Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rally to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Mario Savio Steps

 Paola Bacchetta, Faculty Member, Gender and Women's Studies; Hatem Bazian, Faculty Member, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty-profile/hatem-bazian, Provost, Co-founder and Faculty Member of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Oliver Jones, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of the Afro-American Students Union, and Civil Rights Attorney; Jeff Leong, Poet, Author, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist, Retired Attorney, Tortilla Maker, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of Mexican-American Student Confederation; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of Native American Students Union, and Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Former San Quentin incarceree, and Founder of Asian Prisoners Support Committee, Asian Prisoners Support Committee; Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Artist, Musician, Ph.D. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Race and Gender; Floyd Huen, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of Asian American Political Alliance; Cynthia Ledesma; Abraham Ramirez, PhD. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Vicci Wong, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance

 Blake Simons, Assistant Director, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center; Joanne Yi, UC Berkeley Undergraduate, and Director of External Affairsm REACH!, REACH!

 American Cultures, TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, TWLF Research Initiative, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Department of African American Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, Native American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!

Rally to celebrate the first day and 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike.

Courtesy of Ethnic Studies Library

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

What terms do we use to describe and evaluate art? How do we judge if art is good, and if it is for the social good? DeSouza investigates the terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.

Are American Campuses Free Speech Zones?

Conference/Symposium | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 175

 Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School; Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

 Janice Rogers Brown, Judge, Former U.S. Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeal, District of Columbia

 Public Law and Policy Program, the Steamboat Institute

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law
Reception to follow (5:30pm to 6:30pm) in the Goldberg room 297

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/CampusFreeSpeechZones

To gain entry to the event, attendees will be required to present their photo ID at the front doors, along with their printed admission ticket. Please note that the event will begin...   More >

Friday, February 1, 2019

Book Talk: The Feminist Awakening in China

Colloquium | February 1 | 3-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Leta Hong Fincher

 Lü Pin

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students,...   More >

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reimagining Labor Law

Lecture | February 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Catherine Fisk, Berkeley Law

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Transformation of work through the gig economy and through the decline of unions presents unprecedented challenges for regulating work for the common good. But it also presents opportunities for a fresh start. This lecture will examine some of the recent radical changes in the law of the workplace in California and nationwide.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Solitary Confinement as Torture in U.S. Prisons

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Danny Murillo, Solitary Survivor

 Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P., Institue Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute

 Human Rights Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild - Berkeley Law Chapter

Solitary confinement is routinely used to further confine and punish those in prison, despite that the U.N. has found extended periods of solitary to constitute torture. A panel of survivors and experts will explore the legal implications and human cost of this practice. Lunch will be served.

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Approaches to the Prague Spring

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

 Timothy Scott Brown, Northeastern University, Boston

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

The Prague Spring, a movement of reform Communism instituted in Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubcek in early 1968 and crushed by Soviet force of arms in August of the same year, has been interpreted overwhelmingly according to a liberal narrative ending in the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989. To be sure, the relevance of the experiment in “Socialism with a Human Face” for the Europe-wide uprisings...   More >

Timothy Scott Brown

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism.

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award: Free Speech in Angry Times

Lecture | March 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 March for Our Lives

 College of Letters & Science, Goldman School of Public Policy, Library

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified; to promote the ideas and values he struggled to advance throughout his life; and to recognize and...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.

Professor Robert Reich

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Performance Studies Graduate Speaker Series | Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of fifteen...   More >

 

Zizi Papacharissi

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Great Debate

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall

 

Berkeley Conservative Society, Berkeley Conservative Society

Cal Berkeley Democrats, Cal Berkeley Democrats

 Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Come out to see Cal Berkeley Democrats debate the Berkeley Conservative Society! Both sides will debate their views on current political topics, ranging from the minimum wage to healthcare. Anyone from any side of the political spectrum is welcome to attend, so put the Great Debate on your calendars and see political discourse at UC Berkeley at its best!

This event is sponsored by the Center...   More >

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Academic Freedom: Past, Present and Future

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Joan Scott, Professor Emerita, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton; Henry Reichman, Former Vice President, AAUP

 Wendy Brown, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Khalid Kadir, Lecturer, UC Berkeley; I-Wei Wang, Librarian, UC Berkeley School of Law

 Berkeley Faculty Association

Academic freedom, the collective condition necessary for the flourishing of scholarship and teaching, is under assault – both from within and without the university. From within the university by pressures towards privatization and risk management; from without by both mobilized citizens and wealthy sponsors. These threats to academic freedom affect all involved in the academic project:...   More >

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

UC Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 ADDISON STREET, BERKELEY, CA

 Public Affairs

This event will bring students, alumni, and community members
together for a night of live jazz performed by UC Jazz’s three most advanced ensembles. The combos will perform a broad and exciting sampling of various jazz styles, including classic material from the 1960s and 1970s, swing, latin, and contemporary, with much focus on improvisation and group
interaction.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Exhibit Opening: "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"

Reading - Literary | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is hosting a selection of pieces from "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" through the end of the semester. Join us for the Opening of the exhibit, where curator and co-editor of the anthology of the same title, Beau Beausoleil will speak about this project. He will be accompanied by a selection of readings from the 2012 anthology "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts...   More >

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Zeynap Tufekci, Independent Writer and Public Scholar

 D- Lab and Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Berkeley Center for New Media, The Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, The Library, Office of the vice Chancellor for Research, The Visual Resources Center

Since the launch of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reports of hate speech targeting various minority groups have risen dramatically. Although this surge is well-reported, it remains difficult to quantify the magnitude of the problem or even properly classify hate speech, let alone identify and measure its effects. Keyword searches and dictionary methods are often imprecise and overly blunt...   More >

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 Free Seat Reservation Required. Tickets go on sale April 5. Buy tickets online

Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity with Zeynep Tufekci: Digital Humanities Faire Keynote

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Zeynep Tufekci

 Data Sciences

In this keynote lecture for the spring 2019 Digital Humanities Faire, Zeynep Tufekci will enter into dialogue with hate speech research being conducted on campus through the Social Sciences D-Lab, focusing on corporate responsibility and the importance of preserving free speech.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Timothy Hampton: Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Hampton’s close examination of Bob Dylan's songs locates the artist’s transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

Lecture | April 23 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

 Graduate Division

Associate Justice Goodwin Liu will present the Jefferson lecture on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The lecture, entitled "State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.

 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

BIDS Data Science Lecture: Hate speech, algorithms, and digital connectivity

Lecture | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, D-Lab, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Online Hate Index (OHI) is a research partnership between UC Berkeley’s D-Lab and Google Jigsaw that seeks to improve society's understanding of online hate speech (from sources such as YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and other social media sites), including its prevalence over time, ...   More >