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Thursday, April 13, 2017

EU State aid investigation into Apple's tax arrangement with Ireland

Lecture | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Helena Malikova, CFA, case manager with the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (EC) and EU Fellow at UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

In August 2016 the European Commission requested Ireland to claim EUR 13 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple. Helena Malikova will present the European Commission's investigations under EU State aid rules into tax arrangements of companies and explain the Commission's recent decision in the Apple case. Apple’s case has raised numerous issues in the public debate such as: Why did EU chose to tackle...   More >

Roots of the Mongolian State: Genghis Khan's Survival and Pragmatism as Related in the Secret History of the Mongols

Lecture | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robert Bedeski, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria , Canada; Affiliate Professor, University of Washington (Jackson School of International Affairs); Honorary Doctorate, Mongolia Academy of Science

 UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

The year 1206 marked the beginning of the first Mongol State. Its genesis was overseen and led by Genghis Khan, whose conquests remain a formidable historical series of events. The Secret History narrates his biography as a tale of surviving repeated life threats and overcoming major enemies. From this history, I have extracted an existential framework to explain how he survived in a...   More >

Chingghis Khan

Vandals, Looters, Protestors, and Police: Consumer Culture and Street Politics Collide in Berlin, 1914-1945

Lecture | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Molly Loberg, Associate Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Austrian Marshall Foundation

After the First World War and 1918 Revolution, political partisans and commercial entrepreneurs took to the streets of Berlin and fought for the attention of crowds with posters, light displays, parades, traffic obstructions, and violence. New freedoms had transformed city streets into the primary medium of communication, lens of perception, and stage of action for both political and economic...   More >

We Have Two Hands: Coping with the Present While Building Toward the Future of College Opportunity

Lecture | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium,Sutardja Dai Hall

 Michael S. McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

If we were to start today to provide high-quality early education to every disadvantaged child and then follow that through with effective education through the elementary and secondary years, letting success build on success, we could in twenty years provide a much firmer grounding for equal college opportunity than we have now. But of course we can’t wait twenty years. Young people are...   More >

A Critical Theory of Justice

Lecture | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Rainer Forst, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe Universität

 The Program in Critical Theory

In this lecture, Forst will reflect on some of the basic issues for a critical theory of justice. What are the basic normative concepts for such an approach, and does it proceed by way of immanent critique? What kind of social realism is required for it to be sociologically grounded? What notion of emancipation is driving it?

Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at...   More >

HTNM Lecture with Eden Medina, "Technology and Forensic Evidence Chilean Human Rights Investigations": History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

Lecture | April 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eden Medina, Indiana University, Bloomington

 Center for New Media

In 1991, Chilean forensic scientists began the exhumation of 126 skeletons from Patio 29, a plot in the General Cemetery where the military ordered the burial of hundreds the disappeared and executed. The exhumations began shortly after Chile returned to democracy and provided proof of the human rights crimes that had taken place during the Pinochet dictatorship. By 2002, the Chilean government...   More >

Breathing New Life Into Ancient Instruments: Ocarinas of Mesoamerica

Lecture | April 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology, Pacific School of Religion, Holbrook Hall

 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Jose Cuellar, Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies, San Francisco State University

 Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology

The Badè Museum is proud to host Dr. Jose Cuellar, Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University for an evening discussion and demonstration of ancient musical instruments from Mesoamerica.In 2012, Dr. Jose Cuellar was awarded the prestigious Hrdy Curatorial Fellowship by Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology to research and record a...   More >