Thursday, September 13, 2018
Lecture | September 13 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rosselyn Ramirez was born and received her training in Caracas, Venezuela. Since joining Diablo Ballet in 2011, Ramirez has danced in works by Val Caniparoli, Sean Kelly, Christopher Stowell, Robert Dekkers, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, KT Nelson, Ben Stevenson, and George Balanchine's "Apollo." In this talk, Ramirez will discuss her personal journey and extensive professional career as a ballerina. As... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date
The term 'witness tree' was coined to describe trees that were used as boundary markers in the early days of the United States. Since that time the term has expanded to describe trees that were present at historical events. Some of the best known witness trees were standing in battle grounds during the Civil War.
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Matrix Conference Room, 8th Floor
John Aubrey Douglass, CSHE; Zach Bleemer, CSHE
Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dr. Matt Beech, Senior Fellow, IES; Director, Centre for British Politics, University of Hull
Institute of European Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program
IES Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, Dr Matt Beech FRHistS, FRSA, gives a public lecture examining how far the UK is on the road to Brexit; what Brexit currently means; and how the 2016 referendum vote continues to divide citizens and dominate political life.
Beech's focus is drawn from research for his latest monograph, The Triumph of... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join Anthony Garza, Horticulture & Grounds Supervisor, on an in-depth tour of the Water Wise Entry Garden. Get the scoop on the best plants to choose for your garden before attending the Fall Plant Sale on Sunday, September 30!
Please note that this is an exclusive event for Garden members. Not yet a member? Join us today by visiting botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/join
Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Caribbean Slavery and Maritime Marronage:
Geographies of Slavery, Freedom, Empire, and African Diaspora
Elena Schneider, Department of History
Conjuring Conspiracy: Racial Paranoia and Radical Sympathy
Poulomi Saha, Department of English
Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Alison Post, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Argentinas economic travails are making headlines again. One of the main contributors to the countrys current challenges is a consumer subsidy program for electricity, gas, mass transit, and other infrastructure services, which disproportionately benefits middle class voters over poorer citizens. This lecture will examine the programs origins following the 2001 crisis, why expenditures on... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Michele DiTomas, Chief Physician and Surgeon and Hospice Medical Director, California Department of Corrections
Join us for a presentation from Michele DiTomas, a physician who has dedicated her career to improving medical care for incarcerated persons. She will discuss her path to correctional medicine and the health and human rights hurdles that must be overcome in order to achieve true reform.
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History: Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) in conversation with John Efron (UC Berkeley)
Lecture | September 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
In April, 1903, 49 Jews were killed, 600 were raped or wounded, and more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed during three days of violence in the town of Kishinev. So shattering were the aftereffects of this rampage, that one historian remarked that it was nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself.
Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126
The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe
Thursday September 13, 2018
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126
New Ways to Investigate Human Rights Violations: with the Human Rights Center and Amnesty International
Lecture | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 2nd floor
The Human Rights Centers Tech and Human Rights Director Felim McMahon in conversation with Amnesty Internationals Crisis Response Team, featuring Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director; Micah Farfour, Special Advisor for Remote Sensing; Milena Marin, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research; Scott Edwards, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research; introduced by HRCs Executive Director Alexa Koenig.... More >