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
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 >
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
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, writer-lecturer at Thomas More College, Mechelen, Belgium, focuses on the worldwide adventures of the Belgian armys 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 >
Lecture | September 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport
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.
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
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 >
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
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
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.
Lecture | September 27 | 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, 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 >
Lecture | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rafael Alarcon, UC Berkeley
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 >
Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
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 >
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
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 Phans 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 >
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
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 >
Lecture | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Jordan Fisher Smith
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.
Lecture | September 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ann Shaftel, Dalhousie University
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 >
Lecture | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
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
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 >
Lecture | September 27 | 7-9 p.m. | 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. Dont 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.
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
A talk by Dr. Dr. Tapati Guha Thakurta, Professor of History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.
Lecture | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Monika Zin, University of Leipzig
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 >
Lecture | September 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Catherine Lusheck, University of San Francisco
Catherine Lusheck, associate professor of art history/arts management at the University of San Francisco, delves into the intriguing issues of artistic style and connoisseurshiptraditional 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 >