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Friday, October 13, 2017

Germany's New Administration: Key Tasks and Problems

Lecture | October 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Patrick Keller, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, American Council on Germany San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter

On September 24, Germans elected a new federal parliament. This talk will offer first insights into the political dynamics of the new administration, with particular view to the current challenges in domestic politics, transatlantic affairs and the future of the EU.
Dr. Keller is the Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany. His essays on...   More >

Foreign Language Literacy: Affect, Aesthetics, and Ethics

Lecture | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past couple of decades “literacy” has emerged as a key term in L2 teaching and learning. This has been driven by a renewed and re-theorized interest in how text-based practices mediate and are mediated by human activity across diverse media, linguistic, and discursive channels often captured by the term “multiliteracies” (New London Group, 1996). By shifting attention to how language...   More >

Designing Automated Vehicles to Avoid Collisions (and Make Good Decisions When They Can’t)

Lecture | October 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Chris Gerdes, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Automated vehicles provide an unparalleled opportunity to reduce the approximately 35,000 fatalities that occur each year on US roads. With the ability to sense 360 degrees around the vehicle, avoid distraction, and react within milliseconds, automated vehicles possess some inherent advantages over human drivers when it comes to avoiding collisions. To realize this potential, however, the cars...   More >