Thursday, October 24, 2019
Lecture | October 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Yanni Loukissas, author
Yanni Loukissas delivers a talk drawing on his new monograph from MIT Press, All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society, which is addressed to a growing audience of practitioners who want to work with unfamiliar data both effectively and ethically. Loukissas is an assistant professor of digital media in the School of Literature, Media, and... More >
Lecture | October 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Edward Watts, Professor, Department of History, UC San Diego
The twinned notions of Roman decline and renewal are one of the few features of Roman life that link the Republic of Cato the Elder, the empire of Trajan Decius, the regime of Justinian, and the Frankish court of Charlemagne. This continuity is particularly striking because the causes of Roman decline, the ways in which it is measured, and even the very concept of Rome all shift as decline and... More >
Lecture | October 24 | 3-6 p.m. | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
Prudence L. Carter, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, and national expert on inequality in education, will present the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) 2019 Brown Lecture in Education Research.
Carters research focuses on factors that shape and reduce economic, social, and cultural inequalities among social groups in schools and society.... More >
Lecture | October 24 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/Room 820
The paper asks why periods of capitalist breakdown are so often experienced as crises of reproduction and why the imagined solutions to such crises so predictably involve a return to reproductive order, with its attendant hierarchies of gender and race.
Lecture | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
ChorSwang Ngin, Professor of Anthropology, CSU Los Angeles
What is "cultural expertise"? And what is Southeast Asian Studies useful for? This talk will review these questions illustrated with asylum cases from Indonesia, Myanmar, and Malaysia, to advocate for the teaching and learning of Southeast Asian Studies within the framework of Cultural Expertise in Litigation a current project Prof. Ngin is involved in at Oxford University.
Lecture | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room
James Johnsen, President, University of Alaska
The University of Alaska is the state's sole public system of higher education and a world leader in Arctic research. In response to unprecedented 41 percent state funding cut enacted by gubernatorial budget veto in 2019, the University mounted a major advocacy campaign, declared financial exigency, and began planning for organizational restructuring to include consolidation of the system's... More >
Lecture | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Cathy Costin, California State University, Northridge
The Lounge Lecture series, hosted alongside the current exhibit Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances, provides an opportunity to explore contemporary subjects related to mind-altering substances with leading experts in their fields.
This October, join archaeologist Dr. Cathy Costin who in this lecture will make the argument that a large proportion of... More >