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Monday, November 13, 2017

Salim v. Mitchell and Jessen: Legal Accountability for Torture in US Courts

Lecture | November 13 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall

 Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

This lecture has been cancelled due to illness. We hope to reschedule for January 2018.

Towards Knowledge-Based Decision Support System using Propositional Analysis and Rhetorical Structure Theory

Lecture | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Cláudio Gottschalg-Duque, University of Brasilia

 Information, School of

The project's leading objective is to develop a natural language interface for knowledge-based decision support system (KBDSS) using rhetorical structure theory (RST) and propositional analysis. KBDSS is a system that provides specialized expertise (problem-solving) stored as facts, rules, procedures, or in similar structures that can be directly accessed by the user. The idea is to develop an...   More >

"Antifa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism”

Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Bray, Dartmouth College

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese

MARK BRAY is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe who was one of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street. He is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Critical Quarterly, ROAR Magazine, and numerous edited volumes. He is...   More >

Devin Griffiths: The Ecology of Form

Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Devin Griffiths, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California

 Department of English

Based on Professor Griffiths's new book project, this talk is sponsored by the 19th Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies working group and the Florence Bixby Chair.

What is history?: the life and times of water hyacinth

Lecture | November 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Anna L. Tsing, Professor of Anthropology, UCSC Department of Anthropology

 Department of Anthropology

2017 Distinguished Lecture: Anna L. Tsing

Re-Assemblage (Theory, Practice, Form): Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Bill Brown, Deputy Provost for the Arts and Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, University of Chicago

 Arts + Design

Brown excavates relations between assemblage theory in the social sciences and assemblage practice, focusing on the ways that assembly (in the visual, plastic, and discursive arts) can complicate and clarify the theoretical conversation. He assembles the work of Robert Rauschenberg, William Burroughs, Noah Purifoy, Theaster Gates, Rina Banerjee, and Tan Lin into a conversation that is newly...   More >