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Colloquium | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, IIS Conference Room, 223
Ian URQUHART, Political Science, University of Alberta
Colloquium lunch followed by talk at approximately 12:30. RSVP. This paper explores the politics surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the US Gulf Coast. It highlights the importance of political institutions and the failure of those institutions to include environmental opponents to oil/tar sands exploitation in decision-making.
SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP by March 3 by calling Rita Ross at 510-642-0531, or by emailing Rita Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Israeli and Palestinian Waterways: History, Politics, and Technology of Water and Environment in the Middle East
Conference/Symposium | March 11 | 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall | Note change in location
2680 Bancroft Way , Berkeley
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, Institute of International Studies, Friends of the Arava Institute, Goldman School of Public Policy, College of Natural Resources, College of Environmental Design, Blum Center for Developing Economies
This landmark conference seeks to further water and environmental scholarship by creating a space for scholars, practitioners, and the public to engage with key Israeli and Palestinian water issues. It will include scholars from a variety of disciplinesincluding political science, law, history, geography, peace and conflict studies, anthropology, ecology, and hydrology... More >
$35 Individuals and non-profit/government rate, $65 Corporate rate, $0 Students and Faculty (Berkeley and other universities), Keynote Lecture, 6:00-7:30 pm is free and open to the public.
Registration just for the keynote event: https://berkeleylaw.wufoo.com/forms/a-green-bridge-over-troubled-waters/. Registration opens February 1. Register online.
Conference/Symposium | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315
M. Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Andrei Tsygankov, Professor of Political Science, San Francisco State University; Edward Walker, Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Executive Director of the Berkeley Program in East European and Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley
Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science and Acting Director of ISEEES, UC Berkeley
The dramatic uprising in Ukraine that culminated in the flight and impeachment of then President Viktor Yanukovich and the instauration of an interim Ukrainian government has brought a long simmering dispute between Russia on the one hand and the United States and its NATO and EU allies over Ukraines external orientation to a head. What was initially a dramatic domestic crisis has become the... More >
Lecture | March 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
General James Mattis
Jim Mattis, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East. Before coming to Hoover, Jim was the commander of the US Central Command from 2010 to 2013, responsible for military operations involving more than 200,000 US soldiers, sailors,... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Berdahl Auditorium, Room 105 | Note change in location
George Packer, The New Yorker
What does it feel like to be alive and in America at this moment? In his essential New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner The Unwinding, George Packer creates a lasting portrait of America in crisis: a country of winners and losers, with a political system on the verge of breakdown. A gifted writer and speaker, Packer explores freedom, politics, economy, collapse, and change in... More >
Singing Through Tears: Canada's Truth And Reconciliation Commission on the Indian Residential Schools
Colloquium | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, IIS Conference Room, 223
Dylan ROBINSON, Banting Fellow, First Nations Studies Program, University of British Columbia
Colloquium lunch followed by talk at approximately 12:30. RSVP.
RSVP by March 17 by calling Rita Ross at 510-642-0531, or by emailing Rita Ross at email@example.com.
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