Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Mark Thompson, Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
Since his election, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a violent crackdown on drugs. For many Filipinos, this state violence has created a sense of political order amidst weak institutions. Duterte's right populism shows similarities to illiberalism elsewhere in Southeast Asia but differs from rich world right populism represented by Trump and the European far right.
Master of Development Practice Spring Lecture 2017: Water, Food Supply and Disease Control in Africa, Southeast Asia and California
Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Vince Resh, Professor, University of California Berkeley
Discover the challenges, successes and lessons learned by one of UC Berkeleys most preeminent proponents of local and global sustainability.
For four decades Professor Vincent Resh has brought state-of-the-art science to critical policy decisions in California and around the globe. Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Entomology, Professor Resh has published nearly 400 research articles and... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sylvia Nam, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine
This talk examines pent-up expertise and upward pressures on land prices that have generated the market dynamics leading to the expansive rollout of condominium towers in Phnom Penh. The speaker received her Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.
Lecture | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Dr. Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History, Harvard Kennedy School
Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of Americas Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and... More >
Panel Discussion | April 17 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A panel discussion will be held prior to the screening of the documentary film 'A Tomb for Khun Srun', chaired by Prof. Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies.
Film - Documentary: Panel Discussion | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Eric Galmard, Director
This documentary film, directed by Eric Galmard, looks at the life of Khun Srun, a brilliant Cambodian writer who joined the Khmer Rouge in 1973 only to be executed by the regime in 1978. The film aims to bring attention to his literary voice, combined with a present-day focus on his daughter, Khun Khem, the only surviving member of the family.
Panel Discussion | April 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Yves Tiberghien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Consul Wang Dong, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Li Yi, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Consul Sun Jia, Consulate General of the PRC- SF
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
China's "One Belt, One Road" is one of the most ambitious infrastructure plans of the past century. A panel of political science and economics scholars will discuss the plan, its goals, and its potential effects with delegates from the Consulate General of the PRC-SF.
Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
Tempted by their expansive authority over Chinas economy, Chinese leaders are increasingly deploying economic resources such as foreign aid and overseas investments to influence policy decisions in other countries. To implement economic statecraft, Chinas leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable... More >
Gamelan Sari Raras: Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri
Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri
Gamelan Sari Raras is a performing ensemble in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of Midiyanto and Ben Brinner it includes students and former students at Berkeley as well as... More >
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Colloquium | May 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Alexandra Kaloyanides, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
The collapse of Burmas final kingdom was devastating for the Buddhist organizations that depended on its royal sponsorship. The nineteenth-century encroachment of the British Raj crippled both the Konbaung Dynasty and its once-powerful monastic establishment, but it also created opportunities for opposition parties. One adversarial Buddhist sect, the Paramats, was particularly active between the... More >
Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold
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... More >
Lecture | May 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date
Dr. Nick Cheesman, Research Fellow, Political & Social Change, Australian National University
From 2012 to 2014, Myanmar experienced recurrent acts of lethal violence, realised through repeated public expressions that Muslims constitute an existential threat to Buddhists. This talk will make a case for classing and analyzing the violence as communal. This lecture has been re-scheduled from its original March date.
Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for Southeast Asian Collections, University of California, Berkeley
The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.