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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Advancing Environmental Health through Youth Participatory Action Research

Lecture | October 29 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Working with youth can be an effective way to improve environmental health literacy and community engagement while also shining light on community concerns and building local capacity. Dr. Harley will discuss her work conducting youth-driven research and advocacy projects with high school students in Salinas including researching how local residents are exposed to pesticides and chemicals in...   More >

Redefining Political Space in Post-Crisis Europe: Is There Hope for EU Democracy?

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University

 Institute of European Studies

In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of...   More >

Ludvig Norman

(CANCELED) View from the Top: Michelle Mao: Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Room 100, First flr. | Canceled

 Michelle Mao, President, TCL North America

 UC Berkeley College of Engineering, MET Student Board

*This event has been canceled because of the ongoing power outage on campus.*

Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America, will discuss “Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry," with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and operations leadership and a proven track record of driving sales growth in the global TV industry.

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Streetvendors in Los Angeles

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Rocio Rosales, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research

New research by Prof. Rocío Rosales (UC Irvine) sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER).

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk, derived from Prof. Reyes' new book, draws on archival and ethnographic data to describe the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay in the Philippines (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone), to make the case for critically examining similar spaces across the world.

Conceptualizing an Era: A Preface to Early Twentieth-century German History

Lecture | October 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Helmut Walser Smith, Department of History | Vanderbilt University

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History

Drawn from the author’s "Germany. A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000" (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, March, 2020), this lecture attempts to lay out elementary historical structures of “the nationalist age.” Shadowing Kant’s famous distinction between an age of enlightenment and an enlightened age, it is argued that in the nationalist age, war shaped the era...   More >

Helmut Walser Smith

Una's Lecture with artist Paul Chan: The Bather’s Dilemma

Lecture | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His Una’s Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | October 29 | 7-9 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

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