<< Week of November 10 >>

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dissertation Talk: e-mission: an open source, extensible platform for human mobility systems

Lecture | November 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 K. Shankari, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Decarbonizing transportation is challenging because it depends on individual behaviors, and local land use planning. Its solutions can come from Computational Mobility (CM). CM focuses on collecting, analysing and influencing human travel behavior. e-mission is an extensible platform whose modular architecture, use of virtual sensors, and reproducible pipeline form a robust foundation for CM.

Chronic Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Cancer Risk: Are we all Susceptible?

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

 Public Health, School of

Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is classified as a Group 1 human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, yet a relatively weak association is usually observed in population-based epidemiological studies. In his talk, Dr. Gerber will discuss two possible explanations for the latter phenomenon: (a) certainty of exposure and misclassification; and (b) differential...   More >

Amman: City in the Middle, An Overview | Marwan Hanania

Lecture | November 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Marwan Hanania, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A vast urban space inhabited by over 4 million people, Amman occupies a strategic position in the Levant. Despite meager resources and the arrival of continuous waves of Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian migrants, the city has remained relatively peaceful over the course of its modern history. This presentation will highlight some of the characteristics that have defined the Jordanian capital's urban...   More >

Proving Student Competence in Higher Education

Lecture | November 12 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 630, Bechtel Board Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Student experience and student competence are often viewed as separate things, though in any realistic sense they are closely interlinked. Students, teachers and universities engage for all kinds of intrinsic reasons, but importantly to learn and achieve. Experience and engagement are part of the same educational journey. Identifying and leading patterns in such journeys and linking them to...   More >

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Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil A Conversation with the Author

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Edinburgh., University of Edinburgh

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the 1970s and 1980s, Brazilian communities facing displacement by the Itaipu Dam — which is now largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world — stood up against the military officials overseeing the dam's construction. In the context of an emerging national fight for democracy, they elevated their struggle for land into a referendum on the dictatorship itself. Jacob Blanc will discuss...   More >

Itaipu Dam in Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Duke University Press.)

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Waldo E. Martin, Jr.: DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 titled "DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World." This public lecture is part of UC Berkeley’s commemorative events spotlighting African American history after the passage of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

"Lampedusa: Migrant Tragedy" a Lecture with John Kerrigan

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall | Note change in date

 Department of English

Lecture by John Kerrigan, Professor of English at Cambridge University

Aishwary Kumar | Can the People Rule? Gandhi, Dignity, and Resentment: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Aishwary Kumar, Visiting Professor of Political Theory and Intellectual History, Department of History of Consciousness at UC-Santa Cruz

 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, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by political theorist and intellectual historian of South Asia, empire, and the Global South, Professor Aishwary Kumar.

Health vs Havoc: A discussion of nutrition, sanity and unapologetic deliciousness

Lecture | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health celebrates 35 years of The Wellness Letter, a publication launched by our faculty and staff in 1984 with the goal of providing evidence-based health and wellness tips to the public.

The celebration will begin with an overview of The Wellness Letter’s history and the recent evolution of our Health and Wellness Publications.
Afterwards, nutrition scientist and Stanford...   More >

A Debate on Breaking Up Big Tech at the Berkeley Forum: Resolved: The U.S. Federal Government should invoke antitrust legislation to break up big technology corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Lecture | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | N100 Chou Hall

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeriitus, University of Southern California; Jessica Powell, Former VP of Communications, Google; Hemant Bhargava, Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Davis

 The Berkeley Forum

Over the last two decades, the valuation and market share of America's largest technology companies has increased massively. Now, some of these companies are under investigation for abusing their customers' privacy, abusing freedom of expression, enabling foreign powers to influence the American political process, and engaging in anti-competitive activities. Many now argue that the U.S....   More >


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Land to the Tiller?: Gender and the Distribution of Land in Latin America

Lecture | November 12 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Carmen Diana Deere

 Master of Development Practice

Why has the gender distribution of land ownership in Latin America continued to be so unequal despite the strengthening of women’s land rights over the past forty years and a tendency towards the feminization of peasant agricultural production? And why have recent progressive governments been unable to engage in substantial land redistribution? Dr. Deere will review three moments of land reform...   More >

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Artist's Talk: Sylvia Fein

Lecture | November 13 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist Sylvia Fein offers her thoughts and insights into selected works on view in her MATRIX exhibition.

Archaeology and Heritage of Slavery at the Jesuit Vineyards of Nasca

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Brendan Weaver, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation considers recent advances in the archaeological and community engaged work of the Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project (PAHN) and the role of the archaeology of slavery and hacienda as critical community heritage in south coastal Peru.

Hanif Qureshi | The Police and Rape Myths in India

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Hanif Qureshi, Inspector General of Police in Haryana

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Rhetoric, Masters of Development Practice

A talk by Dr. Hanif Qureshi, the Inspector General of Police in Haryana. He is also a criminologist who has written extensively on the Indian police. His ongoing research work revolves around "rape myths," with a particular focus on the reasons Indian police officers turn away complainants of sexual violence.

Creating Balance: The Mission of Economic Policy

Lecture | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Laszlo Gyorgy, Minister of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology in Hungary

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

Hungary’s economic policy is currently in the process of restoring balance to a critical imbalance generated in the four decades between 1970 and 2010. Hungary can be considered a laboratory, where a conundrum is being resolved, step by step. Not all measures are equally successful or easy to implement, but the negative trends have reversed. Hungary, a country of 10 million people, broke away...   More >

504 and Beyond: Disability Politics and the Black Panther Party

Lecture | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 630 Bechtel Room

 Sami Schalk, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

How did the Black Panther Party engage with disability politics in their activism and revolutionary agenda? Sami Schalk will explore their involvement in the 1977 504 sit-in and use their work to make larger arguments about how black activists articulate and enact disability politics differently than the mainstream, white disability rights movement.

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – November 20, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

On the Edge of Chaos: Khirbet er-Ra'i in the 11th Century BC

Lecture | November 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 102 (Phoebe Hearst Museum Gallery)

 Kyle Kreimer, PhD, Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

 Near Eastern Studies

At Khirbet er-Rai, a small site in southern Canaan (Israel), the presence of monumental building remains point to the site’s important local and interregional role in the 11th century BC, a century of social, economic, and political transformation to a key region site in the southern Levant following the 12th century destruction of nearby Lachish. This talk will present the finds from Khirbet...   More >

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Julien Beller in Conversation: Atypical Architectures and Urban Belonging

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Julien Beller

 Arts + Design

Julien Beller, architect

Architect Julien Beller illuminates his atypical approach to urban design: calling into question how a city is built, he works towards building a just city, constructed with pleasure, where everyone has a place. His projects focus on autonomous zones (cultural spaces, work spaces, classrooms) and on housing and habitat for the city’s most precarious inhabitants...   More >

Writing the Self in Mediterranean History

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Konstantina Zanou, Assistant Professor of Italian, Columbia University

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

In this talk, Konstantina Zanou places herself together with the figures of some obscure—and less obscure—intellectuals who lived along the coasts of the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century, in order to understand how she came about to write her recent book Transnational Patriotism in the Mediterranean, 1800-1850: Stammering the Nation (Oxford...   More >

Aging Services Faculty Search Candidate Talk

Lecture | November 14 – December 5, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

CRG Distinguished Guest Lecture: Ojichaagwag Waaseyaaziwag (Radiant Souls): Four Women Masters of Social Self-Expression

Lecture | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Suite 220)

 Margaret Noodin, Director, Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education; Professor of English and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Center for Race and Gender, Multicultural Community Center

Margaret Noodin is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves as Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems are anthologized in New Poets of Native Nations, Sing: Poetry...   More >

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Rahuldeep Singh Gill | Ante-Colonial Anti-Imperial Sikh Tradition: Reflections on the 550th Anniversary of Guru Nanak's Birth

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University

 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

A talk by Associate Professor of Religion and the campus interfaith strategist at California Lutheran University, Professor Rahuldeep Singh Gill.

DCRP Lecture Series: 12th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Elizabeth Deakin

Lecture | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURSDAY, NOV 14, 5:30pm. 12th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Elizabeth Deakin: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction

Wachs Lecture: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works

Lecture | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Join Professor Emerita Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley for the 12th Annual Martin Wachs lecture Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works Thursday, November 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112.

About the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Now in its twelfth year, the...   More >

Elizabeth Deakin

Illuminating the Dark: First Stars in the Universe: CLEAR PubScience

Lecture | November 14 | 6-8 p.m. |  Little HIll Lounge

 10753 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Deepthi Gorthi, UC Berkeley, Radio Astronomy Lab


The universe originated from a hot dense singularity called the Big Bang. Over time, it cooled down and expanded to become the universe we see today. Somewhere during this evolution, stars and galaxies first started forming. What caused their formation? How are astronomers looking for these stars?

 No one under 21 years old.

PubScience event November 14 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Crisis in News Media: Why it matters and what should be done

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center

 John Ridding, Financial Times

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Journalism, Haas School of Business

Please join us for a special Bay Area visit by John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times.

John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading news organisations recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy and for its global perspective.

Under his stewardship, the FT has expanded its global operations and transformed...   More >

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Italy and the Future of Europe

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled

 Fabrizio Bucci, Principal Director for European Integration, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Institute of European Studies, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco

A founding member state of the European Union, Italy continues to play a key role in international and transatlantic relations at this critical juncture in the history of Europe. How should Italy and the E.U. respond to the interrelated challenges of populism, migration, climate change, and economic pressures? What impact will Brexit have on the Italian and European political and economic...   More >

Hilton Als - I Don't Remember

Lecture | November 15 | 3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Hilton Als, (Associate Professor of Writing, Columbia University; Theatre Critic and Staff Writer for The New Yorker; Feature Writer and Reviewer, New York Review of Books; winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism) will be presenting work from his book in progress, I Don't Remember, on AIDS, friendship, and New York in the late 1980s.

Friday November 15th
3:00 pm
Maude Fife Room,...   More >

Sanjay Srivastava | Work, youth culture and the meanings of ‘caste politics’ in Kerala

Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sanjay Srivastava, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

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

A lecture by Prof. Sanjay Srivastava.

2019 Annual Tang Lecture: Over Mountains and Steppes: Tracing ancient tracks of Asia’s Silk Roads

Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Frachetti, Washington University in St. Louis

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

For over a century, the Silk Road was depicted by camel caravans crossing barren deserts, transporting exotic commodities to oasis cities across Central Asia and beyond. The harsh grasslands of the Eurasian steppe and the soaring peaks of Inner Asia were seen as barriers to this flow of Asian commerce — risky regions to be crossed quickly or avoided altogether. Yet new archaeological research in...   More >

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Ravish Kumar | Gandhi, Godse, and Memory in Modern India: The 3rd Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"

Lecture | November 16 | 4-6 p.m. |  Haas School: Andersen Auditorium | Note change in location

 Ravish Kumar, Writer, Journalist and Media Personality

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley; Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Bhattacharya India Fund at UC Berkeley

Ravish Kumar delivers the 3rd lecture in this newly established lecture series on the Future of India.