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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

That Other Irish Literature: The Best Books in Irish 1893-2016

Lecture | March 14 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Department of English

A lecture by Philip O’Leary, Professor of English, Boston College

Two Views on Education in the Nordic Countries: Computers and Learning in Danish Schools Inequality in Finnish Education  

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeppe Bundsgaard, Professor of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen; Veronica Salovaara, Doctoral Student in Sociology, University of Helsinki

 Institute of European Studies

Denmark is among the countries with most widespread use of computers in K-9, with positive attitudes both from teachers and politicians toward the use of computers. Jeppe Bundsgaard will discuss the Danish situation, including the challenges that (still) exist.

Veronica Salovaara, who has been working in different comparative European and Nordic research projects, analyzes how inequality is...   More >

The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Lecture | March 14 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rachel Stern, Berkeley School of Law

 Stein Ringen, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Professor Ringen will presents his book, The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. The Chinese political economy is like no other system known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving.
- What are the intentions and priorities of the Chinese leaders?
- What kind of leader is Xi Jinping, where is he leading China and how radically is...   More >

Red Globalism: The 'Other' Europe, Decolonization and African Heritage

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History at St Antony's College, University of Oxford

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

The study of the Cold War has undergone fundamental transformation in recent years. While most of the scholarship on superpower confrontation has given way to wider notions of a global Cold War, comparatively little attention has been accorded to trans-continental interactions between smaller states, such as the relationship between Eastern Europe and its socialist partners in Africa and Asia....   More >

Islamophobia Across the Atlantic: Trump, Europe's Far Right, and the Place of Civil Society: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Farid Hafez

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia Across the Atlantic: Trump, Europe's Far Right, and the Place of Civil Society
Dr. Farid Hafez, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project

This talk discusses the emergence of Islamophobia in Europe and the USA and its specific role in party politics. It discusses the announcement and introduction of Trump's anti-Muslim policies at the backdrop of precedent policies in Europe....   More >

Rita Chattopadhyay | Women, Crime, and Retribution: An Ancient Indian Perspective

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)

 Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

 Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor in the Department of Sanskrit at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Mecca's Perspective as Symbolic Form

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam, Columbia University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The “Sacred” and the “Holy” (haram in Arabic and, to some extent, al-quds or al-muqaddas), are Semitic words (see Herem and Kadosh in Hebrew) denoting the act of separation, parting, or setting aside, and imply the apparent human faculty of setting distinctive borders between holy and profane zones. Constrained to time, these spaces become chronotopes. But,...   More >

3 Truths About Trumpism: with Abby VanMuijen

Lecture | March 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Abby VanMuijen

 Library

Abby VanMuijen (UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture graduate) teams up with Ananya Roy again to produce one of the most cogent commentaries about the recent election and it’s aftermath. This six-minute animated video expresses in words and images a concise critique of “Trumpism” and some of the narratives that enable it. Abby will discuss the process of developing the content and images which can...   More >

Abby VanMuijen, 3 Truths About Trump

Lecture | March 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Aby VanMuijen (B.A. Urban Studies '12) discusses teaming up UCLA Professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare Ananya Roy on a biting animated commentary about Trump.