Thursday, February 21, 2019
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Migrants in the Making: Invisible Agricultural Child Labor and the Limits of Citizenship, 1938-1965
Lecture | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, PhD candidate in History at Columbia University and Visiting Dissertation Research Scholar at the UC Berkeley Latinx Research Center
Farm work is the most hazardous industry for young workers. Yet, despite the implementation of a national child labor ban in 1938, Latinx children continue to toil in fields nationwide with an estimated 200,000-500,000 agricultural child laborers employed each year. Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez has identified the child labor ban's agricultural exemption as the reason for this disjuncture.
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 | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116
Black women account for over 60% of all new HIV incidences among women in the United States. The highest rates of HIV acquisition occur among Black women aged 25 and over, thus examining factors that may be associated with HIV risk among young Black women aged 18 to 24 is critical for HIV prevention efforts.
Lecture | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Marni Thomas Wood
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1958, Marni Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Dance Company, toured and performed with the Company, taught at the Graham School, and was privileged to be part of the first generation of women to perform Ms. Grahams own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her earlier repertory reconstructions. In 1968, with her husband/partner David... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Margaret Nelson, Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
In this talk, Nelson looks at rare climate challenges and human-created vulnerabilities in the long-term history/prehistory of seven areas and evaluates the magnitude of changes to food security and social conditions following extreme climate events. Results of these analyses support the role of human-created vulnerabilities in the occurrence of disasters associated with climate extremes.
Lecture | February 21 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Mongol Translations of a Nepalese Stupa: Architectural Replicas and the Cult of Bodnāthe Stūpa/Jarung khashar in Mongolia
Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Isabelle Charleux, CNRS, Paris
The cult of the Nepalese stupa of Bodnath (Tib. and Mo. Jarung Khashor) was very popular in 19th and early 20th century Mongolia and especially in Buryatia, as testifies the translation into Mongolian of a famous guidebook to Bodnath, a corpus of Mongolian oral narratives, the many thang-kas and amulets depicting the Bodnath Stupa along with a Tibetan prayer, and the existence of architectural... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kerstin Brückweh, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (Germany)
1989 is often considered a key caesura of the 20th century. By looking at the long-term developments surrounding this historic event Brückweh analyzes the social changes that paved the way for and shaped all three stages: the late phase of the German Democratic Republic, the peaceful revolution, and the transformation that followed. Property, especially real estate, serves as an example to examine... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Dr. Jennifer Doudna
Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool. Over the past seven years, this genome editing platform has been used to revolutionize research, develop new agricultural crops, and even promises to cure genetic diseases. However, ethical and societal concerns abound, requiring... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.
Robbins Collection Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity: Jewish Law and the #MeToo Movemement: A Feminist Perspective
Lecture | February 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Robbins Collection
Rachel Adler is the David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles. She pioneered in integrating feminist perspectives into interpreting Jewish texts and law. Her book Engendering Judaism (1998) is the first by a female theologian to win a National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought. Rabbi Adler has a PhD in Religion and Social Ethics from University of... More >