ABOUT THE CALENDAR
Lecture | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Russias 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 >
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)
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 >
Conference/Symposium | May 8 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Saroyan Hall, Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School
825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132
Presentation | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
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.
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
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.