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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Berkeley Talks: Marc Lamont Hill: Do Black Lives Really Matter? Structural inequality and the freedom dreams of Black America

Special Event | September 3 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Marc Lamont Hill

UC Berkeley


Berkeley Talks with Marc Lamont Hill


All Audiences

All Audiences

$FREE Tickets must be picked up at the Zellerbach box office

Tickets must be picked up at the Zellerbach Box Office. Tickets go on sale August 23.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese Politics: Changes of CCP Culture and Ideology since the 18th Congress

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 1-5 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This symposium offers faculty from Renmin University to exchange view on current affairs in China with Berkeley colleagues. Papers address aspects of culture, the legacy of the cultural revolution, American perspectives, and new trends. Portions of this presentation may be in Chinese.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Social Equity and Economic Growth: The Role of Regional Knowledge Networks in a Changing Economy

Lecture: Departmental Colloquium | September 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Chris Benner, University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Geography

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Polish Citizenship Model and the Hegemony of the Intelligentsia: A Historical and Critical Perspective

Lecture | September 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Tomasz Zarycki, Associate Professor and Director of Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University

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


This talk will present an attempt at developing a comparative perspective on the Polish model of citizenship with special emphasis on the 19th century as its formative period. As will be argued, the ideal Polish citizen, according to the model that became dominant at the turn of the century and institutionalized in 1918, could be imagined as an intelligentsia member. The persistence of this...   More >



Early Thoughts on Some Dimensions of Nepali-South Korean Migration

Lecture | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Robert M Oppenheim, The University of Texas at Austin

Laura C. Nelson, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute for South Asia Studies


This talk stems from a research project that Heather Hindman and I have been conducting since about 2010, which we are now attempting to expand and deepen. It focuses on several aspects of the social and imaginative relationship between contemporary South Korea and Nepal.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Trauma's Red Carpet Memories: The Sarajevo Film Festival

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Antje Postema, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


The first lecture in the Fall 2016 Slavic Colloquium Series.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

From Fotonovela to Beyond Webnovela: The Power of Storytelling for Health Promotion: Health Communication Matters Webinar Series

Lecture | September 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  MeetingBurner


Mel Baron, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, USC; Helen Wang, Assistant Professor of Communication, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership


Join us for the latest event in the Health Communication Matters Webinar Series from the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership!

In this event, join our expert presenters as they discuss story-based edutainment for the Latino community from the traditional paper booklet fotonovela to something completely different: a TV series for teens. Mel Baron from USC School of Pharmacy will...   More >



Sustainability Involvement Expo

Special Event | September 14 | 12-2 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza


Student Environmental Resource Center


The Sustainability Involvement Expo will showcase campus, student, and local organizations, campaigns, projects, internships, and funding opportunities available for students with sustainability interests. Students interested in sustainability and looking for opportunities for involvement should attend this Expo.

Interested in having your organization table at the Expo? Please sign-up at...   More >



Aerial Aftermaths: The Colonial Present in '9/11' Views from Above

Lecture: Departmental Colloquium | September 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis

Department of Geography



Jeff Chambers-Amazon Forests and the Terrestrial Carbon Sink

Colloquium | September 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Jeff Chambers, Associate Professor and Faculty Scientist—UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Synthesis studies from old-growth tropical forest plot networks indicate a net pantropical carbon sink of more than 1 Pg C/yr, or ~15% of total anthropogenic CO2 emissions. However a number of confounding factors limit our ability to attribute this observed sink to direct CO2 fertilization of tree growth and forest productivity. One source of uncertainty centers on determining to what extent...   More >

Friday, September 16, 2016

Instability, Crisis in Japanese Politics and New Social Movements

Colloquium | September 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Eiji Oguma, Keio University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Eiji OGUMA(小熊英二) is a professor of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo. His researches cover the national identity and nationalism, colonial policy, democracy thoughts and social movements in modern Japan from the view of historical sociology. He has earned 6 prizes for his published works in Japan. He has participated and...   More >



Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917

Lecture | September 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Khatchig Mouradian, Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor, California State University, Fresno

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


The assault on and the humanitarian resistance waged by Armenian deportees in Ottoman Syria during World War I provide insight into key aspects of the Armenian Genocide. In this lecture, Mouradian presents a multifaceted account of developments in Aleppo and across the network of concentration camps in Ras ul-Ain and along the banks of the Euphrates River, from Meskeneh to Der Zor. Drawing upon...   More >

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Undergraduate Conference on China

Conference/Symposium | September 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This conference will feature advanced undergraduates from US universities who plan to attend graduate school in a China-related field. They will present research papers on various topics.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mapping Aquatic Plants From the Air

Lecture | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Susan Ustin, Professor of Environmental and Resource Science, UC Davis

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Susan Ustin is a Professor of Environmental and Resource Science and Director of the Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at UC Davis. She works with imaging spectroscopy and other remote sensing systems at a variety of scales ,from leaf level to global. Among other studies, she has included mapping vegetation distribution and abundance, including invasive species mapping...   More >


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.



Economic and Non-Economic Factors in Violence: Evidence from Organized Crime, Suicides and Climate in Mexico": Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room


Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Demography, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Berkeley Population Center


A weekly series of talks by visiting speakers, on varying topics of interest to demography. Coffee and light refreshments.



Using light to change how we see Earth's Critical Zone

Lecture: Departmental Colloquium | September 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Christopher Tennant, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Geography

Department of Geography



Maggi Kelly-Spatial Data Science and the 21st Century Mapping Toolkit

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Maggi Kelly, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist-UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


The past decade has been one of astonishing innovation in the world of spatial data, analysis and visualization. I’m going to talk about all the amazing and fun technology that you can work with. My group focuses on mapping for a changing California, and we use blends of very modern tools with historical and contemporary data to help answer applied ecological questions. Basically this is a look...   More >

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Populism, Immigration and Discrimination: A Transatlantic Perspective

Lecture | September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Terri Givens, Professor and Provost; Dean of Arts and Sciences, Menlo College

Institute of European Studies



Center for Race and Gender Open House Reception

Reception | September 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Join us as we celebrate CRG's 15th anniversary! At this year’s open house, we are excited to celebrate 15 years of sparking innovation and cutting edge thinking on critical race and gender studies.

Join us and learn about exciting upcoming events and opportunities, and reconnect with students and faculty doing race and gender research over delicious food and drink!

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grants Info Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall


Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Student Environmental Resource Center


The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) will be hosting an info session on their 2016 Fall Mini-Grants. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend the info session to learn more about TGIF and how to apply for a mini-grant.

For more information on mini-grants, please visit: http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/apply/fall-grants

About TGIF:
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides...   More >

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Electionization and Postsocialist Subjectivity: Women Running for Parliamentary Elections in Mongolia

Lecture | September 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Manduhai Buyandelger, Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Laura Nelson, Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley and Chair, Center for Korean Studies

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


Female politicians in Mongolia navigate multiple conflicting discourses as to what it means to be a proper female politician. They perform new selves: intellectual, morally appropriate, and uniquely feminine in a dialectical relation to the culture of consumption and media; by doing so, negotiate their identities and intervene thereby in the transformation of the politics of gender in Mongolia.



What were they Fighting For?: German Mentalities in the Second World War

Lecture | September 27 | 4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall | Note change in time


Nick Stargardt, Professor of History, University of Oxford

Institute of European Studies



The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Lecture | September 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

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


Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian was born in 1956 in Hrazdan, Armenia.

At the age of 22 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of
International Relations.

In 1988 he received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR National Academy of Sciences.

Foreign Minister Nalbandian started his diplomatic career in 1978 in Lebanon. He...   More >

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

See and Spray Systems for Robotic Weeding

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


James Ostrowski, VP of Engineering, Blue River Technology

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Jim Ostrowski is the VP of Engineering at Blue River Technology, which serves farmers with computer-vision based robotics that unlock greater yield potential.

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Free and open to the public. Register by the Monday before the talk for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on...   More >


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.



Misfits of a Higher Order: Inside and Outside the State

Colloquium | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Manduhai Buyandelger, MIT

Franck Bille, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


What do women candidates’ experiences of running in parliamentary elections in Mongolia illuminate about the past trajectories and the current state of various gender and feminist theories in anthropology? The Mongolian women parliamentary candidates are “good to think” with as they do not easily fit the movements and theories that have developed in relation to the state and other dominant...   More >



Recasting Slavery: The Legacy of Caste and Slavery in South India

Lecture: Departmental Colloquium | September 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Sharika Thiranagama, Stanford University

Department of Geography

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire...   More >



Better decision-making through community mapping in Mongolia

Lecture | September 29 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Enkhtungalag Chuluunbaatar, Ger Community Mapping Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia is home to almost half of the country's population, in which more than 60% live in the ger area. Centralized administrative power, rapid urbanization, economic and political instability calls for a stronger civil society with a vision for long-term, sustainable, and inclusive development. The Ger Community Mapping Center sees community mapping as one of the...   More >



Racial Formation in Israel: Gender, Diaspora, and Occupation: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Colloquium | September 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Gaza 2014 and the Mizrahi Predicament: Neoliberalism, Informal activism and Ultra-nationalism in Palestine-Israel
Dr. Smadar Lavie, Beatrice Bain Research Group

Troubling Humanitarian Discourses: Vietnamese Refugee Diaspora in Guam and Israel
Evyn Lê Espiritu, Ethnic Studies

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire...   More >