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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuskegee Then and Now: An Exploration of Historical Trauma in the Life of a Direct Descendant

Colloquium | November 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Center for Research on Social Change, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

The specter of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study looms large in the research literature, particularly related to African-American’s distrust of medical research. Less is known about how direct descendants of study victims perceive health care institutions and providers. The purpose of this study is to explore the long-term implications of the Tuskegee Study on a woman whose great-grandfather died of...   More >

Friday, November 6, 2015

Divided Nations and their Neighbors: Paths to Reconciliation?

Conference/Symposium | November 6 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Stephan Haggard, UC San Diego; Lily Gardner Feldman, Johns Hopkins University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of European Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), The Institute of the Humanities for Unification

“Divided Nations” will compare the experience of Germany, the two Koreas, and China-Taiwan as divided nations, focusing on 1) the domestic politics of division and reconciliation, 2) divided nations and regional stability/instability, and 3) the political economy of division and reconciliation. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Monday, November 9, 2015

California Food Systems in a Time of Change: Budget Reductions, Drought, and Food Insecurity

Lecture | November 9 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Berkeley Food Institute, Public Health, School of, Institute of Governmental Studies

Secretary Karen Ross will discuss the current state of food systems in California and the far-reaching impacts of today’s agricultural practices.


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Environment and Security in the South China Sea

Lecture | November 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

David Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Middlebury College

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The paradox of the South China Sea disputes is that this area is filled with escalating maritime confrontations, resource conflicts, and competing territorial claims among countries that otherwise have a high degree of cooperation in commerce. Will this lead to a regional arms race, or will it prompt more cooperation in managing common resources? This presentation examines the interplay of...   More >

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Migration of Criminal Violence in the Region. From Lucky Luciano, to Pablo Escobar Gaviria and "El Chapo" Guzmán

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 132

Sergio Aguayo, El Colegio de Mexico

Center for Latin American Studies

Organized crime has accumulated an enormous capacity for inflicting violence. For nearly a century, mafias, cartels, and gangs have woven together a network that fosters all types of illegal activities. Professor Aguayo will present an overview of this process through the personalities of three key gangsters. He will also make an argument for a regional and comprehensive response.

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Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and International Bodies

Colloquium | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

Robert T. Coulter, Executive Director, Indian Law Resource Center

Center for Native American Issues Research on

For almost 40 years, American Indian nations and other indigenous peoples have organized, worked, and advocated inside the United Nations and other international forums to defend themselves and their cultures and to win recognition of their rights as distinct peoples. Indigenous peoples fought and negotiated for more than 30 years to win adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...   More >

The Ruse of Retirement: Eichmann, Theresienstadt, and the Elderly

Lecture | November 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94602

Jonathan Zatlin, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Boston University

Institute of European Studies

Deception played a significant role in the Nazis’ effort to obscure their genocidal intentions toward the Jews. This lecture explores a particularly cynical instance of Nazi deceit: a ruse devised in 1942 by Adolf Eichmann that promised elderly Jews still living in Germany accommodation in a retirement home located near Prague, thereby exempting them from the ”evacuations" to the East. In fact,...   More >

Friday, November 13, 2015

Why Chinese Citizens are so Positive toward Party and Government?: Chronological Analysis of Chinese Four-city Survey, 1998-2014

Lecture | November 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Shigeto Sonoda, Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies, University of Tokyo

Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In spite of a lot of argument about “Collapse of CCP’s rule,” many opinion polls are still showing popularity of the government by ordinary citizens in China. Many social scientists discuss the possibility of democratization due to the rise of middle class, spread of higher education and marketization or the challenges of CCP’s governance due to the rise of many social problems (air pollution,...   More >