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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#MeToo Hong Kong

Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies

As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks...   More >

The Weimar Joint Sanatorium: Institutional landscapes, identification, and disease

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.

The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and...   More >

Jekaterina Novikova

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Joyce Carol Oates: Hazards of Time Travel

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Oates’s latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.

The Uighur Crisis in China: One Million and Counting

Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110 Boalt Hall

 Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington

 Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law

 Human Rights Center

More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. “Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land.” —Kumi...   More >

  RSVP online by March 6.

Reduce, reuse, recycle your vision: the basis of rich and stable perceptual experience

Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 David Whitney, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is not—scenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently...   More >

Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel

Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rachel Teukolsky, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt English

 Department of English, Townsend British Studies working group, C19 Colloquium

The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).

If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email eceisenberg@berkeley.edu or vvm@berkeley.edu for a...   More >

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: The Voyage of Character

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Harnessing AI for Global Economic Development

Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Victoria Coleman

 Information, School of

Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.

This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018....   More >

AIA Lecture - The Sixth Sense: Multisensory Encounters with the Dead in Roman Egypt

Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between...   More >