<< Week of November 29 >>

Monday, November 26, 2018

My Mother’s Body, or Mapping the Biological Life of Jim Crow

Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Courtney Desiree Morris, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Mossville is an unincorporated historic freedmen’s community in Louisiana located north of the industrial Port of Lake Charles. In the 1940s, several petrochemical corporations began building plants around Mossville that contaminated the town’s air, water, soil, and the bodies of local residents. I explore my mother’s cancer journey to argue for a theory of...   More >

Xenophobic Attitudes and Parties in Central and Eastern Europe

Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dániel Róna, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Fulbright Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley

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

When do xenophobic attitudes translate into partisan choice? What supply- and demand-side factors determine the electoral success of far-right parties in the region? This presentation seeks to examine the views of the electorate on minorities (Roma, Gypsy, and migrant populations), the stance of parties, the political agenda, and the institutionalization of party systems in the Czech Republic,...   More >

RESCHEDULED Gagan Chhabra | Two Worlds Apart, yet so Similar?: Comparing Disability Policies and Employment Experiences of Youth with Visual Disabilities in Oslo and New Delhi

Lecture | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date and time

 Gagan Chhabra, PhD Candidate, Social Work and Social Policy, Oslo Metropolitan University

 Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology,UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies, Disability Studies

A talk by disability scholar, Gagan Chhabra on the similarities within disability policy developments in Oslo and New Delhi and the employment barriers encountered by disabled youth.

LAEP Lecture Series: Nadia Amoroso

Lecture | November 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Nov 26, 6:00pm - Nadia Amoroso has dedicated years of research on topics related to creative mapping, visual representation in landscape architecture, and GeoDesign.

Art21 Season 9 Screening and Conversation with Stephanie Syjuco and Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lecture | November 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stephanie Syjuco, Professor of Art Practice, Artist, UC Berkeley; Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist, UC Berkeley Alum

 Arts + Design

Join Berkeley Arts + Design and the Department of Art Practice as we celebrate Art21 Season 9, featuring UC Berkeley Art Practice Professor Stephanie Syjuco and Alum Lynn Hershman Leeson. Now in its ninth season, "Art in the Twenty-First Century" is the longest-running contemporary art series anywhere, presenting unprecedented access to the greatest creative minds of our time. We will welcome two...   More >

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fall 2018 Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library

 Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering

 Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design

 Data Sciences

The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.

Creating the future of nuclear energy: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science with Rachel Slaybaugh

Lecture | November 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The nuclear energy industry is at a crossroads: existing nuclear reactors are struggling to operate economically in some tough markets, and construction of new designs in the U.S. is slow and over budget. At the same time, interest in and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors is growing at an unprecedented rate, and some other nations are building new reactors efficiently. Can...   More >

The Practice of Freedom: Impunity, Justice, and the Law: with Judge Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay

Lecture | November 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law

 Judge Navanethem "Navi" Pillay

 Center for Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project Race and Gender, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Berkeley Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law, Gender and Women's Studies, School of Law, University of Kwazulu-Natal at Durban

Judge Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay will speak to her work spanning the struggle for freedom in South Africa, on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, on the International Criminal Court, and as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, including her current work on international justice and against the death penalty.

Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: People, Community, and Visual Culture. Photography as National Socialist Political Practice

Lecture | November 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Berkeley Scholars on Art and History

In the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, Berkeley historians, art historians, media, and Jewish Studies scholars will present insightful research and commentary Around Arthur Szyk in a series of programs at The Magnes.

  RSVP online by November 27.

Memory and Democracy: Civil and 'Uncivil' Activism for Remembrance in Germany and Beyond

Lecture | November 27 | 6 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Jenny Wüstenberg, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics, York University in Toronto

 Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture, School of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, DAAD - Deutscher Akademiker Austauschdienst

Across the country, civic activism is toppling statues in the name of historical justice. The debate over how to confront our racist, colonial, or genocidal past – and the ways history challenges contemporary democratic governance – has recently made headlines. Examining the relationship between memory and democracy, Jenny Wüstenberg’s work focuses on how grassroots actors engage with...   More >

Memory and Democracy: Civil and ‘Uncivil’ Activism for Remembrance in Germany and Beyond

Lecture | November 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, NOV 27, 6pm. Join us for a talk with Jenny Wüstenberg, the DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics at York University. Organized by the Institute of European Studies &amp; sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Open to all!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What is the future of archaeology in Greece? How the nation-building project devalues archaeology and the quest for relevance

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Anastasia Sakellariadi, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Dr. Sakellariadi demonstrates through research focusing on three local communities how an exclusive emphasis on the glory of the past and its physical manifestations has rendered this past irrelevant to contemporary Greeks. She argues that another archaeology is possible in Greece.

The State of Sexual Regulation: Hymen Exams, Anal Exams, and Nation Making in Contemporary Lebanon

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Rudgers University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Hymen exams and anal exams are part of the interface of sexual regulation in contemporary Lebanon. In this talk I trace the legal and similarities and differences between these exams, and argue that both anal and hymen exams regulate and produce sexual difference in terms of a sex binary and in terms of a difference in sexualities.

Researching Segregation / Reporting Segregation: Panel Discussion and Alex Schafran’s Book Launch

Lecture | November 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for the Panel Discussion and Book Launch &quot;The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics.&quot;

Thursday, November 29, 2018

[Lecture Michael Taussig] Killing In America: A Genealogy of Corpse Magic

Lecture | November 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Michael Taussig, Columbia University Anthropology Dept.

 Experimental Ethnography Working Group

Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Michael Taussig will offer a lecture on his recent work 221 Kroeber 3-5 PMK

The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture: The Life and Death of the Russian Revolution

Lecture | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, Dept. of History

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

This talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as “the party of a new type” to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection between private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialism’s premature demise.

Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Board Room, GTU Library

 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Founding director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (Yogyakarta)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Islamic Studies

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta will discuss his new book, Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam, which was recently published as a monograph by Yale University’s Southeast Asia Council.

Rahul Verma | Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rahul Verma, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 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

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of International Studies

A talk by PhD candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley, Rahul Verma on his upcoming co-authored (with Pradeep Chhibber) book, Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India.

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Lecture | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law

 Center for Race and Gender


5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of...   More >

Friday, November 30, 2018

Erinnerungsreisen zur Geschichte der Germanistik in Berkeley

Lecture | November 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Karl S Guthke, (Kuno Francke Emeritus Research Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University) lehrte 1958-65 in Berkeley. Er liest aus seiner neuen Autobiographie Von Heidelberg nach Harvard (2018) das Kapitel über seine Zeit in Berkeley vor dem Free Sp

 Hinrich C Seeba, Professor emeritus, der seit 1967 in Berkeley lebt und lehrt, gibt den Kommentar.

 Bonwit-Heine Lecture

Von Heidelberg nach Berkeley: Erinnerungen an die Goldenen Jahre der Migration nach Amerika.

Die Veranstaltung vermittelt auf unterhaltsame Weise einen Einblick in die Geschichte unseres Fachbereichs. Lesung in deutscher Sprache.

Using Topology to Engineer the Electronic Structure of Bottom-Up Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | November 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Michael F. Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics Department

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The idea of classifying materials by their topological properties is useful for predicting their behavior, especially at interfaces between insulators. When a topologically nontrivial insulator (often referred to as a topological insulator) is fused to a topologically trivial insulator then metallic states arise at the interface between them. This concept has been fruitful for 3D and 2D materials...   More >

STM image of a topological graphene nanoribbon composed of alternating segments that are seven and nine carbon atoms wide. The structure of this "bottom-up synthesized" nanoribbon is atomically precise

Rethinking America’s 20th-Century Highway InstitutionsModeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems

Lecture | November 30 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, University of Washington

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Washington's Xuegang (Jeff) Ban will present Modeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems on November 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Hamshen at the Crossroads of the Past and the Present

Lecture | November 30 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Saroyan Hall, Khachaturian Community Center, Saroyan Hall

 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

 Lusineh Sahakian, Associate Professor, Department of Turkish Studies, Yerevan State University

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

The U.C. Berkeley Armenian Studies Program
The Hamazkayin Nigol Aghpalian Chapter
The ARF Krisdapor Gomideh

Invite you to a lecture and video presentation

Dr. Lusineh Sahakian
Associate Professor, Department of Turkish Studies (Yerevan State University)

Title of the talk and of the documentary

Hamshen at the Crossroads of the Past and the Present

Location and Time:...   More >

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Beauty and Complexity of Islamic Geometric Patterns: Historical Development and Traditional Design Methodology

Lecture | December 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zaytuna College

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94578

 Jay Bonner

 Zaytuna College

This lecture and book signing will cover geometric complexity as a vehicle for beauty within the tradition of Islamic geometric art. In addition to historical development and traditional design methodology, this lecture and visual presentation will focus on geometric stratagems for complexity, including self-similarity and quasiperiodicity.

About the Speaker: Jay Bonner is a consulting...   More >