Lecture | April 1 – 29, 2019 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | The Shorb House
2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Over the past year, Latinx Studies faculty and doctoral students have been advancing their research at the LRC, with visiting post-doctoral and doctoral students joining campus scholars in focused working groups to advance dissertation and book projects. Join us biweekly every Monday in April, for our "Lunch on the LRC" lecture series to learn about interdisciplinary cutting edge Latinx Studies... More >
Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Carlo Monticelli, Vice Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank, Paris
Barry Eichengreen, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
Why has Europe played such a weak role in the transformation of global economic governance that was triggered by the 2008 financial crisis? Are there viable strategies to enhance Europes impact on world economic and financial affairs? Would a stronger European influence be detrimental or beneficial to global stability? Carlo Monticellis talk addresses these questions building on insights from... More >
Latinx History In California: New Research from LRC Visiting Scholars Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez And Lilia Soto
Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | The Shorb House
2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez, Columbia University; Lilia Soto, University of Wyoming
The Latinx Research Center
Two lectures on Latinx history in California.
The Legal Origins of the U.S. Agricultural Child Labor Force: U.S. Child Labor Policy and the of Making Child Migrants in California and Beyond." by Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez.
The U.S. currently employs between 200,000 and 500,000 mostly Latinx agricultural child laborers a year, in spite of the fact that a federal child labor ban was... More >
Lecture | April 1 | 3-5:15 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Lecture | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Apr. 1 Verna Manty Rodriguez (BS 82)
Boston Scientific, Stanford Photonics, BTG
These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.
Lecture | April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
As artist Rhonda Holberton talks about her processdescribing with her hands the arrangement and heft of the objects that appear in her imagesits hard not to think of those things and that space as real. But everything, from the objects themselves to the flawlessly diffuse lighting and cool white marble ground, is digitally produced. Holberton makes 3D scans of real objects, then places them in... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Burcu Tung, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
This talk will explore the preliminary results of the most recent dating program conducted at the Northern Area of the East Neolithic mound of Çatalhöyük. The results of this final excavation campaign have contributed greatly to the dating program, which utilizes a Bayesian statistics accentuated with an iterative approach to radiocarbon sampling and chronology modelling.
Lecture | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250
Join UC President, former US Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano for a lunchtime talk on Homeland Security since 9/11.
A sushi lunch will be served at 12:00pm and the lecture will begin at 12:30pm. This event is free and open to the public but you must RSVP to attend.
RSVP online by April 1.
Lecture | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room
Shelley Correll, Stanford University
Do formal evaluation procedures really reduce bias? As an organizational practice, are they a smokescreen concealing bias or a great leveler that bolsters meritocracy?
While organizations formalize evaluation procedures to help achieve meritocratic outcomes, they often fail to eliminate bias in practice. Managers play a key role in applying such procedures, but researchers have been unable to... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Bjarne Stroustrup, Creator/Designer of C++, Morgan Stanley, Columbia University
C++ is one of the key foundations of our software including much of the open source software becoming fundamental for data science. It is invisible to most people because they use it only indirectly. It's in your computer and your
Lecture | April 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Bjarne Stroustrup, Morgan Stanley, Columbia University
Designer and implementer of the C++ Bjarne Stroustrup will briefly explain what technical aspects make it so useful. He will focus on design principles, but also touch upon resource management and what it takes to be efficient in various contexts.
Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Jorge Flores, Professor of Early Modern Global History, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence
Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies
In December 1572 the Mughal emperor Akbar arrived in the port city of Khambayat. Having been raised in distant Kabul, Akbar had never in his thirty years been to the Ocean. Presumably anxious with the news about the Mughal military campaign in Gujarat, several Portuguese merchants in Khambayat rushed to Akbars presence. This encounter marked the beginning of a long, complex, and unequal... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Robert Morrison, Bowdoin College
The courts of the Ottoman sultans Mehmed II (d. 1481) and Bayezid II (d. 1512) were, on one hand, the site of significant developments of earlier scientific traditions inherited from Iran and Central Asia. On the other hand, scholars at the Ottoman court were more interested than their predecessors in the scientific culture of non-Islamic societies. Important science came east while the science... More >
Fascisms Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s
Lecture | April 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Sven Reichard, University of Konstanz, Germany
In his talk, Professor Reichardt will discuss how a global perspective can help us understand the nature of different fascist empires and the general character of fascism up to the end of World War II. He will focus on cooperation as well as competition between different fascist regimes, especially with regard to their imperial and colonial aspirations during the 1930s and 1940s. While a transfer... More >
Lecture | April 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Tomer Persico, Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies, UC Berkeley
Over the past three decades the Israeli society witnessed significant revisions in the way it understands itself and its Jewish identity. The collapse of the peace process, the "disengagement" from Gaza and the growing emphasis on self fulfillment have changed social structures that were taken for granted in the past, and have propelled each of the different Jewish "tribes" in Israel - the... More >
If by Literally You Mean Figuratively: Pierre Bersuire’s Grammar of Allegory in the Latin Moralized Ovid
Lecture | April 3 | 5 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall
Justin Haynes, Dr., UC Davis
The Importance of Being Aryan:: Confronting Nazi Racial Law and the Determination of Iranian National Identity
Lecture | April 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Mohammad Rafi, PhD, UC Irvine
This lecture builds on Germany's historical relationship with Iran, specifically the politics of the Aryan discourse between Nazi-Germany and Iran in the 1930/40s, thereby exposing the tension between geopolitical strategy and racial politics. After an overview of the history of the term Aryan as it relates to Germany and Iran, this paper traces the Nazis struggle to
define the term Aryan in... More >
Lecture | April 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Haroon Mirza, Artist
Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Practice of Art
A talk by Haroon Mirza that will examine how ideas seeded in the counterculture movement of the 1960s are now solidifying in contemporary culture and the influence that has had on his work.
Lecture | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
The Village is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese Theatre. Stan Lai will discuss the unique process he used to create this work, weaving personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. In a changing national and cultural context, he will also discuss the role of theatre, film and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile collective memories. Stan Lai... More >
Lecture | April 4 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stan Lais The Village is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese theater. Laicocurator of this season of Arts + Design Thursdayswill discuss the unique process he used to create this work, weaving together personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. He will also consider the role of theater, film, and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile... More >
Lecture | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Judy Chou, Senior VP & Global Head of Biotech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals
In her talk, Judy will discuss her experience attempting to combine the strengths of a startup within a mature global organization.
Lecture | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Barbara Finamore, Senior Strategic Director for Asia, Natural Resources Defense Council
Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Co-Director of the Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Now that Trump has turned the United States into a global climate outcast, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is leading a global clean energy revolution, phasing out coal consumption and leading the development of a global system of green finance.
But as leading China environmental... More >
POSTPONED - Narratives of Progress and Protection, Contradiction and Refusal: Indigeneity, Gender and Citizenship
Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Fantasia Painter, PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies, Researcher for the Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings Research Initiative in the Center for Race & Gender
Raquel Pacheco, Presidents Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)
Allan Little, Former BBC Correspondent
Will Brexit lead to the break-up of Britain and to the independence of Scotland? Allan Little, a prominent BBC journalist, will give a presentation about Brexit and its impact on the United Kingdom. In his talk, Little will focus on the history of the UK nation-state in a broader European, perspective, and will reflect on its future after Brexit. He will pay special attention to the consequences... More >
Lecture | April 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 142 (Nestrick Room)
The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body... More >
Avalokitasvara / Avalokiteśvara, Amitābha / Amitāyus and pratyekabuddha / pratyayabuddha: Misinterpretations of Gāndhārī Buddhism by Sanskrit Composers of the Mahāyāna Scriptures
Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Seishi Karashima, Soka University, Tokyo
Śākyamuni seems to have preached in a colloquial language, namely Māgadhī. The scriptures of early Buddhism were transmitted also in various colloquial languages, e.g. Pāli. Probably, many of the early Mahāyāna scriptures were originally transmitted in colloquial languages as well, e.g. Gāndhārī, which were later gradually translated into... More >
Lecture | April 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
Thursday | April 4th | 5:30 pm | The Role of Informal Institutions in Change: Urban Land and Transportation in Ghana
Lecture | April 4 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Fatima Abdurrahman, UC Berkeley
Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on April 4th for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes. UC Berkeley graduate student Fatima Abdurrahman will be telling us all about black holes.
Lecture | April 4 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
We are excited to announce that English alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen will be giving a talk, "Caliban's Curse", on Thursday, April 4th at 8pm in Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall). Viet is the 2019 Jonathan Bedri Distinguished Writer in English. His debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016. He is also know for the short story collection, The Refugees. Currently, he is... More >
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Erica Fuhemeister and Jean van Buren, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Herta Müller, the Aktionsgruppe Banat, and Literary Cartographies in Late 20th-Century Romanian Literature
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Dana Bizuleanu, Lecturer, Department of Applied Languages, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Marius Conkan, Research Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
In Communist Romania one had freedom, as long as one took freedom. This is what the members of the Aktionsgruppe Banat believed when they started a literary circle in the 1970s and gradually broke with the tradition of Rumäniendeutsche Literatur. Protest, experiment, and the German village stand at the core of their literature. Having come into contact with members of the group,... More >
Lecture | April 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Claire Kramsch, Professor Emerita, German & Graduate School of Education
Berkeley Language Center
As I am transforming my Language & Power syllabus into a book for Cambridge UP series Key Topics in Applied Linguistics, I have been overwhelmed by the extent to which language these days is used to exert symbolic power, symbolic violence and even symbolic warfare (Brooks, 2017) both in politics and in everyday life. Yet as language teachers, we still teach language as if it consisted merely... More >
Tony Stewart | Subjunctive Explorations - Fictive Sufi Tales of Early Modern Bengal: The 2nd ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World
Lecture | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Humanities Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University
Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies
A lecture by Prof. Tony K. Stewart, professor of religion at Vanderbilt University, and a specialist in the religions and literatures of the Bengali-speaking world.