<< Week of April 29 >>

Monday, April 30, 2018

Stephanie Schrader | Rembrandt and the Mughals

Lecture | April 30 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time

 Stephanie Schrader, Curator, Department of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art Stoddard Lecture Series, South Asia Art Initiative

A talk by Dr. Stephanie Schrader, curator at the Department of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, on her exhibition on Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India at the Getty Center, LA.

War and the River: Cultural Production and Myth-making in Contemporary Bosnian Literature

Lecture | April 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Faruk Sehic, Bosnian Author; Mirza Puric, Literary Translator

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

This event will feature a reading by Bosnian author, Faruk Sehic, and literary translator, Mirza Puric. They will read selections of Sehic’s poetry and prose. A panel discussion, moderated by Antje Postema and Jasmina Husanovic, will follow. This discussion will engage the salient thematics of Sehic’s work while delving into current trends in Bosnian literary and cultural production.

Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole: Economics of the Common Good

Lecture | April 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Jean Tirole, Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics

 Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Gilbert Center for Applied Economics Conference

Jean Tirole will give the Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Lecture this Spring, based on his book The Economics of the Common Good.

Citizenship’s Insular Cases: From Greece and Rome to Puerto Rico: 2018 Heller Lecture

Lecture | April 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University

 Department of Classics

The title for this lecture references a series of court opinions in 1901 that marked a decisive turn in the United States’ practice of what has since become known as “differentiated citizenship.” Working backwards from this historical conjuncture, I will examine the appearance of systems of differentiated citizenship in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean and comment on their reception in several...   More >

Re-Assembling Hope: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival

Lecture | April 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; Dan Kamman, Professor, Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group; Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design; Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities, UC Berkeley; Rebecca Solnit, Writer

 Arts + Design

Join UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit as she brings both the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival and A+D Mondays to a close with a conversation on the idea of Hope. Solnit, in conversation with a range of Berkeley professors, authors, and community activists will discuss our fraught political landscape, how literature and art help us to navigate through crises, and how Hope helps us to assemble and...   More >

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Strategic Complex: Russia’s Strategic Adjustment under Unipolarity

Lecture | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Boris Barkanov, Teaching Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University

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

Russia’s grand strategy has changed significantly in the post-Soviet period, but IR theory cannot fully account for this variation. This research synthesizes insights from the realist and constructivist traditions to explain how domestic discourses of state identity, role, and power mediate anarchical systemic pressures to shape strategic adjustment. These discourses comprise what I call “the...   More >

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

HSSA Speaker Series Biopolitics and Biopower in Putin's Russia

Lecture | May 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Professor Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu (Estonia)

 Humanities and Social Sciences Association

This online lecture aims at introducing the concept of biopolitics, along with the multifaceted policies and practices this concept entails, into the field of Russian studies. Biopolitics not only brings up the issues of corporeality and sexuality at the top of political agenda; it also contains strong religious components, selective migration policy, and constructs new identities and loyalties...   More >

Irvin Ungar on Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art: Introduction by Shana Penn (Taube Philanthropies)

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

"Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art" (Giles, 2017) was named the winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Visual Arts. This new publication celebrates the diverse aspects of Szyk's career and examines his highly detailed artwork.

After the Looting

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Carol Redmount, University of California, Near Eastern Studies

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2011 and 2012 the archaeological site of El-Hibeh in Middle Egypt was badly looted in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Every part of the ancient tell, once a first millennium BCE provincial city, was violated--from above, from below, and from the side. In our 2017 field season we began the process of assessing the damage and figuring out how to proceed in future.

Modernizing America's Electricity Infrastructure

Lecture | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Anne Monius | Rāma and Sītā in a Śaiva Literary Key?: Rethinking the Literary and Religious Orientation of Kampaṉ’s Irāmāvatāram

Lecture | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School

 Robert Goldman, William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

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

A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | May 3 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, May 3rd
Talk: 7:30pm-8:30pm “Einstein Triumphs: The Magnificent Detection of Gravitational Waves” (Alex Filippenko)
Stargazing: 8:30pm-10:00pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall...   More >

Friday, May 4, 2018

Designing with Palms with Jason Dewees

Lecture | May 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms for making lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms and longtime friend of the UC Botanical Garden, will give a presentation with photos by Caitlin Atkison on the power of palms in garden design.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Career Clinic: Finding A New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | May 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 209

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$40 $40 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

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