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Monday, February 13, 2017

Local Governments and the Challenge to Autocratic Nationalism in Poland

Lecture | February 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Anthony Levitas, Visiting Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and while the whole world held its breath to see if “shock therapy” in Poland would collapse under its own weight, Polish state-builders embarked on an almost equally radical, but largely overlooked, program of local government reform. These reforms gave subnational governments, and particularly large cities, control over more than a third of all public...   More >

The Peripheral Iconoclast: The Rise of Ibsen in the American Theatre

Lecture | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Svein Henrick Nyhus, University of Oslo

 Department of Scandinavian, Institute of European Studies

Henrik Ibsen’s breakthrough in the American theatre is characterized by controversy and contradiction. In 1902 the influential critic William Winter dismissively named him the “Bard of Bacteria”. In 1906, the year of his passing, William Dean Howells praised Ibsen as a classic. How did this Norwegian playwright, coming from the European periphery, manage to become a leading figure in the American...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Reflection groups, wallpaper groups, and orbifolds

Lecture | February 13 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Richard E. Borcherds, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will describe how to classify things like the 18 archimedean solids and the 17 wallpaper groups using orbifolds.

Global Production Networks and Global Labour: Perspective from the South

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Ashim Roy, New Trade Union Initiative

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, Institute for South Asia Studies

Join us for a talk with Ashim Roy, the founding general secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative in India and currently serves as the vice president. Roy is a national labour leader and has been in the labour movement for over 30 years. Roy is on the International Steering Committee of Asia Floor Wage Alliance.

A talk with Ashim Roy, New Trade Union Initiative, India

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Ashim Roy, New Trade Union Initiative; Anannya Bhattacharjee, Coordinator of the Asia Floor Wage Campaign

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, Institute for South Asia Studies

Join us for a talk with Ashim Roy, the general secretary of the New Trade Union Initiative in India. He will be accompanied by Anannya Bhattacharjee, coordinator of the Asia Floor Wage Campaign.

Body, Intellect, Resistance: Mark Greif and Linda Williams in Conversation

Lecture | February 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

Mark Greif is author of Against Everything and associate professor of literary studies at the New School for Social Research. Linda Williams is author of Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible and professor emeritus of Rhetoric and Film & Media at UC Berkeley