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Monday, April 20, 2015

“Where is the ‘yes’? Sexual Assault, Consent and Criminal Law”

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 134 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Melanie Randall, University of Western Ontario

Canadian Studies Program (CAN))


Consent, in Canadian criminal law, is the legal dividing line between sexual contact which is criminal (when consent is absent or can not be given) and all other sexual engagement. As such, it is a critically important legal term of art. The legal definition of consent plays a crucial role in establishing the elements of the crime of sexual assault. Yet despite statutory and judicial attempts to...   More >

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Abd al-Jalil Bilgrami's Ode to a Troubled Marriage: On Poetry and Politics in the Late Mughal Empire

Lecture | April 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History


A talk by Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History at UC Berkeley

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Pleasures of Backwardness: Consumer Desire and Modernity in Eastern Europe: Sessions 1-3

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University-Viadrina, Institute of European Studies, German Academic Exchange Service, Department of History, Culture and History of East Central Europe (Krouzek) - Working Group, Der Kreis: German History Working Group


Friday, April 24, 2015
9:15am-5:30pm
Dwinelle Hall 370
University of California, Berkeley

Session 1
9:15 – 11:00 am

“Conceptualizing Consumption in the PRL”
BRIAN PORTER-SZŰCS
Professor of History, University of Michigan

“The Making of the Non-Capitalist Consumer: Waste, Work and Well-Being in Socialist Lithuania and Hungary”
DIANA MINCYTE
Social Science, City University of...   More >



Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 12-6 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law


Law, Boalt School of


The Seventh Annual Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference showcases original research from students in Legal Studies as well as from a number of other departments on campus. See the Legal Studies website for the full conference program.


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Othering and Belonging: A National Conference (Day 1)

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 3-9 p.m. |  Oakland Marriott City Center


1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society premieres its first national diversity and inclusion conference on “Othering and Belonging.” This three-day event highlights how some existing social, political and economic systems use differences to exclude or “other” many groups based on race, gender, sexual preference, religion, ability/disability, place of origin and more. By examining,...   More >


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Registration is required. Please register at: www.otheringandbelonging.org

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Othering and Belonging: A National Conference (Day 2)

Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Oakland Marriott City Center


1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society premieres its first national diversity and inclusion conference on “Othering and Belonging.” This three-day event highlights how some existing social, political and economic systems use differences to exclude or “other” many groups based on race, gender, sexual preference, religion, ability/disability, place of origin and more. By examining,...   More >


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Registration is required. Please register at: www.otheringandbelonging.org

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Othering and Belonging: A National Conference (Day 3)

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Oakland Marriott City Center


1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society premieres its first national diversity and inclusion conference on “Othering and Belonging.” This three-day event highlights how some existing social, political and economic systems use differences to exclude or “other” many groups based on race, gender, sexual preference, religion, ability/disability, place of origin and more. By examining,...   More >


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Registration is required. Please register at: www.otheringandbelonging.org

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Constructing Criminals: Xenophobia and the Politics of Panic

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Constructing Criminals: Xenophobia and the Politics of Panic

Prof. Chris Zepeda-Millán, Ethnic Studies
Prof. Leti Volpp, Boalt School of Law

More info soon...   More >



Attiya Ahmad on Housetalk and Everyday Conversions: South Asian Domestic Workers' Newfound Islamic Pieties in the Greater Arabian Peninsula

Lecture | April 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Prof. Attiya Ahmad, Dept. of Anthropology, George Washington University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Over the past twenty years, tens of thousand of migrant domestic workers in the Greater Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf region have taken shehadeh, the Islamic testament of faith. A widespread phenomenon, these religious conversions have generated a great deal of debate centering on one question: why? Some argue domestic workers convert in order to wrest better remuneration and treatment from...   More >

Friday, May 8, 2015