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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Princess and the Prayer Scroll.: A talk by Leslie Brubaker

Lecture | March 13 | 308A Doe Library

 Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham

 Medieval Studies Program

"The Princess and the Prayer Scroll."

Leslie Brubaker, Professor of Byzantine Art emerita & Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.

13 March 2018
5:00 pm in Doe Library 308A

UK-Scottish Relations After Brexit

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Allan Little

 Institute of European Studies

Allan Little, a former BBC correspondent, will examine how Brexit might impact the relationship between Scotland and the UK government.

Regulating the Human Supply Chain

Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Jennifer Gordon, Professor of Law, Fordham University

 Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Chris Zepeda-Millan, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Ethnic Studies, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

It’s no secret that recruiting guest workers can be a shady business. Often, the fraud and extortion that guest workers face are blamed on a few bad apple recruiters, who are targeted by criminal regulation that almost never works. But the problems are bigger than bad apples. Structural forces encourage abuse, from the subcontracting common in guest worker recruitment schemes to cost pressures...   More >

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Tripodi Lecture with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro: Understanding Asylum Intersectionally: The Case for Domestic Violence as a Transnational Health Issue

Lecture | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Comparatively few intersectional studies attempt to incorporate the principles of intersectionality into their research design and data analysis protocols. This project tests a specific design and data analysis strategy to consider domestic violence’s transnational impact on asylum requests in the United States.

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, PhD
Professor and Chair, Gender Studies
Professor,...   More >

A talk by Michelle Karnes: Telling Stories about Medieval Marvels

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Michelle Karnes, Associate Professor, Notre Dame Department of English

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium

CANCELED - Shobna Nijhawan | Gender, Genre and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon': Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Shobna Nijhawan, Associate Professor of Hindi at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto

 Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Shobna Nijhawan, Associate Professor of Hindi at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto.

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Astrid M. Eckert, Emory University

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

This talk investigates the ecological footprint of the Iron Curtain and the consequences of the border regime for landscape and wildlife. It moves beyond the quotidian claim that the Iron Curtain divided ecosystems and landscapes by arguing that the fortifications and all activities that kept them functional became causal – in direct or in mitigated fashion – to changes in the natural environment...   More >

The Global Backlash Against Human Rights: with Andrew Gilmore, UN Asst. Sec. Gen. for Human Rights

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Andrew Gilmour, United Nations

 Human Rights Center, International and Area Studies (IAS)

Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom is the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights heading OHCHR’s Office in New York. He will discuss global trends against human rights with specific comment on the plight of the Rohingya (he is newly returned from Cox’s Bazar), the situation in Yemen, and the treatment of the Yazidis by ISIS in northern Iraq. He is the senior UN official concerned with...   More >

The Rise of Extractive Logics

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Saskia Sassen, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, Global Urban Humanities

Among the strong patterns of the post-1980s period in “Western” societies is a mix of economic and political vectors marked by extractive logics. We can find such extractive logics in entities as diverse as mining and Facebook. The rise of such extractive logics is partial, but sufficiently powerful to have altered key features of our economies and societies. For instance, when mass consumption...   More >

Saskia Sassen

Abject Authorship: A Portrait of the Artist in Ovid and His Renaissance Imitators

Lecture | March 13 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)

 Professor Catherine Bates, University of Warwick

 Department of Classics

Abject Authorship: A Portrait of the Artist in Ovid and his Renaissance Imitators

Lecture | March 13 | 5:10-7:40 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Catherine Bates, Research Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Catherine Bates’s recent publications include Masculity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser (Oxford, 2013), which won the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize; On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney’s Defence of Poetry (Oxford, 2017); and two edited volumes, The Cambridge Companion to the Epic (Cambridge, 2010) and A Companion to Renaissance Poetry (Oxford, 2018).

Senator Kevin de León: Dispatch from the Resistance

Lecture | March 13 | 5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Senator Kevin de León

 Goldman School of Public Policy

5:30pm - Public Reception | 6:00pm - Public Lecture

About the Lecture and Speaker
Join the Goldman School of Policy, the Berkeley Forum, and California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León for a discussion on California’s climate policy leadership and its broader efforts to protect the state’s progressive policies, economy, and people from federal overreach.

As President...   More >


Lecture | March 13 | 220 Stephens Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Highlighting Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University