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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jonathan Haidt Presents: 'The three worst ideas in the world, and how they shape American education'

Lecture | April 3 | 4:15 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Jonathan Haidt, New York University Stern School of Business

Department of Political Science & The Baxter Liberty Initiative


Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University Stern School of Business and the director of Heterodox Academy. He is the coauthor of the forthcoming book, 'The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure'.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


All You Need is Love: “Benevolent Whiteness” and Love Language as Colonial Violence
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, PhD

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education



Literary Criticism: A Political History

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall


Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Catherine Gallagher, Professor Emerita, Berkeley English; David Marno, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Namwali Serpell, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Joseph North, Assistant Professor of English, Yale English

Department of English


Is literary criticism political?

Can it be?

Should it be?

People in today's literature departments often assume that their work is politically progressive, especially when compared with the work of early- and mid-twentieth-century critics. In Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History, Joseph North argues that when understood in relation lo the longer arc of the discipline, the...   More >

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Politics at Work: How Employers Use Their Workers to Change US Politics and Policy

Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room


Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Kim Voss, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Ann Ravel, Lecturer, Berkeley Law

Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley Labor Center


In 2010, the landmark Citizens United Supreme Court decision upheld corporations’ right to participate in politics, declaring that limits to their political spending would infringe on freedom of speech. But money is not the only political resource that corporations can use. Private companies have access to – and control over – powerful human capital in the form of their employees. Professor...   More >


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Contested Logistics of Racial Capitalism: How Global Commodity Chains Transformed Southern California’s Spatial Politics

Colloquium | April 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Juan De Lara, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Geography, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Latino Policy Research


In Inland Shift, Juan De Lara uses the growth of Southern California’s logistics economy, which controls the movement of goods, to examine how modern capitalism was shaped by and helped to transform the region’s geographies of race and class.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Parties and Partisanship in the Era of Twitter and Trump: 21st Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government

Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 10:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  The Bancroft Hotel


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California


An exploration of how social media and societal trends have challenged the power of American political parties and re-shaped the nature of the American’s partisan attachments.



Public Value of Graduate Education: A Talk with Campus and State: In Conversation with Chancellor Christ and Senator Skinner

Panel Discussion | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room (5th Floor)


Chancellor Carol Christ, Office of the Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Senator Nancy Skinner

Kena Hazelwood-Carter, President, Graduate Assembly

ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


In commemoration of UC Berkeley's 150th, the Graduate Assembly, in partnership with the Graduate Division and the Cal Alumni Association, is proud to present a talk on the state of public graduate education featuring Senator Nancy Skinner and Chancellor Carol Christ. The conversation will be moderated by Kena Hazelwood-Carter, President of the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly.

Chancellor Christ...   More >


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

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

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Rising Tides, Rising Voices: A Panel on Climate Justice

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, The Greenlining Institute; Jessica Tovar, Staff Organizer, Local Clean Energy Alliance; Caroline Farrell, Executive Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Rachel Morello Frosch, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley; Esther Goolsby, East Oakland Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

Student Environmental Resource Center


Both environmental degradation and environmental benefits are unevenly distributed along racial and economic lines. This intersection of environmental and social justice is something that we must put at the forefront of our environmental movement. Join us in a panel discussing these intersections, their impacts, and what we must do to ensure that the environmental movement is fighting for those...   More >


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

41st Education Outreach Conference Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 431 Berkeley City College


2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Robert Blobaum, Eberly Professor of History, West Virginia University; Melissa Feinberg, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University; Mark Jones, Irish Research Council Fellow, University College Dublin; Paul Hanebrink, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

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


The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies will be holding the 41st Educator Outreach Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. This year's conference is entitled "Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe" and will explore the effects of WWI on the landscape of Europe through a historical lens.