<< October 2017 >>

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Non-Traditional Lawyering Paths: Election Campaigns

Lecture | October 26 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ElectionLaw@Boalt

Please join ElectionLaw@Boalt for a conversation with Addisu Demissie, Campaign Manager for Gavin Newsom for Governor of California. Demissie - a 2008 Yale Law School graduate - has served in a number of political roles, including National Voter Outreach and Mobilization Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign, Campaign Manager for Senator Cory Booker's 2013 Campaign, and the first National...   More >

Women's Rights in Myanmar

Lecture | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Asian Region Policy Group, Goldman School of Public Policy

Ma Khin Lay leads a women’s organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Women’s Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.

40 Years of Documenting Asian Art: from Alchi to Angkor

Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jaroslav Poncar, Emeritus Professor of Photography, University of Cologne

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Professor Emeritus of Technical University Cologne, Dr. Jaroslav Poncar looks back upon nearly four decades of photographically documenting Buddhist monuments in the Himalayan region—notably Alchi in Ladakh, Tabo in Spiti, and Mustang in Nepal—and at Angkor Wat and elsewhere in Southern Asia. In this talk Dr. Poncar will reflect on his rich oeuvre, discuss the challenges of photographing...   More >

Alberto Cairo on Visual “Trumpery” and the fight against fake data and visualizations

Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest...   More >

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Indigenous Engineering and Aesthetics in Colonial Mexico City

Lecture | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas Austin

 Archaeological Research Facility

Archaeological data from Mexico City show that many pre-conquest engineering techniques were used to build the colonial city, allowing us to see the role of indigenous engineering, architecture, and technology in building the capital of New Spain.

Making Conversation: The Global Lives Project

Lecture | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 David Harris, Global Lives Project; Jason Price, Global Lives Project

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

On October 4, the Global Lives Project launched a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world. Exhibit locations include the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CITRIS Tech Museum (Sutardja Dai Hall), the Berkeley Art Museum &...   More >

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Constructed Ethnicities in Ancient Italy

Lecture | October 26 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Erich Gruen, Mario Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Center

 Del Chiaro Center

Annual Del Chiaro Lecture on a Roman Topic

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Promises and Pitfalls of Digital Activism with United4Iran's Mohammad Ghaffarian

Lecture | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Mohammad Ghaffarian, United4Iran

 Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Students Association

Ghaffarian will discuss how technology can be used to enhance, or violate, human rights. As United4Iran's Irancubator ProjectCoordinator, he develops Android apps to
enhance civic engagement and government
transparency, including tools that relate to domestic
violence, voter and election information, and
reproductive health, and a censor-evading pirate
radio podcast app.

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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life: Book Talk with Lauren Markham

Lecture | October 27 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lauren Markham

 Center for Latin American Studies

Through a combination of readings and discussion, this event will offer insight into the current socio-political situation in Central America's Northern Triangle, its impact on migration to the United States, and the challenges that these young migrants face as they build tenuous lives in the U.S.

The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?

Lecture | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.

Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Essence and Insight

Lecture | October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 234 Moses Hall

 Sean Kelsey, Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy, Notre Dame University

 Department of Philosophy

(Aristotle, On the Soul)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Shi-yee Liu and Tamara Bentley on Chen Hongshou

Lecture | October 28 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Auditorium

 Shi-Yee Liu, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tamara Bentley, Colorado College

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Scholars Shi-Yee Liu and Tamara Bentley, both contributors to the Chen Hongshou exhibition catalog, illuminate different periods in the artist's career. Liu, assistant research curator of Chinese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the role of popular culture in the artist’s early work, demonstrating possible inspiration from woodblock illustrations of novels and plays, popular and...   More >

Chen Hongshou: Su Wu and Li Ling with Attendants, c. 1635 (detail); hanging scroll: ink and colors on silk; 50 × 19 in.; BAMPFA, purchase made possible through a gift by an anonymous donor.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Body/Psyche Politics of Cairo's El-Nadeem

Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Frances Hasso, Duke University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed...   More >

Engineering, Finance, Social Science, and Consequential Thinking—A multi-disciplinary approach to reducing residential earthquake risk in California: CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer of the California Earthquake Authority

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Janiele Maffei will describe how her experience as a structural engineer plays a critical role in achieving CEA’s strategic goals to Educate, Mitigate and Insure. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and consultants, Ms Maffei develops residential seismic retrofit standards, sponsors building performance studies, and manages a seismic retrofit grant program.

Neutrino Oscillations at the Super-Kamiokande Detector: The 2017 Emilio Segrè Lecture

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

 Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate, Special University Professor, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo

 Department of Physics

Neutrinos were assumed to have no mass. It was predicted, however, if they have masses, they could change their type while they propagate. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations, which was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. Dr. Takaaki Kajita will describe the discovery of neutrino oscillations and the implications of the small neutrino masses. The status and the future...   More >

Takaaki Kajita

The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

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

 Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.

This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and...   More >

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Frontiers in Anti-Discrimination Law: International Human Rights Law on Persons with Disabilities

Lecture | October 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Dean's Seminar Room, 215B Boalt Hall

 Theresia Degener, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Theresia Degener, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will present on the Committee’s jurisprudence on the right to be protected against discrimination and the right to equality, and will put this jurisprudence in a broader context of human rights and disability. In particular, the focus will be on the draft General Comment No 6 on Art. 5 CRPD (equality and...   More >