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Monday, August 3, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research


If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, as well as advice on how to find and work with a faculty mentor and/or get into a lab.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Writing a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research


**This day's Writing a Research Proposal Workshop is especially geared towards Fulbright applicants, and upper division students planning to engage in independent research in the coming academic year. **

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! In 90 minutes, you will get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your...   More >

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: The Science of Learning

Presentation | August 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 254 Sutardja Dai Hall


Digital Humanities at Berkeley


This presentation discusses how to re-frame the ways in which pedagogical tools are chosen and employed in course/s. Key insights are provided regarding how students learn as well as ways to integrate these insights into an easily replicable process for re/designing a course.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UCDC Program Info Session

Information Session | August 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 291 Barrows Hall


Marcia Condon, UCDC Program

The UC Berkeley Washington Program


This info session will provide an overview of applying to the UCDC Program; tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement, resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation); the selection process; the research seminar; resources for your internship search; and making the most of your semester in D.C. (housing, budgeting, travel, etc.)

An alumna or alumnus of the program...   More >

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


11:00 am - 11:30 am: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.



MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Monday, August 31, 2015

UCDC Program Info Session

Information Session | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 291 Barrows Hall


Marcia Condon, UCDC Program

The UC Berkeley Washington Program


This info session will provide an overview of applying to the UCDC Program; tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement, resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation); the selection process; the research seminar; resources for your internship search; and making the most of your semester in D.C. (housing, budgeting, travel, etc.)

An alumna or alumnus of the program...   More >



How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


If you need to write a grant propopsal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Hungarian Challenge to Liberal Democracy

Lecture | September 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Zsolt Enyedi, Professor of Political Science, Central European University

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


Hungary is a member of the European Union and is one of the most globalized countries in the world. Yet, about two-thirds of its population supports parties which reject liberal democracy and are typically described as populist and authoritarian. Next to analyzing the ideology of these parties (Fidesz and Jobbik), this lecture also discusses the compatibility between elitism and populism and the...   More >

Thursday, September 3, 2015

UCDC Program Info Session

Information Session | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall


Marcia Condon, UCDC Program

The UC Berkeley Washington Program


This info session will provide an overview of applying to the UCDC Program; tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement, resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation); the selection process; the research seminar; resources for your internship search; and making the most of your semester in D.C. (housing, budgeting, travel, etc.)

An alumna or alumnus of the program...   More >

Friday, September 4, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Leah A. Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Getting Started - A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Finding a Faculty Mentor - This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 10 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


If you need to write a grant propopsal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >



UCDC Program Info Session

Information Session | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 791 Barrows Hall


Marcia Condon, UCDC Program

The UC Berkeley Washington Program


This info session will provide an overview of applying to the UCDC Program; tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement, resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation); the selection process; the research seminar; resources for your internship search; and making the most of your semester in D.C. (housing, budgeting, travel, etc.)

An alumna or alumnus of the program...   More >

Friday, September 11, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Monday, September 14, 2015

UCDC Program Info Session

Information Session | September 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 291 Barrows Hall


Marcia Condon, UCDC Program

The UC Berkeley Washington Program


This info session will provide an overview of applying to the UCDC Program; tips for a successful application (writing the personal statement, resume work, obtaining letters of recommendation); the selection process; the research seminar; resources for your internship search; and making the most of your semester in D.C. (housing, budgeting, travel, etc.)

An alumna or alumnus of the program...   More >

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Chinese Renminbi: Regional or Global Curency?

Colloquium | September 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Barry Eichengreen, Economics, UC Berkeley

Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


This talk will contrast two views of the process and ultimate result of renminbi internationalization, one in which the renminbi becomes a consequential international currency used throughout the world, and a second in which the renminbi is used for cross-border transactions mainly in Asia.



What Went Wrong in Turkey?

Lecture | September 16 | 12 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Dr. Şahin Alpay, Zaman Newspaper

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Pacifica Institute


Journalist and academic Şahin Alpay will discuss contemporary Turkish politics. Dr. Alpay is a columnist for the Turkish newspapers Zaman and Today’s. He previously served as editor and columnist at other leading Turkish dailies Cumhuriyet, Sabah, and Milliyet. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stockholm University (1981). Dr. Alpay held a faculty position in Bahçeşehir...   More >


RSVP by September 13 by emailing Lydia Kiesling at lydiak@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring John Fabian Witt

Lecture | September 17 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


John Fabian Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Graduate Division


John Fabian Witt will present the Jefferson lecture on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Check back soon for more details.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, September 18, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years

Colloquium | September 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Corey Abramson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


Growing old presents physical problems for everyone. However, when these problems occur and how people confront them are mediated by inequalities that reflect persistent socioeconomic, racial, and gender divides. The End Game (Harvard University Press 2015) shows how inequality structures social life in old age - and what examining old age can tell us about the mechanisms of inequality more...   More >

Friday, September 25, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Koreans and Camptowns

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Grace M. Cho, CUNY Staten Island; Sue-Je Lee Gage, Ithaca College; Eleana Kim, UC Irvine; Deann Borshay Liem

Yong Nam Lee; Myung Duck Joo; Jai Song Seo

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Me & Korea


The Center for Korean Studies is co-hosting a conference with advocacy group Me & Korea about the camptowns that developed alongside American military bases in Korea during and after the Korean War.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Free and open to the public.

Register online.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Rosewater": Film Screening and Discussion

Film - Feature | September 30 | 6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Maziar Behrooz, History Department, San Francisco State University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


A film based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. Written and directed by Jon Stewart, the film recounts Bahari's imprisonment in Iran following an interview Bahari gave to “The Daily Show” in 2009.

The film will be introduced by Prof. Maziar Behrooz, History Department, San Francisco State University, who will lead a question-and-answer session following the...   More >

Friday, October 2, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt

Colloquium | October 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Lisa Blaydes, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford Unviersity

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


How are harmful social practices brought to an end? Female genital cutting (FGC) is among the most widespread human rights violations committed against children, worldwide. While FGC remains a nearly ubiquitous practice among ever-married women in Egypt, significant declines in the practice have been witnessed among younger women and girls. In particular, Egypt's Coptic Christian community has...   More >

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Individual, Social Norms, and Group Dynamics in a Muslim Context

Lecture | October 8 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Abdeslam Maghraoui, Department of Political Science, Duke University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Friday, October 9, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, October 16, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Legacies of the Korean War: Korean Americans Recall the "Forgotten War”

Conference/Symposium | October 17 | 3 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Namhee Lee, UCLA; Ramsay Liem, Boston College; Deann Borshay Liem; J.T. Takagi

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Whereas most wars are commemorated on the anniversaries of their official end-dates, the Korean War, which has yet to be resolved by a peace process, has outlasted the lives of many who witnessed its brutality firsthand. Paradoxically enshrined in the United States as a “forgotten war,” as American veterans point out, the Korean War has spawned other legacies of forgetting, including the...   More >

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dismantling Developmentalism: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

Conference/Symposium | October 22 – 24, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


"Dismantling Developmentalism: Japan, Korea, Taiwan" looks at the domestic and foreign relations adjustments of these three nations since the 1980s when the 'developmental state' agendas began to be challenged by 1) the increased globalization of financial transactions, and 2) the decline in global and regional biplarity.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dismantling Developmentalism: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

Conference/Symposium | October 22 – 24, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


"Dismantling Developmentalism: Japan, Korea, Taiwan" looks at the domestic and foreign relations adjustments of these three nations since the 1980s when the 'developmental state' agendas began to be challenged by 1) the increased globalization of financial transactions, and 2) the decline in global and regional biplarity.



MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dismantling Developmentalism: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

Conference/Symposium | October 22 – 24, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


"Dismantling Developmentalism: Japan, Korea, Taiwan" looks at the domestic and foreign relations adjustments of these three nations since the 1980s when the 'developmental state' agendas began to be challenged by 1) the increased globalization of financial transactions, and 2) the decline in global and regional biplarity.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Berkeley Book Launch: What the Rest Think of the West

Special Event | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Laura Nader, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


A new series highlights recent publications by CMES faculty with a book talk and reception.

What the Rest Think of the West, edited by Prof. Laura Nader
Over the past few centuries, as Western civilization has enjoyed an expansive and flexible geographic domain, Westerners have observed other cultures with little interest in a return gaze. In turn, these other civilizations have been...   More >

Friday, October 30, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

"Immerse yourself in the Past": Baths (hammamat) in Time and Space

Lecture | November 5 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Julie Peteet, Department of Anthropology, University of Louisville

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Baths and communal bathing once constituted a common spatial form and cultural practice that spanned the Middle East and Mediterranean from ancient times to the early 20th century. The recent revival of the baths (hammamat) in these regions is embedded in neo-liberal notions of the body and new forms of consumption and leisure. While the meaning and usage of the baths has been profoundly...   More >

Friday, November 6, 2015

Symposium on Crowdsurfing hosted by the Humanities and Social Sciences Association

Conference/Symposium | November 6 |  HSSA


Humanities and Social Sciences Association


The Humanities and Social Sciences Association will present a symposium on November 6, 2015 at UC Berkeley to explore the premises, promises, and risks of crowdsourcing in the social sciences and humanities. Long the arena of industry, and more recently, the physical sciences, the humanities and social sciences are increasingly turning to networked...   More >



Divided Nations and their Neighbors

Conference/Symposium | November 6 – 7, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Bevery Crawford, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of European Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


“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.



MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Divided Nations and their Neighbors

Conference/Symposium | November 6 – 7, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Bevery Crawford, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of European Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


“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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Beatriz Sarlo, Cultural and Literary Critic: Borges and Post-pop Populism

Lecture | November 12 | 6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Beatriz Sarlo is a scholar of Latin American literature and culture and one of the most important Argentine literary and cultural critics of the last 40 years. Her Una’s Lecture will examine populism in relation to Borges’ work, to the paintings of the distinguished artist Daniel Santoro, and to its most recent avatar, found in post-pop political populism.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, November 13, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Talk: The Defections

Colloquium | November 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Hannah Michell, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Please also read The Guardian's review of The Defections.

Synopsis

Mia is an outsider. The child of an English mother, she defies the rigid expectations of her Korean stepmother to work as a translator at the British Embassy.

Her uncle runs a charitable - and...   More >

Thursday, November 19, 2015

“From the Dung Hill to the Ariel Sharon Park: The Lives of Iraqi Jews in Israeli Transit Camps”

Lecture | November 19 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Orit Bashkin, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


In the years 1950-1951 about 120,000 Iraqi Jews arrived in Israel. They arrived penniless after their property was confiscated by the Iraqi government, and were settled by the Israeli government in transit camps all across the country. This talk will examine the lives of such migrants in three transit camps that were built on the ruins of three neighboring Arab villages, Sakiya, Khariya, and...   More >

Friday, November 20, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, December 4, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | August 28 – December 4, 2015 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Wednesday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Danish Politics of Offense in Theological Context

Lecture | February 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Noreen Khawaja, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 10 | 3-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


Summer Sessions


Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, housing, and more.

Representatives from Berkeley campus units will be tabling with information on their courses and programs. Previous exhibitors have...   More >