Upcoming Events

Monday, November 20, 2017

They Came From Everywhere: The People of the Amur

Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | November 20 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victor Zatsepine, History, University of Connecticut

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

This talk, based on Victor Zatsepine’s recently published book, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (UBC Press, 2017), illuminates the varied social, economic and political contacts that enlivened the borders of the two empires (Qing China and Romanov Russia) and their successor states. The author argues that the Amur ‘frontier’ region functioned as a meeting...   More >

Monday, November 27, 2017

On the History of Religions and the Study of Islam

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Travis Zadeh, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Islam plays a powerful role in American public discourse. Across this often contentious landscape, numerous voices can be heard defining and contesting the nature of Islam. This lecture addresses the place and history of Islam in the modern academic study of religion in light of discursive structures that are designed to contain and delimit the meaning of Islam.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | November 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

(En)Gendering Whiteness: A Historical Analysis of White Womanhood, Colonial Anxieties, and "Tender Violence" in US Schools
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Graduate School of Education

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

State-Building And Political Development In US Foreign Policy

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is professor (by courtesy) of political science.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His book, The End of History...   More >

States of Exception and Sudden Democracies in 20th Century Germany

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West

This talk is an extended think piece on the forging of democratic sensibilities as states of exception collapsed and democratic political forms were improvised and invented in 20th century Germany. The focus will be on 1918-19 with comparative reflections on 1945-48. In approaching democracy as a political form defined by recurrent crises of representation, I am interested in how democratic...   More >

Monday, December 4, 2017

Euro-Atlantic Security from the Viewpoint of Central Eastern Europe

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Bronislaw Komorowski, Former President of the Republic of Poland

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Identity Narratives in Canadian and American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?

Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patricia Bromley, Stanford University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?

Prof. Patricia Bromley
Stanford University
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon

Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series

The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible...   More >

Trans-Regionalism and Economic Co-Dependency across the South China Sea

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Throughout history, the South China Sea has been a maritime zone that saw primary economies of its littoral zones exercise influence over smaller, outlying economies by binding the latter into co-dependent relationships with the former. This may be witnessed in such areas as the currency systems adopted by the smaller economies, alignment of foreign and trade policies with those of the larger...   More >

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs: December's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary: Other Events of Interest | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. This documentary presents Boggs's...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

December's Movie at Moffitt

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Edith Scheffer, Senior Fellow at IES and Assistant Professor at Stanford University

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies

The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier between East and West, imposed by communism, has been a central symbol of the Cold War. This talk reveals the hidden origins of the Iron Curtain, showing how the physical border between East and West Germany was not simply imposed by Cold War superpowers, but was an improvised outgrowth...   More >

An Epic Transformation: The Transition of the Oirat Oral Epic Jangar from ‘Culture’ to ‘Cultural Resource’

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Long, Cambridge University

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

This fieldwork program attempted to follow the conceptual transformation of the Epic of Jangar—a traditional oral epic of the Oirat Mongols of XUAR—as a social phenomenon in Hoboksar Mongolian Autonomous County from the end of the Cultural Revolution to present, particularly from the mid-2000s onward. In this time, Jangar transformed from a curious cultural artifact of ‘folk culture’ with near...   More >

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Korean Fashion from the Joseon Dynasty to Today

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 04102

 Asian Art Museum

Delve into Couture Korea with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Innocence and Violence: The Theology of a Gun Culture

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Erdozain, Freelance Writer

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Gun rights are typically identified with the Second Amendment – a legal, indeed constitutional, prerogative. This lecture argues that they are better understood as part of a culture and a belief system, centering on ideas of innocence and legitimate violence.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Lecture: History-Sponsored Events | February 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Karl Jacoby, Professor, Department of History, Columbia University

 Department of History

To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: he was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather,...   More >

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Addressing Gendered and Sexualized Violence in Conflict

Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Political Conflict, Gendered Violence and People’s Struggles for Justice in South Asia
Angana Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender, and People’s Rights Project, Center for Race & Gender

Challenges in Prosecuting Sexual Violence from Nuremberg and Tokyo to the ICC
David Cohen, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A White Stone for Belfast: One Take on Religious Politics

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Robert Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies and History and Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Northwestern University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This lecture asks what “religious” politics might be given the deconstruction of the concept of “religion” that has taken place over the past several decades, which has uncovered its implicit social, legal, and political agendas from early modernity forward. It takes as its starting point an experience Anglican sisters had in Belfast at the height of the troubles, when they attempted to carve out...   More >

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Lecture by Prof. Anne Monius: Title TBD

Lecture: Other Events of Interest | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.