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Friday, March 22, 2019

Lies about Migrants: Comparing U.S. and German Migration Politics in a Post-Truth Environment

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Beverly Crawford Ames, Center for German and European Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

The ascendance of the far right has jolted both American and European politics, weakened the European Union, and undermined liberal democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. This ascendance - whose myriad causes continue to puzzle scholars--depends heavily upon the right’s virulent opposition to immigration. Conflating refugees and asylum seekers with economic migrants, the extreme right fans the...   More >

Beverly Crawford Ames

Academic English Language Acquisition and Cultural Awareness: Filmmaking with English Language Learners

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Jia Li, John A. Sproul Research Fellow, Berkeley Language Center & Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

 Berkeley Language Center

This talk reports on an action research project that engaged university English language learners (ELLs) in drama and filmmaking activities based on a Canadian novel. It aimed to enhance their learning of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and develop an in-depth understanding of Canadian culture.

Richard Eaton | The A’in-i Akbari and Modernity: Should we Reconsider the Akbar-`Alamgir Binary?

Lecture | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Department of History, Near Eastern Studies, Department of History of Art

A talk by historian of India and Islam, Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona

Plato on Soul-Body Unity

Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Suzanne Obdrzalek, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College

 Joint Program in Ancient Philosophy

How Reliable is the Bible?

Lecture | March 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 International Graduate Student Ministry

A talk on the question of how the Bible, the holy book of Christianity, came to existence and how reliably we can trust the words written in it.