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Friday, March 6, 2015

39th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: The Collapse after a Quarter Century: What Have We Learned About Communism and Democracy?

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Alma Vardari-Kesler, Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Márton Dornbach, Assistant Professor of German Studies, Stanford University; Piotr H. Kosicki, Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Bittson National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; M. Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Edward W. Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian & East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Gail Kligman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA; Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Levon Abrahamian, Varnum Paul Visiting Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies: Stanford University


39th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference
on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies


The Collapse after a Quarter Century:
What Have We Learned About Communism and Democracy?


Friday, March 6, 2015
The Faculty Club, Heyns Room
University of California, Berkeley

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WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
9:45–10:00 a.m.
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How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | March 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Peer Advising for the Haas Scholars Program

Workshop | March 6 | 2-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


The 2014-2015 Haas Scholars, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


If you are applying for the Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Program and would like a current Scholar to look over your application proposal, this drop-in workshop is for you!



MENA Salon: Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington

Workshop | March 6 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The MENA Salon is 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.

This week: Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington

Monday, March 9, 2015

Arming Your Enemy: Germany's Secret Dealings with Russia in the 1920s

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


Zachary Shore, Associate Professor of History; Senior Fellow, Naval Postgraduate School; Institute of European Studies

Institute of European Studies



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 10, 2015

Public Service Showcase

Special Event | March 10 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, just off campus at First Presbyterian Church (Mears Room) -- entrance on Dana and Channing


Public Service Center


The Public Service Center’s First Annual Project Showcase will bring together UC Berkeley students, faculty members, and community partners to dialogue around the projects that they’ve been working on at their internship placement.

RSVP through eventbrite page: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-service-showcase-uc-berkeley-tickets-15643627511

This is a great space for:
...STUDENTS to...   More >

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How Online Civic Engagement Can Increase Public Trust in Government

Lecture | March 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Michael Cohen, Co-founder, Peak Democracy

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


Online civic engagement has the potential to dramatically improve a government's interactions with its community, and thereby increase public trust - but only if the online engagement augments participation, increases insights and avoids challenges related to the issues of undue influence, transparency, open data, privacy, responsiveness, civility and free speech.

The UC Berkeley spin-out,...   More >


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



It's About Time: Linking Happiness and the Pursuit of Sustainability

Colloquium | March 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Joseph Kantenbacher, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Spring 2015 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Mexico’s Second Land Reform: Economic, Social, and Political Implications

Lecture | March 11 | 4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 370


Alain de Janvry, UC Berkeley

Center for Latin American Studies


Mexico granted land ownership to 2.5 million ejidatarios over the 1993-2006 period. The reform induced land consolidation and more effective land use. By freeing labor from residency on ejido land, it also induced large-scale out-migration and a switch among beneficiaries toward the more market-oriented political party.



Transactional Reality and the Regimes of Truth

Lecture | March 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Sara McClintock, Associate Professor of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism, Emory University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Sara McClintock is Associate Professor of Religion at Emory University, where she teaches courses in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and interpretation theory in the study of religion. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Bryn Mawr College (1983), her master’s degree in world religions from Harvard Divinity School (1989), and her doctorate in religion from Harvard University (2002)....   More >



Like Dreamers: What I learned about Israel's Left-Right Divide: Public Lecture by Yossi Klein Halevi

Lecture | March 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 105 (Reception in Boalt 295)


Yossi Klein Halevi, Author and Journalist

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies


Public lecture with Israeli author and Journalist, Yossi Klein Halevi


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP online, or or by emailing berkeley_institute@law.berkeley.edu.



Reducing the Military Budget: Necessary to Improve Our Quality of Life

Lecture | March 11 | 5:30-7:15 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Congressman Barney Frank

Goldman School of Public Policy


UC Berkeley Regents' Lecture with Congressman Barney Frank
5:30 p.m. Reception with Refreshments
6:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP online, or or by emailing elise.marsh@berkeley.edu.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Soviet Authorities and the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, 1920-1990

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Ara Sanjian, Associate Professor in Armenian and Middle Eastern History; Director, Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan - Dearborn

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


How did the Soviet authorities both in the Kremlin and in Yerevan deal with the topic of the Armenian Genocide and its commemoration, from the moment they assumed power in Armenia in 1920 and until they lost power during the dying days of the Soviet Union, in 1990? What are the key moments when the Soviet attitude toward the Armenian Genocide changed? How can these changes be explained? Who were...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | March 13 | 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.



Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Colloquium | March 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Levi McLaughlin, NC State University; Steven Reed, Chuo University

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; T.J. Pempel, UC Berkeley

Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Levi McLaughlin and Steven R. Reed will discuss their new book, Komeito: Religion and Politics in Japan, co-edited with George Ehrhardt and Axel Klein. The Soka Gakkai (the Value Creation Study Association), a lay Buddhist organization and Japan's largest collective of active religious participants, began supporting political candidates in 1955 and founded the Komeito (Clean...   More >

Monday, March 16, 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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Cultural Economy of China’s Cultural Revolution

Colloquium | March 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andrew F. Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Pang Laikwan, Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This talk is separated into two parts. The first part is devoted to the general relationship between culture and economy during the Cultural Revolution. Although the Cultural Revolution “ascetic” society repressed consumption, the consumption of propaganda culture was fanatically promoted, because the propaganda arts was a direct embodiment of the official ideology, and the propaganda culture...   More >



Baxter Liberty Initiative: Vitalizing our Meritocracy: Expanding College Opportunities for Low-Income Students

Lecture | March 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Caroline Hoxby, Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics, Stanford University, Department of Economics

David Romer, Herman Royer Professor of Political Economy, UC Berkeley, Department of Economics

Department of Political Science


The goal of the Baxter Liberty Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley is to encourage dialogue on the ideal of freedom in political and economic life. The central place of the idea of liberty in the founding and development of the American nation and the tensions between liberty and other values are of enduring moral and political significance. There are sharp disagreements about...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Concerning 'Goodbye Christ': Langston Hughes, Political Poetry, and African American Religion

Lecture | March 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Wallace Best, Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Wallace Best specializes in 19th and 20th century African American religious history. His research and teaching focus on the areas of African American religion, religion and literature, Global Pentecostalism, gender and sexuality, and Womanist theology.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Colloquium | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies, entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the interests and demands of their polities with some regularity. To date the political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the timing of changes in public opinion (as...   More >



Politics in a Grey Zone: Connivance Militancy in Malaysia and Tunisia

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Sophie Lemiere, Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute

Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This talk is drawn from a new and on-going comparative research in Malaysia (2008-2014) and Tunisia (2014) exploring the rise of connivance militants in young democracies as a conjectural and/or systemic phenomenon.



Mateo: Directed by María Gamboa (Colombia, 2014)

Film - Feature | March 18 | 7 p.m. | North Gate, Room 105


Center for Latin American Studies


Colombia’s entry for the 2015 Oscars, “Mateo” centers on a 16-year-old who seems destined to follow his uncle into a life of violent crime. Forced to take a theater class in order to stay in school, Mateo finds himself caught between his uncle’s insistence that he turn over incriminating information about the troupe and his growing love of the theater. 86 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Biographies of Concepts in the Human and Social Sciences: International Workshop, March 19th/20th, 2015

Conference/Symposium | March 19 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Geballe Room & CSTMS


Austria-Berkeley fund; Departments of Rhetoric, Anthropology, German; Center for Science, Medicine, Technology, and Society


This two-day symposion brings together a number of international scholars who will explore the history of concepts in the humanities and social science. Please, register with wimmer@berkeley.edu to get access to precirculated papers!
Evening lecture by Paul Rabinow



Unsettling the State: Native Women Derailing U.S. Indian Policy in Historical and Contemporary Articulations

Colloquium | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Unsettling the State: Native Women Derailing U.S. Indian Policy in Historical and Contemporary Articulations

Sovereignty Struggles: Native Californian Women and the Politics of Federal Recognition
Olivia Chilcote, Ethnic Studies

Engaging Domesticity: Native Women Navigating Assimilation in the Bay Area, 1926 – 1946
Caitlin Keliiaa, Ethnic Studies

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rising Together: Career Development for Staff of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Robert M. Berdahl Auditorium, Room 105


Claude Steel, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley; Rudy Mendoza-Denton, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Coalition of Ethnic Staff Organizations (CESO) is proud to present “Rising Together”, a spectacular morning filled with engaging dialogue and meaningful insights to strengthen the career and professional development of staff of color at UC Berkeley. The morning's schedule will include three thought-provoking segments:
Keynoter Claude M. Steele, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP)...   More >


Staff

Staff

This event is open exclusively to UC Berkeley staff members.

Free and Exclusive to UC Berkeley Staff

Space is limited so register early. Register online, or by calling Jenny Kwon at 510-643-7385, or by emailing Jenny Kwon at jennykwon@berkeley.edu.



Rising Together: Career Development for Staff of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Stanley Hall, Room 105


 , Berkeley, CA 94720

Claude Steel, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley

Barinder Dhillon-Flanagan, IT Deputy Director, Campus Shared Services; Roseanne Fong, Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising for Letters and Science; Anthony Garcia, Senior Scientist, Phoebe Hearst Museum; Fabrizio Mejia, Executive Director, Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence and Academic Counselor; Cara Stanley, Director, Student Learning Center and Lecturer, African American Studies

Rudy Mendoza-Denton, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley; Sidalia (Sid) G. Reel, Director, Staff Diversity Initiatives, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion

Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Coalition of Ethnic Staff Organizations (CESO) is proud to present “Rising Together”, a spectacular morning filled with engaging dialogue and meaningful insights to strengthen the career and professional development of staff of color at UC Berkeley.

This program is free and exclusive to UC Berkeley Staff. The target audience is staff of color on campus.


Staff

Staff

This program is free and open to UC Berkeley staff. Please speak with with your supervisor about release time (PPSM-50) before attending the program. Space is limited. Please register early!

Free and Exclusive to UC Berkeley Staff

Register on-line. Space is limited so register early. Register online.



MENA Salon

Workshop | March 20 | 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, March 23, 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, March 30, 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.

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?



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


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 ha 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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

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

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Research on Social Change


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.

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

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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

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

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

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 15, 2015

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 explores 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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

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

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.

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 >


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.

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.

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 <a href=" http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast"> http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast</a>. Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our <a href="http://www.youtube.com/citrisuc">YouTube channel</a>

The schedule for the semester can be found on the <a href="...   More >


Free

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.

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.

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.