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Thursday, February 22, 2018

A talk by Jasmin Miller: Teaching Teaching Discretio in Advice for the Contemplative Life

Lecture | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Jasmin Miller

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium

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A Book is Born: Greil Marcus and Steve Wasserman

Lecture | February 22 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Cultural critic Greil Marcus and publisher Steve Wasserman discuss their nearly half-century of collaboration.

Defending Liberty in the Age of Trump: Lessons from the Front: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring David Cole

Lecture | February 22 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 David Cole, National Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union

 Graduate Division

David Cole will present the Jefferson lecture on Thursday, February 22, 2018, entitled "Defending Liberty in the Age of Trump: Lessons from the Front." The lecture will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

David Cole

The U.S. - Israel Relationship Under President Donald Trump

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Dennis Ross, The Washington Institute

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

In the first year of his administration, President Trump has met with key Middle East
leaders, imposed additional sanctions on Iranian officials, set a new tone for the U.S.
role at the UN, and, most recently, made the unprecedented decision to move the
American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. How do these tactical moves affect the
U.S. – Israel relationship and what else may be in store...   More >

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“Doing” Political Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of the Study of Religion and Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly...   More >

"Doing" Political Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of the Study of Religion and Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa.

From chan to Chan: Meditation and the semiotics of visionary experience in medieval Chinese Buddhism

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eric Greene, Yale University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In this talk Eric Greene argues that a distinguishing feature of “early Chan” discourse relative to mainstream Chinese approaches to “Buddhist meditation” (chan)was the rejection of the semiotic potential of visionary meditative experiences. Drawing from early Chan texts, contemporaneous non-Chan meditation manuals, and recently discovered stone inscriptions from Sichuan, he suggests that one way...   More >

Geeta Anand | Reporting from India: Reflections on a Decade with the WSJ and NYT

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Geeta Anand, Journalist; Visiting Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Journalism

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of International Studies

A lecture by journalist and former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India, Geeta Anand.

The Column Monument in Bīsāpūr - a Roman Design for Sāpūr I?

Lecture | February 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Anahita Mittertrainer, Ph.D Candidate, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 Near Eastern Studies

One of the most curious findings of the early Sasanian cities in Fars (modern southwest Iran) is the Roman style column monument of Bīsāpūr, which was discovered by Roman Ghirshman, the excavator of Bīsāpūr, in winter 1935/36. The monument was set up in the center of the city at the crossroads of the two main axes and consisted originally probably of two columns...   More >

Fas: A Law with No Gods: Sather Lecture #3

Lecture | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

SOLD OUT - The Science of Cannabis: The Ethnobotany of Cannabis

Lecture | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Cannabis has been in cultivation for millennia and used as a medicine, food, and for hemp fiber. This program will look at the historical uses of cannabis and how we might explore those uses in future research.

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students

 SOLD OUT.