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Monday, March 12, 2018

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner | Claiming the State: Active Citizenship and Social Welfare in Rural India

Lecture | March 12 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 119 Moses Hall

 Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, University of Virginia

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner will discuss her book, Active Citizenship: Claim-Making and the Pursuit of Social Welfare in Rural India. This book explores the everyday practices through which poor citizens of the world’s largest democracy make claims on the state for social welfare. Drawing on an original survey of 2210 households as well as 500 in-depth interviews in 105 villages of Rajasthan, she...   More >

Millard Sheets and Home Savings: Mid-Century Modern Architecture for Corporate and Urban Identity

Lecture | March 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Arenson, Associate Professor of History, Manhattan College

 Department of History

Adam Arenson will discuss his latest book, Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California (University of Texas Press).

2018 Citrin Lecture: In Defense of Knowledge

Lecture | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Donald R. Kinder, University of Michigan

 Citrin Center at the Institute of Government Studies

Donald R. Kinder is the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor in the Department of Political Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including most recently Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, written with Nathan P. Kalmoe.

The Italian ‘Commercial Revolution’: An Archaeological Reading?: A talk by Chris Wickham, March 12th 2018

Lecture | March 12 | 5 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Chris Wickham, Oxford University

 Medieval Studies Program

“The Italian ‘Commercial Revolution’: An Archaeological Reading?”

Chris Wickham, Chichele Professor of Medieval History emeritus at Oxford University and Fellow of All Souls College

12 March 2018
5:00 pm in Pauley Ballroom East, MLK Center.

Are Atheists Tolerable? American Nonbelievers and Irreligious Freedom

Lecture | March 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Leigh Eric Schmidt, Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Leigh Eric Schmidt is the Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined Washington’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in 2011.


A talk by Marc Redfield: Shibboleth: From Judges to Celan and Derrida

Lecture | March 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Marc Redfield, Professor, Brown University

 Department of English, 18th Century and Romanticism Colloquium

David Kurs at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 220 Cheit Hall

 David Kurs, Deaf West Theatre

 The Berkeley Forum

From its founding in 1991 to today, Deaf West Theatre has aimed to improve and enrich the cultural lives of deaf and hard of hearing individuals who live in the Los Angeles area. One of the premier sign language theater in the United States, DWT works to set the standard for high-quality, inclusive theatrical experiences for deaf and hearing audiences. Kurs will discuss how DWT productions...   More >


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Judith Butler and Zeynep Gambetti in conversation on Public Happiness

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley; Zeynep Gambetti, Political Theory, Boğazici University

 Arts + Design

Join UC Berkeley Professor Judith Butler as she talks with Turkish political philosopher Zeynep Gambetti on the idea of public happiness in the wake of public resistance, using the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul as a springboard.

Judith Butler is a Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been influential...   More >

Planet Vision: Why we first need to build a shared, positive vision of the future to address our environmental challenges

Lecture | March 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Dr. Jonathan Foley, California Academy of Sciences

 College of Natural Resources

A world-renowned scientist, Dr. Foley's work focuses on the sustainability of our planet and the ecosystems and natural resources we depend on. Throughout his career, he has made major contributions to our understanding of worldwide changes in ecosystems, land use and climate, and global food security.

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

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