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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Abortion Policy in 2020: What Public Health Professionals Need to Know

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  webinar

 Public Health, School of

What is the current state of abortion policy in the United States? What policies are likely to come to a vote in the 2020 election? What can we be doing as public health professionals to affect policy change? These and other questions will be answered by Dr. Sarah Roberts.

Sarah Roberts DrPH '09 is a public health social scientist at ANSIRH. Her research interests include gender equality and...   More >

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BlaBlaCar: On the road... With a purpose

Lecture | February 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Frédéric Mazzella, BlaBlaCar

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Frédéric Mazzella, Founder & Chairman, BlaBlaCar, a European rideshare platform, will present BlaBlaCar: On the road... With a purpose at the ITS Transportation Seminar Thursday, Feb 27, from 1-2 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.   More >

'It hurts us that our people must work for global capital': The Symbolic Politics of Out-Migration in Socialist Yugoslavia

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Ulf Brunnbauer, Academic director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Chair of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe, University of Regensburg

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Labour migration was a hallmark of the openness of socialist Yugoslavia towards the West. By the early 1970s, more than one million Yugoslav citizens lived abroad, two thirds of them in the FR Germany. This talk argues that the "Gastarbeiter" migration turned into a major ideological and policy problem for the communist regime because the Gastarbeiter embodied structural shortcomings of the...   More >

Carla Petievich | Educating Girls in Rural Pakistan

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Carla Petievich, Visiting Professor of History, Urdu and Women's Studies, South Asia Center, University of Texas at Austin

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer in Urdu, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights

Talk by Carla Petievich, retired professor of History, Urdu and Women's Studies now affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin.

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture with Horace Ballard: In conversation with Justin Underhill

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 308A, Visual Resource Center

 Horace Ballard, https://gradart.williams.edu/faculty-and-staff/

 Arts Research Center

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture
With Horace Ballard
In conversation with Justin Underhill
Thursday, February 27 | 5:00-7:00pm
Visual Resource Center, Room 308A | Doe Library, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Berkeley Center for New Media

A photograph is many things. It is a...   More >

 This event will be held in the Visual Resource Center, Room 308A in Doe Library, on the UC Berkeley campus. Seating is first-come first-served until capacity is reached. This event is free and open to the public.

Horace Ballard

A Fanonian Black Aesthetic?

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David Marriott, Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

 The Program in Critical Theory

David Marriott’s Whither Fanon? Studies in the Blackness of Being (Stanford, 2018) is a book about colonialism, blackness, and psychopolitical claims. In this lecture he will expand on his understanding of the clinical process and the political process, as two special kinds of what Fanon calls “crystallization.” By thinking through the relation between art and decolonial culture with...   More >

Leaves on the Forest Floor: Towards a Method of Mapping the Evolution of Tibetan Ritual Complexes

Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (Maude Fife Room)

 Charles Ramble, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) Research University)

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Divinities and demons and the rituals associated with them often change in character over the course of time. The change may take the form of a simple bifurcation, resulting in, say, two different divinities with an identifiable point of departure, or else it may entail the accretion of different iconographies and other characteristics into an uneasy association around a single name. The forms in...   More >

Who Makes Our Clothes? The Invisibility of Labor in the Global Garment Industry

Lecture | February 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Sanchita Banerjee Saxena, Institute for South Asia Studies

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

About this Event
The Lounge Lecture series, hosted alongside the current exhibit Cloth That Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space, provides an opportunity to explore topics related to cloth and textiles with leading experts. This February, join Dr. Sanchita Saxena for an in depth discussion of the harsh realities of the global textile industry.

Using the Rana Plaza tragedy...   More >

Meat-less meat The quest for healthier and sustainable foods?: CLEAR PubScience

Lecture | February 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Tamarack

 1501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612


Lecture organized by the CLEAR student group, open to the general

British Investigative Reporter/Esther Wojcicki Lecturer Carole Cadwalladr in conversation with Prof. Mark Danner

Lecture | February 27 | 7-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

Carole Cadwalladr is the investigative journalist who in 2018 showed the world how tech companies, including Facebook, deceived the public by allowing the spread of misinformation while failing to protect consumer privacy, leading to Cambridge Analytica’s theft of 50 million people’s private information, used to bolster Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign. It was impact journalism at...   More >

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David Pogue

Lecture | February 27 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The New York Times columnist, CBS Sunday Morning tech correspondent, and prolific “how-to” author leads a journey through the pleasures and pitfalls of our technological world—from subjects as serious as smartphone-driven medicine to topics as fun and frivolous as e-mail etiquette.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

David Pogue appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on February 27, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.