Lecture | September 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap
Angana Chatterji, Research Anthropologist and Co-chair, Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley
Talk by founder of Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap, Ruchira Gupta on bottom-up approaches to end sex-trafficking and the intersecting inequalities that create its vulnerabilities. it will also delve into the aestheticization of exploitation in a world where the market can justify anything.
Lecture | September 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rabih Alameddine; Lawrence Rinder
Presented by BAMPFA
Rabih Alameddine, Author
Lawrence Rinder, Director, BAMPFA
Beirut and Bay Areabased, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of strangeness in relation to the museums exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized. Featuring works from many cultures and time periods that... More >
Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Lonan O'Briain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Nottingham
This lecture reconstructs an oral history of music production processes and listening practices during the Second Indochina War, when radio was the principal mass medium for sound-based communications and the primary source for new music. The research draws on interviews with current and former employees of the Voice of Vietnam radio, supplemented by recent print collections and archival documents.
Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Lutz Raphael, Trier University, Germany
Lutz Raphael explores the specificities of 100 years of German Democracy. Modern democracy develops under the double impact of revolutionary moments and everyday routines. To better understand the interplay between these two central elements in the history of German Democracy three different layers of temporality or change are taken into consideration. Firstly, four moments of revolutionary... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths.
Lecture | October 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Daniel Perlman, PhD, Centre for Girls Education; Lawali Nassourou, PhD, University Abdou Moumouni; Alisha Graves, MPH, The OASIS Initiative
The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Marston presents recent work from an ancient urban center in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), where complex agricultural strategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University
Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous Greek myths.
Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, battled these powerful warrior queens.
But were Amazons real? Join Adrienne Mayor as she recounts tales of women warriors and uncovers some realities behind the myths.
Janaki Bakhle | Gandhi, Savarkar and the Muslim Question: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for British Studies, Department of History
A talk by Professor Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley.
Lecture and Lecture-Demonstration with Dr. I Wayan Dibia, I Wayan Suweca, and Ni Made Wirathini, moderated by Dr. Lisa Gold: New Trends and Current Directions in Balinese Performing Arts
Lecture | October 3 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Dr. I Wayan Dibia, renowned dancer and scholar will discuss ways that the contemporary Balinese performance scene incorporates past traditions while constantly innovating. In Bali the concept of tradition is defined by personal innovations in which performers explore their relationships with past practices in terms of the contemporary world. Dr. Dibia will present the latest trends in Balinese... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Paolo Mancosu, Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
The struggle between the Soviet Communist Party and Boris Pasternak over the publication of Doctor Zhivago did not end when he won the Nobel Prize, or even with his death. After the prize the Soviets vilified and impoverished him. After his death, they turned against Olga Ivinskaya, his literary assistant, companion, and the model for Zhivagos Lara, sending her and her daughter to a labor camp... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Miguel Zumalacarregui, UC Berkeley
This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by Marie Curie Global Fellow Miguel Zumalacarregui. He'll discuss gravitational waves, the effort to detect them, and how they are providing new means of testing Einstein's ideas about gravity.
Lecture | October 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Julia Miele Rodas, Professor, English Department, Bronx Community College / CUNY co-chair, University Seminar in Disability, Culture, and Society at Columbia University
Abstract: Is the novel a form of autistic innovation? Presenting work from the recently published Autistic Disturbances (UMichP, 2018), Julia Miele Rodas will explore autistic dimensions of Robinson Crusoe. Interweaving conversation and formal reading, this talk will first consider how the novels themes of human isolation and imprisonment play into autism stereotypes. Ultimately, however, the... More >
Lecture | October 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Garron Reading Room (346)
In the last few years, Ukraine has born witness to the major geopolitical crises of our decade: revolution; state-sponsored killings; foreign invasion; forceful occupation by a major world power; and ongoing war. Ukraine is also experiencing an enormous opioid epidemic and is home to the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world. Despite all of our differences, Ukraines ongoing struggles with... More >