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Friday, April 21, 2017

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium


Center for Race and Gender


Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley



Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)


Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism


This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$FREE

Registration opens March 1. Register by April 21 online.



20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California


The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the...   More >



Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The conference will feature up to sixteen student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.



Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions

Workshop | April 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Harsha Ram, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Amy Hollywood, Harvard University; Kirill Chepurin, National Researcher University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Alex Dubilet, Vanderbilt University

Department of German


"Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions"


Harsha Ram, Revolutionary Utopia: Tatlin and Khlebnikov

Niklaus Largier, Against Projects: The Utopia of Essayism in Musil and
Lukács

Amy Hollywood, Antinomian A-topia: Writing Manuscript Textuality in the
Poetry and Prose of Susan Howe

Kirill Chepurin, The Utopian No - or, Idealism and Utopia

Alex Dubilet,...   More >



Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Open House and Celebration

Special Event | April 21 | 12 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Join us for an information session, open house, and celebration for the newly launched Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Learn more about the certificate and get a chance to speak with its academic advisors, college deans, and UC Berkeley alumni — all of whom will provide unique insights into exploring design innovation across Berkeley's campus.


All Audiences

All Audiences



The French 2017 Presidential Campaign

Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Emmanuel Comte, Lecturer of European History in the Department of History at UC Berkeley

Institute of European Studies


The discussion will contextualize the election campaign within the broader set of problems affecting French politics, before turning to the programs of the four main contenders and the dynamics of the campaign. Among the major questions that have affected French politics in the recent years and decades, we will discuss the particular importance of youth unemployment, its role as a factor of...   More >



Composition Colloquium: Marco Fusi

Colloquium | April 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Marco Fusi, violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, has studied with Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ernst Kovacic and Jeanne-Marie Conquer.

Marco has performed with conductors and soloists including Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös , Beat Furrer, Susanna Mälkki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustav Kuhn, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jean Deroyer, and Marco Angius. He has premiered new works by composers...   More >



Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


Library


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, 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.



African Film Festival 2017: Martha and Niki

Film - Series | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In 2011 two young Afro-Swedish women took on the macho world of competitive hip-hop dance—and won. Niki Tsappos, born in Ethiopia and adopted by Swedish parents, and Martha Nabwire, a more recent immigrant from Uganda, are best friends whose skills and teamwork knock audiences and competitors—especially men—for a loop. (“Guys always want to be in charge,” they note.) Boasting some amazing...   More >



Music Studies Colloquium: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Colloquium | April 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Brodsky's scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry. The first concerns music of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular the field of “composerly production,” with all the openness this connotes: how is “the composer” constructed, and how does she function culturally,...   More >



Seeing Like the Nation: Battlefield Tourism and Conflicts of Memory in the Japanese Empire

Colloquium | April 21 | 5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221


Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Tourism Studies Working Group


This talk explores the spatial politics of nationalism through the story of Japanese and Korean student travelers to the Russo-Japanese War battlefields at Port Arthur. Unlike Korea and Taiwan, the Japanese state possessed only de facto sovereignty over its territory in Manchuria, including the historic battlefields of Port Arthur at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Yet these battlefields...   More >



Luminous Procuress | Steven Arnold | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


World Premiere of Restored 16mm Print


The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.

With guests: Steve Said, Rumi Missabu, Tsvi Strauch and Vishnu Dass


Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Buy tickets online.



Saleem Ashkar

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Hall


 , Berkeley, CA 94704

Cal Performances


Zubin Mehta gave Saleem Ashkar his first big break when he invited him to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1—at age 17. Daniel Barenboim followed suit with an invitation to master classes and performances in Chicago. Since then, the formidable Palestinian-Israeli pianist has earned a reputation for balancing "thoughtfulness and virtuosic abandon with...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $36

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.


$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

Buy tickets online.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day with the Department of Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | Hertz Concert Hall, as well as Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Join us as we showcase our ensembles and performers on Cal Day!

2017 Cal Day Schedule:

9:30–10:30am
Hertz Hall, upper lobby
Music Connection Instrument Workshop
The Music Connection, an on-campus group that provides free music tutoring to children in the BUSD, presents an instrument petting zoo! Come by to play your favorite instrument, introduce yourself and your children to a new one,...   More >



Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium


Center for Race and Gender


Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley



Cal Day in the Library!

Special Event | April 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus


Library


Explore the diverse and rich resources of the libraries on Saturday, April 22.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The conference will feature thirteen student presentations of original research on premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.



Cal Day with Arts + Design Initiative: Self Guided Tour (Map, Website or Instagram)

Special Event | April 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall


Arts + Design


Join the Arts + Design Initiative on a self-guided tour of UC Berkeley's diverse arts and design landscape! The tour will be hosted on Instagram and on location. Participants can join a scavenger hunt and enter a drawing to win exciting prizes.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Science Talk at Cal Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza (B100 and B110)


David Sedlak, Professor / co-Director, CEE / Berkeley Water Center; Ryan Sabalow, Reporter, Sacramento Bee; Claire Kremen, Professor, ESPM / Kremen Lab Group; Nathanael Johnson, Food Writer and Author, Grist; Lauren Ornelas, Founder, Food Empowerment Project; John Chiang, Professor, Department of Geography

Blum Center for Developing Economies, Berkeley Water Group, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism, Michael Pollan


How can we better communicate science to the public?

Come to Science Talk at Cal, a student-organized conference featuring panel discussions with renowned speakers from the fields of water, food systems, and climate change, plus collaborative workshops to help bring your science communication ideas to the next level. The conference will focus on the challenges of communicating science to the...   More >


Register online.



Cal Day

Special Event | April 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus


Public Affairs


UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!

All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide.



CalDay at I-House

Special Event | April 22 | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  International House


International House


CalDay at I-House
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

"All Around the World" International Theme Brunch
In celebration of CalDay, International House welcomes visitors and foodies alike to experience a gourmet brunch featuring flavors from around the world in our Dining Commons. I-House residents will share their special talents with performances and presentations.

Visitors/Community:...   More >



Cal Day at Jacobs Hall

Special Event | April 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation on Cal Day! Our doors will be open 10am-2pm, with activities for audiences of all ages.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Drop-In Maker Workshop at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Workshop | April 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall


Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology


Swing by the newly re-opened Hearst Museum of Anthropology to learn a new skill. Local makers will be demonstrating weaving, robotics, fabric printing and more! Get inspired by the objects on display in our exhibit People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World and go home with a souvenir of your own making!



Cal Day with TDPS

Workshop | April 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft), Dwinelle 44B


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Making Networks: A Dance Theater Workshop

10:00-11:00 am
Bancroft Dance Studio

The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents a workshop by choreographer Krista DeNio that includes a physical warm-up, ensemble-building exercises, and "making" (bringing creative ideas into choreographic action). Content will be drawn from "NETWORK," the Berkeley Dance Project (BDP)...   More >



California and the Climate Fight: The State's New Relationship with Washington and the World

Panel Discussion | April 22 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall


Meredith Fowlie, Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Sol Hsiang, Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy; Carol Zabin, Research Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Ned Helme, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy


With the US’s commitment to the Paris Agreement in question and the future of federal climate change policy unclear, what steps should California take to remain at the forefront of climate action policy? Join Professor Meredith Fowlie (Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy Associate Professor), Professor Sol Hsiang (co-lead author of the American Climate Prospectus and one of Forbes’s 30 under...   More >



Cal Day with the University Symphony Orchestra: works by RACHMANINOV, GLIÈRE, STRAUSS

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 11 a.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Gliere - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Kyle Ko, french horn
Cox - A Year
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
-intermission-
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
William Wang, piano



Cal Day Lecture: President Trump and President Putin

Lecture | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall


Professor Emeritus George Breslauer, Political Science Department

Department of Political Science


Why have U.S.-Russian relations become so strained in the past 15 years? What changes in that relationship might prove attractive to both President Putin and President Trump?



Cal Day Lecture: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Religion and Politics but were Afraid to Ask

Lecture | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex


Department of Political Science


Join two political science professors for an hour of questions and answers about religion and the elections, religion and war, religion and U.S. politics, and religious politics worldwide. Professors Steve Fish and Ron Hassner lead Berkeley's Religion and Politics Program. They'll talk about their work and answer any and all audience questions on these topics.



My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.


Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Buy tickets online.



Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Haydn: the complete English songs. Karen Rosenak (fortepiano) and Nicholas Mathew (fortepiano), Ariana Strahl (voice).

Berkeley Fortepiano Series, Spring 2017
Vocal and Chamber Music by Haydn
Featuring Katherine Kyme, Nicholas Mathew, Karen Rosenak, William Skeen, and Ariana Strahl

Free and Open to the public



Cappella SF

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Cal Performances


Through the vision of Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for nearly a decade, emerges one of the Bay Area's most exciting new artistic ventures—the 24-voice Cappella SF, founded in 2014 and already praised for the "power and subtlety" (San Francisco Classical Voice) of its performances on a range of imaginative repertoire.


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $42

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.


$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

Buy tickets online.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium


Center for Race and Gender


Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley



Exploration of Forms Workshop: “Female Orishas and Their Songs” with Bobi Céspedes

Workshop | April 23 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Part of the Public Movement Workshop Series (4 Sundays)
No dance training required to participate.
$5 for UCB Participants (with ID); $10 for general public per workshop — cash or check
No need to RSVP; simply show up ready to move.

The Orisha are deities found in the Yoruba-spiritual tradition known as Ifa in Nigeria, Candomblé in Brazil, and Lucumí in Cuba.

Join us for a rare...   More >


$5 UCB Participants with ID, $10 General Public

Tickets go on sale April 23.



University Wind Ensemble: works by HAZO, GRAINGER, SCHUMAN, NELSON, ARNOLD, and DE HAAN

Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
HAZO Sevens
GRAINGER Lincolnshire Posy
SCHUMAN Chester
ARNOLD Four Scottish Dances
Jacob DE HAAN Ross Roy


The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Reading Technopoetic Japan

Colloquium | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall


Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Comparative Literature, Film & Media Studies


What is often dismissed as “otaku culture” actually names a complex network of creative industries and equally creative engaged participants. The media that emerge and sustain these subcultural formations include anime, manga, novels, etc.. In studying these media I focus on relations among technology, representation, and subjectivity as well as the politics that inform and circumscribe those...   More >



Composition Colloquium: Clemens Gadenstätter

Colloquium | April 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966, Zell am See/Salzburg) studied Composition with Erich Urbanner (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Helmut Lachenmann (1992-1995, University of Music and Perfroming Arts Stuttgart) as well as he studied the flute (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Wolfgang Schulz.

During his student years, he was active as a flautist in...   More >



Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


Library


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Preventing Gun Violence: What Works and What Stands in the Way: the keynote event in the Gun Violence in America series

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th floor


Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Peter Aldhous, Buzzfeed, UC Berkeley

Human Rights Center


featuring Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, in conversation with Peter Aldhous, Science reporter, Buzzfeed and Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


RSVP online.



Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University

Department of History, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comité international des sciences historique. More recently he has become a spokesperson in defense of the CEU against attacks...   More >


All Audiences



China’s Economic Statecraft Toward Myanmar and North Korea

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


Tempted by their expansive authority over China’s economy, Chinese leaders are increasingly deploying economic resources such as foreign aid and overseas investments to influence policy decisions in other countries. To implement economic statecraft, China’s leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable...   More >



Inside and Out: The Architectural Frame of Old Norse Poetry

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall


Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

Department of Scandinavian


Join the Scandinavian Department for a talk by Guðrún Nordal.

Guðrún Nordal is Director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Professor of Icelandic Literature.



Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Professor Gábor Klaniczay

Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Talk by Professor Gábor Klaniczay. Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comite International des Sciences Historique.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Science and Mathematics Education Colloquium: Environmental Education: Supporting Socio-Emotional Learning, Place-Based Connections, and Stewardship

Colloquium | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall


Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Graduate School of Education


Abstract. Environmental education—a diverse field focused on lifelong learning, systems thinking, and sustainability practices—can address a range of outcomes, including environmental knowledge and attitudes, interpersonal skills, and environmentally related behaviors. Many environmental education programs, particularly those with residential or youth-development elements, emphasize...   More >



Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater


Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design


John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Arts + Design Mondays: Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism, with John Horn and Glynn Washington

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


John Horn, KPCC

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, and has covered culture for nearly thirty years. Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on NPR. Moderated by Ben Manilla.


Admission to this lecture is free.



Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)


Marco Grossi

Maria Grazia Affinito

Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.



Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)


Marco Grossi

Maria Grazia Affinito

Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Academic Freedom, Hungary, and the Attack on the Central European University

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Istvan Rev, Director, Open Society Archive, Central European University, and Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval History, Central European University

John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Department of History



The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room


Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, Berkeley, GSE; Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor, Berkeley, GSE; sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University

Graduate School of Education


Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer insights into how residential segregation in America — the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife — is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

He will...   More >



The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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


“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   More >



Raju Nayak | Singing Resistance: Oral Narratives of the Lambada Bhats of Southern India

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

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


A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.



Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk by Hoda Katebi

Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Hoda Katebi

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism.
Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion...   More >



Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall


Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley


Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Empowering Progress: Reformism and State-building in the Philippines

Lecture | April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G


David Timberman, Visiting Scholar, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group


This presentation will examine the dynamics and outcomes of three extended efforts at social, economic and governance reform in the Philippines: 1) agrarian reform; 2) liberalization of the telecommunications sector; and 3) fiscal and budget reforms.



California Countercultures: Go Big or Go Home, with Amy Critchett and Mark Pauline

Lecture | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hear from Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs, and his wife, Critchett, the founder of Art+Audience and executive producer of Leo Villareal’s public work, including The Bay Lights.


Admission to this lecture is free. Admission to this event is free



Noon Concert: Laura Carmichael, clarinet

Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Laura Carmichael, clarinet
Cindy COX The Shape of the Shell
Hannah LASH California Orange (world premiere)
Ig HENNEMAN Featherlight Monkeys
and other works by Berkeley composers

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated...   More >


All Audiences



A Tale of Two Women: From postwar Italian cinema to human rights today

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 2-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 170


Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Join us for a conversation about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.


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

All Audiences



Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

Department of Geography



Back from the Brink: The Global Revival of Manchu Studies: A Memorial Lecture for Professor Emeritus James Bosson

Memorial | April 26 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Mark Elliott, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Jacob Dalton, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


With the passing of Professor James Bosson the campus lost an early and important voice in the study of Mongolian, Manchu, and Tibetan language and culture. A memorial lecture in his honor will be presented by his former student Mark Eilliott, Harvard University.



Chulmun, the Middle in the Muddle?: Review of Holocene Niche Construction in the Korean Peninsula

Lecture | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Seminar Room


Gyoung-Ah Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon

Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


The Chulmun culture, documented by over 870 sites across the Korean Peninsula, presents one of the long-standing Neolithic traditions from the Early Holocene, comparable to the Jomon in Japan. The Neolithic landscape of Korea has been understood in a fragmented fashion, as rescue projects have driven archaeological investigations. A more fundamental problem lies in the mode of explanation of...   More >



Berkeley Lecture on Religious Tolerance | Living with Difference: Shared Religious Sanctuaries in Ottoman Lands

Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


In this talk, I will discuss the sharing of sacred sanctuaries by the three great monotheistic religions across the Mediterranean, with particular examples from the history of the Ottoman Empire...   More >


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

All Audiences



Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies


The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.


RSVP online.



The Powerlessness of Language: How to Write Poetry in Times of Crisis: Roman Osminkin and Pavel Arseniev (Russia) and Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Lecture | April 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Roman Osminkin; Pavel Arsenyev; Serhiy Zhadan

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Please join us for a poetry reading and performance by the experimental poets and artists Roman Osminkin, Pavel Arsenyev, and Sergei Zhadan. The event will be conducted primarily in Russian.

Roman Osminkin is a radical leftist poet and artist from St. Petersburg. His poetry and performances engage with leftist politics, new media, music, and the realia of life in post-Soviet Russia. He...   More >



African Film Festival 2017: Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

Film - Series | April 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The acclaimed Chadian director of Daratt and A Screaming Man turns to documentary with this moving work on his country’s healing and reconciliation, miraculously filmed while its former dictator Hissein Habré was standing trial for war crimes. Habré promised greatness for Chad, but like those of so many other dictators, his regime descended into paranoia and oppression, with countless people...   More >