Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019
Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley
Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules... More >
Lecture | September 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
Words like courage, humor, and smart are frequently deployed when... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium | Canceled
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Mayor Michael Tubbs will present the Jefferson lecture on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture, entitled "Investing in People," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Patricia Williams in Conversation with Ramona Naddaff: When Not to Write Like a Lawyer: The Art of Genre Transgression
Lecture | September 14 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Patricia Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University. A scholar of race, gender, and law, she is a prolific writer across a variety of genres. Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights and Open House: Of Family, Food, Piano Lessons, and The Search for a Room of My Own. She is a columnist for the Nation.
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.
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 >
Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried outwith military precisionan escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and... More >
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Hertha Sweet Wong: Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text
Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
Wong explores the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of Art Spiegelman, Faith Ringgold, Leslie Marmon Silko, and other American writers-artists who experiment with hybrid forms of self-narration.
Lecture | November 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In his exploration of a watershed political year, Professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University Todd Gitlin unearths a "thrust toward retrogression" that stands in stark contrast to the popular image of 1968 as a politically progressive moment.