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Monday, April 9, 2018

Imagining The Future Of War

Lecture | April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London

Institute of International Studies


Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King's College London from 1982 to 2014 and Vice-Principal from 2003 to 2013. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's, he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected a Fellow of...   More >


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Torture and Human Rights Since 1945

Seminar | April 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne

Institute of International Studies, Department of History


On Wednesday, April 11, the Berkeley Global History Seminar will host Barbara Keys, one of the discipline’s leading historians of international affairs. Keys received her Ph.D. from Harvard and is now Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications touch on a wide variety of issues, including human rights, the influence of transnational movements and...   More >

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Milan Vaishnav | Cost of Democracy: Political Finance in India

Lecture | April 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Milan Vaishnav, Director and Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


One of the most troubling critiques of contemporary democracy is the inability of representative governments to regulate the deluge of money in politics. If it is impossible to conceive of democracies without elections, it is equally impractical to imagine elections without money. Political scientist Milan Vaishnav will preview the findings of a new edited volume, Costs of Democracy—an...   More >

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Conversation With Mr. Omar Abdullah: The Path Forward in Kashmir

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall


Omar Abdullah, Indian Politician

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Charismatic, articulate, and an ardent fan of technology, Omar Abdullah is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the most prominent political families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Abdullah family. He served as the youngest Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 2009-2014. He is currently the Leader of opposition in J&K legislative assembly.

As a former Chief Minister and one...   More >


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pax Americana: Sketches For An Undiplomatic History

Lecture | April 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date


Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Institute of International Studies


Daniel J. Sargent is Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s (Oxford University Press, 2015) and co-editor of The Shock of the Global: The International History of the 1970s (Harvard University Press, 2010).


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