Thursday, March 1, 2018
Lecture | March 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, C. 19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group
The C.19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group is pleased to invite you all to hear our guest speaker Joe Farrell present work from his forthcoming book, "Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa," which analyzes the author's final years in Samoa and his relationship to British Colonialism.
Lecture | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Jennie Brand, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Danny Yagan, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
As the US economy improves, the unemployment rate continues to fall. But job loss has far-reaching and long-lasting consequences, and many Americans are still dealing with the economic, social, and psychological effects of layoffs. Professor Brand will explore the complex ways that the shock of job loss impacts workers career achievement, economic outcomes, and wellbeing, and how these effects... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor, Political Science, Princeton University
Martin Jay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley
Department of German, The Mosse Foundation
Many people have an intuitive sense that the built environment is bound up with politics. The lecture poses the question how we might think more systematically (and normatively) about the relationship between democracy and architecture as well as public spaces as a particular form of the built environment.
Lecture | March 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Warren Sacks, UCSC
Sacks argues computing grew out of the arts. This argument will be a provocation for some, especially for those who see a bright line dividing the two cultures of the arts and the sciences. For others, the argument will not seem provocative at all.
Leaving Religion and Losing Culture: Secular Conversion among Hispanic Freethinkers, Black Atheists, and Ex-Muslims: Joseph Blankholm
Lecture | March 1 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Relying on years of ethnographic research among avowedly secular people, Blankholm argues that becoming secular is a transformative process akin to conversion, and that secular Americans who are not white or who convert from non-Christian religions face unique challenges that lead to new forms of secularism.
Lecture | March 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Alumni House | Note change in time and location
Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena
Lecture | March 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
What are the potential therapeutic benefits of Cannabis to ameliorate physical and psychological illnesses? Because of the constraints on conducting medical research on Cannabis and related products, much available information is empirical and has not been subjected to the rigors of the scientific method.
$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students
Lecture | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Seating is first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating.
About Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher is one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley, the focus of her reporting for over two decades. She is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the high-profile Code Conference. Swisher... More >
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