<< Week of October 27 >>

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Language of Incorporation: The Chinese Migrants in Central-Eastern Europe

Lecture | October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Amy H. Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Government, UT Austin

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Chinese are one of the largest migrant groups in Central-Eastern Europe. Yet, we know very little about their behavior as a group or the region as a migration destination. In this talk, I draw on original survey data, interview observations, and newspaper text analysis in five countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia). I demonstrate how the Chinese – specifically those in...   More >

The San Quentin Project

Lecture | October 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nigel Poor; Michael Nelson

 Arts + Design

Presented by BAMPFA

Nigel Poor, Artist
Michael Nelson, Writer and Activist

Artist Nigel Poor presents various collaborative projects she has worked on inside San Quentin Prison, including the San Quentin archive project currently on view at BAMPFA, and talks about the award winning podcast Ear Hustle, which she co-created and co-hosts with residents of San Quentin.

The exhibition The...   More >

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Advancing Environmental Health through Youth Participatory Action Research

Lecture | October 29 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Working with youth can be an effective way to improve environmental health literacy and community engagement while also shining light on community concerns and building local capacity. Dr. Harley will discuss her work conducting youth-driven research and advocacy projects with high school students in Salinas including researching how local residents are exposed to pesticides and chemicals in...   More >

(CANCELED) View from the Top: Michelle Mao: Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Room 100, First flr. | Canceled

 Michelle Mao, President, TCL North America

 UC Berkeley College of Engineering, MET Student Board

*This event has been canceled because of the ongoing power outage on campus.*

Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America, will discuss “Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry," with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and operations leadership and a proven track record of driving sales growth in the global TV industry.

Redefining Political Space in Post-Crisis Europe: Is There Hope for EU Democracy?

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University

 Institute of European Studies

In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of...   More >

Ludvig Norman

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk, derived from Prof. Reyes' new book, draws on archival and ethnographic data to describe the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay in the Philippines (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone), to make the case for critically examining similar spaces across the world.

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Streetvendors in Los Angeles

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Rocio Rosales, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research

New research by Prof. Rocío Rosales (UC Irvine) sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER).

Una's Lecture with artist Paul Chan: The Bather’s Dilemma

Lecture | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His Una’s Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.

Conceptualizing an Era: A Preface to Early Twentieth-century German History

Lecture | October 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Helmut Walser Smith, Department of History | Vanderbilt University

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History

Drawn from the author’s "Germany. A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000" (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, March, 2020), this lecture attempts to lay out elementary historical structures of “the nationalist age.” Shadowing Kant’s famous distinction between an age of enlightenment and an enlightened age, it is argued that in the nationalist age, war shaped the era...   More >

Helmut Walser Smith

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | October 29 | 7-9 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

  RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A contact-era mortuary ritual space in the central highlands of Peru

Lecture | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Bruce Owen, Sonoma State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

When the Upper Mantaro Archaeological Research Project excavated Patio J54=7 in the Late Horizon-to-early colonial town of Marca, near Jauja in the central highlands of Peru, in 1983, we described the patio and the circular structure in it as anomalous in many ways. Reanalysis of the field and lab data, including ceramic, lithic, metal, botanical, faunal, and human remains, confirms that this was...   More >

Department of Psychology 2019 Annual Equity and Inclusion Lecture: Cultural Variation in Ideal Affect: Implications for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Multicultural Settings

Lecture | October 30 | 3 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jeanne L. Tsai, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I will describe a series of studies demonstrating
that cultural differences in how people ideally want to feel
(their “ideal affect”) shape how people judge and treat
others. Consistent with our previous findings that European
Americans value excitement states more than East Asians,
European Americans rate excited (vs. calm) faces as more
affiliative (friendly, extraverted,...   More >

Archaeological and Contemporary Perspectives on the Native Cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area

Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rob Cuthrell; Vincent Medina; Alexii Sigona

 Archaeological Research Facility

Join us in exploring local Native cuisine through a panel discussion of foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years, as well as ways that Native people have managed and maintained the land that produces these foods.

Cambodian Women Building Democracy

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Mu Sochua, Vice-President, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

EVENT HAPPENING AS SCHEDULED - Mu Sochua is Vice-President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). In this talk she will discuss the role of women in politics in Cambodia and current developments in the country. She received a degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare in 1981, and was the recipient of the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award from UC Berkeley in 2006.

Mu Sochua

Paul Chan in Conversation

Lecture | October 30 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson and James Porter.

Human Forms with Ian Duncan

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 Ian Duncan, Professor, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Ian Duncan will be discussing his new book, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, the first full-length study of the interaction of European fiction (Goethe to George Eliot) with early evolutionary science (Buffon to Charles Darwin).

We invite submission of discussion questions ahead of time. Please forward them to Meaghan Kilmartin and let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous....   More >

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorand's Forthcoming Blockchain Technology

Lecture | October 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Silvio Micali, Algorand & MIT

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. The Algorand network launched last June via a world-wide Dutch auction, conducted on chain, proving its ability to handle tokenization at scale. In this talk we shall focus Algorand’s next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel,...   More >

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Place to Be Human: Black Placemaking In and Against Education Opportunity: 2019 - 2020 Critical University Studies Speaker Series

Lecture | October 31 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Jalil Bishop, Vice-Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education

 Center for Race and Gender

CRG Working Group "Critical University Studies" invites you to the first installment of the 2019-2020 Critical University Studies Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Jalil Bishop. Dr. Bishop will present on his latest research project which highlights how schools and colleges create precarity in Black communities. His findings show how underdevelopment in Black neighborhoods and unequal opportunity in...   More >

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Turkish Twilight: How Erdoğan Reversed his Country from Reform to War

Lecture | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Sultan Room, CMES

 Yavuz Baydar, Senior journalist, Editor-in-chief of the Independent Ahval News Online

 Near Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Graduate School of Journalism

In a span of nearly two decades, Turkey under the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has seen it all. How Turkey’s hopes for democratic reform and membership in the European Union were cast away from dawn to twilight is a remarkable episode with consequences far beyond its borders and still open-ended, including potential for deepening tragedy. How Erdoğan's media capture evolved into...   More >

On the October 13th Polish Parliamentary Elections and Their Human Rights Implications

Lecture | October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Dinner Board Room

 Wanda Nowicka, Polish politician and activist

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture

Wanda Hanna Nowicka is a Polish politician and activist who served as the Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland from 8 November 2011 to 11 November 2015. In the very recent, October 13, 2019 parliamentary elections, she was voted to be an MP representing in leftist party Lewica.

Born in Lublin, she attended the University of Warsaw, graduating with a degree in classical...   More >

  RSVP by emailing info@taubephilanthropies.org

Uğur Ümit Üngör | The Kurds in the Century of Genocide: From the First World War to ISIS

Lecture | October 31 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Uğur Ümit Üngör, Associate Professor, Department of History, Utrecht University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

First Annual CMES Kurdish Studies Lecture

The Kurds’ experience with modern mass violence, from civil wars to genocides, is long and complex. Whereas Kurds lived for centuries in pre-national conditions in the Ottoman and Persian empires, the advent of nationalism and the nation-state system in the Middle East radically changed the situation. This lecture examines the Kurds’ encounter with...   More >

At ‘Home’ Away from ‘Home’? The ex-Ottoman Armenians and Spatial Belonging in Soviet Armenia

Lecture | October 31 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Aysenur Korkmaz, Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

This talk explores spatial attachments among the ex-Ottoman Armenians who survived the Armenian genocide and settled in their ‘new homeland’, Soviet Armenia. It addresses the question of how the refugees dealt with loss and displacement and reflected on their former hometowns, referred to as ‘Ergir,’ a spatial construct denoting a symbolic ‘Armenian homeland’ or a ‘local homeland’ in...   More >

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | October 31 | 7-9 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

  RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com

Friday, November 1, 2019

Pakistan's Education Conundrum | Zia Akther Abbas

Lecture | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Zia Akhter Abbas, Executive Vice President, The Citizens Foundation

 Shashi Buluswar, CEO, Institute for Transformative Technologies

 The Citizens Foundation at Berkeley, Cal Pakistani Students Association, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Citizens Foundation's Executive Vice President will be speaking about the current education conundrum in Pakistan and TCF's Education Movement to enable access to quality education for the less privileged children and empowering them to achieve their dreams.

The Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Tale: 2019 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor, Chancellor, University of Oxford, England, and University of Dundee, Scotland

 Department of Physics

In this presentation Jocelyn Bell Burnell will describe how pulsars were inadvertently discovered, describe some instances where they were 'nearly' discovered, and outline the properties of these amazing objects.