<< Week of September 23 >>

Monday, September 24, 2018

Anti-Neoliberal Feminism: A Reading from within Present Struggles

Lecture | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

 Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

In Latin America, the meaning of neoliberalism remains contested, and debates on neoliberalism are ongoing. Complicating previous diagnoses, current feminist movements in the region have proposed new definitions grounded in concrete struggles. These have led to a rethinking of neoliberalism from below: an effort to rework the programs introduced by so-called “progressive” governments. The new...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sabina Rashid | The Invisible Reality of ‘Chinthar Roge’ (A Life of Chronic Worry): The Illness of Poverty in Dhaka’s Urban Slum Settlements

Lecture | September 25 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sabina Rashid, Professor and Dean, BRAC University School of Public Health

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

A talk by medical anthropologist Sabina Faiz Rashid

King Albert's Heroes: How four hundred young Belgians fought in Russia and conquered the United States

Lecture | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 August Thiry

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

August Thiry, writer-lecturer at Thomas More College, Mechelen, Belgium, focuses on the worldwide adventures of the Belgian army’s first armored car unit during the Great War. This unit, known as ACM (Autos Canons Mitrailleuses - Armored Cars with Cannons and Machine Guns), was organized in Paris at the end of 1914. Trench warfare made it impossible for the ACM armored cars to be of any use on...   More >

The Future of European Mobility: Safe, clean and connected

Lecture | September 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport

 Institute of Transportation Studies

European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc will present The Future of European Mobility: Safe, clean and connected Sept. 25, 2018 in 290 Hearst MemorialMining Building at 4 p.m. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

AIA Lecture - Reports from the Field - Summer 2018

Lecture | September 25 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

UC Berkeley graduate students report on their summer research and experiences at different ancient sites around the world.

Presidential Power and Individual Rights: a discussion with Prof. Daniel Farber in Honor of Constitution Day

Lecture | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Prof. Daniel Farber, Berkeley Law

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Presidential power is always a hot topic, but never more so than today. This lecture will explain the constitutional limits on the President and how individual rights are affected. The President is uniquely powerful -- but not above the law. Come to learn about the expansion and limits of presidential power and its impact on American people.

Dan Farber, Berkeley Law

Dan Farber is the Sho...   More >

Prof. Daniel Farber

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Francine Masiello: The Senses of Democracy: Perception, Politics, and Culture in Latin America

Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Masiello explores the textual and visual representation of the senses during moments of crisis in Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present.

After Cahokia: Indigenous Repopulation and Depopulation of the Horseshoe Lake Watershed 1400 – 1900 CE

Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 AJ White, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This study presents demographic trends from a fecal stanol population reconstruction of Horseshoe Lake, Illinois along with information from archaeological, historical, and environmental sources to provide an interpretation of post-Cahokia (> 1400 CE) population change.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon

 Arts + Design

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, most recently for the University of California Press, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States (2016). He co-authored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the...   More >

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, including, most recently, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States. He coauthored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the Bay Area, Return to Aztlan: The Social...   More >

Why Read Machiavelli's The Prince?: “Why Read…? Series”

Lecture | September 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley; Julia Lupton, UC Irvine; David Marno, UC Berkeley; Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Round-table and discussion

Revolutionary Blackness in the Soviet Imagination

Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Jonathan Flatley, Professor of English, Wayne State University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature

In the present moment, amidst a global rise of white supremacy and racism, this paper recalls a moment of state supported global anti-racism. It focuses on the work of Soviet artist Victor Koretsky, whose posters from the from the 1930s to the 1970s present black revolutionaries combating racist imperial capital around the world. My hope is that his work may stimulate our political imaginaries,...   More >

The Place of Paris in Vietnamese Diasporic Fiction

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Karl Ashoka Britto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Aimee Phan, Professor of MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program, California College of the Arts

 Center for Race and Gender

Aimee Phan is one of a group of Vietnamese American writers whose recent work has grappled with the complex legacy of Paris as a site crucial to the Vietnamese diaspora and its imaginary. In his presentation, Karl Ashoka Britto will discuss Phan’s The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, a novel that tells the story of a Vietnamese refugee family split between the United States and France. He will...   More >

Hello, Shadowlands: Inside The Booming World Of Southeast Asian Organized Crime

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patrick Winn, Public Radio International

 Joseph Scalice, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Mass media and Hollywood fixate on stories of Mexican cartels, Sicilian mafioso and Russian gangsters. But they've largely overlooked the growing power of Southeast Asian organized crime. Within the next decade, the region's booming black markets will be worth $375 billion — more than the legit output of many Asian countries.

These crime syndicates can corrupt governments, skew policy and...   More >

Inaugural A. Starker Leopold Lecture: Lecture by author Jordan Fisher Smith

Lecture | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Jordan Fisher Smith

 College of Natural Resources

Award-winning author Jordan Fisher Smith will deliver the first annual A. Starker Leopold Lecture, endowed to remember the work of the celebrated UCB professor and eldest son of Aldo Leopold by bringing fresh viewpoints on conservation to the UC community.

Thangkas, Texts, and the Silk Route

Lecture | September 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ann Shaftel, Dalhousie University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In a richly illustrated presentation on the challenges of applying conservation science to Buddhist sacred thangkas and texts, Ann Shaftel will include a discussion of the relationship between thangkas and texts, and the evolving function of thangkas in Buddhist philosophy, textural history and culture. The images accompanying her talk will feature Silk Route thangkas, and others from her 48...   More >

Terner Center Open House & A Conversation on Rent Control

Lecture | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation for its fall open house event.

Covering and Uncovering Iran in the Age of Trump: A Conversation with Journalist Melissa Etehad (Los Angeles Times)

Lecture | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location

 Melissa Etehad, Los Angeles Times

 Persis Karim, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As the profession of journalism has been attacked and undermined by the charges of "fake news" from the Trump Administration, many journalists are doubling down in the effort to cover important international news that so often has sidelined by domestic daily headlines. Reporting about Iran and US-Iran relations, covering the "Muslim Ban" and its impact on Iranian Americans, as well as...   More >

An Evening with Frederick Wiseman

Lecture | September 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Frederick Wiseman

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this lecture illustrated with clips from his films, Frederick Wiseman will address how he chooses a documentary subject, how he tells a story, and what factors influence his aesthetic decisions. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear Wiseman speak in depth about his work and the art of filmmaking. Check back in September for more information about this event.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Tapati Guha-Thakurta | From Craftsmanship to Commercial Art: The New Vocations of Design in Late Colonial India

Lecture | September 28 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Tapati Guha Thakurta, Professor in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

 Atreyee Gupta, 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. Dr. Tapati Guha Thakurta, Professor of History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

Illustrations of the Parinirvāṇa Cycle in Kucha

Lecture | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Monika Zin, University of Leipzig

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

At least 100 caves in Kucha contain (or once contained) murals depicting scenes connected with the Buddha's death. The paintings are typically located in the rear part of the caves, in corridors behind the Buddha in the main niche. The illustrations begin with the episodes from the Buddha's last journey and end with the first council in Rājagṛha. It is solely through comparative...   More >

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Lecture: Catherine Lusheck: Why Style Matters—Connoisseurship and the Old Masters

Lecture | September 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Catherine Lusheck, University of San Francisco

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Catherine Lusheck, associate professor of art history/arts management at the University of San Francisco, delves into the intriguing issues of artistic style and connoisseurship—traditional art-historical interests long since eclipsed by newer methodologies. Drawing examples from Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection, Lusheck shows why attribution and an appreciation...   More >