Thursday, November 15, 2018
Lecture | November 15 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join us for a lecture and recorded musical highlights with opera-composer Carla Lucero. Lucero is originally from Los Angeles, graduating from CalArts in 1986, where she studied with Rand Steiger, Morton Subotnick and the late, legendary film composer, Leonard Rosenman. In LA, she spent 5 years as a composer in residence at Collage Dance Theater. Carla's love of opera and classical music drew her... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on Thursday, November 15 from 10am-noon for the Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, which will be delivered by Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University.
For decades, the social sciences have generated knowledge vital to guiding public policy, informing business, and... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area
Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Richard A. Walker, Professor Emeritus, Geography, UC Berkeley, and Director, Living New Deal Project
The SF 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 Valley Gold Rush. But there is a dark side of success: overheated bubbles and spectacular crashes; exploding inequality and millions of underpaid workers; a delusional tech elite; and complicity with the worst in American politics.
The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Amanda Godley, Professor, English Education & Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Pittsburgh
Berkeley Language Center
Language and literacy education scholars have long called for the teaching of language to be more critical, raising students awareness of how language choices and varieties convey power, identity and ideologies. In this talk, I focus specifically on Critical Language Pedagogy, an approach to teaching about dialect variation and language ideologies. I will share curriculum materials... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Dr. Jeremy James, Director of Sierra Foothills Research & Extension Center
Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Siegfried S. Hecker, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
After a disastrous and dangerous 2017, diplomatic initiatives have opened a window for resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis. But will the Trump administration's diplomacy succeed or fail as have all attempts over the past 25 years? I will offer my perspective based on seven visits to North Korea and our comprehensive study of North Korea's nuclear program.
Raza Rumi | Democracy and its Discontents - Project Naya Pakistan: The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture for 2018
Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Raza Ahmad Rumi, Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist
Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist, Reza Ahmad Rumi delivers our sixth Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.
Lecture | November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
The Honorable Willie Brown
Join the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Forum as they host the Honorable Willie Brown for the 2018 Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Public Policy on Thursday, November 15. Two-term Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown will discuss the midterm elections and share his knowledge of California politics,... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Distinguished Visiting Fellow Jonathan Segal has designed some of the most livable and highly regarded residential, live/work, and mixed-use housing in California. His talk will pose the question: “What if architects could leverage their training and skil
AIA Lecture - Pottery, Paintings, and Pinakides: the latest dirt from the excavation of Petsas House, Mycenae
Lecture | November 15 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Kim Shelton, Associate Professor of Classics and Director, the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology
San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
This elaborately illustrated lecture will present the results of ten seasons of excavation by the Archaeological Society of Athens at Petsas House in the settlement of the famous Bronze Age palatial center at Mycenae. A look into a complex structure of the 14th century BCE reveals domestic and workshop use together with an expanding role in the socio-political life of the palace. Pottery, as... More >