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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Strategic Complex: Russia’s Strategic Adjustment under Unipolarity

Lecture | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Boris Barkanov, Teaching Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University

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

Russia’s grand strategy has changed significantly in the post-Soviet period, but IR theory cannot fully account for this variation. This research synthesizes insights from the realist and constructivist traditions to explain how domestic discourses of state identity, role, and power mediate anarchical systemic pressures to shape strategic adjustment. These discourses comprise what I call “the...   More >

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

HSSA Speaker Series Biopolitics and Biopower in Putin's Russia

Lecture | May 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

Professor Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Humanities and Social Sciences Association

This online lecture aims at introducing the concept of biopolitics, along with the multifaceted policies and practices this concept entails, into the field of Russian studies. Biopolitics not only brings up the issues of corporeality and sexuality at the top of political agenda; it also contains strong religious components, selective migration policy, and constructs new identities and loyalties...   More >

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The First Armenian Republic: A Century Later

Conference/Symposium | May 8 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  Saroyan Hall, Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School

825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

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


--Dr. George Bournoutian (Iona College)
“The Transformation of the Erevan Province into the Armenian Republic.”

--Dr. Amaduni Virabyan (Director of the National Archives of Armenia).
“Socioeconomic Conditions during the First Armenian Republic.” (in Armenian)

--Dr. Ashot Melkonyan (Director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of...   More >

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

OLLI @Berkeley Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award: Honoring Darren Zook

Presentation | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Mark Gomez

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Darren Zook will be this year's recipient of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Excellence in Teaching and Learning award, given annually to a UC Berkeley faculty member who teaches at OLLI and who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to engaged learning, both in the classroom and in the world outside the university.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Radical Markets: A Panel Discussion with Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England; Anat Admati, The George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Emmanuel Saez, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics; Suresh Naidu, Associate Professor, Columbia University Department of Economics; Jeff Gordon, Graduate Student, Berkeley Sociology

Ben Handel, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Econometrics Laboratory

Social Science Matrix

This panel discussion will feature E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University, who together with Eric Posner co-authored the book, Radical Markets, which introduces provocative ideas about how to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness.

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