<< Week of October 07 >>

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dark Pasts: Changing the State’s Story in Turkey and Japan

Lecture | October 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer M. Dixon, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Villanova University

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

Over the past two decades, many states have heard demands that they recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. Such calls have not elicited uniform or predictable responses. While some states have apologized for past crimes, others continue to silence, deny, and relativize dark pasts. What explains the tremendous variation in how states deal with past crimes? When and why do states change the...   More >

Lecture - The Law of the Sea: A Multi-Faceted Discipline and a Promising Field for Practitioners

Lecture | October 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Simon Hall, Warren Room (295)

 Berkeley Law - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Join us at Berkeley Law for a lecture on ocean law & policy with Judge Tullio Treves, who served on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea from 1996 to 2011. Lunch is catered and a reception will follow the lecture. RSVP at law.berkeley.edu/scheiberlecture

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | October 7 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Inequality and Habitus in Thailand

Lecture | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Boike Rehbein, Professor of Society and Transformation in Asia and Africa, Humboldt University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Thailand is a country of the global South but has never come under colonial rule, even as it emulates Western modernization. The result is a double-faced social structure, one part consisting of a precapitalist structure (baan muang) and the other comprising a hierarchy of social classes. People manage to move between the two components. This talk will explore Thai social structure and the...   More >

Prof. Dr. Boike Rehbein

Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textile Images

Lecture | October 7 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, San Jose State University

 Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Textile Conservator

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

In her book "Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textiles," author Mariachiara Gasparini investigates the origin and effects of a textile mediated visual culture that developed at the heart of the Silk Road between the seventh and fourteenth centuries. Through the analysis of the Turfan Textile Collection in the Museum of Asian Art in...   More >

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Raghu Karnad | Reporting Against the Machine: Decoding 2019 and the Future of Indian Elections

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

 Raghu Karnad, Journalist and Writer

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Art Forum SF, Masters of Development Practice

A talk by Indian journalist and writer, and a recipient of the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction for 2019, Raghu Karnad on the real factors behind the 2019 election result, and their implications for the future of India’s democracy.

I Was Brought Here to Stay: Nona Faustine

Lecture | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nona Faustine, Artist

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Nona Faustine, Artist

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in...   More >

Half-Earth Day: How to Save the Natural World

Lecture | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Naturalist; Sally Jewell, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

 College of Natural Resources

Presented by The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity, with biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell.

General admission $25, Students $15

  Tickets go on sale September 4. Buy tickets online

E.O. Wilson

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

From the Inside Out: (Some of) What I have learned in 23 years of Research with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Lecture | October 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at UCB where she is co-Director and co-Founder of i4Y (Innovations for Youth, i4y.berkeley.edu), a collaborative academic/community hub focused on improving youth wellbeing through structural change. She is a pediatrician and specialist in adolescent medicine. For the last twenty years, she has studied the social...   More >

Social Impact, Social Justice and Organizational Decisions with Robert Reich

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Responsible Business at Haas

Join the Blum Center Perspectives event featuring Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow. What are the differences between social impact and social justice? How do organizations or movements understand the achievement of either goal? And do the differences between the terms matter significantly? Robert Reich provides history, context, nuance.

Advancing the 60-year Curriculum: How long should the relationship between a student and their university last?

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Oakland City Center’s Conference Center, Suite 105, Paramount Conference Room

 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

 Gary Matkin, Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways, and Dean, Division of Continuing Education,, UC Irvine


According to Gary Matkin, Ph.D. — vice provost, Division of Career Pathways, and dean, Division of Continuing Education, UC Irvine — at least 60 years.

His novel concept, the 60-year curriculum (60YC), is gaining recognition across institutions as more people find value in the concept of lifelong learning. The 60YC calls for universities to remain relevant to students throughout their lives as...   More >

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The Problem of Democracy and the Politics of Neoliberalism

Lecture | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Political Science, International and Area Studies (IAS)

Neoliberal thinkers developed numerous agendas for the reform of – most notably – democracy and the state. But what is the neoliberal view of politics and, especially, the kind of politics that would bring about these reforms? This is the main question that the talk seeks to address; it does so in three sections. The starting point is a theoretical and historical conceptualization of...   More >

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Neoliberalism, Ordoliberalism, and the Future of the European Union

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Political Science, International and Area Studies (IAS)

In this seminar we will investigate the role that neoliberal, ordoliberal and conservative ideas play in the political economy of the European Union. This entails an examination of the basic set up of European Union and Eurozone and how they correspond to neoliberal designs of a supranational federation, and, particularly, an analysis of the institutional restructuring of the Eurozone in response...   More >

EVENT CANCELED: Raj Rewal | Alternate Modernity: Space, Structures, Sustainability and Traditional Values

Lecture | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raj Rewal, Architect

 Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture and Acting Vice-Chair for Faculty, College of Environmental Design; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, College of Environmental Design, Global Urban Humanities

A talk by one of India's best-known architects, Raj Rewal

LAEP Lecture Series: Brad Samuels

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, Oct 9, 6:30pm - Brad Samuels is Founding Partner at SITU. Trained as an architect, he leads a team of designers, computer scientists, researchers and researchers and planners to develop new tools and methods for human rights fact finding and reportin

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

Lecture | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Aza Raskin

 Arts + Design

Aza Raskin, cofounder of Center for Humane Technology

This week’s speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; foundin Massive Health (an...   More >

EVENT CANCELED - Purushottam Agrawal | In Vernacular: Kabir, Mahabharata and much more

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

 Purushottam Agrawal, Writer and Scholar

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, The Saraswati Dalmia Graduate Student Support Fund for South and Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by renowned Hindi literary historian and scholar of Kabir and Bhakti, Prof. Purushottam Agrawal

Poetry and the Senses Program Launch|Readings and Conversation: Featuring Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Indira Allegra; Chiyuma Elliott; Robert Hass

 Arts Research Center, Engaging the Senses Foundation

Join the Arts Research Center for the launch party celebrating our new “Poetry and the Senses” program, sponsored by the Engaging the Senses Foundation! This event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation.

Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, & Robert Hass

Cleisthenes’ Wager: Democratic Rationality

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 4.

Lecture - Sudan on the Path of Democratic Transition: Crises, Challenges, Solutions (Arabic)

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati earned his PhD in Administrative Law at Université Rennes-I in France in 1978. He was the dean of the College of Law at Juba University when it was located in Khartoum, and founded and headed the Scientific Assembly for the College of Law in Sudan.

In his lecture, Dr. Elhawati will discuss the aspects of the crisis that Sudan is currently suffering from. He will...   More >

Friday, October 11, 2019

CANCELED - Sandhya Gajjar and Rahul Gajjar | Champaner-Pavagadh: From the unknown to the well-known

Lecture | October 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Sandhya Gajjar, Curator and art historian; Rahul Gajjar, Photographer

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Department of History of Art, Art Forum SF

Talk on the archeological, heritage, environmental, architectural aspects of Champaner-Pavagadh as well as the man-heritage conflict issues raised.

How Language Centers Thrive: Notes from the Field

Lecture | October 11 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Rosemary Feal, Executive Director Emerita, Modern Language Association

 Berkeley Language Center

During my years as executive director of the Modern Language Association, I learned a great deal about what makes language teaching effective on college and university campuses in the United States. I recently completed a project looking at language centers to determine what makes them thrive, what challenges they face, and what role they might play in the future as language departments are...   More >