<< Week of February 09 >>

Monday, February 10, 2020

Europe's Green New Deal: Fueled by Innovation

Lecture | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

 Institute of European Studies, Climate Readiness Institute, Institute of Governmental Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Center for Responsible Business

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a highly ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to...   More >

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Jean-Eric Paquet

Design Field Notes: Paul Hekkert

Lecture | February 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Paul Hekkert, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.

The Space of Ethics in the ‘Dream of a Ridiculous Man’

Lecture | February 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander Spektor, Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Georgia

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

The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households

Lecture | February 10 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall | Note change in date

 Social Welfare, School of

Berkeley social Welfare's Spring Colloquium Series presents:
"Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households"
Sarah Anne Reynolds, Research Associate, School of Public Health

Walter Benjamin on William Shakespeare: Hamlet as Trauerspiel?

Lecture | February 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, San Francisco, present a talk by Howard Eiland, “Hamlet as Trauerspiel?”

Origin of the German Trauerspiel was Walter Benjamin’s first full, historically-oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English knew it until last year under the title The Origin of German Tragic Drama, but in fact the subject is something else:...   More >

Working as a "Creative" in the Bay Area

Lecture | February 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Drew Bennett

 Arts + Design, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and BAMPFA.

Drew Bennett, Artist, Designer/Builder, Curator, Creative Director, Founder of FB AIR

Purin Phanichphant, Artist, Designer, Lecturer, Master of Design, UC Berkeley

Join Oakland-based artist, designer/builder, curator, and creative director Drew Bennett, the founder of Facebook’s artist residency program...   More >

Drew Bennett

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Violence Against Healthcare in Conflict: From Protecting Human Rights Law to Understanding Public Health Consequences

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

 Rohini Haar, MD MPH

 Public Health, School of

Attacks on hospitals, health workers and patients in conflict and war are rising despite decades of formal legal protections. These attacks disrupt fragile health systems by impacting health services, utilization and outcomes. Traditional documentation and advocacy has focused on the most egregious cases, utilizing legal and journalistic approaches. More insidious attacks and chronic threats to...   More >

From Vengeance to Virtue: The Problem of Postwar Germany

Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Department of History

While Americans have been deeply divided over many issues since the country’s creation, no issue has proved more divisive or revealed more about the nation’s character than the way it treats its enemies. One impulse has been to punish perceived enemies as harshly as possible. The other impulse has been to exhibit benevolence through mercy. The conflicts over which path to pursue have caused...   More >

Zachary Shore

Recording North Africa: Jews, Muslims, and Music in the Twentieth Century Maghrib

Lecture | February 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

For much of the twentieth century, North African Jews played an outsized role as both music-makers and purveyors of music across the Maghrib. In Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, all under French rule until the middle of the last century, indigenous Jewish vocalists, instrumentalists, and sonic impresarios utilized the phonograph to record and rescue the classical Andalusian tradition while...   More >

Overregulating Community College Students through Racist Financial Aid Policies and Practices

Lecture | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Devon Graves, University of California Board of Regents

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To understand the barriers that exist in the financial aid process, Dr. Devon Graves conducted his dissertation research on financial aid verification and disbursement at a California community college. He contends that aid policies and practices carried out on community college campuses are founded in racist ideologies, which overregulate students and delay their receipt of financial aid....   More >

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Modern Diamond Heights

Lecture | February 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112

 Hannah Simonson

 Environmental Design Archives

Hannah Simonson is an Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner at the firm Page & Turnbull. She received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she wrote her thesis on Diamond Heights. She currently serves as the President of the Northern California Chapter of Docomomo US, and gives walking tours of Diamond Heights...   More >

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media” in conversation with Dean Edward Wasserman

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism

 Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media”, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

 Graduate School of Journalism

Bob Garfield will be discussing his latest book, American Manifesto (January 14, 2020 | ISBN 9781640092808) with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman.

Landscapes of Inequality

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

 Annie Danis, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this talk I compare how two community-based research projects I led created archaeological knowledge and became part of contemporary land-use politics.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer: Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In their study of the poet Pindar of Thebes, coauthors Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer develop a new methodological approach to classical Greece.

If You Can’t Pay You Should Go! Solidarity and Crisis Politics in the EU

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Philipp Trein

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurocrisis after 2010 and the migration crisis of 2015 posed important policy challenges for the European Union and its member states. Both crisis events impacted on EU countries in an asymmetrical manner. The process of taming these problems through policies resulted in political conflicts between voters and governments supporting solidarity with negatively affected countries on the one...   More >

Philipp Trein


Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  220 Jacobs Hall (2530 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA 94709)

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 12, 12pm in 220 Jacobs Hall. Join us for the first expert lecture in ARCH 259 - Robotic Fabrication. Giulio Brugnaro will be presenting his exciting research on “Adaptive Robotic Fabrication Workflows.” Open to all!

7% Solution: Costing and Financing Universal Health Coverage in CA

Lecture | February 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Richard M. Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

As of 2017, California’s uninsured rate stands at just over 7 percent. Moving towards universal health coverage in California for the 3.72 million projected to be uninsured in 2020, of which about 1.5 million are undocumented, is a significant challenge but has considerable benefits. Universal coverage will allow all Californians to have improved access to care.

 FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!

Ghiselli Lecture 2020: How arousal increases neural gain and attentional selectivity

Lecture | February 12 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Mara Mather, PhD, University of Southern California

 Department of Psychology

The locus coeruleus is a small brainstem nucleus that is a hub region for integrating arousal signals. When activated, its neurons stimulate release of norepinephrine in cortical and subcortical brain regions to modulate physiology and cognition. Its anatomy makes it ideally suited to broadcast messages about arousing situations broadly throughout the brain – but nevertheless, experimental...   More >

Disabled Truths on Disability: Understanding, Interpreting and Experiencing Disability (Studies) in Hungary

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Maria Flamich; Maria Rita Hoffman

 Disability Studies Program

Disability studies is a very young, about a ten-year-old, discipline in Hungary, and the very few Hungarian “disabled” scholars  are almost unknown in academia. This talk will outline some of the specific historical and political background necessary for understanding disability, disability representations, and disability studies in Hungary today.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Soft Power

Lecture | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Eungie Joo

 Arts + Design

Eungie Joo, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Curator Eungie Joo discusses issues raised in the exhibition SOFT POWER, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through February. Featuring recent works and new commissions by twenty international artists, the exhibition looks at the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors.
For...   More >

Eungie Joo

Davesh Soneji | Resounding Islam: Occluded Muslim Histories of Rāga-Based Music in Modern South India

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

 Vasugi Kailasam, Assistant Professor of Tamil Studies, South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Tamil Studies Initiative at UC Berkeley

A talk by social historian working in the field of performing arts and South Asia studies, Prof. Davesh Soneji.

Antisemitism: Here and Now: A Conversation with Deborah Lipstadt

Lecture | February 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 75 Law Building

 Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University

 Berkeley Hillel

Join Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt as she discusses historical and contemporary antisemitism and the best ways in which to combat these latest manifestations of an ancient hatred.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoeTaYdxAAo5PRdgvBTVSAK_0Ejb1d6bToRz83roz-P1UbJg/viewform

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Spiny Succulents with author Jeff Moore

Lecture | February 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join author Jeff Moore on a visual journey through his newest book Spiny Succulents, as he shares examples of cultivated cacti, euphorbias, pachypodiums, alluaudias, and some other related mostly spiny xerophytic plants (such as terrestrial bromeliads). Most of the images are of examples of these plants in California landscape/botanical garden situations. Jeff will discuss these plants from a...   More >

$20 Adult / $10 Adult Member

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Science Lecture - Moon Landing Night

Lecture | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, NASA


Imagine being at Mission Control on the night of the Moon Landing? Or being a guest on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show introducing the Space Shuttle to the American people? Imagine NASA asking you to spy on it’s leading Shuttle contractor only later to be spied upon by the KGB? Imagine being personal and professional friends with astronauts only to see them perish before your eyes in spacecraft...   More >

Apollo 11 Mission Control - Image: NASA