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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session

Information Session | August 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 420


Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator

The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | August 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | August 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building


Leah Carroll, PhD, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Power: Architectural Evidence of Things Unseen

Lecture | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


John Lie, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Dana Buntrock, Architecture, UC Berkeley

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


Buildings express influences otherwise unseen. They are, for example, shaped by laws, subsidies or incentives, and forgotten historical events. Professor Dana Buntrock of the Department of Architecture will discuss several buildings in Japan, from a 1960s "Hawaiian" resort to contemporary prefabricated houses, demonstrating ways that seemingly odd or unusual approaches result from the political...   More >



Envisioning Human Rights: Exhibition and Auction

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Steinhart Courtyard


Human Rights Center


As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law presents Envisioning Human Rights, a collection of world-class human rights photography, curated by Pamela Blotner, on exhibit at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, from August through October 2014. The exhibition features the work of Mimi Chakarova, Nic Dunlop, Stephen Ferry, Stephen Goldblatt, Ken...   More >



On Argentina

Lecture | August 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room


Sergio Massa

Center for Latin American Studies


A discussion on Argentine politics and perspectives for the future.

Sergio Massa is an Argentine National Congressman and the former mayor of Tigre. The Financial Times called him “the rising star of Argentine politics.”

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Political Economy.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Shangshu - New Perspectives on the Documents Classic: A Roundtable on Translation Issues

Panel Discussion | September 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley; Kai Vogelsang, University of Hamburg; Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh; Ruyue He, History, UC Berkeley

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


Translating the “Shangshu,” one of China’s Five "Confucian" Classics, has been undertaken by a group of experts who will present their work. The roundtable of scholars will discuss the problems that arise in translating an antique classic from the pre-unification period of China.



Visualizing Consciousness: Hybrids, Fractals, and Ritual

Lecture | September 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Saya Woolfalk, Visual Artist; Jeff Durham, Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; The Yerba...   More >

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session

Information Session | September 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 420


Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator

The UC Berkeley Washington Program



What is “Socket” Parity and is Rooftop Solar PV There Yet Without Subsidies?

Colloquium | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Paulina Jaramillo, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Professional Email Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | September 3 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Haas Scholars Program

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.



Which Way Home: Directed by Rebecca Cammisa (United States, 2009)

Film - Documentary | September 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2060


Center for Latin American Studies


The Oscar-nominated documentary “Which Way Home” follows child migrants as they journey through Mexico to the United States on a freight train they call “The Beast,” recording the heartbreaking naïveté of children too young to comprehend the evils that lie in their path. 90 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Day of Service

Special Event | September 7 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza


Public Service Center


Make new friends and get to know the community by volunteering at local sites! Join the Public Service Center for the Fall Day of Service on Sunday, September 7, from 9am-2pm.

All events will start on Sproul steps with breakfast. Lunch is also provided.

Please register at http://bit.ly/1uYZlNm.

Monday, September 8, 2014

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session

Information Session | September 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 420


Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator

The UC Berkeley Washington Program



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | September 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.



Child Migrants: A Journey of Desperation and Hope

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (Room 220)


Karen Musalo, UC Hastings; Beatriz Manz, UC Berkeley; Rosemary Joyce, UC Berkeley; V. Manuel Perez, California State Assembly

Center for Latin American Studies


A discussion of the context, current situation, and future prospects of child migrants from Central America and Mexico.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Emerging Market Changes in Asia and Corporate Strategy Conversions: Center for Chinese Studies Visiting Scholar Presentation

Presentation | September 9 | 3-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 510A - Seminar Room


Prof. Jin Chen, Center for Chinese Studies - IEAS

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Emerging countries in Asia such as China and India have achieved strong economic growth. Within the rapid economy growth of emerging countries in Asia, the consumer market of the middle class is expanding rapidly...   More >


Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SURF/L&S ($4250) and SURF/Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | September 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Leah Carroll, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.



Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

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


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Haas Scholars Program

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



Professional Email Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | September 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Haas Scholars Program

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session

Information Session | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 420


Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator

The UC Berkeley Washington Program



Sex and Secularism

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


Janet Jakobsen, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Janet R. Jakobsen is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College, where she has also served as Dean for Faculty Diversity and Development. She studies ethics and public policy with a particular focus on social movements related to religion, gender and sexuality. She teaches courses on social ethics,...   More >

Friday, September 12, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.



The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia

Colloquium | September 12 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This talk analyzes the peculiarity of outbound Chinese state capital by comparing it with global private capital in copper and construction in Zambia. Refuting the dominant narratives of “Chinese colonialism” and “south-south cooperation”, comparative ethnographic data collected over a five-year period chronicle the multi-faceted struggles that confront and differentiate these two varieties of...   More >

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Careers and Futures - Mattia P. Galletti: Conversations with Activists and Innovators in Poverty Action

Presentation | September 16 | 5 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level


Blum Center for Developing Economies


The “Careers and Futures” speakers series creates a relaxed, round table environment where students can engage with a diverse range of public leaders working domestically and internationally in poverty action.

Join us in a conversation with Mattia P. Galletti who is Lead Technical Specialist for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Based in Rome, the IFAD is an agency...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Free Speech on Campus: From the Free Speech Movement to Occupy

Panel Discussion | September 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law


Richard Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (Emeritus), Berkeley Law; Robert Cole, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Berkeley Law; Linda Lye, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California

Christopher Kutz, C.William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law


In celebration of Constitution Day, and to kick off the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, our panelists will discuss free speech both in the historical and contemporary context.


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.



Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Revisiting Foucault: The Biopolitics Lectures and Beyond

Lecture | September 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Hans Sluga, William and Trudy Ausfahl Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; William Callison, Political Science, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory


The opening session of the Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group, “Revisiting Foucault: The Biopolitics Lectures and Beyond” will provide a space for discussion of the lasting insights, limitations, and potential applications of Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-79. Linking neoliberalism and biopolitics at both the historical and conceptual level,...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Blueberry Soup: Participatory Democracy, Social Media, and Constitutionalism

Film - Documentary | September 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 105 Boalt Hall


Institute of Governmental Studies, California Constitution Center


A special screening on the Berkeley campus of the Blueberry Soup film tour on September 17, featuring a conversation with documentary filmmaker Eileen Jerrett.

The film is a documentary about grassroots constitutionalism as it documents how Iceland drafted a revised national constitution in 2008 by using social media.

Movie trailer: http://vimeo.com/72931601


All Audiences, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yoon Il Chang, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Chaim Braun, Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Yongsoo Hwang, Director General, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control; Yusuke Kuno, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo/Japan Atomic Energy Agency; Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Michael J. Apted, Principal Scientist, INTERA Incorporated; In-Tae Kim, Vice President for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

Thomas Isaacs, Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Joonhong Ahn, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

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


Nuclear power turned to weaponry is a dire threat at any time, never more so than in an unstable international climate. At the same time, nuclear power is embraced by South Korea not only as a clean and relatively inexpensive option for its energy-hungry economy, but as a promising export in itself, and an avenue of lucrative technology transfer.

The threat of international proliferation...   More >



MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pubertal Development and Adolescent Risk Trajectories in Salinas, CA and Santiago, Chile

Lecture | September 22 | 12-1:15 p.m. | TBD UC Berkeley Campus


Julianna Deardorff, UC Berkeley

Center for Latin American Studies


Sexually transmitted infections, adolescent pregnancy, and substance use are common among Latino youth, particularly those from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Puberty represents an important developmental window for understanding risk. Dr. Deardorff will describe collaborations across two longitudinal studies of youth in the U.S. and in Chile.



Mapping from the Water: The Political Economy of the Selden Map

Colloquium | September 22 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Timothy Brook, History & Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


A forgotten 17th-century Chinese map of East Asia, known as the Selden Map, came to light in Oxford a few years ago. Utterly unlike any map from that period, it forces us to rewrite the global history of cartography from a Chinese perspective. More than that, it obliges us to rethink the shaping of political economies at a moment when trade was networking China to Europe, with consequences for...   More >

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Can Students Change the World?: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s

Lecture | September 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Robert Cohen, New York University

College of Letters & Science


Linking biography and history, this lecture by Robert Cohen will explore the role that Mario Savio, his generation, and students since the 1960s have played in promoting egalitarian change, free speech, peace, and social justice. What is it that enables young people and their protest movements to have a major impact on society? What are the obstacles to having such impact? What would our society...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis



Pigs, Parks, and Protesters: Films by San Francisco Newsreel (US, 1968–69): Activate Yourself: The Free Speech Movement at 50

Film - Series | September 23 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Bill Nichols

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In early 1968, members of Newsreel, New York’s recently formed radical media collective, established a San Francisco affiliate; its purpose was to create poignant films about liberation movements that could be used to raise political awareness. San Francisco Newsreel, as it was known, generated a string of potent films, opinionated, forceful, and unvarnished.


$9.50 General Admission, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students

Friday, September 26, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miguel Altieri, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Cofounder, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, Associate Professor, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Professor, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)


Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >



The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic State

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 1:30-6 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall


David Laitin, Stanford University

for others see website

Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for British Studies


Join us for a discussion of the outcome of the September 18th Scottish Independence Referendum, proposing that Scotland separate itself from England and form its own nation. See website for details.


$0.00

Seats limited; registration open until full. Registration opens August 19. Register by September 25 online.



MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miguel Altieri, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Cofounder, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, Associate Professor, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Professor, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)


Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Free Speech Movement 50th anniversary rally

Special Event | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza


Robert Reich, Chancellor's professor of public policy, University of California, Berkeley; Dolores Huerta, Labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Public Affairs


Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement with a noon rally on the Mario Savio steps at Sproul Hall. Professor of public policy, Robert Reich, and labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta will address the crowd. Free Speech Movement veterans Jack Weinberg, Jackie Goldberg, Bettina Aptheker, and Lynne Hollander Savio will also join the rally.


All Audiences

All Audiences



The Operation of the Machine: UC Then and Now

Panel Discussion | October 1 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall


Wendy Brown, Professor, Politican Science, UC Berkeley; Tyrone Hayes, Professor, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Leigh Raiford, Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley; Chris Newfield, Professor, English, UC Santa Barbara; Amanda Armstrong, Graduate Student, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Faculty Association


An illustrious panel of UC faculty and students discusses the evolution of California public higher education from the days of Clark Kerr's Master Plan to the post-2008 present. How did we get from there to here? In what ways is UC today a public university and not a public university?


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



The Operation of the Machine: UC Then and Now

Lecture | October 1 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room #315


Chris Newfield, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara; Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Leigh Raiford, Associate professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Faculty Association


Berkeley professors Wendy Brown and Leigh Raiford, and UC Santa Barbara professor Chris Newfield will lead a teach-in to examine the nature of the public university. Looking back to the 1960s and tracing the trajectory to the present, this teach-in will discuss what it means to be a public university, and the increasing reliance on private sources of funding.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Communicating Environmental Risks: Are Ex-Ante Predictions of Benefits and Costs Being Accurately Estimated?

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


Matthew Potts, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Policy and Management - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)



The Catholic Invasion of China, 1841-2000

Lecture | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


David Mungello, Professor of History, Baylor University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


“The Catholic Invasion of China, 1841-2000” is a subject that has undergone a great reevaluation during the last half-century. In the 1960s, it was viewed as nearly synonymous with the experience of Western imperialism. The physical incursion into China of thousands of religious ended with the expulsion of the missionaries in 1951, but the mental framework that gave rise to this incursion...   More >

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Oakland Mayor's Race: Making Sense of Instant Runoff Voting

Panel Discussion | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, Room 109


Matt Gonzalez, Former President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Peggy Moore, Former Candidate, Oakland City Council; Dan Lindheim, Former City Administrator, City of Oakland

Institute for Governmental Studies, The Matsui Center For Politics and Public Service


Three years ago, Jean Quan won the Oakland mayoral race thanks in part to Instant-Runoff Voting (IRV). Also known as Ranked Choice Voting, this system introduces an entirely different strategy. IRV eliminates primaries and instead has voters rank candidates in order of preference. What matters most is not how many first place votes a candidate receives, but how many overall votes he or she...   More >

Friday, October 3, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ambassador Nirupama Rao delivers the 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on "Women and Leadership": Title TBD

Lecture | October 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Nirupama Rao, Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies


Nirupama Rao, the former ambassador of India to the United States, delivers our 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Last Term

Lecture | October 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage


2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Marshall Krause; William Sokol

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


We will review the blockbuster decisions of 2014 and how they will be implemented throughout the country (specific cases to be announced). We will also review the criminal law and economic decisions of the court and make educated guesses about the important cases coming up in 2014 and how they will divide the court.

Marshall Krause was chief attorney for the ACLU of Northern California, a...   More >


$10 general admission, Free to OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID)

Tickets in advance or at the door. All purchases are nonrefundable. Buy tickets online.



Voting Rights: An On the Same Page event

Panel Discussion | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Dale Ho, Director, ACLU's Voting Rights Project; Janai Nelson, Associate Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Daniel Tokaji, Professor, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Bertrall Ross, Professor, Berkeley Law

College of Letters & Science


Mario Savio participated in Freedom Summer, registering Blacks to vote in Mississippi, before he became the leader of the Free Speech Movement. Fifty years later we find that voter suppression is still a threat to our democracy. In this On the Same Page panel event we bring together experts with a range of viewpoints on the best way to combat voter suppression.


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.



Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Globalizing Neoliberalism(s)?

Lecture | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Julia Elyachar, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, UC Irvine; Lisa Rofel, Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

The Program in Critical Theory


In this session, we will reflect on how norms and practices of neoliberal governmentality are disseminated and transformed across borders. Professors Elyachar and Rofel’s extensive studies of Egypt and China, respectively, offer new insights into how different forms of neoliberalism transform social and political life in various contexts, while also calling into question the enduring viability...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sons and Daughters (Jerry Stoll; US, 1967): Activate Yourself: The Free Speech Movement at 50

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Stephen Lighthill; Mike Smith; Gar Smith

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Jerry Stoll’s long-overlooked film tracks a 1965 protest in which thousands of antiwar activists marched from Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus to the Oakland Army Terminal, where GIs were processed for overseas duty, only to be turned away by Oakland’s finest. This ambitious documentary follows the details of the two-day demonstration.


$9.50 General Admission, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students

Friday, October 10, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Operation Abolition (Fulton Lewis III; US, 1960) and The Riotmakers (Eugene Methvin; US, 1971): Activate Yourself: The Free Speech Movement at 50

Film - Documentary | October 14 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Christopher C. Kutz

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In May 1960, the House Committee on Un-American Activities tried again to purge society of the red threat. A “riot” broke out when police turned fire hoses on protesting students. To cover up this debacle, HUAC subpoenaed news footage and issued the infamously distorted Operation Abolition. A decade later, The Riotmakers alleged that student activism was orchestrated by trained “Leninoids.”


$9.50 General Admission, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Technology of Access: Allowing People of Age to Vote for Themselves

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Ted Selker, Director, Research on Accessible Voting, UC Berkeley

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


Universal access is an important goal of technology. This talk examines several evolving voting technologies and their impact on persons with cognitive and physical disabilities. The research described will show how many of the accessibility opportunities for people of age could actually improve the performance of the voting population as a whole.

We will start with the premise that...   More >


registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.



Ukraine: A Battle for the Future of Europe

Lecture | October 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage


2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Professor Gorodnichenko, a native of Ukraine, is an applied macroeconomist. He has published widely on broad array of key topics covering macroeconomics, public finance, development, and international economics.


$10 general admission, Free to OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID)

Tickets in advance or at the door. All purchases are nonrefundable. Buy tickets online.



Tolerating the Church: Exploring the US Supreme Court's Ecclesiology

Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315


Winnifred Sullivan, Professor of Religious Studies and Law, Indiana University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


A persistent question in considering the proper scope for legal protection for religious freedom is whether any such protection should extend to groups as well as to individuals. Countless US laws give special legal privileges to churches—and, sometimes, by an imperfect analogy, to other religious groups or organizations, but in US law a religious group has almost always meant a church or...   More >



Narco Cultura: Directed by Shaul Schwarz (Mexico, 2013)

Film - Documentary | October 15 | 7 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2060


Center for Latin American Studies


To a growing number of Latinos, narco-traffickers have become heroic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their success. “Narco Cultura” explores both the grisly reality and the pop fantasy of the drug war by contrasting the experiences of a crime scene investigator in Ciudad Juárez and a narcocorrido singer in Los Angeles. 102 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

War in East Asia?

Lecture | October 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Steven Vogel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Ian Buruma, Human Rights Program, Bard College

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


The talk will be about the rising tensions between China, Korea, and Japan. Can these be explained through unhealed historical wounds? Or are politics at work? If so, what are they? I will go into the historical and political backgrounds of the tensions in all three countries, as well as the vital role of the US, and without trying to predict the future, reflect on where potential conflicts might...   More >

Friday, October 17, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.



The Future of the Senate: Predicting Election Day Outcomes

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 4 p.m. | Moses Hall, 109, IGS Library


The Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Institute of Governmental Studies


With the House securely in the hands of the Republicans, polls are showing that the Republicans might eke out control of the Senate as well. The fate of many incredibly close races across the country will decide the future of the Senate this November. This program brings together leading Political Scientists to explore what possible outcomes lie ahead this Election Day, and how those outcomes...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, October 20, 2014

Movement Building in the Bay Area: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Opportunities and Challenges

Colloquium | October 20 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library


Gopal Dayaneni, Staff Collective Member, Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project; Brenda Salgado, Director, East Bay Meditation Center; Kazu Haga, Founder and Trainer, East Point Peace Academy

Sean Burns, PhD, Director of Student Programs, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Social Welfare, School of

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

30th Annual Colin Miller Lecture: Thirty Years on the Front Lines: a Diplomatic Career

Lecture | October 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library


Cameron Munter, Professor of Practice, International Relations, Pomona College

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


Professor Munter's talk will focus on the challenges facing diplomats in recent years, from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tasks of building democracy in a reunified Europe to the unexpected test of post-9/11 deployments to Iraq and Pakistan in times of crisis. He led the first PRT in Iraq, in Mosul; participated in the civ-mil planning for the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq; kept...   More >

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Making Art from History: FSM’s 50th Anniversary

Lecture | October 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage


2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Marge Betley

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Stagebridge Senior Theatre’s creative team, with Lynne Hollander Savio (widow of Mario Savio, Stagebridge actor and FSM musical community liaison), will talk about the developmental process and the challenges of creating a piece of (political) theatre grounded in an historical event. The presentation may include songs and/or scenes from the Stagebridge production about the Free Speech...   More >


$10 general admission, Free to OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID)

Tickets in advance or at the door. All purchases are nonrefundable. Buy tickets online.



“In the name of energy security: the struggle over the exportation of Israeli natural gas”

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


Itay Fishhendler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Sectarian Apocalypse Online

Lecture | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Dr. Will McCants, Brookings Institution

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Friday, October 24, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

KPFA On The Air (Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood; US, 2000): Activate Yourself: The Free Speech Movement at 50

Film - Documentary | October 26 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Veronica Selver; Sharon Wood

Alan Snitow; Larry Bensky; Matthew Lasar

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Listener-supported KPFA was the radical brainchild of Lewis Hill, who believed that radio should be a meaningful part of a community’s cultural life. Veronica Selver’s captivating documentary illustrates a history few of us know, particularly the first decades when luminaries such as Dick Gregory, William Mandel, and Alan Watts were regular contributors.


$9.50 General Admission, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students

Monday, October 27, 2014

Slum Health in Brazil: Disparity From the Cell to the Street

Lecture | October 27 | 12 p.m. | TBD UC Berkeley Campus


Lee Riley, UC Berkeley

Center for Latin American Studies


As Brazil transitions from a low- to a high-income nation, the juxtaposition of traditional infectious diseases with emerging non-communicable diseases creates a new public health syndrome called non-communicable disease-associated infectious diseases (NCDAID). This new syndrome disproportionately affects residents of urban settlements known as slums or “favelas.”



Were the Framers Right About Constitutional Design? The Constitution in Comparative Perspective: Jefferson Memorial Lecture by Tom Ginsburg

Lecture | October 27 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Tom Ginsburg, Deputy Dean, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, University of Chicago, The Law School

Graduate Division


Tom Ginsburg will present the Jefferson lecture on October 27, 2014 entitled: "Were the Framers Right About Constitutional Design? The Constitution in Comparative Perspective." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Causes of Wrongful Conviction

Lecture | October 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage


2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Justin Brooks

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)


Professor Justin Brooks is the Director of California Innocence Project, the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, and California Western’s LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law. Prior to coming to California, Professor Brooks practiced as a criminal defense attorney in Washington D.C., Michigan, and Illinois. Over the course of his career he has served as counsel on...   More >


$10 general admission, Free to OLLI members and UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students (with OLLI or UC Berkeley ID)

Tickets in advance or at the door. All purchases are nonrefundable. Buy tickets online.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Activist (Art Napoleon; US, 1969): Activate Yourself: The Free Speech Movement at 50

Film - Documentary | October 30 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Michael Smith

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Activist-turned-actor Michael Smith plays a Berkeley radical opposed to the war in Vietnam in this youth-market entry, shot in Berkeley.


$9.50 General Admission, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students

Friday, October 31, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Panel Discussion | November 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Martin Jay, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Howard Eiland, Professor of Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Michael Jennings, Professor of German, Princeton University; Lindsay Waters, Executive Editor for the Humanities, Harvard University Press

The Program in Critical Theory


Interview and panel discussion Michael Jennings (Princeton University), Howard Eiland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Lindsay Waters (Harvard University Press) moderated by Martin Jay.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Election Night Watch Party

Social Event | November 4 | 5 p.m. | Moses Hall, 109, IGS Library


The Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service, Institute of Governmental Studies


Join your fellow political junkies to watch the returns on a big screen. Who will win the close Oakland Mayor's race? Will the Republicans take over the Senate? Can Neal Kasharki overcome his 35+ point deficit to beat Governor Jerry Brown? Come and find out!


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, November 6, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Friday, November 7, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)



MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Neoliberalism and Marxist Legacies

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley; Dick Walker, Professor Emeritus of Geography, UC Berkeley; Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor Political Science, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory


In this meeting we will discuss the potential uses and limitations of Marxist approaches to the contemporary theorization and study of neoliberal capitalism. While some have described neoliberalism as a modification in the mode of production, entailing new ideological categories and a retrenchment of class power, others have emphasized its non-unified character and its unique forms...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, November 14, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tba 11/19/14

Colloquium | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


TBA, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Friday, November 21, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Friday, November 28, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Exploring Law, Disability, and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States

Conference/Symposium | December 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | TBA Boalt Hall, School of Law


Laverne Jacobs, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies, Berkeley, Visiting Scholar, CSLS, Berkeley; for others see website

Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Law, Boalt School of, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Disability Studies Cluster, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law


This symposium brings together scholars interested in the field of law to discuss the achievements and the challenges that continue to face persons with disabilities in their social struggle for equality in each of Canada and the US. See website for details.



MENA Salon

Special Event | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group: Politics of the Debt

Seminar | December 10 | 2-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Etienne Balibar, Professor Emeritus of Moral and Political Philosophy, University of Paris, X-Nanterre and Professor Emeritus of Humanities, UC Irvine; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory


In this group seminar, we will discuss new configurations of the “debt economy” and consider Marxist and post-Marxist accounts of recent political developments and the current hegemony of financial capital. The focus on debt and financialization will open our discussion to larger questions of subjectivity, subjection, and citizenship under neoliberal capitalism. In preparation for the seminar, we...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Graduate Student Symposium on Neoliberalism and Biopolitics

Conference/Symposium | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


The Program in Critical Theory


The Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group and Conference is supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute, organized by UC Berkeley graduate students William Callison (Political Science) and Zachary Manfredi (Rhetoric), and supervised by The Program in Critical Theory faculty Martin Jay (History) and Wendy Brown (Political Science).

To register for these...   More >

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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 >

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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


The Berkeley Public Forum on Religion is a program of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR).

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mediating Piety

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


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


The Berkeley Public Forum on Religion is a program of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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


The Berkeley Seminars in Art and Religion is a program of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR). Co-presented by the Holloway Poetry Series.