<< Week of March 03 >>

Sunday, March 3, 2019

SOLD OUT - Psychedelic Plants: Introduction to the biology and ritual ethnobotany of Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca

Lecture | March 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Psychedelic plant rituals are part of humanity’s ancient relationship to nature. Other psychoactive plant species, such as tobacco, are partner to those rituals. Each of these can carry potential wisdom, healing, yet also shadows, depending on human factors. Learn about the botany, chemistry, and indigenous ceremonial histories of these few species, which all evolved in the Americas.

$45 / $40 UCBG Members


Monday, March 4, 2019

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

Lecture | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

These past two decades the European Union has been hit by two so-called "crises": the financial or "Euro" crisis of 2008 and the 2015-2016 migration crisis. Whereas both crises have fed into euro-sceptic sentiments, it is safe to say that the response to the financial crisis at least seemed to be somewhat coordinated and uniform with EU member states coming together to reinforce the monetary...   More >

Design Field Notes: Jacob Gaboury

Lecture | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the seventy year history of digital image technologies and their impact on society's contemporary visual culture. His forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press), and it traces a material history of early computer graphics told through a set of five objects that structure...   More >

Captivated by the Mediterranean: Early Modern Spain and the Political Economy of Ransom

Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Daniel Hershenzon, Associate Professor of Literature, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History

This talk explores the entangled experience of Muslim and Christian captives and by extension the connected histories of the Spanish Empire, Morocco, and Ottoman Algiers in the 17th-century. It argues that piracy, captivity, and redemption shaped the Mediterranean as an integrated region—at the social, political, and economic levels. The history that emerges of the captivities of Christians and...   More >

The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: A Lecture by John Shattuck

Lecture | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, March 4th at 4:00pm for the Spring 2019 Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump," by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

John Shattuck

Better Together? The Tale of Tolstoevsky

Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Julie Buckler, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

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

Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series

History on the Run: Hmong Refugees and Knowledge Formation

Lecture | March 4 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

Taking a feminist refugee approach and by analyzing Hmong women’s narratives against U.S. redacted archival records that erase Hmong and Laos history during the U.S. “secret war,”, this talk explores the politics of knowledge formation which has generated a historiography about the Hmong refugee as a masculinized refugee soldier and a distinct U.S. ally.

Ma Vang

LAEP Lecture Series: Diane Jones Allen

Lecture | March 4 | 6-7 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, March 4, 6pm - Diane Jones Allen has years of practice focusing on land planning, and varied scales of open space design, including community development work.

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

Lecture | March 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Nnedi Okorafor, Author

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Architecture's Studio One, Department of African American Studies, Department of English

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media and co-sponsored with the Department of Architecture's Studio One, the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English.

"Nature is the greatest artist and scientist. If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil, creativity joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it...   More >


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The #METOO Movement and Women's Protest in Spain

Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 130

 Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 Institute of European Studies, Law, Boalt School of

In March 2018 thousands of women took the streets in Spain to protest against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual Violence following the social media campaigns #metoo, #yotambién and #cuéntalo.
The presentation explores the causes and consequence of the participation in these events using panel survey data.
What is the effect of sociodemographic characteristics, motivations and...   More >

Eva Anduiza

2019 Citrin Center Award Lecture

Lecture | March 5 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Peter D. Hart, Founder, Hart Research Associates

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix, Citrin Center for Public Opinion

The 2020 Election: The challenges and changes facing political polling

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Displaying International Communism: The Exhibition of Socialist Countries (Moscow, 1958)

Lecture | March 5 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matteo Bertelé, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara, Universität Hamburg and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University

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

The Exhibition of Socialist Countries, held in the Moscow Manege in 1958, was the first large exhibition ever organized in the socialist hemisphere, with more than two thousand artworks from twelve East-European and Asian countries. Conceived as a socialist response to the Venice Biennale - branded as the main international showcase for “decadent and bourgeois art from capitalist nations” - the...   More >

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and...   More >

Jekaterina Novikova

The Weimar Joint Sanatorium: Institutional landscapes, identification, and disease

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.

#MeToo Hong Kong

Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies

As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Joyce Carol Oates: Hazards of Time Travel

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Oates’s latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.

The Uighur Crisis in China: One Million and Counting

Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110 Boalt Hall

 Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington

 Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law

 Human Rights Center

More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. “Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land.” —Kumi...   More >

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Reduce, reuse, recycle your vision: the basis of rich and stable perceptual experience

Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 David Whitney, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is not—scenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently...   More >

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: The Voyage of Character

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel

Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rachel Teukolsky, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt English

 Department of English, Townsend British Studies working group, C19 Colloquium

The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).

If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email eceisenberg@berkeley.edu or vvm@berkeley.edu for a...   More >

Harnessing AI for Global Economic Development

Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Victoria Coleman

 Information, School of

Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.

This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018....   More >

AIA Lecture - The Sixth Sense: Multisensory Encounters with the Dead in Roman Egypt

Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between...   More >

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Why Read Descartes's Meditations: Why Read...Series

Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jonathan Sheehan, U.C. Berkeley; Kristin Primus, U.C. Berkeley; John Carriero, UCLA; Janet Broughton, U.C. Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Curating Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction with Lucinda Barnes

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Lucinda Barnes

 Arts + Design

Lucinda Barnes serves as Curator Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, after many years as Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections. At BAMPFA Barnes has curated and co-curated over forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time (2006), Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet (2009), Indeterminate Stillness: Looking at...   More >

The Language of Love in the Petitions of Armenians from the Ottoman Province of Van and in the Print Media, 1820s-1870s

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Dzovinar Dederian, PhD Candidate, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan

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

This talk will focus on the language of love in petitions and print media of the nineteenth century to situate nation and patria in a grid of emotions that permeated the lives of Ottoman Armenians. The lecture seeks to answer how Van Armenians engaged in the contestation and transformation of the boundaries and socio-political dynamics of nation and patria between the 1820s and 1870s. By...   More >

European Economic Integration and Populism: Foes or Allies?

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dariusz Adamski, University of Wrocław

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

Could it be that one of the most extraordinary experiments in international reconciliation and community-building in the history of mankind – European integration after World War II – has contributed to what European Commission President Juncker once dubbed “galloping populism”? Seeking an answer to this question, Dariusz Adamski will dissect the nature of the major economic policies of the...   More >

Dariusz Adamski

The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit: Spring 2019 Kadish Lecture

Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Moot Court, room 140

 Professor Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies & Philosophy, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies & Department of Philosophy

 Professor Loic Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley, Sociology; Professor Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, Diversity and Health Disparities - Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley Haas Institute For A Fair and Inclusive Society

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs

Professor Tommie Shelby of Harvard will deliver the Kadish Lecture, "The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit" with commentary from Professor Loic Wacquant, UC Berkeley Sociology, and Osagie K. Obasogie Professor of Bioethics and Diversity and Health Disparities--Haas Distinguished Chair.

Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series | Pina Bausch's Aggressive Tenderness

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Telory D. Arendell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, Missouri State University

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In this talk, Telory Arendell argues that Pina Bausch takes what other practitioners have written as praxis (theory/practice) and reverses it: she makes the theory practical. Bausch disables gender and explores the breaking point between tenderness and violence in human interactions. Arendell believes that experimental theater should include at least a nod to Bausch’s oeuvre as a...   More >

Telory Arendell

Language Change and Narrative Form from Ó Cadhain to Ferrante

Lecture | March 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame

 Institute of European Studies, Irish Studies Program

This talk looks at the difficulties faced by minor languages in founding traditions of the realist novel, and explores what these difficulties can tell us about the nature of the genre itself.

Speaker: Barry McCrea is a novelist and scholar of modern European, Latin American, and Irish literature. He most recent book is Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in...   More >

Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame)

Critical Public Theology: How to Use and Not to Use the Bible in Contemporary Public Issues

Lecture | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Note change in location

 Konrad Schmid, Professor of Old Testament Science and Early Jewish Religious History, University of Zürich

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Bible sometimes plays a major role in current, political discourses, especially in the United States. As a project, public theology supports efforts to let the Bible speak to contemporary, public concerns. But using the Bible in this way involves many potential traps. How can a 2000 year old book provide guidance for social and political challenges? Should it do so at all? This lecture argues...   More >

Balancing Between the Institutional and Alternative: Strategies for Collectively Performing Cinema across the Geographic and Ideological Borders of the Cold War

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Megan Hoetger, UC Berkeley Performance Studies

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

At a time when non-, anti-, and counter-cinema practices faced heavy state censorship with little in the way of art institutional or film industrial support, filmmakers and artists forged new ways of circulating their work at local levels, as well as across national borders. Looking to the Viennese context as a case study, this talk examines the entangled development of two forms of artist...   More >

Science and the Mortuary Landscape: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Carbon capture and redirection for enhanced wastewater treatment: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Maureen Njoki Kinyua, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Atif Mian, Asim Khawaja, Maroof Syed, and Saad Gulzar | On "Evidence-based Economic Policy" in Pakistan

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Atif Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Asim I. Khwaja, Professor, International Finance and Development (Harvard University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Maroof A. Syed, President & CEO, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Director of Pakistan Strategy & Development, Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD-Harvard); Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Center on the Politics of Development, Master of Development Practice, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, Center for Effective Global Action, Department of Economics

A presentation on “evidence based economic policy” in Pakistan, a new initiative led by Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian, Harvard economist, Prof. Asim Khawaja, Mr. Maroof Syed, CEO of Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

Jenni Monet | “The State of Indigenous Journalism”

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Jenni Monet is an award-winning journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice for such publications as The LA Times, The Guardian, the Center for Investigative Reporting and others. Jenni received top honors for her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle in which she chronicled the movement for six consecutive months, resulting in her arrest and ultimately her acquittal....   More >

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Using Learner-Generated Work as Source Materials for a Language Revitalization Course

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Julia Nee, PhD Candidate, Linguistics

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past two years, Julia Nee has been working on language revitalization initiatives with speakers and learners of Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec (TdVZ), an indigenous language spoken by approximately 3,500 people in Oaxaca, Mexico. One of her projects focuses on the development and implementation of several two-week intensive language camps for children ages 5-12.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

SOLD OUT: Colorful Pigments, Colorful Dyes: The Chemistry of Color with Dr. Margareta Séquin

Lecture | March 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This talk, which includes a walk, is a wonderful introduction to the chemistry of color and to the special structures of colorful plant substances, including those that can be used as dyes on fibers. Learn about anthocyanins, tannins, flavonoids, and more!

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

 SOLD OUT - email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.