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Monday, April 15, 2019

Who Dreams of Us? Reading, Inclusivity, and Contemporary Swedish-Language Literature

Lecture | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Saskia Vogel

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

In autumn 2017, a Neo-Nazi organization was given permit for a protest outside the annual Göteborg Book Fair. Leading up to this moment was the Book Fair’s controversial decision to yet again allow "Nya Tider" (New Times), a far-right extremist publication, to exhibit in the convention center. Debates raged for months and months in Sweden, as well as in Finland, the 2017 guest of honor at the...   More >

Saskia Vogel

New Research from the Latinx Research Center

Lecture | April 1 – 29, 2019 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 The Latinx Research Center

Over the past year, Latinx Studies faculty and doctoral students have been advancing their research at the LRC, with visiting post-doctoral and doctoral students joining campus scholars in focused working groups to advance dissertation and book projects. Join us biweekly every Monday in April, for our "Lunch on the LRC" lecture series to learn about interdisciplinary cutting edge Latinx Studies...   More >

Design Field Notes: Tom di Maria

Lecture | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Tom di Maria has served as Director of Creative Growth Art Center since 2000. He has developed partnerships with museums, galleries and international design companies to help bring Creative Growth's artists with disabilities fully into the contemporary art world. He speaks around the world about the Center’s major artists and their relationship to both Outsider Art and contemporary culture. Prior...   More >

From 'Daang Matuwid' Gone Crooked to 'Build Build Build': The Politics of Transport Infrastructure in the Philippines, 2010 to the Present

Lecture | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 John Sidel, Sir Patrick Gillam Chair in International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture examines the political dynamics, institutional arrangements, and economic interests which have shaped the varied and shifting patterns of transport infrastructure policy and politics in the Philippines under the Aquino (2010-2016) and Duterte (2016 to the present) administrations.

John Sidel

Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

Lecture | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Apr. 15 – Carlos Schuler (PhD ‘91)
The agony and ecstasy of medical product development

These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.

Chilean Education Today: New Regulations, Social Movements, and Uncontested Emergencies

Lecture | April 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Daniel Leyton; Alejandra Falabella; Maria Teresa Rojas; Cristobal Madero

 Center for Latin American Studies

The Chilean education system has gone through profound changes in the last decade. New regulations are now in place, but there are more challenges to overcome. Chilean Professors Leyton, Falabella, Rojas, and Madero will discuss these challenges from their various perspectives.

A classroom in Chile. (Photo by Ryan Greenberg.)

CANCELED - Neelam Khoja | Qandahar and New Sovereign Claims in Early Modern Iran and Hindustan

Lecture | April 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Neelam Khoja

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by social and political historian, Neelam Khoja considers how Iranian and Afghan warlords legitimized emerging empires in Early Modern Iran and Hindustan by investigating 18th century Qandahar.

Gaining More Control Of Your Time: Strategies and tactics for living the life you'd like to live

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 207

 Marty Nemko, host of the weekly radio program Work with Marty Nemko on KALW-FM

 UC Berkeley Extension

Some people feel like marionettes: pulled by external forces, with too little control over how they live their life, at work and outside of work. Other people aren’t even sure how they’d want to live their life. Still other people know what they’d ideally like but can’t pull the trigger on making it happen. Or they’re frustrated because they get less done than they wish they could.

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Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Zeynap Tufekci, Independent Writer and Public Scholar

 D- Lab and Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Berkeley Center for New Media, The Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, The Library, Office of the vice Chancellor for Research, The Visual Resources Center

Since the launch of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reports of hate speech targeting various minority groups have risen dramatically. Although this surge is well-reported, it remains difficult to quantify the magnitude of the problem or even properly classify hate speech, let alone identify and measure its effects. Keyword searches and dictionary methods are often imprecise and overly blunt...   More >


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Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity with Zeynep Tufekci: Digital Humanities Faire Keynote

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Zeynep Tufekci

 Data Sciences

In this keynote lecture for the spring 2019 Digital Humanities Faire, Zeynep Tufekci will enter into dialogue with hate speech research being conducted on campus through the Social Sciences D-Lab, focusing on corporate responsibility and the importance of preserving free speech.