Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Lecture | March 13 | 308A Doe Library
Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham
"The Princess and the Prayer Scroll."
Leslie Brubaker, Professor of Byzantine Art emerita & Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.
13 March 2018
5:00 pm in Doe Library 308A
Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Jennifer Gordon, Professor of Law, Fordham University
Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Chris Zepeda-Millan, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Its no secret that recruiting guest workers can be a shady business. Often, the fraud and extortion that guest workers face are blamed on a few bad apple recruiters, who are targeted by criminal regulation that almost never works. But the problems are bigger than bad apples. Structural forces encourage abuse, from the subcontracting common in guest worker recruitment schemes to cost pressures... More >
Tripodi Lecture with Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro: Understanding Asylum Intersectionally: The Case for Domestic Violence as a Transnational Health Issue
Lecture | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
Comparatively few intersectional studies attempt to incorporate the principles of intersectionality into their research design and data analysis protocols. This project tests a specific design and data analysis strategy to consider domestic violences transnational impact on asylum requests in the United States.
Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, PhD
Professor and Chair, Gender Studies
Professor,... More >
Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium
CANCELED - Shobna Nijhawan | Gender, Genre and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon': Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow
Lecture | March 13 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled
Shobna Nijhawan, Associate Professor of Hindi at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Dr. Shobna Nijhawan, Associate Professor of Hindi at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University, Toronto.
Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Astrid M. Eckert, Emory University
This talk investigates the ecological footprint of the Iron Curtain and the consequences of the border regime for landscape and wildlife. It moves beyond the quotidian claim that the Iron Curtain divided ecosystems and landscapes by arguing that the fortifications and all activities that kept them functional became causal in direct or in mitigated fashion to changes in the natural environment... More >
Lecture | March 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Andrew Gilmour, United Nations
Andrew Gilmour of the United Kingdom is the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights heading OHCHRs Office in New York. He will discuss global trends against human rights with specific comment on the plight of the Rohingya (he is newly returned from Coxs Bazar), the situation in Yemen, and the treatment of the Yazidis by ISIS in northern Iraq. He is the senior UN official concerned with... More >
Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
Among the strong patterns of the post-1980s period in Western societies is a mix of economic and political vectors marked by extractive logics. We can find such extractive logics in entities as diverse as mining and Facebook. The rise of such extractive logics is partial, but sufficiently powerful to have altered key features of our economies and societies. For instance, when mass consumption... More >
Lecture | March 13 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)
Professor Catherine Bates, University of Warwick
Lecture | March 13 | 5:10-7:40 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Catherine Batess recent publications include Masculity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser (Oxford, 2013), which won the British Academys Rose Mary Crawshay Prize; On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidneys Defence of Poetry (Oxford, 2017); and two edited volumes, The Cambridge Companion to the Epic (Cambridge, 2010) and A Companion to Renaissance Poetry (Oxford, 2018).
Lecture | March 13 | 5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Senator Kevin de León
5:30pm - Public Reception | 6:00pm - Public Lecture
About the Lecture and Speaker
Join the Goldman School of Policy, the Berkeley Forum, and California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León for a discussion on Californias climate policy leadership and its broader efforts to protect the states progressive policies, economy, and people from federal overreach.
As President... More >