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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Making Dreamer: An Oratorio of Immigration with Nilo Cruz

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Nilo Cruz

 Arts + Design

Composer Jimmy López and playwright Nilo Cruz collaborate on a new oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano, entitled Dreamer. Performed with the LA Philharmonic. The piece will explore the US immigrant experience, in particular that of Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children—and what it means for cities to provide sanctuary from prosecution and...   More >

Yanbo Li: Surfing in Globalization: The Misplaced Urban Reaction and Community-Based Resilience in Shanghai

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Globalization is a universal context nowadays though which is not a new concept. China used to be an essential participant and even positive advocator among the earlier rounds of it. But in modern times, China became a passive follower in the globalization tides. For each time the country was trying to adapt itself to the outside world, a specific reaction could be seen. However, it is not an...   More >

How to Challenge Scandinavian Colonial Amnesia

Lecture | March 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Elizabeth Hunter, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Leigh Raiford, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Jeannette Ehlers

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of African American Studies

Visual artist Jeannette Ehlers discusses artistic strategies of resistance to coloniality with Professor Leigh Raiford and Elizabeth Hunter (African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley), focusing on counter-narratives to the Eurocentric writing of History.

Jeannette Ehlers is a Copenhagen-based artist of Danish and Trinidadian descent whose practice takes shape experimentally across photography, ...   More >

Jeannette Ehlers

BIDS Data Science Lecture: The statistical mechanics of big data

Lecture | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 John Harte, Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Constrained maximization of information entropy yields least biased probability distributions and provides a framework for construction of complex systems theory. From physics to

Decolonizing World History

Lecture | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94601

 DR. ENRIQUE DUSSEL, National Autonomous University of Mexico

 The Latinx Research Center, Chicana Studies Program

Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting two historical events with a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an early critic of Eurocentric philosophy produced in the West and has become an invaluable archive to intellectuals of the global  "south," and people of color throughout the United States.

Throughout his career,...   More >

  RSVP online by March 13.

World-renowned decolonialist and a founder of Liberation Philosophy,Dr. Dussel visits us from UNAM in Mexico!

Celebrating Black Girls in Libertaory Spaces

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Ree Botts, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Kenly Brown, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Derrika Hunt, PhD Candidate in School of Education, Graduate Student Wellness Project Director for the Graduate Assembly

Tiffani Johnson, PhD candidate of Education, Social & Cultural Studies

Shelby Mack, BA Candidate in American Studies

Exhibit Premiere: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Please join us for the opening reception of Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances, a timely exhibit exploring the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs.

  RSVP online

Performance Studies Graduate Speaker Series | Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of fifteen...   More >

Zizi Papacharissi

The Life and Times of a Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Priya Moorjani | Reconstructing South Asian Population History using Genetic Data

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Computational Biology, Population Center, Population Science, Department of Demography

Talk by molecular biologist and geneticist, Professor Priya Moorjani.

Minoan Missionaries: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

Between the Money-Image and the Museum: Ulrich Peltzer's Theory of the (Contemporary) Work of (Installation) Art: Professor Richard Langston (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 Moffitt

 Department of German

Abstract: If money’s status as dominant medium guiding what Jochen Hörisch once called the ontosemiological framework of modern culture has really yielded to the empire of audio-visual media, then why is so much contemporary German literature still so obsessed with money? This presentation considers how one such example—Ulrich Peltzer’s 2015 novel Das bessere Leben, a work whose very title...   More >

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design