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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Beer vs Brueghel – The Belgian Paradox

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

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program

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 >

Climate Policy in the European Union: A talk with Jurgen Salay, European Commission Policy Officer

Lecture | March 21 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 105 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Jurgen Salay, European Commission

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In the first book-length study of Jan Brueghel, Pieter’s son, Professor of History of Art Elizabeth Honig reveals how the artist’s tiny detail-filled paintings questioned conceptions of distance, dimension, and style.

The Concept of Translation in American Religious Studies

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

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.

The Fish and the Volcano: Human-Environment Interaction in Lake Cocibolca, Nicaragua

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lucy Gill, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 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 >

A Talk with Lynn Hershman Leeson

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

 Arts + Design

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 >

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Speaker: Prof-in-Residence Faculty Search

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

The Rise of the Neural Subject

Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Matthew Smith, Stanford University

 Department of German, Townsend Center for the Humanities

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

 Department of Anthropology

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 >

Design for Collective Action

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Niloufar Salehi

 Information, School of

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

 Department of Mathematics

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, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

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.

The Metaphysics of Free Speech

Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University

 Law, Boalt School of

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.