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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Global Health Leadership Forum

Conference/Symposium | April 18 |  Hotel Shattuck Plaza


2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Harvey Fineberg MD, PhD, President, Moore Foundation; Stephen Shortell, Blue-Cross of California Distinguished Professor, Health Policy & Management, University of California Berkeley; Sir Julian LeGrand, PhD, Professor, London School of Economics & former health adviser to UK's Prime Minister

Jason Cheah, MD, MBA, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Integrated Care; Sir Richard Feachem, KBE, CBEm BSc, PhD, DSc, Director, The Global Health Group; Peter Berman, PhD, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health; Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman, Health 2.0; Founder/Author, The Health Care Blog; James A. Rice, PhD, Project Director, Leadership Management and Governance, Managment Sciences for Health; Richard Scheffler, Distinguised Professor, Health Economics and Public Policy, University of California Berkeley

Public Health, School of


Executive education program for senior health leaders from around the world. Focus: globally-sourced solutions/innovations for health policy and management challenges. In a decade 480 leaders have attended from 63 countries.



CalDay

Special Event | April 18 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza


Public Affairs


UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!

All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide. To browse events, click here.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Big Money Politics after Citizens United: Keeping Voters Engaged in Democracy

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall


Eva Paterson, President & Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society; Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Pete Peterson, Executive Director, Davenport Institute, Pepperdine University

Richard "Dick" Beahrs '68

Goldman School of Public Policy, Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement


Bipartisan campaign-finance reform was dealt a serious blow in 2010 with the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and subsequent decisions. Five years later, questions loom. Are all campaign contributions now protected "speech" under the Constitution? How can elections work best when "deep-pockets" secretly attempt to control the results and often drown out civil discussion? In this new...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, April 20, 2015

China's Carbon Emissions from Fossil Fuels and Market-Based Opportunities for Control

Colloquium | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Maximilian Auffhammer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

David Roland-Holst, Departments of Economics and Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


In this paper we first review the history of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As Chinese regulators have announced efforts to directly regulate the emissions of CO2, we review...   More >



The Twenty-first Century Italy-China Silk Road and its National Legacies

Colloquium | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Lisa Rofel, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Sylvia Yanagisako, Anthropology, Stanford University

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


Since China's entry into the WTO, Italian textile, garment and fashion firms have moved a large part of their production to China. While it might appear to be a sufficient analysis to examine Italy's investments solely in the context of the contemporary moment, a discussion of the distinctive historical trajectories that have led Italian entrepreneurs to China and that have shaped Chinese...   More >



Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Korean Diaspora

Colloquium | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


John Lie, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


The lecture will offer a conspectus of Korean diaspora and discuss the central concepts of diaspora and nation/homeland. In particular, it will stress the sheer diversity of diasporic trajetories across Eurasia.



Watershed Collaborations: Entanglements on common streams

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, PhD Candidate - Energy and Resources Group, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The EU and US Fiscal Unions in a Comparative Historical Perspective

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Tomasz Woźniakowski, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute; Fulbright-Schuman Researcher, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Institute of European Studies


In this lecture I demonstrate how the European Union developed its fiscal authority, with the surveillance mechanisms over the budgets of the member states. I argue that by avoiding the classical fiscal union, with supranational power to tax, the EU has blurred the boundaries between the responsibilities of the member states and those of the EU. As a result, the EU encroached on the “core power”...   More >



Menachem Klein on Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem

Lecture | April 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Prof. Menachem Klein, Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Most accounts of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict see events through the eyes of policy-makers, generals or diplomats. Menachem Klein will offer an alternative by telling the intertwined histories, from street level upwards, of three cities — Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron — and their intermingled Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants, from the nineteenth century to the present. Each of them was...   More >



The Pleasures of Backwardness: Consumer Desire and Modernity in Eastern Europe: Keynote Address

Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 5:15-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Mary Neuburger, Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Chair of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and a Professor of History, UT Austin

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University-Viadrina, Institute of European Studies, German Academic Exchange Service, Department of History, Culture and History of East Central Europe (Krouzek) - Working Group, Der Kreis: German History Working Group


OPENING EVENT
Friday, April 23, 2015
5:15pm-7:00pm
The Faculty Club, Heyns Room

Welcome and Opening Remarks
JOHN CONNELLY
Professor of History, U.C. Berkeley
Director, Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

Keynote Address
“To the ‘West’ and Back: Pleasure, Restraint and ‘Civilization’ in Eastern Europe”
MARY NEUBURGER
Professor of History, University of...   More >



MDP Special Lecture Series: Global Development: Past, Present, and Future with Dr. Rajiv Shah

Lecture | April 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Dr. Rajiv Shah

Berkeley Master of Development Practice


Rajiv Shah (USA) served as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from January 2010 to February 2015, advancing its mission of ending extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies. He also managed the U.S. Government’s humanitarian response to catastrophic crises around the world, including the Haiti earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan and the Ebola...   More >


General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Liberalism Unraveling: The United States And The Developing World In The 1960s

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Mark A. Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

Institute of International Studies


Mark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and his doctorate from Yale in 1999. After teaching as a lecturer in history at Yale, he joined the History Department at UT Austin in 2000. Since then, he has...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



MENA Salon

Workshop | April 24 | 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 a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.



Unwilling to Work under a ‘Zombie’: Mass Dictatorship and Normative Voluntarism in Japan and North America during WWII

Colloquium | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


During the Second World War “zombies” were said to be taking part in the Canadian war effort, but in ways that the mainstream population and press mocked as cowardly and insufficiently patriotic. Above all, these strange beings apparently lacked the will to fight. In fact, these were not the undead but real live men who had been drafted into the military but who were labelled zombies because they...   More >

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Let There Be Light: An Event in Honor of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens

Special Event | April 25 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Prof. Glenn Robinson, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Established by the family and friends of the late Ambassador, the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Fund for Middle Eastern Studies is dedicated to deepening and extending knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in the areas of culture, language, politics, and history. Through the Stevens Scholar program, the fund supports research and travel by graduate and...   More >



The Pleasures of Backwardness: Consumer Desire and Modernity in Eastern Europe: Sessions 4-7

Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University-Viadrina, Institute of European Studies, German Academic Exchange Service, Department of History, Culture and History of East Central Europe (Krouzek) - Working Group, Der Kreis: German History Working Group


Saturday, April 24, 2015
Dwinelle Hall 370
University of California, Berkeley

Session 4
9:00 – 10:45 am

“Consuming Popular Music in the Eastern Bloc: East German Punk and Politics of Alternative Consumption”
JEFF HAYTON
History, Wichita State University

“Bit, Kultura and the Ambivalences of Consumer Desire in Late Socialist Bulgaria”
CRISTOFER SCARBORO
History, King’s...   More >

Monday, April 27, 2015

Governmentality in the East

Lecture | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315


Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

The Program in Critical Theory


Foucault’s genealogy of governmentality as described in Security, Territory, Population is entirely West European. What would a genealogy of modern state practices look like in a former colonial country in Asia?

Looking at India, one finds that early governmental practices, including those of rational bureaucracy, rule of law and the knowledge of populations, were motivated mainly by raison...   More >



Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The EU's Policy on Russia and the Ukraine

Lecture | April 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Peter Schmidt, Honorary Professor, University of Mannheim; Associate Lecturer, Munich University; former Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik SWP Fellow

Institute of European Studies, American Council on Germany


The EU’s policy towards the Ukraine and Russia remains unchanged. Putin’s Russia is regarded as the guilty party alone. Against this stance, Professor Schmidt will argue that, from a strategic point of view, the EU’s policy toward the Ukraine and Russia was flawed in four ways: a rather romantic understanding of Ukraine’s situation, a disregarding of warnings in regard to the changes in Russia’s...   More >



15th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies: EU Integration and Orthodox Christianity in Serbia: Socio-Anthropological Perspectives

Lecture | April 28 | 5:45-7:45 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Marija Brujic, Research Associate, Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, Univerzitet u Beogradu

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


A major goal for Serbia's foreign policy since 2000 has been the country's integration into the EU. However, there has been a growing skepticism among the Serbian people about this objective. This ambivalence can be correlated not only with the recent economic crises in some EU countries but also with what are regarded as profound differences in cultural and religious values between Serbia and...   More >

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Innovating Innovatively at UC

Lecture | April 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Regis B. Kelly, Senior Advisor on Innovation and Entrepreneurship., UCOP

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


Live broadcast at http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast. Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel

The schedule for the semester can be found on the


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Pollinators as a poster-child for diversified farming systems

Colloquium | April 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Claire Kremen, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Maidan (Sergei Loznitsa; Ukraine/Netherlands, 2014): 58th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAM/PFA

Film - Documentary | April 29 | 8:40 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Structured solely through extended fixed shots filmed over a period of three months, this account of the riots in Kiev’s Maidan Square tracks the trajectory from peaceful protest to violent confrontation.


$13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members, $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons, $15.00 General Admission

Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Constructing Criminals: Xenophobia and the Politics of Panic

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Constructing Criminals: Xenophobia and the Politics of Panic

Prof. Chris Zepeda-Millán, Ethnic Studies
Prof. Leti Volpp, Boalt School of Law

More info soon...   More >

Friday, May 1, 2015

China, Taiwan, and Rising Asia

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 2, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 on May 1; IEAS, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510 on May 2


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Asia Society of Northern California


China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic wrangling have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | May 1 | 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 a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

China, Taiwan, and Rising Asia

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 2, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 on May 1; IEAS, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510 on May 2


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Asia Society of Northern California


China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic wrangling have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A...   More >



Democrats (Camilla Nielsson; Denmark, 2014): 58th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAM/PFA

Film - Documentary | May 2 | 3:15 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This exceptional documentary focuses on two leaders tasked with drafting a new constitution for Zimbabwe, a process rendered surreal at times by the secret police, false arrests, and other intimidation tactics still in place from President Mugabe’s regime.


$13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members, $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons, $15.00 General Admission

Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting: Speak, Learn, Laugh, Network, become a better You.

Meeting | January 12 – June 22, 2015 every Monday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall


ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Toastmasters International has been teaching public speaking and leadership skills since 1924--a long pedigree of excellence. TI has had a presence at Cal for over 50 years, producing/retaining some of UC Berkeley's most prominent Alumni, and currently has 3 on campus clubs.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

Conference/Symposium | June 25 – 27, 2015 every day | Hong Kong University, Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR HKU Station Exit C1)


 Hong Kong

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), School of English, Hong Kong University


“Siting Postcoloniality” takes as its points of departure the postcolonial critiques of colonial cultural hegemony and nationalism and interrogates their focus on moments of opposition and resistance and the possibilities of strategic subversion in the colonial archive, literary texts and cultural processes...   More >

Friday, June 26, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

Conference/Symposium | June 25 – 27, 2015 every day | Hong Kong University, Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR HKU Station Exit C1)


 Hong Kong

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), School of English, Hong Kong University


“Siting Postcoloniality” takes as its points of departure the postcolonial critiques of colonial cultural hegemony and nationalism and interrogates their focus on moments of opposition and resistance and the possibilities of strategic subversion in the colonial archive, literary texts and cultural processes...   More >

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

Conference/Symposium | June 25 – 27, 2015 every day | Hong Kong University, Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR HKU Station Exit C1)


 Hong Kong

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), School of English, Hong Kong University


“Siting Postcoloniality” takes as its points of departure the postcolonial critiques of colonial cultural hegemony and nationalism and interrogates their focus on moments of opposition and resistance and the possibilities of strategic subversion in the colonial archive, literary texts and cultural processes...   More >