Thursday, March 16, 2017
Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Anja Mihr, Program Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights
This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned to a dictatorship. So did Turkey since 1989 while Spain never had a... More >
Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Fred E. Woods, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University
This presentation tells the captivating story of Mormon maritime immigration in the nineteenth century. It is based on hundreds of first-person immigrant accounts collected and dissected over the past two decades and reveals the superior modus operandi used by the Latter-day Saints to bring European converts to America.
Lecture | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...
Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence & Black Legal Subjects
Race, Masculinity, and the Development of Wife-Beating Laws in the U.S.
Margo Mahan, Sociology
Black Women, Domestic Violence, & Paradoxical Space
Alisa Bierria, Center for Race & Gender More >
Making the Most of Disaster: From Forensic Investigations and Research to Changes in Policy and Practice: CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture
Lecture | March 16 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Raymond Seed, Civil & Environmental Engineering
The flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina laid bare the effects of five decades of neglect with regard to both policy and funding for US levees. It is never pleasant to investigate major disasters, but the most important thing that we can do is to optimize the resulting opportunities to ensure that similar disasters are less likely to occur in the future.
Recognition and Affirmation of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture Through Rap: a Debate on the Emancipation of Consciousness and the Identity Formation of Black Youth in Brazil
Lecture | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Monica Amaral, Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis, Education and Culture at the Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo
I will consider the potential emancipation of rap music and music videos, inspired in this reflection by an old debate between Adorno and Benjamin on the inherent contradictions and ambiguities of technological reproducibility in the 1930s (at the time restricted to film and radio)... More >
Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Steven Nelson, Professor of Art History and Director of the Center of African Studies at UCLA
Dr. Steven Nelson, Professor of Art History and Director of the Center of African Studies at UCLA, will deliver the keynote opening lecture for Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories, a symposium co-organized by the UCB Departments of African American Studies and History of Art.
Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy
Lecture 3 at 5:30, followed by reception.
Lecture | March 16 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London
The concluding lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"