Lecture | October 26 | Boalt Hall, School of Law
Please join ElectionLaw@Boalt for a conversation with Addisu Demissie, Campaign Manager for Gavin Newsom for Governor of California. Demissie - a 2008 Yale Law School graduate - has served in a number of political roles, including National Voter Outreach and Mobilization Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign, Campaign Manager for Senator Cory Booker's 2013 Campaign, and the first National... More >
Lecture | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Ma Khin Lay leads a womens organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Womens Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.
Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Jaroslav Poncar, Emeritus Professor of Photography, University of Cologne
Professor Emeritus of Technical University Cologne, Dr. Jaroslav Poncar looks back upon nearly four decades of photographically documenting Buddhist monuments in the Himalayan regionnotably Alchi in Ladakh, Tabo in Spiti, and Mustang in Nepaland at Angkor Wat and elsewhere in Southern Asia. In this talk Dr. Poncar will reflect on his rich oeuvre, discuss the challenges of photographing... More >
Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)
The English word trumpery means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest... More >
Lecture | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Archaeological data from Mexico City show that many pre-conquest engineering techniques were used to build the colonial city, allowing us to see the role of indigenous engineering, architecture, and technology in building the capital of New Spain.
Lecture | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
On October 4, the Global Lives Project launched a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world. Exhibit locations include the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CITRIS Tech Museum (Sutardja Dai Hall), the Berkeley Art Museum &... More >
Lecture | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Mohammad Ghaffarian, United4Iran
Human Rights Center, Middle Eastern Students Association
Ghaffarian will discuss how technology can be used to enhance, or violate, human rights. As United4Iran's Irancubator ProjectCoordinator, he develops Android apps to
enhance civic engagement and government
transparency, including tools that relate to domestic
violence, voter and election information, and
reproductive health, and a censor-evading pirate
radio podcast app.
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life: Book Talk with Lauren Markham
Lecture | October 27 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Through a combination of readings and discussion, this event will offer insight into the current socio-political situation in Central America's Northern Triangle, its impact on migration to the United States, and the challenges that these young migrants face as they build tenuous lives in the U.S.
The Search for a Sustainable Source of Federal and State Transportation Revenue: Gas taxes or mileage fees?
Lecture | October 27 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State University
This talk will examine the relative benefits of raising the gas tax versus adopting a new "mileage fee." After presenting a policy evaluation framework specific to transportation revenue sources, Professor Agrawal will present a quick sketch analysis of gas taxes and mileage fees.
Lecture | October 28 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Auditorium
Shi-Yee Liu, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tamara Bentley, Colorado College
Scholars Shi-Yee Liu and Tamara Bentley, both contributors to the Chen Hongshou exhibition catalog, illuminate different periods in the artist's career. Liu, assistant research curator of Chinese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the role of popular culture in the artists early work, demonstrating possible inspiration from woodblock illustrations of novels and plays, popular and... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall
Frances Hasso, Duke University
El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed... More >
Engineering, Finance, Social Science, and Consequential ThinkingA multi-disciplinary approach to reducing residential earthquake risk in California: CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture
Lecture | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer of the California Earthquake Authority
Janiele Maffei will describe how her experience as a structural engineer plays a critical role in achieving CEAs strategic goals to Educate, Mitigate and Insure. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and consultants, Ms Maffei develops residential seismic retrofit standards, sponsors building performance studies, and manages a seismic retrofit grant program.
Lecture | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate, Special University Professor, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo
Neutrinos were assumed to have no mass. It was predicted, however, if they have masses, they could change their type while they propagate. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations, which was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. Dr. Takaaki Kajita will describe the discovery of neutrino oscillations and the implications of the small neutrino masses. The status and the future... More >
The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA
Lecture | October 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley
In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.
This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and... More >
New Frontiers in Anti-Discrimination Law: International Human Rights Law on Persons with Disabilities
Lecture | October 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Dean's Seminar Room, 215B Boalt Hall
Theresia Degener, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Theresia Degener, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will present on the Committees jurisprudence on the right to be protected against discrimination and the right to equality, and will put this jurisprudence in a broader context of human rights and disability. In particular, the focus will be on the draft General Comment No 6 on Art. 5 CRPD (equality and... More >