Monday, April 9, 2018
Rani D. Mullen | China and India in Afghanistan: A long-term strategic loss for Afghanistan or a win-win for all?
Lecture | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Rani D. Mullen, Associate Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary
Dr. Rani D. Mullen, Associate Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary
Lecture | April 9 | 2-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Visual REsource Center
A presentation and discussion of the Concept Labs work on the structure and data of social/intellectual concepts.
The Concept Lab studies the architectures of conceptual forms. It is committed to the view that concepts are not equivalent to the meanings of the words which express them. The Lab considers conceptual architectures as generating structured environments for sensing that one has... More >
Lecture | April 9 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
At the outbreak of the Second World War Vladimir Nabokov stood on the brink of losing everything all over again. The reputation he had built as the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile was imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White shows how Nabokov went to America and not only reinvented himself as an American writer but also used the success of Lolita to rescue those Russian books that... More >
Lecture | April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King's College London from 1982 to 2014 and Vice-Principal from 2003 to 2013. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's, he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected a Fellow of... More >
Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Christopher J. Tyerman, Oxford University Professor of the History of the Crusades
Lecture | April 9 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
MON, APRIL, 6:00PM - Christophe Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Architecture Department of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zürich since 2001.
Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ian Cheng, Artist
Ian Chengs work explores the nature of mutation and the capacity of humans to relate to change. Drawing on principles of video game design, improvisation, and cognitive science, Cheng has developed live simulations, living virtual ecosystems that begin with basic programmed properties, but are left to self-evolve without authorial intent or end. His simulations model the dynamics of often... More >