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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium | October 25 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, 510 (Fifth Floor)


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies, EU Center of Excellence


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >



The Queerness and Games Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 25 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  South Hall


Lisa Nakamura; Brenda Laurel; Merritt Kopas; Naomi Clark

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


QGCon is an annual, one-of-a-kind event where game developers, scholars, and activists explore the intersection of LGBTQ issues and video games. Sessions are dynamic and creative. They include keynotes, panels, workshops, roundtables, micro talks, and presentations by professional and student game designers. QGCon is a safe space event; all members of the Berkeley community are welcome.

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.”



Choosing a Focus

Workshop | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop is designed to help you turn a general area of interest into a focused, feasible, and interesting research topic. Over the course of an hour, you will identify your academic interests and learn techniques to help you select among them.


Students - Undergraduate

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



Kadish Lecture: Equality of Opportunity: A Normative Anatomy

Lecture | October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall


T. M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs


The Kadish Lecture is an annual public lecture with commentators sponsored by the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs. This year's presenter is Professor Thomas M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, of Harvard's Philosophy Department.

The bulk of his teaching and writing has been in moral and political philosophy. He has...   More >


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

All Audiences

RSVP by October 22 by calling 510-642-3627, or by emailing asabrie@law.berkeley.edu.



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

Pirates of the China Seas: East Asian Popular Music and the ‘Archipelago of Empire’

Colloquium | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

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


Postwar musical cultures in East Asia emerged at the confluence of empires. By the mid-1950s, revolutionary states in China and North Korea had disengaged themselves from prewar circuits of production and dissemination, and begun to construct radically different systems for the creation and circulation of music. These new circuits were to a significant extent routed (ideologically, technically,...   More >



PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



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.



Precautionary or premature? The politics of indirect land use change (ILUC) policy

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


Hanna Breetz, Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Scholar, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)



Fireside Chat with Max Levchin: All things Data, Fintech, and How to Solve Hard, Valuable, and Fun Problems.

Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)


Max Levchin, Co-founder and CEO of Affirm

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Thanks to low-cost sensors of every imaginable type, near-ubiquitous wireless broadband, advances in distributed computing and storage, data is becoming our most plentiful, and most under-exploited commodity. The insights mined from it will unlock enormous productivity gains, create efficiencies where none existed before, and meaningfully improve lives. Consumer finance and healthcare...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, October 30, 2014

6th Annual Leadership Conference: Leading Successful Collaborations to Strengthen Health Pathway Programs and Build Regional Pathway Systems

Conference/Symposium | October 30 – 31, 2014 every day | 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  The Oakland Marriott City Center


Center for Health Leadership, California Health Professions Consortium


The California Health Professions Consortium and the UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership invite you to participate in an innovative meeting of leaders from throughout the state who are strengthening health pathway programs and building regional health pathway systems. We are confident it will provide you with practical skills, best practices, and networking that will help advance your...   More >



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

Workshop | October 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


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

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.



25 Years of Democracy in Poland: Accomplishments and New Challenges

Lecture | October 30 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 - Morrison Library


Adam Michnik, Editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza

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


Poland is a country of great success - most recently exemplified by the election of Donald Tusk as the President of the European Council. What obstacles did Poland have to overcome? How did it achieve its success? It is especially important to compare Poland with other post-communist states. The examples of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary are particularly important in this respect, as are...   More >



Public Service Scholarships Information Session: For Students

Information Session | October 30 | 6-7 p.m. | 122 Wheeler Hall


Public Service Center, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships, John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, Big Ideas@Berkeley Contest


Learn about funding to support your social action efforts!

Attend this information session to hear from staff coordinators and student recipients of the:
--Haas Public Service Leaders Award
--Big Ideas contest
--John Gardner Public Service Fellowship
--Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize
--Strauss Scholarship

and more!



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

6th Annual Leadership Conference: Leading Successful Collaborations to Strengthen Health Pathway Programs and Build Regional Pathway Systems

Conference/Symposium | October 30 – 31, 2014 every day | 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  The Oakland Marriott City Center


Center for Health Leadership, California Health Professions Consortium


The California Health Professions Consortium and the UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership invite you to participate in an innovative meeting of leaders from throughout the state who are strengthening health pathway programs and building regional health pathway systems. We are confident it will provide you with practical skills, best practices, and networking that will help advance your...   More >



What Is an Author during the Cultural Revolution?

Colloquium | October 31 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Xin Liu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Max Auffhammer, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

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


This paper tries to show that there came, in the context of globalization when the original has become increasingly its own copy (e.g. Baudrillard’s simulacra), a very different making of authorship in today’s China, i.e. different from its Maoist past...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.



Genealogies of Chinese Sovereignty Since 1492

Colloquium | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Teemu Ruskola, School of Law, Emory University

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


How did the multiethnic Qing empire (1644-1911) on the eastern edge of the Eurasian landmass become an “international legal person” with the proper name “China”—that is, a sovereign nation-state in a world of other, formally equal nation-states? Historically the law of nations emerged as the constitution of Europe: a set of constitutive norms that governed the relationship among the so-called...   More >

Monday, November 3, 2014

ATC Lecture - Cheryl Haines "Creative Interventions and Social Activation"

Lecture | November 3 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cheryl Haines, Executive Director and Curator, FOR-SITE Foundation

Center for New Media , Arts Research Center, David Brower Center


Cheryl Haines, Exec. Director, FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz”

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

 Tickets are available online and at the door. Ticketed attendees will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-495-3505, or by emailing info.bcnm@berkeley.edu.

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, Location TBD


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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: A Fireside Chat With Rotten Tomatoes Founder Patrick Lee

Special Event | November 5 | 6:45-8:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room


Patrick Lee, Co-Founder & Former CEO, Rotten Tomatoes; Moses Lo (MBA 15), Associate, FOUNDER.org

Lester Center for Entrepreneurship


Join us for a fireside chat with Patrick Lee, Founder of Rotten Tomatoes, currently the #556 most trafficked website in the world and #252 in the United States. Share his journey into building Rotten Tomatoes, one of the most valuable web properties of our time, including finding his co-founders, growing a unique company and the path to exit. The Chat will be hosted by Berkeley-Haas’ own Moses...   More >


Register online.

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)



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

Information Session | November 6 | 10-10:30 a.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.



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

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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, 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)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Choosing a Focus

Workshop | November 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop is designed to help you turn a general area of interest into a focused, feasible, and interesting research topic. Over the course of an hour, you will identify your academic interests and learn techniques to help you select among them.


Students - Undergraduate

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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ATC Lecture - Rick Lowe "Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial"

Lecture | November 11 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Rick Lowe, Artist and Organizer, Project Row Houses

Center for New Media , Arts Research Center, David Brower Center, Regents Lecturer Program


Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

 Tickets are available online and at the door. Ticketed attendees will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-495-3505, or by emailing info.bcnm@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



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

Workshop | November 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


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

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.



A Changing North Korea

Colloquium | November 12 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andray Abrahamian, Executive Director, Choson Exchange

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Each one of us has some conception of North Korea. It has forced its way into our imaginations, yet so many developments in North Korea's economic and social relations are either ignored or misinterpreted. While the authorities search for non-threatening policy experiments, young North Koreans seek opportunities in the business world. Choson Exchange focuses on supporting pragmatic, talented...   More >



Who Bleeds, Who Pays? The All-Volunteer Force and its Role in Twenty-first Century Defense Policy: Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall


David M. Kennedy, Stanford University

Institute of Governmental Studies


The Harold Smith Defense & National Security Series focuses on U.S. defense policies with emphasis on the control and management of nuclear weapons.


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

All Audiences



Neoliberalism + Biopolitics Working Group | Neoliberalism and Marxist Legacies

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 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 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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Retracing, Repurposing, and Reimagining: Critiquing Contemporary Engagements With Colonial Expeditions

Lecture | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


(Re)imagining Race, Nature, and the Colonial Frontier in Northern Spaces through the Harriman Alaska Expedition and the Harriman Retraced
Jen Smith, Ethnic Studies

(Re)presenting Race and Land:
Constructions of Nature, Culture, and Ecology in The Confluence Project in the Columbia River Gorge
Ashton Wesner, Environmental Science, Policy and Management



The Great European War and the Rise of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism in Japan

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Walter Skya, Associate Professor, History Department; Director, Asian Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of History, Institute of European Studies


Few students of history are aware of the ideological linkages between Shintō nationalism in Japan and the new nationalists of early twentieth-century Europe, especially Italian Fascists and German Nazis—a linkage that began prior to the First World War and continued throughout the 1920s and 1930s. There is much historical evidence to show that Italian Fascists and German Nazis were inspired...   More >

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fiscal Decentralization and Governance Reform

Colloquium | November 14 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


China’s fiscal decentralization has been praised as an important driver of its economic growth. Inter-jurisdictional competition has arguably incentivized officials to promote economic development...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.



Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire

Lecture | November 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Bedross Der Matossian, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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


The Ottoman revolution of 1908 is a study in contradictions—a positive manifestation of modernity intended to reinstate constitutional rule, yet ultimately a negative event that shook the fundamental structures of the empire, opening up ethnic, religious, and political conflicts. The just-published _Shattered Dreams of Revolution_ (Stanford University Press) considers this revolutionary event to...   More >

Monday, November 17, 2014

Narendra Modi and the Sangh parivar: Lessons from his Gujarat years

Colloquium | November 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Christophe Jaffrelot, Senior Research Fellow at CERI at Sciences Po (Paris), Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Regents' Lecture: Luis Valdez

Lecture | November 18 | 5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Luis Valdez, Founder, El Teatro Campesino

Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Luis Valdez is an internationally recognized playwright and director, best known for his classic productions of Zoot Suit and La Bamba in the 70s and 80s, and primarily as founder and long-time artistic director of El Teatro Campesino. From the central valley of California, El Teatro Campesino became a major force in the transformation of American theater of the 20th century. Born out of the...   More >


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

All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Doing Research in Poland: An event of the US Poland Innovation Week

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club


UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education


On 16-21 November 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the Polish-American Innovation Week (PAIW) in California. The event will be organized in cooperation with a group of Polish institutional partners (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Research and Development Center, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, Polish Patent Office, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of...   More >


$0

Register by November 15 online.



PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program: The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

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


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.



Acting White vs. Gatekeeper Exclusion: A Two-Actor Model of Black Achievement Disadvantage

Seminar | November 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall


Samuel R. Lucas, Professor, UC Berkeley, Sociology Department

Graduate School of Education, Policy, Organization, Measurement & Evaluation (POME)


Analysts debate whether black achievement disadvantage is produced by gatekeepers who withhold opportunity on the one hand, or by blacks' rejecting academic opportunities on the other. Although these explanations are not mutually exclusive, positions in the debate distinguish some sociological theories and justify opposite policy prescriptions. Despite the importance of the debate, however, most...   More >



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | November 19 | 1-2 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.



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)



Disciplining the Global Social Body: Criminalization, Political Economy and International Law

Lecture | November 19 | 6-8 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall


Chantal Thomas, Professor of Law at Cornell University, Visiting Professor at Stanford Law University

The Program in Critical Theory


Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Her scholarship focuses on the relationship between international law, political economy, and global social justice in a variety of contexts.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Clinton Global Initiative University Info Session

Presentation | November 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level / Collaboration Space


Blum Center for Developing Economies


Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Join us at 5 PM on November 20 at the Blum Center to learn about applying for this opportunity.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate



The Tokyo Model: Lessons in Slum Non-clearance from the World's First “Megacity”

Colloquium | November 20 | 5 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


Jordan Sand, Georgetown University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Global Urban Humanities


Jordan Sand will present his research on the activities of a Tokyo slumlord at the turn of the 20th century. Sand is Professor of Japanese History and Culture at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He teaches modern Japanese history and other topics in East Asian history, as well as urban history and the world...   More >

Friday, November 21, 2014

Population Research in the Age of Big Data: What are the implications of big data for population research, and how can demography inform the use and development of big data?

Conference/Symposium | November 21 | 12-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room


Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; Emmanuel Letouze, Ph.D. Candidate, Demography, UC Berkeley; Tapan Parikh, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Information; Maya Petersen, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Emilio Zagheni, Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle

Berkeley Population Center, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Department of Demography


An interdisciplinary symposium, presented by the Berkeley Population Center, together with the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging and the Department of Demography

Researchers in Computer Science, Engineering, Public Health and Demography, from Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Washington, gather to present findings and consider emerging questions


$0

Registration opens October 16. Register by November 7 by emailing E. Vasile at evasile@berkeley.edu.



MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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, November 24, 2014

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

Information Session | November 24 | 10-10:30 a.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.



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | November 24 | 10:30-11:30 a.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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No ERG Colloquium Today

Colloquium | November 26 | 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 28, 2014

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >

Thursday, December 4, 2014

1943: China at the Crossroads

Colloquium | December 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time


Joseph Esherick, History, UC San Diego

Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


World War II was a transformative moment shaping the world we live in. In China, it was particularly important for it witnessed the gradual disintegration of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist regime and the rise of the Chinese Communists. At the beginning of the war, Chiang Kai-shek was the indispensable leader of China; while the Communists were a ragtag band of hearty survivors of the militarily...   More >



Space as Weapon: Mapping Repression in Tahrir Square and Cape Town

Lecture | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Re-scripting the City:
Race, Gender and Architecture in Cape Town’s Migrant Labour Hostels
Sharone L. Tomer, Architecture

The Disciplining of Space:
Tahrir Square and the Gated Communities under the Military Governance
Momen El-Husseiny, Architecture

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. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room


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.


$0.00

Space limited. Registration will be closed when room capacity reached. Registration opens October 10. Register by November 27 online.



Organized Knowledge and State Socialism, 1949-1978

Workshop | December 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Fifth floor conference room


1995 University Avenue

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This workshop will investigate knowledge production during the Maoist period (1949-1978) of the People’s Republic of China. Knowledge production means the forms of cultural, social, and political work that create those systems of knowledge recognized as legitimate in a particular social context. Participants will seek to illustrate the uniqueness of Mao era institutions, ideas, and identities as...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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, December 8, 2014

A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | December 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

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


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | December 8 | 11 a.m.-12 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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program: The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

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


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.



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

Workshop | December 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


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

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.



Neoliberalism + 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



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | December 10 | 4:30-5:30 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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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

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


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

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.



A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

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


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.

Friday, December 12, 2014

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >

Friday, December 19, 2014

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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, December 20, 2014

December Graduation 2014

Special Event | December 20 | 10 a.m. |  Haas Pavilion


University Relations


December graduation is a campus-wide ceremony for all graduating students from all majors and their families and includes the Chancellor's address, keynote address, student address, and traditional pomp and circumstance. Tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m.

Friday, December 26, 2014

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, January 2, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, January 9, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, January 16, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, January 23, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Graduate Student Symposium on Neoliberalism + Biopolitics

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


The Program in Critical Theory


The Neoliberalism + 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 >

Friday, January 30, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blueprint for a Modern Faith: 20th-C Experiments in Bay Area Religious Architecture

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


William Littmann, Senior Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Visual Studies, California College of the Arts

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


This talk explores the history of experimental and radical religious architecture in Northern California, with a special focus on design after the Second World War, as architects responded to changes in liturgical practices in the Roman Catholic Church after Vatican II as well as the progressive ideals of Protestant and Jewish congregations in the region.

Friday, February 6, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, February 13, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, March 6, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

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 >

Friday, March 13, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

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).

Friday, March 20, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

Friday, March 27, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | October 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015 every Friday | 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.

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).