Monday, February 26, 2018
Lecture | February 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Mahmood Monshipouri, San Francisco State University
The post-Khomeini era has profoundly changed the socio-political landscape of Iran. Since 1989, the internal dynamics of change in Iran, rooted in a panoply of socioeconomic, cultural, institutional, demographic, and behavioral factors, have led to a noticeable transition in both societal and governmental structures of power, as well as the way in which many Iranians have come to deal with the... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on February 26 for "Autocratic Legalism," a presentation by Kim Lane Scheppele of Princeton University, with discussions by Dylan Riley and Jason Wittenberg. This event is presented as part of the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology's Departmental Colloquium Series.
Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair
Lecture | February 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Gert Melville, Senior Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders, Technische Universität Dresden
Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom.: A talk by Gert Melville, Feb. 26th 2018
Lecture | February 26 | 5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Gert Melville, Technische Universität Dresden
"Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom."
Gert Melville, Senior Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders at the Technische Universität Dresden.
26 February 2018
5:00 pm in 3335 Dwinelle
What happened before the big bang and other big questions about the universe: 2018 Oppenheimer Lecture
Lecture | February 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Michael S. Turner, Professor, Director, University of Chicago, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Big ideas like the deep connections between quarks and the cosmos and powerful instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope and Large Hadron Collider have advanced our understanding of the universe. We can now trace its history from the big-bang beginning 13.8 billion years ago through an early state of quantum fluctuations to a soup of quarks and other particles, from the formation of nuclei and... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall
Neha Choksi, Performance Artist/Sculptor
Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Practice of Art, UC Berkeley
A public lecture by Performance Artist/Sculptor Neha Choksi.
Lecture | February 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Beka Economopoulos, Co-founder and Director, The Natural History Museum; Dan Kammen, Professor, Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group
In a post-truth era, the role of trusted institutions of science is more important than ever. Drawing on recent initiatives organized by The Natural History Museum, a mobile and pop-up museum founded by the activist art collective Not An Alternative, this talk will explore how The Natural History Museum leverages the symbolic and infrastructural power of science museums to transform them into... More >