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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Leadership, Storytelling and Alternative Facts

Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kevin Orr, University of St Andrews, UK

 Institute of European Studies

This session examines leadership and storytelling in an age of alternative facts. It draws on empirical research studying narrative practices of an elite group of public administrators: local government chief executives (UK) and city managers (US). Using the lens of relationality, the discussion explores the collective dimensions of leadership. The focus on leadership and stories embraces the...   More >

Minner Distinguished Lecture: Biotech and Social Responsibility

Lecture | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon, BioE '89, Genentech

 College of Engineering, Bioengineering (BioE), Bioengineering Honor Society

Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Geography

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Geography, Department of City and Regional Planning

The San Francisco Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalism—the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. It has been generating jobs, spawning new innovation, and spreading ideas that are changing lives everywhere. It boasts of being the Left Coast, the Greenest City, and the best place for workers in the USA. So what could be wrong? It may...   More >

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The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India

Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 David C. Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University

 History Graduate Association (HGA), Kruzhok, The Russian History Working Group

“Debates over foreign aid can seem strangely innocent of history. Economists argue about effectiveness and measurement—how to make aid work. Meanwhile, critics in donor countries bemoan what they see as money wasted on corrupt tycoons or unworthy recipients. What most ignore is the essentially political character of foreign aid. Looking back to the origins and evolution of foreign aid during the...   More >

The Jurisprudence of Blood: How Law Thinks About Violence: Kadish Lecture 2018

Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Simon

 David Alan Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Co-Director Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Law School

 Saira Mohammed, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

 Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs

This is the Annual Kadish Center on Morality, Law, and Public Affairs Lecture with invited scholar David Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. Prof. Sklansky is also Co-Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.

David Alan Sklansky teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. His scholarship has addressed the law, sociology, and...   More >

AHMA Colloquium - What do you do with a Looted Site?

Lecture | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Carol Redmount, University of California, Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers that typically hosts a mixture of visiting scholars and Berkeley faculty.

William E. B. Sherman | A Practice of Revelation: Apocalypse, Vernacular, and Identity along the Afghan Frontier

Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 William E. B. Sherman, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada Endowment on Pakistan

A lecture by the S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies recipient for 2017.

Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran

Lecture | April 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in date

 Nahid Siamdoust, Yale University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies (San Francisco State University)

Music is an alternative and revealing way for studying post-revolutionary Iranian society and politics. In this book talk, Nahid Siamdoust discusses music as a potent cultural register that facilitates political expression and communication, while tracing the evolution of cultural and social policy making in Iran. Drawing on over five years of research in Iran, including the 2009 protests, she...   More >