Lecture | April 30 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time
Stephanie Schrader, Curator, Department of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum
Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley
A talk by Dr. Stephanie Schrader, curator at the Department of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, on her exhibition on Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India at the Getty Center, LA.
Lecture | April 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Faruk Sehic, Bosnian Author; Mirza Puric, Literary Translator
This event will feature a reading by Bosnian author, Faruk Sehic, and literary translator, Mirza Puric. They will read selections of Sehics poetry and prose. A panel discussion, moderated by Antje Postema and Jasmina Husanovic, will follow. This discussion will engage the salient thematics of Sehics work while delving into current trends in Bosnian literary and cultural production.
Lecture | April 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
Jean Tirole, Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics
Jean Tirole will give the Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Lecture this Spring, based on his book The Economics of the Common Good.
Lecture | April 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University
The title for this lecture references a series of court opinions in 1901 that marked a decisive turn in the United States practice of what has since become known as differentiated citizenship. Working backwards from this historical conjuncture, I will examine the appearance of systems of differentiated citizenship in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean and comment on their reception in several... More >
Re-Assembling Hope: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival
Lecture | April 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley; Dan Kamman, Professor, Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group; Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design; Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities, UC Berkeley; Rebecca Solnit, Writer
Join UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit as she brings both the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival and A+D Mondays to a close with a conversation on the idea of Hope. Solnit, in conversation with a range of Berkeley professors, authors, and community activists will discuss our fraught political landscape, how literature and art help us to navigate through crises, and how Hope helps us to assemble and... More >
Lecture | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Russias grand strategy has changed significantly in the post-Soviet period, but IR theory cannot fully account for this variation. This research synthesizes insights from the realist and constructivist traditions to explain how domestic discourses of state identity, role, and power mediate anarchical systemic pressures to shape strategic adjustment. These discourses comprise what I call the... More >
Lecture | May 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 650 Barrows Hall
Professor Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu (Estonia)
This online lecture aims at introducing the concept of biopolitics, along with the multifaceted policies and practices this concept entails, into the field of Russian studies. Biopolitics not only brings up the issues of corporeality and sexuality at the top of political agenda; it also contains strong religious components, selective migration policy, and constructs new identities and loyalties... More >
Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
"Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art" (Giles, 2017) was named the winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Visual Arts. This new publication celebrates the diverse aspects of Szyk's career and examines his highly detailed artwork.
Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
In 2011 and 2012 the archaeological site of El-Hibeh in Middle Egypt was badly looted in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Every part of the ancient tell, once a first millennium BCE provincial city, was violated--from above, from below, and from the side. In our 2017 field season we began the process of assessing the damage and figuring out how to proceed in future.
Lecture | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.
Anne Monius | Rāma and Sītā in a Śaiva Literary Key?: Rethinking the Literary and Religious Orientation of Kampaṉ’s Irāmāvatāram
Lecture | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School
Robert Goldman, William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.
Lecture | May 3 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
When: Thursday, May 3rd
Talk: 7:30pm-8:30pm Einstein Triumphs: The Magnificent Detection of Gravitational Waves (Alex Filippenko)
Stargazing: 8:30pm-10:00pm (weather dependent)
Doors to Campbell Hall... More >
Lecture | May 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms for making lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms and longtime friend of the UC Botanical Garden, will give a presentation with photos by Caitlin Atkison on the power of palms in garden design.
$20 / $15 UCBG Member
Lecture | May 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 209
Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?
This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.
In advance of the... More >
$40 $40 plus Strengthfinder Assessment