Thursday, April 27, 2017
Lecture | April 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
Racial Orders and Statistical Methodology
One of the most common practices in the social and professional sciences is the under theorization of race in multivariate statistical models. This practice results in findings that are, at best, non-informative, and at worst, complicit in the maintenance of white supremacy. This lecture reviews these specification errors and provides a theoretical... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room
The talk will explore the pathologies of our media-policy-academic elites that each in their own ways have pushed us toward threat inflation, Russophobia, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.
Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s
Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Isabel Richter, University of Bremen
Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies
Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. Western travelers did not only associate India with life-changing decisions but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the life-style... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
THU, APR 27, 4:00pm. Racial Urbanisms: in discussion about building communities through cooperative movements for those leveraging housing towards greater aims.
Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room --Room 295 Simon Hall
The Annual Kadish Lecture will be delivered by Prof Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. Professor Cohen is on the faculty at Apple University. He was previously Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at Stanford University, and Leon and Anne... More >
Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...
Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity & Protection
Sustaining the Disability Community: The Weaving of Activism, Kinship, and Cash Economies
Dr. Juliann Anesi, Gender and Womens Studies Department
Aoga Fiamalamalama and Loto Taumafai Schools are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), established in the 1970s... More >
Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Asian Socialism, Magical Realism: What was Global Maoism?
Lecture | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley
In an Arrighi-inspired model of literary history, Jed Esty has recently argued that periods of imperial crisis have also been periods in literature of realism wars. This account forces us to reconsider not only the question of whether postmodernism was the ascendant aesthetic of the 70s but also the question of whether postmodernism was in fact all along the realism of a financialized US... More >