Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Henry Thomson, chool of Politics & Global Studies at Arizona State University
One of the most salient cleavages to be managed in developing nations is between cities and the countryside, and it plays itself out in markets for agricultural produce and food. Agricultural policy is a trade-off between rural and urban interests and results from different types of governments attempting to remain in power by addressing the competing claims of these constituencies. Policies go... More >
Lecture | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chip Lord, Professor Emeritus, Film & Digital Media Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
Chip Lord is a pioneering video artist and founding member of the Bay Area media collective Ant Farm.
Chip Lord grew up in 1950s America, a place that has been a continual source of inspiration in his work as an artist. Trained as an architect, he was a founding partner of Ant Farm, with whom he produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the public sculpture,... More >
Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Benjamin Porter, Director, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, University of California Berkeley
The Phoebe Hearst Museum Director Benjamin Porter will discuss the Museums recent efforts to create a dynamic venue where people from around the world can connect in new and meaningful ways. The Museum is positioning itself to be a place where visitors encounter pressing questions and challenges that can be explored through the lenses of contemporary anthropology. Recent accomplishments will be... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: James Turner: Eros Visible: Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy
Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In his study of High Renaissance art, Professor of English James Turner demonstrates the surprisingly close connection between explicitly pornographic art and the canonical works of masters such as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
Lecture | February 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
California is remarkably prosperous. Yet most of us are stuck. How can we inspire the change we need to ensure renewed economic progress? How can we finally end racial economic exclusion? Who will lead us forward?
Lecture | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | Nuclear Science and Security Consortium
2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230 , Berkeley, CA 94704
Presented by Sébastien Philippe.
Future nuclear arms-control agreements could place numerical limits on the total number of warheads in the arsenals of the weapon states. Verifying these agreements would face at least two fundamentally new challenges. First, inspectors would have to confirm that the number of declared items does not exceed the agreed limit; and, second, inspectors would also... More >
Lecture | February 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Director of WestExec Advisors
Michèle Flournoy is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of WestExec Advisors and is the former CEO of CNAS. She serves on the CNAS Board of Directors.
She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and... More >
Lecture | February 14 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Artist Jay Heikes talks about art and alchemy and offers an overview of his wide-ranging practice, with an emphasis on the works featured in Jay Heikes / MATRIX 269.