SOLD OUT - Psychedelic Plants: Introduction to the biology and ritual ethnobotany of Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca
Lecture | March 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Psychedelic plant rituals are part of humanitys ancient relationship to nature. Other psychoactive plant species, such as tobacco, are partner to those rituals. Each of these can carry potential wisdom, healing, yet also shadows, depending on human factors. Learn about the botany, chemistry, and indigenous ceremonial histories of these few species, which all evolved in the Americas.
$45 / $40 UCBG Members
Lecture | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)
These past two decades the European Union has been hit by two so-called "crises": the financial or "Euro" crisis of 2008 and the 2015-2016 migration crisis. Whereas both crises have fed into euro-sceptic sentiments, it is safe to say that the response to the financial crisis at least seemed to be somewhat coordinated and uniform with EU member states coming together to reinforce the monetary... More >
Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Daniel Hershenzon, Associate Professor of Literature, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut
This talk explores the entangled experience of Muslim and Christian captives and by extension the connected histories of the Spanish Empire, Morocco, and Ottoman Algiers in the 17th-century. It argues that piracy, captivity, and redemption shaped the Mediterranean as an integrated regionat the social, political, and economic levels. The history that emerges of the captivities of Christians and... More >
The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: A Lecture by John Shattuck
Lecture | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Join us Monday, March 4th at 4:00pm for the Spring 2019 Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump," by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Lecture | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the seventy year history of digital image technologies and their impact on society's contemporary visual culture. His forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press), and it traces a material history of early computer graphics told through a set of five objects that structure... More >
Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series
Lecture | March 4 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced
Taking a feminist refugee approach and by analyzing Hmong womens narratives against U.S. redacted archival records that erase Hmong and Laos history during the U.S. secret war,, this talk explores the politics of knowledge formation which has generated a historiography about the Hmong refugee as a masculinized refugee soldier and a distinct U.S. ally.
Lecture | March 4 | 6-7 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall
Mon, March 4, 6pm - Diane Jones Allen has years of practice focusing on land planning, and varied scales of open space design, including community development work.
Lecture | March 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Nnedi Okorafor, Author
Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media and co-sponsored with the Department of Architecture's Studio One, the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English.
"Nature is the greatest artist and scientist. If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil, creativity joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it... More >
Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 130
Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
In March 2018 thousands of women took the streets in Spain to protest against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual Violence following the social media campaigns #metoo, #yotambién and #cuéntalo.
The presentation explores the causes and consequence of the participation in these events using panel survey data.
What is the effect of sociodemographic characteristics, motivations and... More >
Lecture | March 5 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room
Peter D. Hart, Founder, Hart Research Associates
The 2020 Election: The challenges and changes facing political polling
Lecture | March 5 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
The Exhibition of Socialist Countries, held in the Moscow Manege in 1958, was the first large exhibition ever organized in the socialist hemisphere, with more than two thousand artworks from twelve East-European and Asian countries. Conceived as a socialist response to the Venice Biennale - branded as the main international showcase for decadent and bourgeois art from capitalist nations - the... More >
The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES
Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong
As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinsteins associates in Hong Kong and the Peoples Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Oatess latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.
Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110 Boalt Hall
Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington
Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law
More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land. Kumi... More >
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Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is notscenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe
The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).
If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.
This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018.... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University
San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between... More >
The Language of Love in the Petitions of Armenians from the Ottoman Province of Van and in the Print Media, 1820s-1870s
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
This talk will focus on the language of love in petitions and print media of the nineteenth century to situate nation and patria in a grid of emotions that permeated the lives of Ottoman Armenians. The lecture seeks to answer how Van Armenians engaged in the contestation and transformation of the boundaries and socio-political dynamics of nation and patria between the 1820s and 1870s. By... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Lucinda Barnes serves as Curator Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, after many years as Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections. At BAMPFA Barnes has curated and co-curated over forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time (2006), Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet (2009), Indeterminate Stillness: Looking at... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dariusz Adamski, University of Wrocław
Could it be that one of the most extraordinary experiments in international reconciliation and community-building in the history of mankind European integration after World War II has contributed to what European Commission President Juncker once dubbed galloping populism? Seeking an answer to this question, Dariusz Adamski will dissect the nature of the major economic policies of the... More >
The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit: Spring 2019 Kadish Lecture
Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Moot Court, room 140
Professor Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies & Philosophy, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies & Department of Philosophy
Professor Loic Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley, Sociology; Professor Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, Diversity and Health Disparities - Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley Haas Institute For A Fair and Inclusive Society
Professor Tommie Shelby of Harvard will deliver the Kadish Lecture, "The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit" with commentary from Professor Loic Wacquant, UC Berkeley Sociology, and Osagie K. Obasogie Professor of Bioethics and Diversity and Health Disparities--Haas Distinguished Chair.
Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of... More >
Balancing Between the Institutional and Alternative: Strategies for Collectively Performing Cinema across the Geographic and Ideological Borders of the Cold War
Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Megan Hoetger, UC Berkeley Performance Studies
At a time when non-, anti-, and counter-cinema practices faced heavy state censorship with little in the way of art institutional or film industrial support, filmmakers and artists forged new ways of circulating their work at local levels, as well as across national borders. Looking to the Viennese context as a case study, this talk examines the entangled development of two forms of artist... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Note change in location
Konrad Schmid, Professor of Old Testament Science and Early Jewish Religious History, University of Zürich
The Bible sometimes plays a major role in current, political discourses, especially in the United States. As a project, public theology supports efforts to let the Bible speak to contemporary, public concerns. But using the Bible in this way involves many potential traps. How can a 2000 year old book provide guidance for social and political challenges? Should it do so at all? This lecture argues... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room
Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame
This talk looks at the difficulties faced by minor languages in founding traditions of the realist novel, and explores what these difficulties can tell us about the nature of the genre itself.
Speaker: Barry McCrea is a novelist and scholar of modern European, Latin American, and Irish literature. He most recent book is Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time
Telory D. Arendell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, Missouri State University
In this talk, Telory Arendell argues that Pina Bausch takes what other practitioners have written as praxis (theory/practice) and reverses it: she makes the theory practical. Bausch disables gender and explores the breaking point between tenderness and violence in human interactions. Arendell believes that experimental theater should include at least a nod to Bauschs oeuvre as a... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.
Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Maureen Njoki Kinyua, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)
Jenni Monet is an award-winning journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice for such publications as The LA Times, The Guardian, the Center for Investigative Reporting and others. Jenni received top honors for her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle in which she chronicled the movement for six consecutive months, resulting in her arrest and ultimately her acquittal.... More >
Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Julia Nee, PhD Candidate, Linguistics
Over the past two years, Julia Nee has been working on language revitalization initiatives with speakers and learners of Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec (TdVZ), an indigenous language spoken by approximately 3,500 people in Oaxaca, Mexico. One of her projects focuses on the development and implementation of several two-week intensive language camps for children ages 5-12.
Atif Mian, Asim Khawaja, Maroof Syed, and Saad Gulzar | On "Evidence-based Economic Policy" in Pakistan
Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Atif Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Asim I. Khwaja, Professor, International Finance and Development (Harvard University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Maroof A. Syed, President & CEO, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Director of Pakistan Strategy & Development, Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD-Harvard); Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Center on the Politics of Development, Master of Development Practice, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, Center for Effective Global Action, Department of Economics
A presentation on evidence based economic policy in Pakistan, a new initiative led by Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian, Harvard economist, Prof. Asim Khawaja, Mr. Maroof Syed, CEO of Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
Lecture | March 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This talk, which includes a walk, is a wonderful introduction to the chemistry of color and to the special structures of colorful plant substances, including those that can be used as dyes on fibers. Learn about anthocyanins, tannins, flavonoids, and more!
$20 / $15 UCBG Member
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