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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diplomacy, Climate and U.S.-China Relations in the Age of Trump

Lecture | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 The Honorable David Rank, Charge d'affaires and Former Acting Ambassador, China

 Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Dave Rank resigned from his position as the senior American diplomat in China in the wake of the decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change. He will discuss the decision to end his 27-year career as a State Department Foreign Service Officer and the implications of this American disengagement on U.S. interests, our relationship with China and our standing in the world.

David Rank

AHMA Noon Colloquium - "Cancel the Debts! Redistribute the Land!" The History and Significance of Agitation for Socio-Economic Change in the Ancient Greek World

Lecture | September 20 | 12 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Mackil, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Connect with the world, Be online: Integrating technology in Arabic classrooms

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Haitham Mohamed, Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

 Near Eastern Studies

Everybody Poops: Using Fecal Stanols to Track Cahokia Region Population Change and Evaluate Ideas on Cahokia’s Decline

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 AJ White, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Fecal stanols provide a proxy of population change by identifying variations in the amount of trace human waste products retained in sediment. We used fecal stanol data from Horseshoe Lake, Illinois, as a population proxy to evaluate the role of flooding, droughts, and environmental degradation in Cahokia’s demographic decline. We find that both Mississippi River flooding and warm season droughts...   More >

Curating Participation: A Public Dialogue: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Peter Samis, Associate Curator, Interpretation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kelly McKinley, Deputy Director, Oakland Museum of California; Laura E. Pérez, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

In this public dialogue, we will explore how museums and other arts organizations are responding to the call for ‘participation’ in our current moment by placing the ‘visitor’ at the center of the museum experience. How does the ‘participatory turn’ change the role of the curator? How does participation change the divisions of labor within the organization itself? When does participation deepen...   More >

Climate Change and Migration in the Midst of Elusion: Insights from Cambodia

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sara Vigil, Research Fellow, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, University of Liège; Research Fellow, International Institute for Social Studies (The Netherlands)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Drawing on case studies conducted in the Cambodian provinces of Koh Kong and Kampong Thom, this talk will analyse the variegated and complex interactions between climate change politics, land grabs, and migration.

Sara Vigil

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Nanolayered Drug Release Systems for Regenerative Medicine and Targeted Nanotherapies

Lecture | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Alternating electrostatic assembly is a tool that makes it possible to create ultrathin film coatings that contain highly controlled quantities of one or more therapeutic molecules within a singular construct. These release systems greatly exceed the usual ranges of traditional degradable polymers, ranging from 10 to as high as 40 wt% drug loading within the film. The nature of the layering...   More >

Climate Change and Migration in the Midst of Elusion: Insights from Cambodia

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sara Vigil, Research Fellow, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, University of Liège; Research Fellow, International Institute for Social Studies (The Netherlands), , Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, University of Liège; Research Fellow, International Institute for Social Studies (The Netherlands)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Drawing on case studies conducted in the Cambodian provinces of Koh Kong and Kampong Thom, this talk will analyse the variegated and complex interactions between climate change politics, land grabs, and migration.

Sara Vigil

ARCH Lecture: Neri&Hu

Lecture | September 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 20, 6:30pm. College of Environmental Design alumni Rossana Hu (B.A. Arch. 90) and Lyndon Neri (B.A. Arch. 87) discuss their work.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with CAIR Director Zahra Billoo: Resisting the Muslim Ban

Lecture | September 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Zahra Billoo, Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >