exiles under persecution, yet over the last years Alexandra Walsham has pointed out similar processes emanating from Catholic English exiles settling on the continent. If we have come to acknowledge the importance of English exiles arriving in Douai and Saint Omer, buttressing a... More >
Lecture | April 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Eric McDougall, Creative Strategist. Principle + Founder, Black Ink
Social interactions are our sustenance, yet increasingly we face a well-documented, widespread, and growing crisis of loneliness and anxiety in society and amongst people of all strata. Physical space and software, especially where they intersect, play a significant and disruptive role in shaping our experiences for better or worse. Gatherings at campus venues by provocateurs, neo-fascists,... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 4101 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Mavrik Zavarin, LLNL
Over the past 75 years, the global inventory of plutonium on earth has increased by a factor of approximately 10 6 . A fraction of this plutonium inventory has been released into the environment and can be identified in sediments, rock and glacial ice. As a result, plutonium environmental chemistry has gained sincere interest both in the public and scientific communities. Plutonium aquatic... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health
Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of environmental justicethat is, a situation in which people of... More >
Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall
Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
This talk focuses on two contexts: the formation of consumer culture in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and the activites of German-speaking émigrés in American consumer culture after World War II. It will show how department stores and other commercial venues were coded and represented as "Jewish" in the pre-war German context, while in postwar America, the work of some of these... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
A talk by political sociologist, Naomi Hossain.
Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
To celebrate his first comprehensive artist monograph, Trevor Paglen (UC Berkeley Geography PhD and 2017 MacArthur genius fellow) will discuss his work with ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson.
Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo
Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.
Worn on ones person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and... More >
Lecture | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University
Language learning is, as we know, a complex process. Yet when I chose to study Catalan in Spain last year, little did I know that I would receive an even greater education in the complexities of bilingualism as well as the repercussions of the independence movement on language use and language policy in Catalonia. How am I positioned by my language use? How do I choose to position myself in a... More >
Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Geoffrey Taylor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Huari is the proposed capital of the Wari cultural group whose architectural, ceramic, and iconographic traditions spread to distant parts of the Peruvian highlands during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000). With this presentation, I will introduce Wari studies and re-appraise the current state of archaeological evidence on the activities of Wari people. I will then investigate the botanical... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: John Ferrari: The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling
Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Exploring the idea of "intimations" - social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it - G. R. F. (John) Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other.
Lecture | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory.
Lecture | April 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (Dept. of SSEAS Library) | Note change in time
Maya Joshi, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Maya Joshi, Associate Professor of English specializing in Cultural & Intellectual History at LSR, University of Delhi.
Lecture | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Alexander Bevilacqua, Associate Professor of History, Williams College
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Quran into a European language, mapped the branches of the Islamic arts and sciences, and wrote Muslim history using Arabic sources. The Republic of Arabic Letters... More >
Epic Fail in the Romantic Era and Beyond: On the Vanishing of a Genre -- Wordsworth, Hegel, Walcott, Godard
Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium
Lecture | April 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date
Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Daniel J. Sargent is Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s (Oxford University Press, 2015) and co-editor of The Shock of the Global: The International History of the 1970s (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Lecture | April 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kevin Orr, University of St Andrews, UK
This session examines leadership and storytelling in an age of alternative facts. It draws on empirical research studying narrative practices of an elite group of public administrators: local government chief executives (UK) and city managers (US). Using the lens of relationality, the discussion explores the collective dimensions of leadership. The focus on leadership and stories embraces the... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon, BioE '89, Genentech
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Geography
The San Francisco Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalismthe tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. It has been generating jobs, spawning new innovation, and spreading ideas that are changing lives everywhere. It boasts of being the Left Coast, the Greenest City, and the best place for workers in the USA. So what could be wrong? It may... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
David C. Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University
Debates over foreign aid can seem strangely innocent of history. Economists argue about effectiveness and measurementhow to make aid work. Meanwhile, critics in donor countries bemoan what they see as money wasted on corrupt tycoons or unworthy recipients. What most ignore is the essentially political character of foreign aid. Looking back to the origins and evolution of foreign aid during the... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Simon
This is the Annual Kadish Center on Morality, Law, and Public Affairs Lecture with invited scholar David Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. Prof. Sklansky is also Co-Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.
David Alan Sklansky teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. His scholarship has addressed the law, sociology, and... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Carol Redmount, University of California, Berkeley
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers that typically hosts a mixture of visiting scholars and Berkeley faculty.
William E. B. Sherman | A Practice of Revelation: Apocalypse, Vernacular, and Identity along the Afghan Frontier
Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
William E. B. Sherman, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley
A lecture by the S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies recipient for 2017.
Lecture | April 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in date
Nahid Siamdoust, Yale University
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies (San Francisco State University)
Music is an alternative and revealing way for studying post-revolutionary Iranian society and politics. In this book talk, Nahid Siamdoust discusses music as a potent cultural register that facilitates political expression and communication, while tracing the evolution of cultural and social policy making in Iran. Drawing on over five years of research in Iran, including the 2009 protests, she... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Jason D. Yeatman, PhD, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
Reading instruction prompts the emergence of neural circuits that are specialized for rapidly translating printed symbols into sound and meaning. Understanding how these circuits differ in children with dyslexia, and change with learning, is an important scientific challenge that holds practical implications for education. In this talk I will present new data linking changes in the white matter... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 2-4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio/117
The authors will discuss their new books and engage the audience in critical questions about race, power, discipline, and the prison and educational institutions in the United States.
Lecture | April 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Saif Jabari, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Abstract: Stochastic models of traffic flow are used in a variety of applications, e.g., traffic state estimation, travel time reliability, and traffic control. This talk will present techniques used to develop stochastic models. A main source of uncertainty in traffic dynamics is heterogeneity among drivers. This is captured using parametric uncertainty, resulting in stochastic microscopic... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Julie van den Hout, San Francisco State University
The young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (16181655) is an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland (now New York), whose fight to secure the struggling colony made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. From his war-torn seventeenth-century childhood and privileged university education in the Dutch Republic, he became embroiled in the New... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Anis Hidayah, Founder, Migrant Care (Indonesia)
Anis Hidayah founded Migrant Care, a non-profit organization for Indonesians working abroad, in 2004, with an advocacy emphasis on policy change at the national and regional level and on redressing human rights abuses of overseas workers. She is presenting the keynote speech for the CSEAS conference "Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia".
Rethinking Gender, Identity, and Popular Culture in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: A Faculty Research Conference
Lecture | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Bokhtiar Ahmed, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Rajshahi; Fhamida Yasmin, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Dhaka; Seuty Sabur, Associate Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University; Kajalie Shehreen Islam, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka; Janaki Jayawardena, Lecturer of History, University of Colombo; Khadija Mitu, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chittagong; Mahruba Mowtushi, Associate Professor of English, ULAB; Fahmida Akhter, Associate Professor of Drama and Dramatics, Jahangirnagar University; Harisur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sociology, North South University
Golam Mathbor, Professor in the School of Social Work at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA; Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Jason Cons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin; Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Angana Chatterji, Co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist at the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley; Jeanne Marecek, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Swarthmore College; Frank Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University; Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College; Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and South & Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley in partnership with the American Institute for Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), is delighted to welcome nine faculty members from top universities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to be in... More >