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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hong Kong: Where China and Global Advantages Converge

Lecture | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Clement C. M. Leung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of the World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong is the world's 9th largest trading entity and enjoys incomparable advantages under a free trade pact with Mainland China...   More >



Modern War In Theory And Practice

Lecture | March 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Lt. Col. John Nagl (Ret.), Headmaster, The Haverford School

Institute of International Studies, Military Sciences Program (ROTC)


Dr. John Nagl is currently the Ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School. Prior to his assuming the role of Headmaster in 2013, Dr. Nagl was the inaugural Minerva Research Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previously, Dr. Nagl was the President of the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., and he remains a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at CNAS. He is also a member of the Reserve...   More >


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

31st Fleet Admiral Nimitz Lecture: Modern War in Theory and Practice

Lecture | March 4 | 7-9 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Dr. John A. Nagl

Naval Science Program (ROTC)


Dr. John A. Nagl, LTC, USA(Ret.) will be giving the 31st Fleet Admiral Nimitz Lecture titled "Modern War in Theory and Practice".

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Like Dreamers: What I learned about Israel's Left-Right Divide: Public Lecture by Yossi Klein Halevi

Lecture | March 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 105 (Reception in Boalt 295)


Yossi Klein Halevi, Author and Journalist

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies


Public lecture with Israeli author and Journalist, Yossi Klein Halevi


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RSVP online, or or by emailing berkeley_institute@law.berkeley.edu.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Colloquium | March 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Levi McLaughlin, NC State University; Steven Reed, Chuo University

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; T.J. Pempel, UC Berkeley

Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Levi McLaughlin and Steven R. Reed will discuss their new book, Komeito: Religion and Politics in Japan, co-edited with George Ehrhardt and Axel Klein. The Soka Gakkai (the Value Creation Study Association), a lay Buddhist organization and Japan's largest collective of active religious participants, began supporting political candidates in 1955 and founded the Komeito (Clean...   More >

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Baxter Liberty Initiative: Vitalizing our Meritocracy: Expanding College Opportunities for Low-Income Students

Lecture | March 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Caroline Hoxby, Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics, Stanford University, Department of Economics

David Romer, Herman Royer Professor of Political Economy, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics

Department of Political Science


The goal of the Baxter Liberty Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley is to encourage dialogue on the ideal of freedom in political and economic life. The central place of the idea of liberty in the founding and development of the American nation and the tensions between liberty and other values are of enduring moral and political significance. There are sharp disagreements about...   More >


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