Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Invisible Hands traces the rise in eighteenth-century Europe of a belief in self-organizationsuch that large systems, whether natural or human-made, are seen as capable of creating their own order, without any need for external direction.
Beyond the American Era in the Middle East: An Evolving Landscape of Turbulence: CMES Visiting Scholars Lecture Series
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Waleed Hazbun, CMES Visiting Scholar, American University of Beirut
Lecture by Waleed Hazbun, Associate Professor of Political Studies at American University of Beirut and CMES Visiting Scholar.
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
In the past month, the first major publication of the Gabii Project excavation was released, a large-scale international archaeological initiative led by Nicola Terrenato and the University of Michigan since 2009. What makes this publication unique is its entirely digital nature, where the standard textual narrative is intricately combined with the 3D recording and reconstruction inherent to our... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Ticora Jones, Chief, Global Development Lab, USAID
Ticora Jones is the Chief of Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab - USAID
Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted... More >
Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online
California Countercultures: Diggers, Communes, and Counterculture and the Death of Hope with Peter Coyote
Lecture | April 12 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Get an inside view on the counterculture from Peter Coyote, an acclaimed actor, Emmy Awardwinning narrator of documentary films, and author.
Admission to this lecture is free.
Reconsidering and Re-Framing Taiwan and its History: Aborigines, Colonial Rulers and Democratization
Lecture | April 12 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
J. Bruce Jacobs, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Australia
Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley
Although Chinese, such as Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong, insisted that Taiwan had been part of China since time immemorial, in fact both only claimed Taiwan as a part of China in 1942. Genuine historical research (as opposed to political historical research) demonstrates that no permanent Han Chinese communities existed in Taiwan until after 1624, when the Dutch arrived and imported Han... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Matt Beech, Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull (UK) and Visiting Scholar at the Center for British Studies in the Institute for European Studies
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union undoubtedly poses an existential problem for the EU. It is also likely that the institutions of the oldest and most stable multi-nation state will require reform in the post-Brexit era. In other words, the aftershocks of Brexit will probably necessitate a reimagining of British politics in each nation and region of the United Kingdom. At... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705
Philanthropist Bill Somerville in conversation with Margaret Jenkins of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company as OLLI @Berkeley celebrates local legends of the Fourth Age (80 and above) who continue to lead their diverse disciplines.
Lecture | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110
Julie Burkhart, Trust Women Foundation
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Please join the Berkeley Law chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a lunch event with Julie Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart has opened abortion clinics in Kansas and Oklahoma, two of the states most hostile to reproductive health care access. She worked closely with Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Kansas who was murdered for his work in 2009. Ms. Burkhart will share her... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Please join the Berkeley Law chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a lunch event with Julie Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart has opened abortion clinics in Kansas and Oklahoma, two of the states most hostile to reproductive health care access. She also worked closely Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Kansas who was murdered for his work in 2009. Ms. Burkhart will share her... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
This paper takes up the issue of the remote and beguiling Southern Kuril Islands in order to explore divergent and contradictory ideas, convictions, and beliefs on what constitutes national identity in post-Soviet Russia. These islands which are administered by Russia but claimed by Japan present us with unique insights into the ways in which competing territorial visions of the nation are... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall
Danny Ferrante and Umer Farooq, Facebook
Insight from data science director Danny Ferrante and user research manager Umer Farooq.
Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Historical Gestures in the Cinematic Present | A Talk by Noa Steimatsky
Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
In the flexible realms of cinematic time and movement, in oceans of contingent detail and the overwhelming expressivity of bodies and gesturesdoes history risk drowning in sensory response, in ritualistic absorption, in pleasure or in shock? The experience of presentness of the screened, time-based moving image can be maneuvered and intensified in ways that cut across a range of articulations,... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Federico Barbierato, University of Verona
Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.
Join us for Dr Barbieratos lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:
Thomas Dandelet, History
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies
Jonathan Sheehan, History
Co-sponsored by the Bancroft Library, the Department of Italian Studies, and the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Designated... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Dr. Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History, Harvard Kennedy School
Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of Americas Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and... More >
Ciceros De Officiis Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics: Howison Lectures in Philosophy by Gisela Striker
Lecture | April 12 | 5:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Gisela Striker will present the Howison lecture on April 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm. Her lecture, titled "Ciceros De Officiis Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
About the Lecture
Professor Striker will show how the Stoic philosopher Panaetius, on whose work Cicero based his own treatise, actually presented what might be seen as a... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Hass C230
ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Founding Dean of UCI Law School
The Berkeley Forum
Although UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has always regarded the law as the most powerful tool for social change, in recent years he has become a notable critic of the Supreme Court. In light of current events such as Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 case that legalized same-sex marriage, and the unsuccessful nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, the Supreme Court has come... More >