<< Week of November 26 >>

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Acquisition and the Consequences of Gender Stereotypes about Intellectual Ability

Lecture | November 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lin Bian, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Intellectual giftedness is culturally associated with men rather than women. I will describe a line of research that investigates the acquisition and the consequences of this “brilliance = men” stereotype. With respect to acquisition, I will present evidence that, by the age of 6, girls are already less likely than boys to believe that members of their gender are “really, really smart.” Next, I...   More >

On the History of Religions and the Study of Islam

Lecture | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Travis Zadeh, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Islam plays a powerful role in American public discourse. Across this often contentious landscape, numerous voices can be heard defining and contesting the nature of Islam. This lecture addresses the place and history of Islam in the modern academic study of religion in light of discursive structures that are designed to contain and delimit the meaning of Islam.

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (70 min screening followed by Q and A): Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Isaac Julien, Artist and Filmmaker; Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

Biography
Isaac Julien is an accomplished filmmaker and video installation artist, well-known for films like Looking for Langston, a poetic treatment of gay black poet Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. His multi-screen installations and accompanying photographic works for museums and galleries explore fractured narratives of memory and desire, often uniting elements from dance,...   More >

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

‘To Pay or Not to Pay’: WWI and WWII Reparations and their Impact on European (Dis)Integration

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Spero Simeon Z. Paravantes, University of Luxembourg, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)

 Institute of European Studies

Due to the separation between the historical and legal fields which have examined the issue of WWII reparations, no generally accepted definition of their current status exists either in the historical, legal or political spheres. This lack of clarity has greatly contributed to this issue remaining unresolved until the present. In his talk, Spero Paravantes looks at the way the issue was used by...   More >

Solomon Darwin | Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid with Open Innovation Business Models

Lecture | November 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Solomon Darwin, Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & Southeast Asian Studies

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

A talk by Dr. Solomon Darwin, the Executive Director of the
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business, on his current research on Smart Villages and working with the government of India.

Birdmania: Author Talk and Book Signing

Lecture | November 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends.

In addition to well-known enthusiasts such as Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Helen Macdonald, Brunner introduces readers to Karl Russ, the pioneer of...   More >

Free with Garden admission; books available for purchase

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hail Paths and Springs: An Ontological Study of Indigenous Engagements in the Lake Titicaca Basin

Lecture | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christine Hastorf, Director, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Jewell Soriano

 Archaeological Research Facility

This project is gathering ethnographic information of how contemporary dwellers talk about, engage with, and conceive of their landscape.

Alumni Panel of Curators Across Disciplines: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Patricia Cariño Valdez, Curator and Director of Public Programs, ICA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; René de Guzman, Director of Exhibition Strategy and Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California; Deena Chalabi, Barbara and Stephan Vermut Associate Curator of Public Dialogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 Arts + Design

Three alumni curators from different organizations explore the process of curating objects, new technologies, and public experiences with different goals and in varied locations. Speakers will also discuss their Berkeley education and share ideas for further collaboration with the university and with Berkeley students.

Grappling with goodness in infancy and childhood

Lecture | November 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Arber Tasimi, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

A fundamental question in cognitive science is how people weight and integrate competing considerations when deciding how to act. One of the most important everyday arenas of such conflict is the clash between moral considerations and self-interest––the familiar tension between wanting to do good and wanting to do well. In this talk, I will explore how children's judgments and memories reflect an...   More >

What is Putinism?

Lecture | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Steve Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of International Studies

Professor Fish will gives his insights on the concept of "Putinism."

Karabo Poppy Moletsane and Ashara Ekundayo in Conversation

Lecture | November 29 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Karabo Poppy Moletsane talks about her new Art Wall project with cultural strategist and curator Ashara Ekundayo.

Silence and Sanctuaries

Lecture | November 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For decades Nathaniel Dorsky has been making works of rare and sometimes startling beauty” (New York Times). He presents his latest, Abaton and Elohim, along with two hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Dr. Khadija Harsolia: Captivity, Confinement and Resistance in Mudejar and Morisco Literature

Lecture | November 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Dr. Khadija Harsolia, UC Riverside

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Thursday, November 30, 2017

State-Building And Political Development In US Foreign Policy

Lecture | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is professor (by courtesy) of political science.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His book, The End of History...   More >

States of Exception and Sudden Democracies in 20th Century Germany

Lecture | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West

This talk is an extended think piece on the forging of democratic sensibilities as states of exception collapsed and democratic political forms were improvised and invented in 20th century Germany. The focus will be on 1918-19 with comparative reflections on 1945-48. In approaching democracy as a political form defined by recurrent crises of representation, I am interested in how democratic...   More >

Maya Tudor | Nationalism as a Democratic Resource: Comparing India and Pakistan at 70

Lecture | November 30 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Department of Political Science

Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

Friday, December 1, 2017

Jacobs Design Conversations: Steve Vassallo, "How to Design a Company that Matters"

Lecture | December 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Foundation Capital general partner Steve Vassallo will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Lecture by Jordan Stein: Miyoko Ito: Painting as Place

Lecture | December 2 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Guest curator Jordan Stein explores Miyoko Ito’s life and work and presents excerpts from a rare video interview with the artist.
Included with Admission