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Friday, November 15, 2019

The Crisis in News Media: Why it matters and what should be done

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center

 John Ridding, Financial Times

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Journalism, Haas School of Business

Please join us for a special Bay Area visit by John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times.

John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading news organisations recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy and for its global perspective.

Under his stewardship, the FT has expanded its global operations and transformed...   More >

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Italy and the Future of Europe

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled

 Fabrizio Bucci, Principal Director for European Integration, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Institute of European Studies, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco

A founding member state of the European Union, Italy continues to play a key role in international and transatlantic relations at this critical juncture in the history of Europe. How should Italy and the E.U. respond to the interrelated challenges of populism, migration, climate change, and economic pressures? What impact will Brexit have on the Italian and European political and economic...   More >

Hilton Als - I Don't Remember

Lecture | November 15 | 3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Hilton Als, (Associate Professor of Writing, Columbia University; Theatre Critic and Staff Writer for The New Yorker; Feature Writer and Reviewer, New York Review of Books; winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism) will be presenting work from his book in progress, I Don't Remember, on AIDS, friendship, and New York in the late 1980s.

Friday November 15th
3:00 pm
Maude Fife Room,...   More >

Sanjay Srivastava | Work, youth culture and the meanings of ‘caste politics’ in Kerala

Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sanjay Srivastava, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

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

A lecture by Prof. Sanjay Srivastava.

2019 Annual Tang Lecture: Over Mountains and Steppes: Tracing ancient tracks of Asia’s Silk Roads

Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Frachetti, Washington University in St. Louis

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

For over a century, the Silk Road was depicted by camel caravans crossing barren deserts, transporting exotic commodities to oasis cities across Central Asia and beyond. The harsh grasslands of the Eurasian steppe and the soaring peaks of Inner Asia were seen as barriers to this flow of Asian commerce — risky regions to be crossed quickly or avoided altogether. Yet new archaeological research in...   More >