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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: California's Place in Anti-Slavery Litigation on the Eve of the Civil War

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Alexandra Havrylyshyn, J.D. and Ph.D. candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

New Orleans trial judge John McHenry ruled in favor of nearly twenty enslaved petitioners who sought freedom on the basis of having touched free soil, contravening Louisiana legislation. Havrylyshyn will explore the political identification of McHenry, who later resided in California, and the ways that anti-slavery litigation influenced California before the start of the Civil War.

Space Resources Luxembourg: Exploring New Frontiers

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Pierre Franck, Consul General of Luxembourg in San Francisco

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program

The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology and accelerating exploration of outer space. In February 2016, the Luxembourg government announced a series of measures to position the country as a European hub in the exploration and use of space resources within the SpaceResources.lu initiative, including but not limited...   More >

Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya

Lecture | March 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Matthew H. Ellis, Sarah Lawrence College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

How should we think about the emergence of territorial nationalism in the modern Middle East? Historians have typically emphasized cartography and border demarcation as necessary determinants of nation and state formation in the modern era. In this talk—based on his forthcoming book, Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya (Stanford UP, March 2018)—Matthew H. Ellis adopts a...   More >

Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom: Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University

Lecture | March 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Samuel Moyn

 Marianne Constable, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Rhetoric

 Social Science Matrix, Human Rights Program, Department of Rhetoric

Please join us on March 15 for a presentation by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom." Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, will serve as discussant.

A reception for Samuel Moyn’s forthcoming book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, will precede the talk from...   More >

Samuel Moyn

Pantheist Monstrosities: On Race, Gender, Divinity, and Dirt

Lecture | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Professor of Religion and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and affiliated faculty in the Science and Society Program.

Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect: Joseph Leo Koerner, Art Historian

Lecture | March 15 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights—approaching the painting as a representation of a world without history and without law. The discussion emerges from a larger project in which Koerner explores the relationship between art and freedom under a range of emergency “states of siege,” including apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture: Characteristically Etruscan Italic And Etruscan Bronze Production In Context

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Warden, President and Professor of Archaeology, Franklin University, Switzerland

 The Mario A. Del Chiaro Center for the Ancient Italian Studies

Poster for Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture

The Korean Challenge To US Foreign Policy

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, William J. Perry Fellow, Korea Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Kathleen Stephens, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, is the William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has four decades of experience in Korean affairs, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Korea in the 1970s, and in ensuing decades as a diplomat and as U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

Stephens came to...   More >

Characteristically Etruscan: Etruscan and Italic Bronze Production in Context: The Annual Del Chiaro Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Warden, President, Franklin University, Switzerland

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten

Lecture 3: Thursday, March 15, 5:30 pm: Forgetting and Remembering Second Temple Judaism
Lecture followed by reception with unforgettable delectables.

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Beyond the Uncanny Valley of the Dolls

Lecture | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Ken Goldberg

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this Lounge Lecture:
In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay, Das Unheimliche, later translated into English as “The Uncanny”. The essay and the concept of the Uncanny are familiar to literary theorists and art historians, who have charted its the literary and theatrical origins of the concept through works by ETA Hoffman, Mary...   More >


Lecture | March 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Please join us for the semi-annual Martin Wachs Lecture on transportation. Learn about the future of urban infrastructure with leaders in the public transportation field.

Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 6:10 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Ryan Russo, Director, Oakland Department of Transportation; Tom Maguire, Director, Sustainable Streets at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA); Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Cordoba Corporation; Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

 Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow, ITS Berkelery

 Institute of Transportation Studies, College of Environmental Design, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies, Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Fund, University of California Transportation Center, Berkeley Infrastructure Initiative of UC Berkeley's Social Science Matrix

Join us for the Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture. The panel this year features former students, post docs and colleagues of Martin Wachs and will focus on the discussion of Smart Cities and the role that urban infrastructure and transportation will have.

Each year the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to...   More >