Lecture | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
This presentation examines the role of Filipinos who return to their homeland, after living in the U.S. for several decades, in the economic development of the Philippines.
Lecture | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Ma Khin Lay leads a womens organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Womens Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.
Film - Documentary | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 175 (Booth Auditorium) | Note change in date and location
This event will feature the screening of a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burmas Rakhine state in 2012, followed by a panel discussion.
Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well... More >
Panel Discussion | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley
Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis
Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.