Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Pedro Javier DiPietro, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:
This talk examines trans* of color geographies as they speak to the hemispheric projects of Latinx, indigenous, and decolonial trans*feminisms. It focuses on trans spaces as responses to the coloniality of gender and its shaping of trans dispossession and rehabilitation.
Network dynamics of fixed and flexible passenger transport under operational and behavioural uncertainty
Lecture | April 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Oded Cats, Delft University of Technology
The metropolitan passenger transport landscape is shifting due to a combination of technological and social developments which enable both service providers and service users to become increasingly adaptive. Service providers can manage their resources to better cater for prevailing demand patterns, while service users can adjust their behaviour in response to real-time information. In... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Paula Perlman, Professor of Classics, University of Texas (Austin)
2017/2018 Aleshire Lecture
Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Maeve Cooke, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin
What makes a political theory a critical theory of politics? What critical theory of politics responds best to the particular challenges of our times? Drawing on a conception of critical theory indebted to the Frankfurt School tradition of theorizing, but integrating new impulses from outside it, I identify the salient features of a critical theory of politics. Using this general account as a... More >
The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology: A talk by Professor Chris Abram
Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Geballe Room at the Townsend Center
The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology.
Chris Abram, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Geballe Room of the Townsend Center.
Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Join the Irish Studies Program for a lecture by Professor Paige Reynolds (College of the Holy Cross) on acclaimed Irish novelist Eimear McBride.
Paige Reynolds, Professor of English at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, has published widely on the subjects of modernism, drama and performance, and modern and contemporary Irish literature. She is the author of Modernism, Drama, and the... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil 2011-16) on the challenges for democracy in Brazil.
Tickets are not currently available. At the event there will be a stand-by line. Any open seats will be released shortly before the start of the event. Please arrive early.
Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator both at the university level and in the larger public sphere has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.
Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
What is the problem with Jewish museums? Whereas there were only two major Jewish museums in the United States before the Second World War, there has been a proliferation of Jewish museums and Holocaust museums since. What stories do they tell? Who are they for? And, is there something about the American Jewish experience that distinguishes Jewish museums from those devoted to the history of... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Matt Beech, University of Hull, England
The public lecture will examine the travails of the progressive wing of the British Labour Party. These right-wing Labour MPs, peers and activists were once in the ascendant of UK politics and it is arguable that they were the dominant force for over a decade (1997-2010). New Labour, Blairites, Brownites, moderates are labels applied to this wing of the Labour Party. The designation... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Martin Nekola, Research Director, Democracy 21
The exile after the coup in 1948 and the fate of Czechs abroad, who sought the return of freedom and democracy to their homeland, enslaved by the Communists, are an integral part of our modern history. However, this phenomenon is still neglected and the general public has only fragmentary information about it. Researchers are still unable to agree on the intensities of individual waves of... More >
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Marilyn Strathern: Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body
Lecture | April 17 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Marilyn Strathern will present the Foerster lecture on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 titled "Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Gareth Nellis, The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
A talk by political economist, Dr. Milan Vaishnav on his new book, "When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics."
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
This lecture asks what religious politics might be given the deconstruction of the concept of religion that has taken place over the past several decades, which has uncovered its implicit social, legal, and political agendas from early modernity forward. It takes as its starting point an experience Anglican sisters had in Belfast at the height of the troubles, when they attempted to carve out... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Noah B. Strote, North Carolina State University
Drawing on the author's recent book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (2017), this talk will challenge older explanations of postwar German liberal democratic reconstruction and offer a new interpretation rooted in under-explored sources from the Hitler era.
Noah B. Strote is an Associate Professor of European History at North Carolina State University.... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations
With the resurgence of women's rights movement, thanks to the #MeToo campaign and the Women's March on Washington, the status of women has risen to the top of the national and global dialogue. Rachel Vogelstein has spent her career working to elevate the status of women both at home and abroad, as an official at the State Department, the White House Council for Women and Girls, and as a senior... More >
The Gayley Lecture: Unfixed: How the Women of Glenwood Changed American IQ, and Why We Don't Know It
Lecture | April 17 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
The talk is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible. CART transcription and ASL interpretation can be provided with advance request to Susan Schweik (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refrain from wearing scented products.
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk reviews the results of a research project conducted in Nuu, Kaupō, Maui. The focus of this project was an examination of the kauhale (house complex) construction phenomena researchers in Hawaiian archaeology postulate reflect a gender-segregated use of space and gender-segregated activities. Previous work in Hawaiian archaeology has relied on late 19th and early 20th century... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Writer and Game Designer
Porpentine Charity Heartscape is an Oakland based new media artist, video game designer, writer and curator primarily a developer of hypertext games and interactive fiction mainly built using Twine. She will be in conversation with artist Elisa Giardina Papa.
Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a writer, game designer, and dead swamp milf in Oakland. Her work includes xenofemme scifi/fantasy,... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Tom McEnaney: Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In his study of the coevolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, McEnaney explores how novelists in the radio age transformed realism as they struggled to channel and shape popular power.
Lecture | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
By the time that Finland achieved independence in 1917, the European art world had been shaken by a number of radically avant-garde movements. Among the most extreme of these were Futurism, which was founded in 1909 by Italian artists but also fostered many aesthetic connections with similar movements in Russia, and Dada, which was started in 1916 and adopted many of the multimedia and... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ella Shohat, Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University
This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the formerly unified Orientalist Semitic figure into a separate Arab and Jew and the ramifications of this split for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims.
Lecture | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
The San Francisco Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalismthe tech capital of the world and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. But there is a dark side of success... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Milan Vaishnav, Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
One of the most troubling critiques of contemporary democracy is the inability of representative governments to regulate the deluge of money in politics. If it is impossible to conceive of democracies without elections, it is equally impractical to imagine elections without money. Political scientist Milan Vaishnav will preview the findings of a new edited volume, Costs of Democracyan... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club
Ken Hudnut, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction, United State Geological Survey; Brad Aagaard, Research Geophysicist, United States Geological Survey; Anne Wein, Principle Investigator, United States Geological Survey; Keith Porter, Research Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Laurie Johnson, Principal and Founder, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Jennifer Strauss, Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert, University of California at Berkeley; Naomi Kelly, City Administrator, City of San Francisco
This year the lecture will feature a welcome reception followed by a panel discussion. Join us to learn about the likely impacts from a large earthquake in the east bay and ask the HayWired team your questions.
Bancroft Library Roundtable: From Kitchen Tables to Laboratories: Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, 1895-1930
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Kimberly Killion, doctoral candidate, History, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley
During the late nineteenth century, scientists from various fields began conducting experiments that would change the way most Americans defined, chose, and related to food. Drawing from the collections of early professors of nutrition Myer Jaffa and Agnes Fay Morgan, Killion will discuss the development of nutritional science at UC Berkeley during a transformative period in American food history.
Lecture | April 19 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time
Dr. William Mazzarella, The Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago
A talk by Dr. William Mazzarella, the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.
Lecture | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute for Governmental Studies, Berkeley Opportunity Lab, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, California Policy Lab
Its been over fifty years since President Johnson declared war on poverty, and each year, our federal and state governments spend billions of dollars trying to alleviate it. So why are some 45.3 million Americans still living below the poverty line? Why is there still no consensus on what can be done to reduce poverty? And why does poverty won the war (Ronald Reagan, 1986) remain a political... More >
The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary: CMES Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ella Shohat, New York University
Professor Ella Shohat, 2018 CMES Distinguished Visitor, teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University. She has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with post/colonial and transnational approaches to Cultural studies. Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including: French, Hebrew, Arabic,... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, T. B. A.
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall
Omar Abdullah, Indian Politician
Charismatic, articulate, and an ardent fan of technology, Omar Abdullah is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the most prominent political families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Abdullah family. He served as the youngest Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 2009-2014. He is currently the Leader of opposition in J&K legislative assembly.
As a former Chief Minister and one... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Lecture | April 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Join us for the lecture/panel on homelessness on 4/19/2018 in 112 Wurster Auditorium.
Lecture | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer Hall | Note change in location
Dr. Paul Koudounaris
For over a decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world documenting the display of human remains in religious practice. From the earliest Christian charnel houses to mummy festivals in modern day Indonesia, he found that the taboo we commonly associate with the dead body was anything but universal. In many cultures throughout history and many presently, a literal memento mori--a reminder... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Please join us on April 19th at 7 pm for the 2017-18 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics. This years lecture will be given by New York-based visual artist Emilie Clark. Her talk,
"Toward an Ethnography of Earths Household" will be held in 315 Wheeler Hall and followed by a reception in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 300). This event is free and open to the public.
Emilie... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside
Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:
I hope to become the universe. These words announced the 2010 suicide of Seth Walsh, a Latinx, gender non-conforming youth. Sketching the quotidian brutality of their existence, Walshs manifesto, against the promise of modernity, offers a place to aggregate forms of trans life even more unlivable than death.
Lecture | April 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall
Nicholas Weaver explains why cryptocurrencies must die.
To Operate between Cultures and Languages: (Multilingual) Transnational Films in Foreign Language Classes
Lecture | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | B-37 Dwinelle Hall
Gabrielle Blell, University of Hannover, Germany
Our societies have undergone two major changes during the last decades: firstly, the continuous rise of cultural and linguistic diversity, due to the global economy, migration and universal mobility, and secondly, the steady expansion and gathering impetus of the new communication media (Cope/Kalantzis 2000). In consequence, the phenomena of multilingualism, acquired or learned, have shaped our... More >
Lecture | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)
Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University
Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC., Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Latin American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Volkswagen Stiftung
The voices and spaces of immigrants come together to form collective memories. This, in turn, constitutes an important basis of community knowledge. Evelyn Hu-DeHart reflects on this process with the example ofBarcelona, where she currently teaches about new Chinese immigrants. Her research examines the distant history of Chinese in the Spanish Empire, first in Manila in the 16th century, then in... More >
Lecture | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Alumni House
Learn what experts advise students be doing in college to prepare for professional success. President of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com, Robin Reshwan, joins us at Alumni House to discuss what parents and incoming students can do to overcome employment obstacles and successfully launch a career after graduation.
Lecture | April 21 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 202/204
Rebecca Andersen, Director of Career Services, UC Berkeley Information School
Does your résumé tell your story? Are your career goals, continuing education, and professional accomplishments reflected on LinkedIn? Are you building and accessing your network effectively? UC Berkeley Extension presents this interactive workshop for mid-career professionals to help you craft your personal brand and develop a strategy with next steps. Whether you are taking courses to make a... More >
Lecture | April 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Alumni House
Join the Cal Alumni Association to hear a panel of esteemed alumni discuss the value of a Cal education and what it means to be a Berkeley alum. Panelists will talk about their time as a student, what steps they took to ensure success after graduation, and their lives after Cal.