Friday, February 1, 2019
Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Sir Joseph Banks (1743 1820) was an English naturalist and botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific. During the expedition, 30,000 plants were collected and The Banks Florilegium was created but not published until 1989. Banks is credited for introducing the genera Acacia, Banksia and Eucalyptus to the Western world. Approximately 80 species of plants were... More >
$12, $10 members (Price includes Garden Admission)
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center
Professor Gentry Patrick, UC San Diego
How does one take a kid from Compton on a life journey and academic career path to Professor in Neurobiology at UC San Diego by way of UC Berkeley (B.A.), Harvard University (Ph.D.), and postdoctoral studies at California Institute of Technology?
The answer is simple: Access, Mentorship and Advocacy!
Professor Patrick is dedicated to driving the overall vision for the PATHS Program, a pilot... More >
The Devil Really is in the Details: Why Specificity Matters in Understanding the Global Radical Right
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
There are obvious similarities between Vladimir Putin, Viktor Orbán, Recep Erdoğan, Jair Bolsonaro, Jarosław Kaczyński, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, and all the other politicians we have come to call populists. Not only is that label misleading, but analyzing them as part of a single ideological movement can lead to confusion. This presentation will use the example of Poland to... More >
Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in Indias Home-based Garment Sector: Research Launch Event
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
The Blum Center for Developing Economies & Institute of South Asia Studies invites you to the launch of the report "Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in Indias Home-based Garment Sector" by Blum Center Research Fellow and renowned anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required).
Kara's report offers the most comprehensive investigation yet... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Elora Shehabuddin, Associate Professor of Humanities and Political Science, Rice University
My current project traces the history of successive generations of urban Muslim Bengali women activists over the second half of the twentieth century. This allows me to examine how they have negotiated their identitiesas Bengali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Third World, secular, religious, and Muslimat different moments and how transnational interactions and international interventions have shaped... More >