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Lecture: The Archaeology of Megiddo

Tuesday, November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
An important ancient city in Israel, Megiddo has worn many hats over the past five thousand years. In this illustrated talk, Tel Aviv University archaeologist Israel Finkelstein will describe his project's most recent discoveries and how this research both confirms and challenges understanding of Biblical history.MORE about The Archaeology of Megiddo

Lecture: Integrating Eco-Evolutionary Data from Islands to Infer Biodiversity Dynamics with Rosemary Gillespie

Tuesday, November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
A central challenge in understanding the origins of biodiversity is that, while we can observe and test local ecological phenomena, we must usually infer the longer-term outcomes of these ecological forces indirectly. Rosemary Gillespie and colleagues have been developing inferential models at the interface between macroecology and population-level processes, and applying them to data from geological chronosequences that present communities of different ages.MORE about Integrating Eco-Evolutionary Data from Islands to Infer Biodiversity Dynamics with Rosemary Gillespie

Colloquium: Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Tuesday, November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Moses Hall
From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world. Drawing on major social values surveys of Canadians and Americans in 2016 — as well as decades of tracking data in both countries — Adams examines our economy, institutions, and demographics to answer the question: Could it happen here?MORE about Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit

Lecture: Environmental Justice — What Can We Do about the Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on Low-Income Communities? With Van Jones

Tuesday, November 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 ALLSTON WAY, SUITE 100, Berkeley
Across America, low-income and minority communities are being hit hardest by the economic and health impacts of climate change. Enjoy an afternoon with Van Jones — news commentator, author, and founder of Dream Corps — and learn how we can seek environmental justice for the country’s most vulnerable communities. Registration is recommended to attend.MORE about Environmental Justice — What Can We Do about the Disproportionate Impact of Climate Change on Low-Income Communities? With Van Jones

Colloquium: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Wednesday, November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk, Andrew Chi-Chih Yao will discuss some recent work from this perspective.MORE about Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Lecture: Judaism — The Genealogy of a Modern Notion, Daniel Boyarin

Wednesday, November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room Stephens Hall
Daniel Boyarin argues that the very concept of a religion of “Judaism” is an invention of the Christian church that was adopted by Jews only with the coming of modernity and the spread of Christian languages.MORE about <em>Judaism — The Genealogy of a Modern Notion</em>, Daniel Boyarin

Panel Discussion: Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays with Adam Hochschild and Elizabeth Farnsworth

Wednesday, November 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142) North Gate Hall
Bestselling author Adam Hochschild will discuss over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. He is joined by Elizabeth Farnsworth, filmmaker, foreign correspondent, and former correspondent and substitute anchor of PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.MORE about <em>Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays</em> with Adam Hochschild and Elizabeth Farnsworth

Tour: Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus Walk

Wednesday, November 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Springer Gateway UC Berkeley Campus
This tour will seek out the best of Berkeley’s fall colors by visiting the most notable campus trees. Enjoy the diversity of species, learn a bit of history about the development of the campus and a few stories about the people and circumstances behind the plantings, the named groves, landmarks and memorial trees.MORE about Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus Walk

Colloquium: A Conversation with David Vladeck

Wednesday, November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Room 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Join David Vladeck, former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection under the Obama Administration, discussing the future of consumer protection and antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, privacy and data security, and more.MORE about A Conversation with David Vladeck

Lecture: Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

Wednesday, November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Director's Room 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
What happens when people return to a community after incarceration? How do they look for work and housing? How do they manage their addictions or mental illness, and why do some return to prison?MORE about Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

Panel Discussion: A Conversation Across the Divide — David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Wednesday, November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Join a conversation on topics relevant to today’s increasingly divided national context, including the #metoo movement, the role of historic national symbols, international relations and diplomacy, and immigration. With David French, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, attorney, veteran, and former president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Jesse H. Choper, Distinguished Professor of Law; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law; and Manu Meel, UC Berkeley Junior, political science major and leader of BridgeUSA. RSVP. Space is limited. MORE about A Conversation Across the Divide — David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Film: As Above, So Below

Wednesday, November 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Larry Clark’s portrayal of black insurgency opens in 1945 with a young boy playing in his Chicago neighborhood and then follows the adult Jita-Hadi as a returning Marine with heightened political consciousness. It imagines a post–Watts rebellion state of siege and an organized black underground plotting revolution. In conversation: Larry Clark, Ra Malika Imhotep and
Jamal Batts.MORE about <em>As Above, So Below</em>

As Above, So Below

Film: "Global Cinema and 1968" — Ciné-tracts

Thursday, November 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In partnership with BAMPFA and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Institute of European Studies presents a special screening of the "Ciné-tracts," a selection of experimental short films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, and others, created amid the strikes and protests of May 1968 in Paris.MORE about "Global Cinema and 1968" — Ciné-tracts

Lecture: The Honorable Willie Brown

Thursday, November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
Two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown will discuss the midterm elections and share his knowledge of California politics, government, and civic life. MORE about The Honorable Willie Brown

Lecture: Is There A Light At The End Of The North Korean Nuclear Tunnel?

Thursday, November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
After a disastrous and dangerous 2017, diplomatic initiatives have opened a window for resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis. But will the Trump administration's diplomacy succeed or fail as have all attempts over the past 25 years? Siegfried S. Hecker will offer his perspective based on seven visits to North Korea and our comprehensive study of North Korea's nuclear program.MORE about Is There A Light At The End Of The North Korean Nuclear Tunnel?

Panel Discussion: Winners and Losers in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Thursday, November 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
A panel of leading scholars on Congress, public opinion, and voting behavior will review the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections, with an account of the factors producing this result. The discussion will provide competing perspectives on the implications of the elections for governance in the upcoming years — and for the shape of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.MORE about Winners and Losers in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Colloquium: On Indian Ground: California. A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education

Thursday, November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 117, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location
Join Joely Proudfit and Nicole Myers-Lim, who have worked together for over twenty years and collaborated on a number of projects to serve California tribal communities, support native students in K-12 and secondary education, and promote cultural revitalization and self-determination across the U.S.MORE about On Indian Ground: California. A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education

Lecture: Race and the Apparatus of Disposability with Sherene H. Razack

Thursday, November 15 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Multicultural Community Center Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
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.” Sherene H. Razack is Distinguished Professor and the Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Gender Studies, UCLA, pursues what race has to do with disposability through an examination of the death in custody of a Roma refugee. MORE about Race and the Apparatus of Disposability with Sherene H. Razack

Film: In the Presence of a Clown

Friday, November 16 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ingmar Bergman’s eccentric made-for-television drama is both a tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the director’s own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, an engineer teams with another patient to create a film based on their own obsessions. All of Bergman’s themes — theology and spirituality, marriage and solitude, death and creativity — are worked through.MORE about <em>In the Presence of a Clown</em>

Dance: Compagnie Käfig, Pixel

Friday, November 16 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the company’s 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers. Continues Nov. 17.MORE about Compagnie Käfig, <em>Pixel</em>

Compagnie Käfig

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