Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The Afterlife of Gender: Transgender Deaths and Familial, Religious and Political Belonging in Contemporary Turkey
Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Asli Zengin, Research Associate and Visiting Professor in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School
Associations between death, sovereignty, and gendered belonging have received little scholarly attention in social sciences and humanities. Professor Zengin's talk explores this intricate and intimate relationship by focusing on Sunni Muslim transgender peoples deaths, their funeral ceremonies and burial and mourning practices in Turkey.
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
The research revealed a complex set of decisions involved in the organization and spread of metal production in the landscape that provided an explanation for the location of archaeological sites.
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Robert Hass: A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Professor of English and former US poet laureate Robert Hass reveals the role of instinct and imagination within poetic form, demonstrating his formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic.
Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Allan Little has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent (and bureau chief) for the BBC. He was one of the first journalists into Iraq after the 1992 war broke out. He covered the fall of the Soviet Union and the years immediately after its collapse, as well as the rise of a new kind of authoritarianism in Russia, and he also co-authored a book on Yugoslavia.
Allan Little is the 2018... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
How can social media platforms better foster well-being when people experience distress and stigma?
Lecture | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
The Internet has been evolving since 1973 and has been in operation since 1983. It has continued to evolve and now serves about half the Earth's population. We have learned a great deal since the advent of the World Wide Web and online social media and among the lessons are that the Internet can be abused in ways that produce social harm as well as social and economic good. Coping with this is an... More >
Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Storm Clouds Over the Western Pacific: Challenges to American Strategy in East Asia
Lecture | March 7 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
This year, NROTC UC Berkeley is proud to present Admiral Dennis C. Blair at the annual Nimitz Lecture Series. Admiral Blair currently serves as a director and advisors to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing Americas Future Energy, and Freedom House.... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 7, 7:30pm. Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founding partners of an award-winning architecture firm and Artistic Directors for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, will talk about their work. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay. Open to the public!