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 Zatsepines 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 >
Seminar 211, Economic History: Taxing Unwanted Populations: Fiscal Policy and Conversions in Early Islam
Seminar: Other Events of Interest | November 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Co-authored with Jean Tirole
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220
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.
Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | November 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
(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
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute
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 >
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan
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 >
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
Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?
Prof. Patricia Bromley
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 >
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University
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 >
Film - Documentary: Other Events of Interest | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate 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.
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
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
This fieldwork program attempted to follow the conceptual transformation of the Epic of Jangara traditional oral epic of the Oirat Mongols of XUARas 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 >
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | December 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall
Delve into Couture Korea with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim.
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Dominic Erdozain, Freelance Writer
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.
Lecture: History-Sponsored Events | February 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Karl Jacoby, Professor, Department of History, Columbia University
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 >
Colloquium: Other Events of Interest | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Political Conflict, Gendered Violence and Peoples Struggles for Justice in South Asia
Angana Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender, and Peoples 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
Lecture: Other Events of Interest | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
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 >
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
A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.