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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Ukraine Crisis and a New Paranoid Style in German Politics

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


Jochen Kleinschmidt, Assistant Professor of International Relations, EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia

Institute of European Studies


In the context of the Ukraine crisis and the resulting uncertainties in German domestic politics, a new style of political communication has emerged in Germany that challenges the traditional western orientation of foreign policy with discourse based in conspiracy theory. Some commentators have attributed the appearance of this discourse to Russian internet-based information warfare, while others...   More >



Charles Murray at The Berkeley Forum: Every Child Left Behind

Lecture | March 30 | 6 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Charles Murray

The Berkeley Forum


Charles Murray is the co-author of The Bell Curve and a renowned and controversial political scientist. Currently the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Murray will talk about the American education system.


Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free Limited space at venue. Tickets recommended.



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, March 31, 2015

The Bangladesh Accord: Lessons for Central American Garment Workers

Lecture | March 31 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), CLAS Conference Room


Garrett Brown

Center for Latin American Studies


Following the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the “Bangladesh Accord” was signed by 190 international clothing brands and international unions and their local affiliates. The Accord requires independent factory inspections, public reporting, mandatory repairs, and worker participation. What can garment workers in Central America learn from this experience?



[CANCELED] The Sun Rises Again? Regaining the Industrial Competitiveness of Japan in a Science Based Economic Era: Japan's Competitive Strength Going Forward

Colloquium | March 31 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Canceled


Kazuyuki Motohashi, The University of Tokyo

Robert Cole, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


This talk is based on Motohashi Kazuyuki’s new book, “Hi wa Mata Takaku (The Sun Rises Again)” published by Nikkei. In it, he explains how Japan should proceed to regain its industrial competitiveness. He analyzes the shift in the sources of industrial competitiveness, taking into account science revolutions (IT, life science etc.) and the growing importance of emerging economies...   More >



Healthcare 2024: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Kathleen Sebelius

Lecture | March 31 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Kathleen Sebelius, Former Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Graduate Division


Former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will present the Weinstock lecture on March 31, 2015. The lecture, entitled "Healthcare 2024," is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



The War in Donbas: Who Fights and Why?

Lecture | March 31 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall


Sergiy Kudelia, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Baylor University

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


This talk will discuss the causes of the war in Eastern Ukraine, the reasons behind its evolution from an irregular to a conventional armed conflict, the composition of insurgent forces, their transnational ties and various ideational frames of the armed resistance to the Ukrainian state. It will also address a broader question of the conflict’s implications for the prospects of democratic...   More >

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To East or West: Finnish Worker's Movement in Crossroads after WWI

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


Simo Mikkonen, Finnish historian; 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar, UCB

Institute of European Studies


This talk focuses on the Finnish workers' movement, looking particularly at its ideological and political struggles after WWII. After losing the war with the Soviet Union, but avoiding outright occupation, Finland became geopolitically isolated. Furthermore, the previously banned Communist Party was legalized, which provoked a political and ideological fight between the Social Democratic and...   More >



Reinventing Nuclear Energy: the Role of Molten Salt Technology"

Colloquium | April 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Per Peterson, Professor, William and Jean McCallum Floyd Endowed Chair, Nuclear Engineering - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Federalism, Localism, and the Shape of Constitutional Conflict: Jefferson Memorial Lecture by Daniel B. Rodriguez

Lecture | April 1 | 4:10 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium


Daniel B. Rodriguez, Dean, and Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern University Law School

Graduate Division


Northwestern Law Dean, Daniel B. Rodriguez, will present the Jefferson lecture on April 1, 2015 entitled: "Federalism, Localism, and the Shape of Constitutional Conflict." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



"A New Mode of the Existence of Truth": Rancière and the Beginnings of Literary Modernity 1780-1830

Lecture | April 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Andrew Gibson

The Program in Critical Theory


The period 1780-1830 is clearly important to Rancière’s thought, as opening up a thought of emancipation and a concept of modernity however qualified, new political and aesthetic horizons together.



Black and White Democracy: Directed by Pedro Asbeg (Brazil, 2014)

Film - Documentary | April 1 | 7 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2060


Center for Latin American Studies


“Politics, football, and rock ’n’ roll,” are the themes explored in “Democracy in Black and White,” a documentary on Brazil’s 1980s-era re-democratization movement. The film juxtaposes popular demands for free elections, the surge in Brazilian rock groups, and the activism of São Paulo’s Corinthians soccer club. 90 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

China Worker Wellness Project: Building a Healthy Workforce and Productive Economy

Colloquium | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Linda Neuhauser, Public Health, UC Berkeley

Xin Liu, Socioloy, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


China is undergoing the largest demographic transition in history as about 200 million rural residents (migrants) come to urban areas for work—especially in the new economic development zones. Strikes, suicides, high abortion rates and other problems have created a crisis situation...   More >



Explaining the Anti-Immigrant Movement in Dresden (and Beyond?)

Lecture | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Dr. Jost Halfmann, Professor, Insitut fuer Soziologie, Technische Universitaet Dresden

Institute of European Studies



Citizen-Protectors: Race, Masculinity and Moral Politics in Contemporary American Gun Culture

Colloquium | April 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; Michael Musheno, Adjunct Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Legal Studies Program, UC Berkeley School of Law, as respondent

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Sociology, Center for the Study of Law and Society


Less than two years after the Sandy Hook massacre, Pew Research found in fall 2014 that for the first time, broad cross-sections of Americans – white and African American, men and women – believed in the majority that gun ownership makes people safer, rather than less safe. This presentation, based on my book "Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline" (Oxford, 2015),...   More >



Political Cultures of Iranian American Un/Belonging

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Dr. Manijeh Moradian, UC Davis
Nina Farnia, UC Davis

More info soon...   More >



Mediating Piety: A Qur’anic Quarrel in Indonesia

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Webb Keane, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michican, Ann Arbor

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Webb Keane's writings cover a range of topics in social and cultural theory and the philosophical foundations of social thought and the human sciences. In particular, he is interested in semiotics and language; material culture; gift exchange, commodities, and money; religion, morality, and ethics; media and public cultures.



H20mx

Film - Documentary | April 2 | 6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 160


Isha Ray, UC Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, UC Berkeley

Center for Latin American Studies


The 2014 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award-winning documentary “H20mx” highlights the economic, political, and geographical difficulties that stand between Mexico City’s 22 million residents and a safe, reliable water supply. 90 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“a good-looking, well-researched and smartly assembled documentary” —Alissa Simon, Variety

Friday, April 3, 2015

Brecht's Theater and Poetry

Seminar | April 3 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Tom Kuhn, Lecturer in German, Fellow of St. Hugh's College, Oxford University

The Program in Critical Theory


Critical Theory presents a seminar with Tom Kuhn. To receive advance readings, please contact critical_theory@berkeley.edu.

Tom Kuhn’s main research interests are in political literature in the 20th century. He has worked particularly on Bertolt Brecht, and is the series editor of the main English-language edition of Brecht’s works. In addition, he has written on exile and anti-fascist...   More >

Monday, April 6, 2015

Graduate Student Research Grant Application Deadline

Deadline | April 6 |  Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduate students for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender.



Documentary Screening: “Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World”

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Timothy Tangherlini, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles; Stephen Epstein, Programme Director, University of Wellington, Victoria

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


The spread of South Korean popular music, or K-pop, has been a striking global phenomenon. In 2012 PSY’s viral sensation “Gangnam Style” became the most viewed video on YouTube ever, generating over a billion hits and scores of imitations. But Korean music is not only idol groups and viral videos. There is also a vibrant indie and punk scene that has been active for the past two decades.

A...   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 7, 2015

Kosovo in the Official Rhetoric of Russia and the European Union

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Branislav Radeljic, Associate Professor in International Politics, University of East London

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


In addition to tracing EU and Russian official rhetoric employed in the case of Kosovo, Branislav Radeljic points out how problematic some of the official statements have been, sending mixed signals and therefore questioning Kosovo’s capacity to become and act as a viable state. By looking at three different periods (before 1999, 1999–2007, and post-2008), the author shows that even after the...   More >



Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Philip Pettit: The Birth of Ethics

Lecture | April 7 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University

University of California, Berkeley


Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University
, will present a three day lecture series. This event will be held on April 7, 8, & 9, 2015. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Pettit and the commentators on the third day, April 9th. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Presumed Guilty

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2040


Roberto Hernández

Center for Latin American Studies


This Emmy Award-winning documentary is a taut exposé of Mexico’s dysfunctional criminal courts. “Presumed Guilty” follows a young man wrongfully convicted of homicide as he pursues justice in a system where guilt is presumed and there is a 95 percent conviction rate. 87 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“a compelling tale of corruption and sloth” —John Anderson, Variety

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sustaining the Indo-U.S. Strategic Partnership: Are Their Long Term Perspectives Convergent?

Lecture | April 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, National Security Council

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Since joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1970, Ambassador Shyam Saran has served in several capitals of the world including Beijing, Tokyo and Geneva. He has been India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal and High Commissioner to Mauritius.

In the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, Shyam Saran headed the Economic Division and the Multilateral Economic Division and also...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Peak water or enduring thirst? California water, virtual water, and growth

Colloquium | April 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Julian Fulton, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Mexico's New Criminal Courts According to the Convicted

Lecture | April 8 | 4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180


Roberto Hernández

Center for Latin American Studies


Mexico has one of the most notorious criminal justice systems in the world. Most crimes, even egregious ones, go unpunished and mistreatment of suspects and witness coercion run rampant. Will the new criminal courts, embracing transparency and adversary trials, improve policing or is any hope for judicial transparency misplaced?



Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Philip Pettit: The Birth of Ethics

Lecture | April 8 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University

University of California, Berkeley


Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University
, will present a three day lecture series. This event will be held on April 7, 8, & 9, 2015. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Pettit and the commentators on the third day, April 9th. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roadkill on the Way to Brussels and Sarajevo?: The Closure of the ‘Mitteleuropa’ Concept

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Clemens Ruthner, Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College, Dublin

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


A Central European Studies lecture which discusses the problematic geopolitical/cultural discourse of Central European belonging and its closure after the 1990s



US Policy And The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Lecture | April 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Robert Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Institute of International Studies


Robert M. Danin is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He headed the Jerusalem mission of the Quartet representative, Tony Blair, from April 2008 until August 2010. A former career State Department official with over twenty years of Middle East experience, Dr. Danin previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state for...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Philip Pettit: The Birth of Ethics

Lecture | April 9 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University

University of California, Berkeley


Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University
, will present a three day lecture series. This event will be held on April 7, 8, & 9, 2015. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Pettit and the commentators on the third day, April 9th. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Brigid of Murroe

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Fanny Howe, Poet, Essayist, Novelist

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Brigid of Ireland was first a goddess, then a person, then a saint divided into multiple personalities and nationalities. She shows up, like Mary, all over the place and is useful for almost any situation. There are religious orders devoted to her, although she emanates a pantheistic aura, even a primitive one, both historically and in legends.

Friday, April 10, 2015

7th Annual UCB Sociological Research Symposium: Societal Connections: Global Insights and Local Movements

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Kim Voss, Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Department of Sociology


The UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium provides undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals the opportunity to share exceptional sociological work from different disciplines. By inviting students and professionals to present their work, the Symposium seeks to create a greater sense of community among sociological scholars.


General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

http://tiny.cc/SRSattendee15. Register by March 28 online.



Money in Politics - The 18th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix - 8th Floor Barrows


Department of Political Science, The Travers Program on Ethics and Accountability in Government, The Commonwealth Club of California


The next US presidential election cycle will see spending by candidates and parties in the billions of dollars, with over $1 billion more spent independently by private interests. Scholars from across social science and law grapple with the effects that these expenditures have on public policy, and on the accountability of policy makers to their constituents. Yet political and legal obstacles...   More >



IES Graduate Student Conference: Breaking and Building Borders in Europe

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Roland Hsu, Associate Director, Stanford Humanities Center

Institute of European Studies



MENA Salon

Workshop | April 10 | 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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Contemporary Tibetan Poetry Composed by Modernist Buddhist Lamas

Colloquium | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Jake Dalton, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Modern Tibetan literature has emerged in recent decades as one of the chief venues for the elaboration of social commentary and intellectual exchange among Tibetans on the Plateau...   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 14, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Japan as a “Silver Democracy”

Colloquium | April 14 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


John Creighton Campbell, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


It is often argued that Japan is the world’s leading example of a “silver democracy.” It provides generous benefits to older people because there are so many of them, they vote at such a high rate, and they often live in over-represented rural areas. On closer examination, this depiction of Japanese old-age policy does not stand up to comparisons with other advanced nations; moreover, the timing...   More >

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Framing Detroit: Austerity,"Adjustment," and the Financialization of Urban Governance

Colloquium | April 15 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Jamie Peck, Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

Department of Geography


This presentation will explore Detroit’s role as a critical case of financialized urban governance, positioning the city’s recent bankruptcy as part of an extended historical process rather than a singular event.



The Future of U.S. Climate Policy: Building Sustainable Legal Regimes

Colloquium | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Danny Cullenward, Philomanthia Research Fellow 2013-2015, UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



A Conversation with George Soros

Lecture | April 15 | 6 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


George Soros

Mark Danner

College of Letters & Science


Ukraine. The future of Europe. Open Societies.

Join George Soros, international philanthropist, supporter of democratic ideals and causes, and one of history’s most successful investors, for a conversation covering the state of the world. Mr. Soros will be joined by Mark Danner, Chancellor's Professor of Journalism and English at UC Berkeley.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, April 17, 2015

Goldman School of Public Policy 5th Annual Race and Policy Symposium: Implicit Bias and Its Consequences: What's Race Got to Do With It?

Conference/Symposium | April 14 – 17, 2015 every day | 12 p.m. |  Goldman School of Public Policy


Claude Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Goldman School of Public Policy


On behalf of Students of Color in Public POlicy (SCiPP), we invite you to attend one (or all) of the sessions we will be offering as part of our 5th Annual Race & Policy Symposium from Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th.

This year's symposium theme is Implicit Bias and Its Explicit Consequences and will feature four sessions, including an opening keynote address by UCBerkeley's Executive...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Inspiring and Educating Developers Globally with Google's Scalable Developer Advocacy: a Conversation with Peter Lubbers

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Peter Lubbers, Senior Program Manager, Google

Institute of European Studies


Peter Lubbers is a native of the Netherlands, who after serving as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets came to live in California. In 2010, he started the San Francisco HTML5 User Group — the world's first and largest HTML5 user group with over 12,000 members. Peter co-authored the book Pro HTML5 Programming (Apress, 2011) and he was instrumental in developing and delivering...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | April 17 | 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, 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, <a href=http://calday.berkeley.edu>click here</a>.


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

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

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 >

Friday, April 24, 2015

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

Lecture | April 24 | 12-2 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 >


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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.

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 >

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

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

Lecture | April 28 | 5:15-7:15 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


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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)

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 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


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 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room, Suite 510


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

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


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 >

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.