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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam - Ula Taylor

Colloquium | February 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Fannie Lou Hamer Center


Ula Taylor

Fannie Lou Hamer Center


The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies   More >

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Geeta Anand | Reporting from India: Reflections on a Decade with the WSJ and NYT

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Geeta Anand, Journalist; Visiting Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Journalism

Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of International Studies


A lecture by journalist and former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India, Geeta Anand.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Amita Shastri | Political Parties in Sri Lanka: Change and Continuity

Reading - Nonfiction | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Amita Shastri, Professor of the Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University

Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

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


A lecture by Dr. Amita Shastri on her latest publication, Political Parties in Sri Lanka: Change and Continuity (Oxford University Press-India, 2018).



Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security

Special Event | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Grant Harris, CEO, Harris Africa Partners LLC

Center for African Studies, Institute of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of Governmental Studies


Grant Harris is CEO of Harris Africa Partners LLC and advises companies on doing business in Africa. From 2011 to 2015, Harris served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House. Harris previously worked at the White House under President Bill Clinton and served twice at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Harris holds a J.D. from Yale Law...   More >


RSVP online, or or by emailing Tami Driver at asc@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Regents' Lecture: Reporting the World in an Age of Fear: The Fragility of the Post-War Order

Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Allan Little

Institute of European Studies, International and Area Studies (IAS)


Allan Little has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent (and bureau chief) for the BBC. He was one of the first journalists into Iraq after the 1992 war broke out. He covered the fall of the Soviet Union and the years immediately after its collapse, as well as the rise of a new kind of authoritarianism in Russia, and he also co-authored a book on Yugoslavia.

Allan Little is the 2018...   More >

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bodies in Process: Trans Politics and Possibilities

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 691, CRG Conference Room


Center for Race and Gender


BODIES IN PROCESS: TRANS POLITICS & POSSIBILITIES
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
691 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, School of Education

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Political Economy and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy in the Trump Era

Conference/Symposium | March 12 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room 295


UC Berkeley School of Law, The Berkeley APEC Study Center, The Institute of East Asian Studies, Miller Center for Global Challenges and the Law, The Clausen Center for International Business and Policy


With the Brexit referendum, election of Donald Trump, and the continued stasis at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the liberal, rules-based trading order is facing considerable pressure for business and policymakers. These pressures come from structural economic forces, systemic changes in geopolitics, domestic political conflicts in the US and elsewhere, and a rethinking of the ideological...   More >



Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner | Claiming the State: Active Citizenship and Social Welfare in Rural India

Lecture | March 12 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 119 Moses Hall


Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, University of Virginia

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner will discuss her book, Active Citizenship: Claim-Making and the Pursuit of Social Welfare in Rural India. This book explores the everyday practices through which poor citizens of the world’s largest democracy make claims on the state for social welfare. Drawing on an original survey of 2210 households as well as 500 in-depth interviews in 105 villages of Rajasthan, she...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



2018 Citrin Lecture: In Defense of Knowledge

Lecture | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium


Donald R. Kinder, University of Michigan

Citrin Center at the Institute of Government Studies


Donald R. Kinder is the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor in the Department of Political Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including most recently Neither Liberal nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, written with Nathan P. Kalmoe.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


March 16, 9:00am - 7:45 pm, 180 Doe Library
March 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

This two-day symposium (with a screening of the film "Yellowing" on Day 2) focuses on two important student-led protest movements that took place in 2014 in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, nicknamed “Sunflowers and Umbrellas"...   More >

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Townsend Center for the Humanities, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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'.


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

All Audiences

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

ID required for Reception Social

RSVP online.

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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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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.

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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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


Speakers:

--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.


All Audiences

All Audiences

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Monday, June 18, 2018

13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Conference/Symposium | June 18 – 21, 2018 every day |  The California Endowment


2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Public Health, School of


This international event provides researchers, faculty, students, and professionals working with migrant communities around the world, a unique opportunity to learn about different health issues that affect mobile populations, from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Conference/Symposium | June 18 – 21, 2018 every day |  The California Endowment


2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Public Health, School of


This international event provides researchers, faculty, students, and professionals working with migrant communities around the world, a unique opportunity to learn about different health issues that affect mobile populations, from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Conference/Symposium | June 18 – 21, 2018 every day |  The California Endowment


2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Public Health, School of


This international event provides researchers, faculty, students, and professionals working with migrant communities around the world, a unique opportunity to learn about different health issues that affect mobile populations, from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

13th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Conference/Symposium | June 18 – 21, 2018 every day |  The California Endowment


2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Public Health, School of


This international event provides researchers, faculty, students, and professionals working with migrant communities around the world, a unique opportunity to learn about different health issues that affect mobile populations, from a multidisciplinary perspective.