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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stalker

Film - Feature | September 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Back by popular demand! A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. In a plot employing the outlines of a novel by Soviet authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, who also wrote the screenplay, a writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed “stalker” into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the...   More >

Monday, September 11, 2017

How to Write a Research Grant Proposal: Workshop for Graduate Students

Presentation | September 11 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Writing proposals for funding for research or other projects has become increasingly essential for scholars, students, administrators, artists, and non-profits. The basic requirements of a research proposal are the same, with modest variations, across disciplines, fields, and foundations. This full-day workshop will address how to develop the key components of a research proposal regardless of...   More >


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Armenian and Turkish Lobbies and U.S. (Non-)Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Lecture | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Julien Zarifian, Associate Professor of American History, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

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


The goal of this talk is to present and analyze the political opposition between the Armenian and Turkish lobbies in favor or against the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States. We will discuss why, despite decades of efforts and some positive results, the Armenian-American advocacy groups have not yet obtained the full recognition of the Genocide by the U.S. federal...   More >



Friday, September 22, 2017

Stalker

Film - Feature | September 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Back by popular demand! A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. In a plot employing the outlines of a novel by Soviet authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, who also wrote the screenplay, a writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed “stalker” into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

German Federal Elections: Post-Election Discussion

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of European Studies; Akasemi Newsome, Institute of European Studies

Institute of European Studies


On September 24, the German people reelected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as Chancellor. At the same time, the AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) won 13% of the vote, becoming the first overtly nationalist party to sit in the Bundestag in 60 years. IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Associate Director Akasemi Newsome will analyze the election results and discuss questions on what the election...   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Parallel System Narratives: Polish and Hungarian Regime Formations Compared

Lecture | September 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Bálint Magyar, Sociologist and former Hungarian Minister of Education

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies


The Polish election results of 2015 seem to have brought Hungarian and Polish development into synchronicity again, a congruence that is apparent throughout history. A first glance may give the impression that we are dealing with regimes of identical nature, especially taking into account the similarities of the authoritarian politics practiced by Jarosław Kaczyński (PiS) and Viktor...   More >