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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo cinquecento

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 6331 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Louis Fournel, University of Paris VIII

 Department of Italian Studies

"Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo cinquecento. Una questione linguistica, una questione filosofica e una questione politica"

A talk by Italian Renaissance scholar Jean-Louis Fournel.
This talk is in Italian.

Nira Pereg, Rites of Preservation: Video Showing and Discussion

Lecture | September 12 | 6 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium

 Nira Pereg, Video Artist

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Center for Democracy, Toleration of the Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley, The Israel Institute, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for the Arts and Religion of the Graduate Theological Union

Video Showing and Discussion, with an Introduction by Robert Alter

In my talk I will discuss ways in which religious rituals affect civilian protocols in Israel and Palestine.

To explore this link between ritual and routine, I will conduct a chronological overview of my work...   More >

Video Artist Nira Pereg

The Future of Work: Implications for Individuals and Society

Lecture | September 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 Marty Nemko

 UC Berkeley Extension

Automation and globalization are shrinking the number of good, well-paying jobs. What's a person to do? What's society to do?

This lecture will offer practical advice for everyone--from people starting out, to older people wanting to stay relevant in a changing economy. Career Coach Marty Nemko will address a range of best-, moderate-, and worst-case scenarios for how the reduction in good...   More >

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AIA Lecture - Beads, trade, and the emergence of complexity in ancient Southeast Asia

Lecture | September 12 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Carter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 AIA, San Francisco Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Around 500 BC people in South Asia (primarily India and Sri Lanka) began interacting with people in Southeast Asia. Some of the earliest indicators of this contact are stone and glass beads that were imported from South Asia and widely traded across Southeast Asia. These beads were important symbols of prestige and power. In this presentation I discuss my study of beads from 12 archaeological...   More >

Nicholas de Monchaux - Author Book Talk: Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design and the Nature of Cities

Lecture | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Prof. Nicholas de Monchaux, Architecture Department, UC Berkeley

 Library

Praised in the New York Times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable
theorizing," Local Code is a collection of data-driven tools and design
prototypes for understanding and transforming the physical, social, and ecological resilience of cities. Prof. de Monchaux will discuss his latest book and it's implications for urban design.