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Thursday, April 12, 2018

State of Emergency and State of Lawlessness: Turkey’s Contemporary Political Predicament

Lecture | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hüseyin Levent Köker

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A substantially significant aspect of constitutionalism is to limit state power even under states of emergencies. Accordingly, “emergency rule” under constitutionalism is not “exceptional”, “extralegal”, therefore “unlimited” form of rule. Turkey, with its relatively long albeit troubled tradition of constitutional government is no exception. Thus, according to the Turkish Constitution (1982),...   More >

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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Vivek Bald | Documenting the Undocumented: Bengali Muslim Migrants In and Beyond 20th Century U.S. Archives

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Vivek Bald, scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at MIT

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

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Center for British Studies, Asha For Education, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies Library, Center for Race and Gender

An evening with scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at MIT, Vivek Bald.

Buddhist Painting, Painters and Performance

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ronald M. Davidson, Fairfield University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

From the Gupta-Vākāṭaka period forward, Buddhist rituals featured painting on cloth and other media as part of their increasingly elaborate ritual program. The paintings from Ajanta, Bedsa and other sites in India exemplify in some measure the importance of painting systems for Indian Buddhists. In Buddhist usage, both the painter and paintings were sanctified with ritual systems...   More >


Lecture | April 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Dr. Taylor is currently working on a manuscript titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s, which looks at the federal governments promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of th

When Black Lives Matter: Racial Differences in Police Use of Force, and What to do About It: The 23rd Annual Aaron Wildavsky Forum for Public Policy

Lecture | April 12 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Dept. of Economics & Education Innovation Laboratory

 Goldman School of Public Policy

A discussion of policing in modern America, and how racial differences affect use of force and our perception of it; from a policy perspective, how do we go forward? How can we do better for our communities and people of color?

Prof. Roland G. Fryer, Jr.