Thursday, December 5, 2019
Lecture | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
One year after the yellow vest movement can the Macron administration resume its reforms: budget deficit, pension, social inequalities. Although this yellow vest movement has declined, the protesters has long said they are not satisfied by the administration answers. Will Emmanuel Macron be able rebuild the relationship with the vast majority of the population in order to implement his political... More >
English Language Teaching Through Symbolic Competence Development: A Possible Response to Brazil’s Law of Quotas
Lecture | December 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Sabrina Hax Duro Rosa, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center
The Law of Quotas was instituted in Brazil in 2012 as an Affirmative Action policy, divided into Social and Racial Quotas. As an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher, I ask: How could EFL classes raise Brazilian students' awareness of racial issues and about racial quotas in particular?
Lecture | December 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 5:30 PM. Uber, Public Transit and the Idiocy of the Smart City
Lecture | December 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Benjamin Breen, UC Santa Cruz
How have perceptions of drugs changed over time? This lecture will explore the history of drugs in the colonial era and beyond.
Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an era when the term drug... More >