Lecture | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ahmad Diab, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Lecture | February 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Michael Ralph, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
In this talk, Michael Ralph suggests that convict leasing did not begin with formerly enslaved African Americans in the years following emancipation, as the scholarly consensus suggests. It began in the antebellum era with white inmates at the Kentucky Penitentiary.
In the years following the American Revolution, Kentucky was settled as a place of progress, optimism, and democracy. When... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Auditorium
John Markoff, Simons Institute Journalist-in-Residence
John Markoff reported on the emergence of Silicon Valley and has covered technology developments in the region from 1977 to 2017. He has reported both for early personal computer industry publications such as InfoWorld and Byte Magazine, and for newspapers including the San Francisco Examiner and the New York Times. His talk will focus on why Silicon Valley has emerged as a unique R&D center... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Economic Geography, National University of Singapore
T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley
Drawing upon empirical research on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, this speaker argues that production network-level dynamics and firm-specific initiatives are more critical to the successful industrial transformation of these East Asian economies.
This key mechanism of strategic coupling with global production networks offers a dynamic conception of state-firm relations in the changing... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Frank Leon Roberts, National Black Justice Coalition
In this dynamic public talk, noted #blacklivesmatter community organizer Frank Leon Roberts (cofounder of the National Black Justice Coalition and professor of the nations first BlackLivesMatter college
course) offers 10 original frameworks for approaching and understanding the contemporary movement for black lives.
RSVP online by February 23.
Elizabeth Tyler lecture "England in Europe": Elite Social Mobility and the Literary Culture of 11th-century England
Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Elizabeth M. Tyler, University of York
Elizabeth M. Tyler is Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of York. The lecture, sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, treats the movements of elites and their literary impacts.
Lecture | February 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Jeff Hicks, UC Berkeley
A lot of my intuition for mathematics comes from drawing pictures of the problem I want to solve. As a topologist, this means trying to come up with clean visual representations of various topological spaces. A good drawing for a space should ideally be
- Mathematically Motivated: the diagram has an explanation coming from some underlying structure on the space
- Intuitive: one should be able... More >
Arts + Design Mondays: Technology, Race, Popular Culture: Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation
Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jenna Wortham writes about technology & culture for the New York Times. Her criticism also engages with issues of race and sexuality in music, film, & more has appeared in the Awl, Bust, Vogue, and other publications.
Admisson to this event is free.
Nadia Ellis, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, specializes in African diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and... More >
Admission to this lecture is free
Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Jenna Wortham is technology reporter and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. Nadia Ellis is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley and author of Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora.
Lecture | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dr. Cornelia Schu, Managing Director and Director of the Research Unit, Expert Council of German Foundations on Intergration and Migration (SVR)
Immigration and migration issues are currently at the top of the political agenda as all parties prepare their strategies for the upcoming federal elections in which Chancellor Merkel seeks her fourth term. More narrowly, the consequences of the refugee influx are passionately debated a topic on which public opinion in Germany is sharply divided. More broadly, Germany aims to establish itself... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Devon Dear, Independent Scholar
Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
Sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel famously described money as colourless. For many historians, money, like number, has been an equalizer capable of bringing previously-incomparable objects into relation. This talk challenges that idea as it explores the multiplicity of currencies and ad-hoc commodity monies used in Qing Mongolia in the 19th century as it explores Mongolians' roles in... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The massive demonstrations in Romania show that peaceful protests can influence political outcomes, but mobilization is only a first step in combatting the endemic corruption in the country. Options to move forward include replacing key political actors, perhaps through new elections, and reforming political institutions, such as reinforcing the autonomy of the DNA, Romanias anti-corruption... More >
The Real Skin in the Game: The History of Naked, Sweaty, and Colorful Skin in the Human Lineage: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Dr. Nina Jablonski
Lecture | February 28 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Dr. Nina Jablonski will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 28 and March 1, 2017. The first lecture is titled "The Real Skin in the Game: The History of Naked, Sweaty, and Colorful Skin in the Human Lineage" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Leora Batnitzky, Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor and Chair of Religion, Princeton University
By now most universities recognize that the religious dimensions of culture and experience are too important, and potentially too dangerous, either to be neglected by our educational institutions or to be consigned exclusively to religious institutions to study. But should the study of religion in universities include theology, which, after all, is rightly regarded as historically Christian and... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies; Director, Centre of Global South Asian Studies, Copenhagen University
Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies
A talk by Dr. Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies and Director or the Centre of Global South Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series: An Overview of Occupational Epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect with Erika Garcia, PhD Candidate
Lecture | March 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series
Erika Garcia, http://ehs.sph.berkeley.edu/garcia
In this webinar, Erika Garcia, a PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley will provide an overview of occupational epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect.
On completion of this webinar participants will:
Gain an understanding of the purpose of occupational epidemiology
Become aware of exposure assessment methods in occupational... More >
$0 Free Webinar, $30 CE Credit
Lecture | March 1 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 1964, Thomas Pynchon applied for graduate study in the math department at UC Berkeley. Fortunately for world literature, Berkeley rejected Pynchon, who went on to write several of the greatest works of postwar American literature, including The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravitys Rainbow (1973), Vineland (1990), and Inherent Vice (2009). Though he was rejected by Cal, the Long Islandborn... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission | Event is included with admission
Lecture | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Ida Sim, Professor, UCSF
Dr. Ida Sim is a primary care physician, informatics researcher, and entrepreneur. She is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she co-directs Biomedical Informatics at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Her current research focuses on the use of mobile apps and sensors to improv
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
The Directors Cut: Challenges and Delights of Oral History Narratives with Syrian Refugee Women: CMES Visiting Scholars Lecture Series
Lecture | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ozlem Ezer, CMES Visiting Scholar
Graduate workshop to follow.
Lecture | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk details collaborative work on settlement patterns in the Valle de Mezquital, Mexico, with scholars and descendant community members. The first an analysis of regional settlement ecology in the Tula region of Ancient Mesoamerica. The second is a survey of vernacular housing from Mexico's post-revolutionary period. In regards to Tula this presentation will discuss the development of a... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Alan Elbaum is a second-year medical student at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. While at Berkeley, he is working toward a master's degree in the history of medicine, using manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah. More broadly, Elbaum is interested in the literature and culture of the Jews of Arab lands; historical perspectives on medicine and the social determinants of health; and how... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Guided by the assumption that some spaces more than others produce and are shaped by homophobia, researchers seem to fall into a trap of paranoia, which Eve Sedgwick famously narrated as paying attention only to how systemic oppression functions, thus drifting away from illuminating the ways in which sexuality exhibits itself. Contagious paranoia rearticulates spaces and places - even territories... More >
The Cost of Color: The Health and Social Consequences of Skin Color for People Today: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Dr. Nina Jablonski
Lecture | March 1 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Dr. Nina Jablonski will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 28 and March 1, 2017. The second lecture is titled "The Cost of Color: The Health and Social Consequences of Skin Color for People Today" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
International Criminal Court Investigator
Join the Human Rights Center for a discussion with an ICC investigator on the use of and potential for open source investigationsthe combing of publicly accessible resources like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTubeto get legal accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and
genocide. This spring, HRC will host three tech events at UC
Berkeley with leading experts in the field speaking... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies); Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland
The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...
Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture
A roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies) and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland
Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Katrina Dodson, translator of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector and awardee of Pen Translation Prize discusses Lispectormania
Lecture | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library
Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Professor Emerita of the University of Paris-Sorbonne
Lecture | March 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340, BCNM Commons
Kavita Philip, University of California Irvine
Pirates who threaten to invert power relations through appropriating things less tangible than ships and bodies have become a growing concern for the managers of twenty-first-century economic globalization. Appropriating, modifying and sharing a range of less concrete but equally crucial objects, intellectual property robbers today traffic in images, music, and software. Although business... More >
Lives of the Great Languages: Cosmopolitan Languages in the Medieval Mediterranean: 2017 Marie G. Ringrose Graduate Lecture
Lecture | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Karla Mallette, University of Michigan
Department of Italian Studies, Department of English, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Geography, Department of Linguistics, Near Eastern Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Medieval Studies Program, The Program in Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Ringrose Lecture, begun in 1998, features a distinguished scholar in some aspect of Italian Studies chosen by a committee of UCB graduate students, who also organize and run the event. The lecture is one of many department activities made possible by the generous contributions of Marie G. Ringrose, a UCB alumna.
Lecture | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room
Eli Clare, Author, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
Join writer and activist Eli Clare as he grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds.
Lecture | March 2 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London
The fourth lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"
Lecture | March 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
What do we mean by home? In Drawn From Water, American Jewish writer Dina Elenbogen explores her thirty-year friendship with Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel as they struggle in a new country while dealing with her own desire to join them there.
Lecture | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Professor, author, and IDEO fellow Barry Katz will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Lecture | March 3 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Matt Schreiber, Juniper Networks
Berkeley Journal of International Law
Join the Berkeley Journal of International Law at this special lunch talk featuring Matt Schreiber (Boalt Hall '85), the Director of Legal Affairs, Americas, and Assistant General Counsel of Juniper Networks (and former BJIL alumnus). Matt is an expert on international anti-corruption practices in Latin America. He will share with us current developments in compliance, anti-bribery, and... More >
Lecture | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Steve Waslander, University of Waterloo
Lecture | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Steve Waslander, University of Waterloo