Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Lecture | March 21 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Sven Gatz, Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of the Flemish Community in Belgium
In his talk, Sven Gatz will speak about the important legacy of Flemish/Belgian culture. He will pay attention to Flanders' rich history as a center of art (symbolized by the painter Brueghel) as well as to Flanders' popular culture (symbolized by the famous beer culture).
Sven Gatz is a Flemish politician and the current Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 105 Goldman School of Public Policy
Jurgen Salay, European Commission
A talk by Jürgen Salay, policy officer at the European Commission and 2017-2018 EU Fellow at the University of Washington.
The European Union is probably the region of the world where most practical policy experimentation has taken place in the field of environment and climate change. In the past twenty years the EU has developed a comprehensive set of domestic climate policies and has emerged... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Elizabeth Honig with Svetlana Alpers: Jan Brueghel and the Senses of Scale
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In the first book-length study of Jan Brueghel, Pieters son, Professor of History of Art Elizabeth Honig reveals how the artists tiny detail-filled paintings questioned conceptions of distance, dimension, and style.
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
This paper will address the problem of using modern categories, especially "religion" in the study of non-modern cultures, focusing especially on Jewish materials. A strong theoretical component will be included in the discussion, as well.
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
My work explores human-environment interaction in the socially complex, ecologically variable landscape of pre-Hispanic Nicaragua. It employs a historical ecology conception of landscape to investigate networks of interaction centered around Lake Cocibolca, the largest source of freshwater in Central America, which continues to be an important locale for resource extraction and exchange.... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist and Filmmaker, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis
Lynn Hershman Leeson is a Bay Area feminist artist, video/filmmaker and pioneering digital media artist.
Over the last four decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. One of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 590L University Hall
Patience Afulani, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, UCSF School of Medicine
Division of Community Health Sciences
They did not tell me anything: Measuring, Understanding, and Improving Person-Centered Maternity Care
Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Matthew Smith, Stanford University
How did we come to think of the self not as soul but as nervous system? This talk charts the rise of a neural conception of the self in Western culture and argues that the recent turn to neuroscience is a return as well: a return to a way of thinking about the human being that arose in the late 17th century and developed to maturity in the Victorian age. After sketching a brief history of the... More >
Intersectionality and Poverty: An Analysis of Women with Disabilities in the Philippines Through the Lens of Developmental Studies and Disability Studies
Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room (221)
Prof Soya Mori, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
Please join us for a talk by Soya Mori (Professor and Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, and visiting scholar, UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology) on Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm, in the Gifford Room (221), Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley.
This talk (part of the HIFIS Disability Studies Occasional Lecture Series) is free and open to the public.... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Niloufar Salehi introduces social computing systems to support collective action.
Chern Lectures: Singular stochastic PDEs. Lecture 2: An analyst’s incursion into perturbative quantum field theory
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 10 Evans Hall
Martin Hairer, Imperial College London
Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University
March 21, 2018
5:00 pm 7:00 pm
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley
Harvey Mansfield: The Metaphysics of Free Speech
The purpose of free speech is making things intelligible to fellow human beings, as opposed to self-expression. Thus, the fundamental subject of free speech is justice, and our relationship with our fellows.