Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Carlos Reis, University of Coimbra
This lecture starts with recent studies on the theory of the character as an unstable narrative category that is subject to transformations determined by the historical contexts in which it is represented. Nineteenth-century fiction reveals different concepts and performances of literary characters, in some cases foreshadowing its dynamic treatment; this treatment is confirmed by developments... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Punk perspectives from V. Vale, a San Francisco cultural historian, writer, and keyboard player, and the founder of Search & Destroy and RE/SEARCH.
Admission to this lecture is free.
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Dr. Meg Conkey, Professor Emerita, Member Committee on Ethics, SAA, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
This presentation will present a short history of establishing ethics by the SAA, and where the COE is at this point in the revisions process. Input from the audience is desired!
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Fatima Mojaddedi, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology
Lecture by Fatima Mojaddedi, UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology.
Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Foundations: Townsend Book Chat with Abigail De Kosnik
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Rogue Archives examines the rise of self-designated archivistsfans, pirates, hackerswho have become practitioners of cultural preservation on the Internet, building freely accessible online collections of content.
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Barbara Goldstein is a historian of European fascism. She received her PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria with a dissertation devoted to newsreel films created by the Austrian Police between 1929-1938 as part of governmental fascist propaganda campaigns.One of Goldsteins focuses and special interests is in historic administrative structures and infamous people in the early-modern... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705
Artist and sculptor Bella Feldman 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 19 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
How can your phoneâs operating system help you make smart decisions about personal privacy?
Lecture | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Ambassador Celso Amorim
Amorim will discuss his new book, Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazils Assertive Foreign Policy.
Celso Amorim is Brazils longest-serving foreign minister (1993-1994; 2003-2010). He was also Minister of Defense from 2011 to 2014. In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine referred to him as the worlds best foreign minister.
Authoritarian Soft Power? Russia, International Cyber Conflict, and the Rise of Information Warfare
Lecture | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
In the lead-up to the November 2016 U.S. presidential election, the American media audience was barraged by a surprising display of confidential information and correspondence stemming from hacked private and organizational emails and other records, most notably from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). After months of speculation concerning Russian involvement in the hacking which led to... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
DJ Spooky, aka Paul Miller
DJ Spooky, aka Paul Miller, is hosting the March for Science in Washington DC on April 22. A large group of scientists are protesting the Trump Administrations politicized deletion of data from many Federal Agencies, such as NASA and the EPA, and the overall lack of engagement with data about Climate Change.
DJ Spookys discussion will highlight the need for artists and creatives to engage... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 60 Evans
Elena Fuchs, UC Davis
In the early 70’s, the concept of “expander graphs” was introduced as an optimal model for networks of arbitrary size. Back then, it was not even known whether such graphs exist or not. Today, we not only know that they exist, but have seen their importance come up in a great spectrum of fields in mathematics and computer science. In this talk, we will explore what these graphs are and give... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
How should social media police inappropriate speech and anti-social behavior?
Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Lecture | April 19 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.
Lecture | April 19 | 6-7:15 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
Don Carson, Former Disney Imagineer and Designer
Ever wondered how imagination becomes reality with the beloved attractions at Walt Disney theme parks? Want to understand how design influences how we have come to perceive The Happiest Place on Earth? Join us Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 pm as we host former Senior Show Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, Don Carson. He has directed projects like Splash Mountain, Mickeys Toontown, and... More >