<< Thursday, November 15, 2018 >>

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Crossings: Facing the Boundaries of Gender, Culture, and Family with Carla Lucero

Lecture | November 15 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Carla Lucero

 Arts + Design

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 >

The New Research Compact: Social Science Partnerships for the Common Good

Lecture | November 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Alondra Nelson, President, Social Science Research Council

 Social Science Matrix

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 >

Alondra Nelson

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about Dialect Variation, Identity and Power

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 >

Predicting, stabilizing, and enhancing restoration outcomes on degraded drylands

Lecture | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Jeremy James, Director of Sierra Foothills Research & Extension Center

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Is There A Light At The End Of The North Korean Nuclear Tunnel?

Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Siegfried S. Hecker, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, Public Law and Policy Program

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

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture

Pakistani writer and a public policy specialist, Reza Ahmad Rumi delivers our sixth Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.

The Honorable Willie Brown

Lecture | November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 The Honorable Willie Brown

 Goldman School of Public Policy, The Berkeley Forum

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 >

MRED+D Visiting Fellow Lecture: Architect as Developer

Lecture | November 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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 >