Monday, February 27, 2017
Lecture | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ahmad Diab, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Lecture | February 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Michael Ralph, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
In this talk, Michael Ralph suggests that convict leasing did not begin with formerly enslaved African Americans in the years following emancipation, as the scholarly consensus suggests. It began in the antebellum era with white inmates at the Kentucky Penitentiary.
In the years following the American Revolution, Kentucky was settled as a place of progress, optimism, and democracy. When... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Economic Geography, National University of Singapore
T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley
Drawing upon empirical research on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, this speaker argues that production network-level dynamics and firm-specific initiatives are more critical to the successful industrial transformation of these East Asian economies.
This key mechanism of strategic coupling with global production networks offers a dynamic conception of state-firm relations in the changing... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Auditorium
John Markoff, Simons Institute Journalist-in-Residence
John Markoff reported on the emergence of Silicon Valley and has covered technology developments in the region from 1977 to 2017. He has reported both for early personal computer industry publications such as InfoWorld and Byte Magazine, and for newspapers including the San Francisco Examiner and the New York Times. His talk will focus on why Silicon Valley has emerged as a unique R&D center... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Frank Leon Roberts, National Black Justice Coalition
In this dynamic public talk, noted #blacklivesmatter community organizer Frank Leon Roberts (cofounder of the National Black Justice Coalition and professor of the nations first BlackLivesMatter college
course) offers 10 original frameworks for approaching and understanding the contemporary movement for black lives.
RSVP online by February 23.
Lecture | February 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Jeff Hicks, UC Berkeley
A lot of my intuition for mathematics comes from drawing pictures of the problem I want to solve. As a topologist, this means trying to come up with clean visual representations of various topological spaces. A good drawing for a space should ideally be
- Mathematically Motivated: the diagram has an explanation coming from some underlying structure on the space
- Intuitive: one should be able... More >
Elizabeth Tyler lecture "England in Europe": Elite Social Mobility and the Literary Culture of 11th-century England
Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Elizabeth M. Tyler, University of York
Elizabeth M. Tyler is Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of York. The lecture, sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, treats the movements of elites and their literary impacts.
Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Jenna Wortham is technology reporter and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. Nadia Ellis is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley and author of Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora.
Arts + Design Mondays: Technology, Race, Popular Culture: Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation
Lecture | February 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jenna Wortham writes about technology & culture for the New York Times. Her criticism also engages with issues of race and sexuality in music, film, & more has appeared in the Awl, Bust, Vogue, and other publications.
Admisson to this event is free.
Nadia Ellis, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, specializes in African diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and... More >
Admission to this lecture is free