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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon

 Arts + Design

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, most recently for the University of California Press, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States (2016). He co-authored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the...   More >

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, including, most recently, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States. He coauthored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the Bay Area, Return to Aztlan: The Social...   More >

Why Read Machiavelli's The Prince?: “Why Read…? Series”

Lecture | September 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley; Julia Lupton, UC Irvine; David Marno, UC Berkeley; Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Round-table and discussion

Revolutionary Blackness in the Soviet Imagination

Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Jonathan Flatley, Professor of English, Wayne State University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature

In the present moment, amidst a global rise of white supremacy and racism, this paper recalls a moment of state supported global anti-racism. It focuses on the work of Soviet artist Victor Koretsky, whose posters from the from the 1930s to the 1970s present black revolutionaries combating racist imperial capital around the world. My hope is that his work may stimulate our political imaginaries,...   More >

Hello, Shadowlands: Inside The Booming World Of Southeast Asian Organized Crime

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patrick Winn, Public Radio International

 Joseph Scalice, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Mass media and Hollywood fixate on stories of Mexican cartels, Sicilian mafioso and Russian gangsters. But they've largely overlooked the growing power of Southeast Asian organized crime. Within the next decade, the region's booming black markets will be worth $375 billion — more than the legit output of many Asian countries.

These crime syndicates can corrupt governments, skew policy and...   More >

The Place of Paris in Vietnamese Diasporic Fiction

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Karl Ashoka Britto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Aimee Phan, Professor of MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program, California College of the Arts

 Center for Race and Gender

Aimee Phan is one of a group of Vietnamese American writers whose recent work has grappled with the complex legacy of Paris as a site crucial to the Vietnamese diaspora and its imaginary. In his presentation, Karl Ashoka Britto will discuss Phan’s The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, a novel that tells the story of a Vietnamese refugee family split between the United States and France. He will...   More >

Inaugural A. Starker Leopold Lecture: Lecture by author Jordan Fisher Smith

Lecture | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Jordan Fisher Smith

 College of Natural Resources

Award-winning author Jordan Fisher Smith will deliver the first annual A. Starker Leopold Lecture, endowed to remember the work of the celebrated UCB professor and eldest son of Aldo Leopold by bringing fresh viewpoints on conservation to the UC community.

Thangkas, Texts, and the Silk Route

Lecture | September 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ann Shaftel, Dalhousie University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In a richly illustrated presentation on the challenges of applying conservation science to Buddhist sacred thangkas and texts, Ann Shaftel will include a discussion of the relationship between thangkas and texts, and the evolving function of thangkas in Buddhist philosophy, textural history and culture. The images accompanying her talk will feature Silk Route thangkas, and others from her 48...   More >

Terner Center Open House & A Conversation on Rent Control

Lecture | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation for its fall open house event.

Covering and Uncovering Iran in the Age of Trump: A Conversation with Journalist Melissa Etehad (Los Angeles Times)

Lecture | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location

 Melissa Etehad, Los Angeles Times

 Persis Karim, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As the profession of journalism has been attacked and undermined by the charges of "fake news" from the Trump Administration, many journalists are doubling down in the effort to cover important international news that so often has sidelined by domestic daily headlines. Reporting about Iran and US-Iran relations, covering the "Muslim Ban" and its impact on Iranian Americans, as well as...   More >

An Evening with Frederick Wiseman

Lecture | September 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Frederick Wiseman

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this lecture illustrated with clips from his films, Frederick Wiseman will address how he chooses a documentary subject, how he tells a story, and what factors influence his aesthetic decisions. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear Wiseman speak in depth about his work and the art of filmmaking. Check back in September for more information about this event.