<< Week of March 11 >>

Monday, March 12, 2018

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner | Claiming the State: Active Citizenship and Social Welfare in Rural India

Lecture | March 12 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 119 Moses Hall

 Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, University of Virginia

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner will discuss her book, Active Citizenship: Claim-Making and the Pursuit of Social Welfare in Rural India. This book explores the everyday practices through which poor citizens of the world’s largest democracy make claims on the state for social welfare. Drawing on an original survey of 2210 households as well as 500 in-depth interviews in 105 villages of Rajasthan, she...   More >

Millard Sheets and Home Savings: Mid-Century Modern Architecture for Corporate and Urban Identity

Lecture | March 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Arenson, Associate Professor of History, Manhattan College

 Department of History

Adam Arenson will discuss his latest book, Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California (University of Texas Press).

2018 Citrin Lecture: In Defense of Knowledge

Lecture | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Donald R. Kinder, University of Michigan

 Citrin Center at the Institute of Government Studies

Donald R. Kinder is the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor in the Department of Political Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including most recently Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, written with Nathan P. Kalmoe.

A talk by Marc Redfield: Shibboleth: From Judges to Celan and Derrida

Lecture | March 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Marc Redfield, Professor, Brown University

 Department of English, 18th Century and Romanticism Colloquium

Are Atheists Tolerable? American Nonbelievers and Irreligious Freedom

Lecture | March 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Leigh Eric Schmidt, Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Leigh Eric Schmidt is the Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined Washington’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in 2011.

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The Italian ‘Commercial Revolution’: An Archaeological Reading?: A talk by Chris Wickham, March 12th 2018

Lecture | March 12 | 5 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Chris Wickham, Oxford University

 Medieval Studies Program

“The Italian ‘Commercial Revolution’: An Archaeological Reading?”

Chris Wickham, Chichele Professor of Medieval History emeritus at Oxford University and Fellow of All Souls College

12 March 2018
5:00 pm in Pauley Ballroom East, MLK Center.

David Kurs at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 220 Cheit Hall

 David Kurs, Deaf West Theatre

 The Berkeley Forum

From its founding in 1991 to today, Deaf West Theatre has aimed to improve and enrich the cultural lives of deaf and hard of hearing individuals who live in the Los Angeles area. One of the premier sign language theater in the United States, DWT works to set the standard for high-quality, inclusive theatrical experiences for deaf and hearing audiences. Kurs will discuss how DWT productions...   More >

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Judith Butler and Zeynep Gambetti in conversation on Public Happiness

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley; Zeynep Gambetti, Political Theory, Boğazici University

 Arts + Design

Join UC Berkeley Professor Judith Butler as she talks with Turkish political philosopher Zeynep Gambetti on the idea of public happiness in the wake of public resistance, using the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Istanbul as a springboard.

Judith Butler is a Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been influential...   More >

Planet Vision: Why we first need to build a shared, positive vision of the future to address our environmental challenges

Lecture | March 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Dr. Jonathan Foley, California Academy of Sciences

 College of Natural Resources

A world-renowned scientist, Dr. Foley's work focuses on the sustainability of our planet and the ecosystems and natural resources we depend on. Throughout his career, he has made major contributions to our understanding of worldwide changes in ecosystems, land use and climate, and global food security.

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Princess and the Prayer Scroll.: A talk by Leslie Brubaker

Lecture | March 13 | 308A Doe Library

 Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham

 Medieval Studies Program

"The Princess and the Prayer Scroll."

Leslie Brubaker, Professor of Byzantine Art emerita & Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.

13 March 2018
5:00 pm in Doe Library 308A

UK-Scottish Relations After Brexit

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Allan Little

 Institute of European Studies

Allan Little, a former BBC correspondent, will examine how Brexit might impact the relationship between Scotland and the UK government.

Regulating the Human Supply Chain

Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Jennifer Gordon, Professor of Law, Fordham University

 Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Chris Zepeda-Millan, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Ethnic Studies, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

It’s no secret that recruiting guest workers can be a shady business. Often, the fraud and extortion that guest workers face are blamed on a few bad apple recruiters, who are targeted by criminal regulation that almost never works. But the problems are bigger than bad apples. Structural forces encourage abuse, from the subcontracting common in guest worker recruitment schemes to cost pressures...   More >

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Tripodi Lecture with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro: Understanding Asylum Intersectionally: The Case for Domestic Violence as a Transnational Health Issue

Lecture | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Comparatively few intersectional studies attempt to incorporate the principles of intersectionality into their research design and data analysis protocols. This project tests a specific design and data analysis strategy to consider domestic violence’s transnational impact on asylum requests in the United States.

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, PhD
Professor and Chair, Gender Studies
Professor,...   More >

A talk by Michelle Karnes: Telling Stories about Medieval Marvels

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Michelle Karnes, Associate Professor, Notre Dame Department of English

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium

CANCELED - Shobna Nijhawan | Gender, Genre and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon': Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Shobna Nijhawan, Associate Professor of Hindi at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto

 Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Shobna Nijhawan, Associate Professor of Hindi at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto.

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Astrid M. Eckert, Emory University

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

This talk investigates the ecological footprint of the Iron Curtain and the consequences of the border regime for landscape and wildlife. It moves beyond the quotidian claim that the Iron Curtain divided ecosystems and landscapes by arguing that the fortifications and all activities that kept them functional became causal – in direct or in mitigated fashion – to changes in the natural environment...   More >

The Global Backlash Against Human Rights: with Andrew Gilmore, UN Asst. Sec. Gen. for Human Rights

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Andrew Gilmour, United Nations

 Human Rights Center, International and Area Studies (IAS)

Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom is the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights heading OHCHR’s Office in New York. He will discuss global trends against human rights with specific comment on the plight of the Rohingya (he is newly returned from Cox’s Bazar), the situation in Yemen, and the treatment of the Yazidis by ISIS in northern Iraq. He is the senior UN official concerned with...   More >

The Rise of Extractive Logics

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Saskia Sassen, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, Global Urban Humanities

Among the strong patterns of the post-1980s period in “Western” societies is a mix of economic and political vectors marked by extractive logics. We can find such extractive logics in entities as diverse as mining and Facebook. The rise of such extractive logics is partial, but sufficiently powerful to have altered key features of our economies and societies. For instance, when mass consumption...   More >

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Abject Authorship: A Portrait of the Artist in Ovid and His Renaissance Imitators

Lecture | March 13 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)

 Professor Catherine Bates, University of Warwick

 Department of Classics

Abject Authorship: A Portrait of the Artist in Ovid and his Renaissance Imitators

Lecture | March 13 | 5:10-7:40 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Catherine Bates, Research Professor, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Catherine Bates’s recent publications include Masculity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser (Oxford, 2013), which won the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize; On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney’s Defence of Poetry (Oxford, 2017); and two edited volumes, The Cambridge Companion to the Epic (Cambridge, 2010) and A Companion to Renaissance Poetry (Oxford, 2018).

Senator Kevin de León: Dispatch from the Resistance

Lecture | March 13 | 5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Senator Kevin de León

 Goldman School of Public Policy

5:30pm - Public Reception | 6:00pm - Public Lecture

About the Lecture and Speaker
Join the Goldman School of Policy, the Berkeley Forum, and California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León for a discussion on California’s climate policy leadership and its broader efforts to protect the state’s progressive policies, economy, and people from federal overreach.

As President...   More >

GUH Lecture: THE RISE OF EXTRACTIVE LOGICS

Lecture | March 13 | 220 Stephens Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Highlighting Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Talk with Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly, Musician & Composer

 Arts + Design

Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly is a San Francisco–based musician/composer of experimental electronic music Member of the multimedia collective Negativland.

Jon Leidecker has been engaged with the medium of electronic music since the mid 1980's, performing in collaboration with others and appearing solo under the unchosen pseudonym 'Wobbly', with an emphasis on live performance and improvisation....   More >

Imagined Asia: Archaeology, Museums, and Questioning Asia in the 19th Century United States

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christopher Lowman, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

During the late nineteenth century, perceptions of Asia were changing rapidly among the predominantly Euro-American United States public. Immigration, trade, and rising American imperialism shaped how Asia was imagined, affecting policy and society on both sides of the Pacific, for immigrants and for Asian peoples alike. Using a combination of historical archaeology, oral history, and museum...   More >

Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Linor Goralik, Author

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

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in this collection of poems, stories, comics, a play, and an...   More >

Capturing Human Behavior and Language for Interactive Systems

Lecture | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Ethan Fast

 Information, School of

We imagine a future in which computers understand a broad range of human behaviors, but todayâs systems fall short of these visions.

Meditation and Nonconceptual Awareness: Perspectives from Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Mindfulness meditation practices are often traditionally said to induce “nonconceptual” forms of awareness, and scientists and clinicians often repeat such descriptions. But what does “nonconceptual” mean? Clearly, without a precise specification of what a concept or conceptual cognition is, the notion of nonconceptuality is equally ill-defined. I present an account of concepts, concept...   More >

Covering Congress and a White House in Perpetual Crisis Lessons from Five of the Media's Best: Please join us for a special evening event featuring top DC reporters from the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Politico, Vanity Fair and the Washington Post.

Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Maureen Orth, Vanity Fair; Carl Hulse, New York Times

 Jake Sherman, Politico

 Graduate School of Journalism

Covering Congress and a White House in Perpetual Crisis
Lessons from Five of the Media's Best March 14 -- RSVP

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ARCH Lecture: Peggy Deamer

Lecture | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 14, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Peggy Deamer, Professor of Architecture at Yale University. This talk will focus on the positive implications and social and economic importance of understanding the nature of architectural work as WORK.

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: California's Place in Anti-Slavery Litigation on the Eve of the Civil War

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Alexandra Havrylyshyn, J.D. and Ph.D. candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

New Orleans trial judge John McHenry ruled in favor of nearly twenty enslaved petitioners who sought freedom on the basis of having touched free soil, contravening Louisiana legislation. Havrylyshyn will explore the political identification of McHenry, who later resided in California, and the ways that anti-slavery litigation influenced California before the start of the Civil War.

Space Resources Luxembourg: Exploring New Frontiers

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Pierre Franck, Consul General of Luxembourg in San Francisco

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program

The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology and accelerating exploration of outer space. In February 2016, the Luxembourg government announced a series of measures to position the country as a European hub in the exploration and use of space resources within the SpaceResources.lu initiative, including but not limited...   More >

Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya

Lecture | March 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Matthew H. Ellis, Sarah Lawrence College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

How should we think about the emergence of territorial nationalism in the modern Middle East? Historians have typically emphasized cartography and border demarcation as necessary determinants of nation and state formation in the modern era. In this talk—based on his forthcoming book, Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya (Stanford UP, March 2018)—Matthew H. Ellis adopts a...   More >

Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom: Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University

Lecture | March 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Samuel Moyn

 Marianne Constable, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Rhetoric

 Social Science Matrix, Human Rights Program, Department of Rhetoric

Please join us on March 15 for a presentation by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom." Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, will serve as discussant.

A reception for Samuel Moyn’s forthcoming book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, will precede the talk from...   More >

Samuel Moyn

Pantheist Monstrosities: On Race, Gender, Divinity, and Dirt

Lecture | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Professor of Religion and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and affiliated faculty in the Science and Society Program.

Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect: Joseph Leo Koerner, Art Historian

Lecture | March 15 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights—approaching the painting as a representation of a world without history and without law. The discussion emerges from a larger project in which Koerner explores the relationship between art and freedom under a range of emergency “states of siege,” including apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture: Characteristically Etruscan Italic And Etruscan Bronze Production In Context

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Warden, President and Professor of Archaeology, Franklin University, Switzerland

 The Mario A. Del Chiaro Center for the Ancient Italian Studies

Poster for Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture

The Korean Challenge To US Foreign Policy

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, William J. Perry Fellow, Korea Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Kathleen Stephens, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, is the William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has four decades of experience in Korean affairs, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Korea in the 1970s, and in ensuing decades as a diplomat and as U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

Stephens came to...   More >

Characteristically Etruscan: Etruscan and Italic Bronze Production in Context: The Annual Del Chiaro Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Warden, President, Franklin University, Switzerland

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten

Lecture 3: Thursday, March 15, 5:30 pm: Forgetting and Remembering Second Temple Judaism
Lecture followed by reception with unforgettable delectables.

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Beyond the Uncanny Valley of the Dolls

Lecture | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Ken Goldberg

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this Lounge Lecture:
In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay, Das Unheimliche, later translated into English as “The Uncanny”. The essay and the concept of the Uncanny are familiar to literary theorists and art historians, who have charted its the literary and theatrical origins of the concept through works by ETA Hoffman, Mary...   More >

SMART CITIES: THE FUTURE OF URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Lecture | March 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Please join us for the semi-annual Martin Wachs Lecture on transportation. Learn about the future of urban infrastructure with leaders in the public transportation field.

Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 6:10 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Ryan Russo, Director, Oakland Department of Transportation; Tom Maguire, Director, Sustainable Streets at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA); Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Cordoba Corporation; Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

 Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow, ITS Berkelery

 Institute of Transportation Studies, College of Environmental Design, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies, Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Fund, University of California Transportation Center, Berkeley Infrastructure Initiative of UC Berkeley's Social Science Matrix

Join us for the Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture. The panel this year features former students, post docs and colleagues of Martin Wachs and will focus on the discussion of Smart Cities and the role that urban infrastructure and transportation will have.

Each year the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to...   More >

Friday, March 16, 2018

Van/Vaspurakan: From Renaissance, to Resistance and Genocide

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Yektan Türkyılmaz, Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies, Fresno State

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

Through a brief overview of the turbulent nineteenth and especially the early twentieth centuries of Van/Vaspurakan Armenians this lecture will underscore the ways in which exploring this particular location challenges the conventional understandings regarding Armenian modernization, inter and intra-communal relations in the late Ottoman period and, particularly the Genocide.

The nineteenth...   More >

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Speaker: Prof-in-Residence Faculty Search

Lecture | March 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 590L University Hall

 Melanie Thomas, MD, Ms, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Maternal Mental Health as a Window of Opportunity:
Disrupting the inter-generational transmission of health inequities

Data Science to Study Macroscopic Dynamics in Urban Traffic Networks

Lecture | March 16 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Marta Gonzalez, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: I present a review on research related to the application of big data and information technologies to urban systems. Data sources of interest include but are not limited to: Probe/GPS data, Credit Card Transactions, Traffic and Mobile phone data. Key uses of interest are modeling, adoption of new technologies and traffic performance measurements. In a second part a present multi-city...   More >

The Child in Medieval Scandinavia: Challenging the Ariés Thesis

Lecture | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Österberg, Professor Emerita, Lund University

 Paula S. Fass, Margaret S. Byrne Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley

 Department of History, Department of Scandinavian

Eva Österberg is a scholar of the middle ages, and the early modern period, but her works also include the 19th and 20th centuries. She is particularly interested in Norbert Elias' concept of a civilizing process, Aron Gurevitj's ideas about medieval mentality, Philippe Ariès on childhood, and William Reddy and Barbara Rosenwein on emotions.

Habsburg Peacemaking During the Dutch Revolt

Lecture | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Violet Soen, Leuven University, Belgium

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, BENELUX Studies Program, Dutch Studies

The Habsburg strategy for the pacification of the Dutch Revolt went beyond the mere military strategy uncovered by Geoffrey Parker, as it equally entailed the alternative of diplomacy. Unlike the Black Legend of the Spanish struggle for undisputed world dominion, Habsburg strategy did not renounce the possibility of finding a mediated middle ground. From the outset of the civil and religious...   More >

Habsburg Peacemaking and the Making of the Revolt in the Netherlands

Lecture | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Violet Soen, Rubens Chair for the History and Culture of the Low Countries, UC Berkeley; Professor of History, Leuven University

 Department of History, Dutch Studies, Rubens Chair for the History and Culture of the Low Countries, Institute of European Studies

The Habsburg strategy for the pacification of the Dutch Revolt went beyond the mere military strategy uncovered by Geoffrey Parker, as it equally entailed the alternative of diplomacy. Unlike the Black Legend of the Spanish struggle for undisputed world dominion, Habsburg strategy did not renounce the possibility of finding a mediated middle ground. From the outset of the civil and religious...   More >

Hans Vredeman de Vries, Allegory on the surrender of Antwerp, 1585

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Science Lecture - Unlocking the secrets of brain aging

Lecture | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Daniela Kaufer, Neuroscience & Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

Aging can involve a decline in neural function that impairs cognition and contributes to neurological diseases. However, the biological mechanisms that cause the transition from a young-and-healthy to aged-and-dysfunctional brain are not well understood. In this talk, Dr. Kaufer will describe recent findings from her lab which identified a novel mechanism underlying this transition. She will also...   More >

Brain Aging- image: Kalvicio de las Nieves