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Friday, September 18, 2015

The Battle for Mexico and the Future of Revolutionary Democracy in the Americas: Mexico at the Crossroads

Lecture | September 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


John Ackerman, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM

Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Boalt’s Hall Committee for Human Rights - International Human Rights Law Clinic

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea’s Democracy Movement

Colloquium | September 30 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Paul Chang, Harvard University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Drawing on recent work on event structures, this paper attempts to further develop the application of the protest cycle concept by conceptualizing social movements as a population of interlinked events and identifying events that play critical roles in historical outcomes, considering protest cycles as protest event networks with a novel dataset on South Korea’s democracy movement.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt

Colloquium | October 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Lisa Blaydes, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford Unviersity

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


How are harmful social practices brought to an end? Female genital cutting (FGC) is among the most widespread human rights violations committed against children, worldwide. While FGC remains a nearly ubiquitous practice among ever-married women in Egypt, significant declines in the practice have been witnessed among younger women and girls. In particular, Egypt's Coptic Christian community has...   More >

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Legacies of the Korean War: Korean Americans Recall the "Forgotten War”

Conference/Symposium | October 17 | 3 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Namhee Lee, UCLA; Ramsay Liem, Boston College; Deann Borshay Liem

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Cal Humanities, UC Humanities Research Institute, Korea Policy Institute


Featuring remarks by oral-history participants and contributors, scholarly presentations on war memory, and screenings of testimonial shorts, this event, by inaugurating an online, community-based, diasporic archive, aims to enable long overdue reckoning with the past and present of the Korean War, a war yet to be concluded with a peace agreement.