Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Courtney Desiree Morris, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
JOB TALK IN GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES
Mossville is an unincorporated historic freedmens community in Louisiana located north of the industrial Port of Lake Charles. In the 1940s, several petrochemical corporations began building plants around Mossville that contaminated the towns air, water, soil, and the bodies of local residents. I explore my mothers cancer journey to argue for a theory of... More >
Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dániel Róna, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Fulbright Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
When do xenophobic attitudes translate into partisan choice? What supply- and demand-side factors determine the electoral success of far-right parties in the region? This presentation seeks to examine the views of the electorate on minorities (Roma, Gypsy, and migrant populations), the stance of parties, the political agenda, and the institutionalization of party systems in the Czech Republic,... More >
RESCHEDULED Gagan Chhabra | Two Worlds Apart, yet so Similar?: Comparing Disability Policies and Employment Experiences of Youth with Visual Disabilities in Oslo and New Delhi
Lecture | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date and time
Gagan Chhabra, PhD Candidate, Social Work and Social Policy, Oslo Metropolitan University
Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology,UC Berkeley
A talk by disability scholar, Gagan Chhabra on the similarities within disability policy developments in Oslo and New Delhi and the employment barriers encountered by disabled youth.
Lecture | November 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Mon, Nov 26, 6:00pm - Nadia Amoroso has dedicated years of research on topics related to creative mapping, visual representation in landscape architecture, and GeoDesign.
Lecture | November 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Stephanie Syjuco, Professor of Art Practice, Artist, UC Berkeley; Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist, UC Berkeley Alum
Join Berkeley Arts + Design and the Department of Art Practice as we celebrate Art21 Season 9, featuring UC Berkeley Art Practice Professor Stephanie Syjuco and Alum Lynn Hershman Leeson. Now in its ninth season, "Art in the Twenty-First Century" is the longest-running contemporary art series anywhere, presenting unprecedented access to the greatest creative minds of our time. We will welcome two... More >
Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library
Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.
Creating the future of nuclear energy: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science with Rachel Slaybaugh
Lecture | November 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
The nuclear energy industry is at a crossroads: existing nuclear reactors are struggling to operate economically in some tough markets, and construction of new designs in the U.S. is slow and over budget. At the same time, interest in and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors is growing at an unprecedented rate, and some other nations are building new reactors efficiently. Can... More >
Lecture | November 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law
Judge Navanethem "Navi" Pillay
Center for Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project Race and Gender, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Berkeley Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law, Gender and Women's Studies, School of Law, University of Kwazulu-Natal at Durban
Judge Navanethem Navi Pillay will speak to her work spanning the struggle for freedom in South Africa, on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, on the International Criminal Court, and as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, including her current work on international justice and against the death penalty.
Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: People, Community, and Visual Culture. Photography as National Socialist Political Practice
Lecture | November 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
AROUND ARTHUR SZYK
Berkeley Scholars on Art and History
In the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, Berkeley historians, art historians, media, and Jewish Studies scholars will present insightful research and commentary Around Arthur Szyk in a series of programs at The Magnes.
RSVP online by November 27.
Lecture | November 27 | 6 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
Jenny Wüstenberg, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics, York University in Toronto
Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture, School of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley
Institute of European Studies, DAAD - Deutscher Akademiker Austauschdienst
Across the country, civic activism is toppling statues in the name of historical justice. The debate over how to confront our racist, colonial, or genocidal past and the ways history challenges contemporary democratic governance has recently made headlines. Examining the relationship between memory and democracy, Jenny Wüstenbergs work focuses on how grassroots actors engage with... More >
Lecture | November 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
TUE, NOV 27, 6pm. Join us for a talk with Jenny Wüstenberg, the DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics at York University. Organized by the Institute of European Studies & sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Open to all!
What is the future of archaeology in Greece? How the nation-building project devalues archaeology and the quest for relevance
Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Anastasia Sakellariadi, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Dr. Sakellariadi demonstrates through research focusing on three local communities how an exclusive emphasis on the glory of the past and its physical manifestations has rendered this past irrelevant to contemporary Greeks. She argues that another archaeology is possible in Greece.
Lecture | November 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Rudgers University
Hymen exams and anal exams are part of the interface of sexual regulation in contemporary Lebanon. In this talk I trace the legal and similarities and differences between these exams, and argue that both anal and hymen exams regulate and produce sexual difference in terms of a sex binary and in terms of a difference in sexualities.
Lecture | November 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Join us for the Panel Discussion and Book Launch "The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics."
Lecture | November 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall
Michael Taussig, Columbia University Anthropology Dept.
Experimental Ethnography Working Group
Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Michael Taussig will offer a lecture on his recent work 221 Kroeber 3-5 PMK
Lecture | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Professor Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, Dept. of History
This talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as the party of a new type to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection between private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialisms premature demise.
Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Board Room, GTU Library
2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709
Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Founding director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (Yogyakarta)
Bernard Adeney-Risakotta will discuss his new book, Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam, which was recently published as a monograph by Yale Universitys Southeast Asia Council.
Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Rahul Verma, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
A talk by PhD candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley, Rahul Verma on his upcoming co-authored (with Pradeep Chhibber) book, Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India.
Lecture | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law
SHERENE H. RAZACK
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AND THE PENNY KANNER ENDOWED CHAIR IN GENDER STUDIES, UCLA
Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of sub-humanity. Processes of... More >
Lecture | November 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Karl S Guthke, (Kuno Francke Emeritus Research Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University) lehrte 1958-65 in Berkeley. Er liest aus seiner neuen Autobiographie Von Heidelberg nach Harvard (2018) das Kapitel über seine Zeit in Berkeley vor dem Free Sp
Hinrich C Seeba, Professor emeritus, der seit 1967 in Berkeley lebt und lehrt, gibt den Kommentar.
Von Heidelberg nach Berkeley: Erinnerungen an die Goldenen Jahre der Migration nach Amerika.
Die Veranstaltung vermittelt auf unterhaltsame Weise einen Einblick in die Geschichte unseres Fachbereichs. Lesung in deutscher Sprache.
Using Topology to Engineer the Electronic Structure of Bottom-Up Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons: Nano Seminar Series
Lecture | November 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
The idea of classifying materials by their topological properties is useful for predicting their behavior, especially at interfaces between insulators. When a topologically nontrivial insulator (often referred to as a topological insulator) is fused to a topologically trivial insulator then metallic states arise at the interface between them. This concept has been fruitful for 3D and 2D materials... More >
Rethinking Americas 20th-Century Highway InstitutionsModeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems
Lecture | November 30 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, University of Washington
University of Washington's Xuegang (Jeff) Ban will present Modeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems on November 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.
Lecture | November 30 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Saroyan Hall, Khachaturian Community Center, Saroyan Hall
Lusineh Sahakian, Associate Professor, Department of Turkish Studies, Yerevan State University
The U.C. Berkeley Armenian Studies Program
The Hamazkayin Nigol Aghpalian Chapter
The ARF Krisdapor Gomideh
Invite you to a lecture and video presentation
Dr. Lusineh Sahakian
Associate Professor, Department of Turkish Studies (Yerevan State University)
Title of the talk and of the documentary
Hamshen at the Crossroads of the Past and the Present
Location and Time:... More >
The Beauty and Complexity of Islamic Geometric Patterns: Historical Development and Traditional Design Methodology
Lecture | December 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College
2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94578
This lecture and book signing will cover geometric complexity as a vehicle for beauty within the tradition of Islamic geometric art. In addition to historical development and traditional design methodology, this lecture and visual presentation will focus on geometric stratagems for complexity, including self-similarity and quasiperiodicity.
About the Speaker: Jay Bonner is a consulting... More >