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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Shocking the Conscience of Mankind”: The Language of Transgression Before and After the Holocaust

Lecture | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies


This lecture questions the comforting story of progress that dominates academic and public understandings of mass criminality and international order. Widely regarded as a breakthrough in international law and morality, the genocide concept, modeled on the Holocaust, has transformed the “language of transgression” by making massive hate crimes the ultimate violations: motivated by ideologically...   More >



Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 18 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley


Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 19 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley


Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Second Annual IES and Social Science Matrix Conference: “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Differential Incorporation”

Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Shorb House


2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

Institute of European Studies


The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies (IES) and the Social Science Matrix are pleased to announce its second annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. The conference provides doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines a forum to put their research into conversation around a unifying theme.
The topic of this year’s conference is “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion,...   More >



Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: Urban Sustainability in Germany

Lecture | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany


Cities are leading the transition to a post-carbon economic model and envision sustainability in all three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic. Mr. Gruenig will focus on three primary sustainability areas: urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings. Across these topics, cities increasingly recognize that a sustainable future is rooted in their citizens and,...   More >



The Future of Today's Generation in American Politics

Lecture | April 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Suite 100


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Senator Alan Simpson; Ethan Rarick, Associate Director, Institute of Governmental Studies Director, Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Institute of Governmental Studies

Institute of Governmental Studies


Sen. Alan Simpson, one of America's most acute political observers, will discuss the future of American politics -- where is the country headed, and what are the implications for today's young people? Sen. Simpson, who served 18 years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming, will be "In Conversation" with Ethan Rarick, director of the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public...   More >



Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 20 | 4:10-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley


Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.


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Arab Spring And Arab Winter: Should The United States Support Democracy In The Middle East?

Lecture | April 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date, time, and location


Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Institute of International Studies


Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.

Abrams was educated at Harvard College, the London School of...   More >


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Friday, April 21, 2017

20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California


The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the...   More >



Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)


Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism


This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign...   More >


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$FREE

Registration opens March 1. Register by April 21 online.