Thursday, October 17, 2019
Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Edith Sheffer, Institute of European Studies
Humor, whether dark or satirical, can be a trenchant analytical device. It is a tool for exposing facades, revealing contradictions between envisioned and actual reality. Satires of Nazism have been especially resonant, and controversial from Charlie Chaplins "The Great Dictator" to Hannah Arendts "Eichmann in Jerusalem". They upend familiar narratives, pointing to human folly at the heart of... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: An Invaluable Resource: Reporting on Recent Archival Processing of Environmental Collections at The Bancroft Library
Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Lisa Monhoff, Environmental Collections Project Archivist, The Bancroft Library
The University of California at Berkeleys Bancroft Library is a leading resource in documenting U.S. environmental movements and home to the records of many significant environmental organizations and the papers of a range of environmental activists. This talk will focus on the recently processed records of grassroots conservation campaigns whose collections range from the 1960s to 2000s.
The Lewis Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Lecture | October 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Refik Anadol, artist, director
A talk by Refik Anadol, an Istanbul-born media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. Anadols work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush,... More >
Tripodi Lecture on Research Methodologies: Developing Empathetic Tech with Communities of Color for Gun Violence Prevention: A social work approach
Lecture | October 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
Dr. Desmond Patton, The Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University
Desmond Upton Patton is Associate Professor at Columbia University. His research uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief, and identity are expressed on social media; and the real-world impact these expressions have on well-being for low-income youth of color. He studies the... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th Floor, Social Science Matrix Conference Room
Ilana Horwitz, Fellow at Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University
It is well known that educational attainment in the United States is stratified based on race, class, and gender. But many people are surprised to learn that educational attainment rates also vary according to religious denomination. For example, American Jews are among the most highly educated religious groups, with 31% earning graduate degrees. The rates for other religious groups are much... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, CITRIS Policy Lab, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society CSTMS
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, I present the concept of the New Jim Code to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity: by explicitly amplifying racial hierarchies, by ignoring... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The Fiume Crisis recasts what we know about the birth of fascism, postwar nationalist activism, and the fall of empire after 1918 by telling the story of the three-year period when the Adriatic port-city Fiume (today known by its Croatian name Rijeka) became an international fiasco that stalled negotiations at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and became the setting for the fifteen-month... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Brian Ó Conchubhair, University of Notre Dame; Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Conradh na Gaeilge / Douglas Hyde Foundation
To mark the release of the new edition of "Douglas Hyde: My American Journey," the editors of Douglas Hyde's newly published diary and travelogue across North America shed light on his time and experiences at Berkeley and San Francisco and what they tell us about the local Irish community before the 1906 earthquake.
Lecture | October 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th floor Chou Hall
After nearly 40 years of engagement, a "great decoupling" is underway between the United States and China. A focus on strategic competition is undermining bilateral links built up over decades in trade, investment, education and other areas. If the current trend toward superpower estrangement is carried to its conclusion, it could tear the world apart. But which side the U.S. or China is... More >
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