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Friday, February 1, 2019

SOLD OUT - Gallery Talk: Joseph Banks and the Golden Age of Botanical Exploration

Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) was an English naturalist and botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific. During the expedition, 30,000 plants were collected and The Banks Florilegium was created but not published until 1989. Banks is credited for introducing the genera Acacia, Banksia and Eucalyptus to the Western world. Approximately 80 species of plants were...   More >

$12, $10 members (Price includes Garden Admission)


Pathways to STEM: with Dr. Gentry Patrick

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Professor Gentry Patrick, UC San Diego

 College of Letters & Science

How does one take a kid from Compton on a life journey and academic career path to Professor in Neurobiology at UC San Diego by way of UC Berkeley (B.A.), Harvard University (Ph.D.), and postdoctoral studies at California Institute of Technology?

The answer is simple: Access, Mentorship and Advocacy!

Professor Patrick is dedicated to driving the overall vision for the PATHS Program, a pilot...   More >

The Devil Really is in the Details: Why Specificity Matters in Understanding the Global Radical Right

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Brian Porter-Szűcs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, University of Michigan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies

There are obvious similarities between Vladimir Putin, Viktor Orbán, Recep Erdoğan, Jair Bolsonaro, Jarosław Kaczyński, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, and all the other politicians we have come to call ‘populists.’ Not only is that label misleading, but analyzing them as part of a single ideological movement can lead to confusion. This presentation will use the example of Poland to...   More >

Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector: Research Launch Event

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Siddharth Kara, The Blum Center for Developing Economies

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Blum Center for Developing Economies & Institute of South Asia Studies invites you to the launch of the report "Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector" by Blum Center Research Fellow and renowned anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required).

Kara's report offers the most comprehensive investigation yet...   More >

Women's Activism in Cold War Pakistan: A Transnational History

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Elora Shehabuddin, Associate Professor of Humanities and Political Science, Rice University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

My current project traces the history of successive generations of urban Muslim Bengali women activists over the second half of the twentieth century. This allows me to examine how they have negotiated their identities—as Bengali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Third World, secular, religious, and Muslim—at different moments and how transnational interactions and international interventions have shaped...   More >