<< November 2019 >>

Friday, November 22, 2019

Design Conversations: Aza Raskin

Lecture | November 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This fall, we continue our series For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging launched in Spring 2019. Inclusion, accessibility, and justice are unavoidable terms in debates on design and technology today. Aza Raskin is a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests.

Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: Adding numbers and shuffling cards

Lecture | November 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

When numbers are added in the usual way, 'carries' appear along the way. It turns out that the carries form a Markov chain with an 'amazing' transition matrix. Strangely, this same matrix appears in the analysis of the usual way of shuffling cards (the seven shuffles theorem). I will explain all this 'in English'.

Temple Mount: Heritage and Conflict | Katharina Galor

Lecture | November 22 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This lecture surveys the historical and archaeological legacy of Jerusalem’s most contested site, the Jewish Temple Mount (Har HaBayit), known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al-Sharif). In an effort to disentangle the historical facts from the religious and political agendas, Galor will examine key research initiatives and define how the recent conflict has impacted the preservation of...   More >

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Working Women’s Charter: Women’s Rights between Socialist Internationalism and Neoliberalism in 1970s Europe

Lecture | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Celia Donert, University of Cambridge

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Co-sponsored by the Working Group for German History and Culture: Der Kreis

This talk examines the transnational circulation of proposals for a Working Women’s Charter in 1970s Europe, a decade that saw both the expansion of gender equality legislation in the expanding European Economic Community, and a renewed attempt by communist regimes in the Soviet bloc to internationalize a socialist vision of women’s rights through international communist organisations such as the...   More >

Being Communist, Being Other

Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Etienne Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to reconstruct his relation to Marx’s thought, communism, and engage the question of communism for the present and future. Details forthcoming.

Distinguished Lecture: Affective Justice: The Racialized Imaginaries of International Justice

Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Dr. Kamari Clarke, UCLA

 Department of Anthropology

This talk contributes to contemporary debates in the anthropology of international justice by exploring how narratives about the international Criminal Court have been applied, understood, and contested.

Screening: Tongues Untied

Lecture | November 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Darieck B. Scott; Leila Weefur; Ken Light

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, African American Studies, and the Graduate School of Journalism

Darieck B. Scott, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Leila Weefur, Artist, Writer, Curator; Teacher, Art Practice
Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Journalism

Marlon Riggs (1957-1994) was a graduate of and professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School...   More >