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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Mariinsky Orchestra: Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 4 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


"Few orchestras can match the Mariinsky’s authority, blend, and fullness of sound when it is playing the music of its countrymen. Directed by Valery Gergiev, ""a born Prokofiev interpreter"" (The Guardian, London), the Mariinsky plays complex works by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin's regime: the Soviet government disapproved of both Prokofiev's emotionally expansive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$40 - 125

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mariinsky Orchestra: Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


"Few orchestras can match the Mariinsky’s authority, blend, and fullness of sound when it is playing the music of its countrymen. Directed by Valery Gergiev, ""a born Prokofiev interpreter"" (The Guardian, London), the Mariinsky plays complex works by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin's regime: the Soviet government disapproved of both Prokofiev's emotionally expansive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$40 - 125

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Russian Revolution and Soviet Durability

Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Lucan Way, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of International Studies


The Soviet Union was one of the most durable authoritarian regimes in modern history. It not only endured 74 years, but survived multiple and severe crises -- from massive popular unrest in 1921 to deadly purges in the 1930s to the invasion of Germany in 1941. Professor Way argues that such robustness can be traced to the regime's origins in violent, revolutionary struggle. A history of violent...   More >

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Forced into Genocide

Lecture | November 12 | 1-3 p.m. |  St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church


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Adrienne G. Alexanian, Educator and daughter of Yervant Alexanian

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, AGBU-Silicon Valley, AGBU-YPNC, St. Vartan Cultural Committee


Forced into Genocide is the riveting memoir of Yervant Edward Alexanian: an eye-witness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Incredibly, Alexanian experienced the Armenian Genocide as a conscript in the Turkish army. His memoir is a one-of-a-kind "insider's account," documenting the Genocide's astonishing cruelty, but also its...   More >

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Troubled Waters of Transformation: Shipyard Labor in East Central Europe from Late to Post Socialism

Lecture | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Ulf Brunnbauer, Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies


Practitioners of East European labor history are at risk of falling into deep depression. Under state-socialism, industrial workers were apparently let down by regimes that claimed to rule in their name. After the end of communist rule, many workers experienced large-scale dispossession because of deindustrialization and the emerging hegemony of neo-liberalism. In my talk, which is based on the...   More >

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Women in the Red Army, 1941-1945

Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Oleg Budnitskii, Professor of History, and Director, International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


During the years of the Great Patriotic War about 500,000 women were called up to serve in the Red Army. In the Second World War, the Soviet Union was not the only country to enlist women in the military. But the Soviet experience was unique in the fact that a significant number of women served in combat units. Female pilots and snipers attained the greatest fame. Some women served as tank crew...   More >

Thursday, November 16, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York


To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Friday, November 17, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York


To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Monday, November 20, 2017

They Came From Everywhere: The People of the Amur

Colloquium | November 20 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Victor Zatsepine, History, University of Connecticut

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


This talk, based on Victor Zatsepine’s recently published book, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (UBC Press, 2017), illuminates the varied social, economic and political contacts that enlivened the borders of the two empires (Qing China and Romanov Russia) and their successor states. The author argues that the Amur ‘frontier’ region functioned as a meeting...   More >



Monday, November 27, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

What is Putinism?

Lecture | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Steve Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of International Studies


Professor Fish will gives his insights on the concept of "Putinism."