Past Events

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With Avenali Chair Eelco Runia
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler
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Avenali Chair in the Humanities Eelco Runia in discussion with Hayden White (UC Santa Cruz, emeritus), Martin Jay (UC Berkeley), Carol Gluck (Columbia), Harry Harootunian (Columbia), and Ethan Kleinberg (Wesleyan).

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Claudio Lomnitz
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Claudio Lomnitz is the Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. In his new biography, Lomnitz delves into the lives and ideology of Magón’s inner circle, examining their role in the Mexican Revolution.

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Raúl Coronado
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Professor of Ethnic Studies Raúl Coronado’s book focuses on how eighteenth-century Texas Mexicans used writing to remake the social fabric in the midst of war and how a Latino literary and intellectual life was born in the New World.

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Paolo Mancosu
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Professor of Philosophy Paolo Mancosu’s book offers a riveting account of the story of the first publication of Doctor Zhivago and of the subsequent Russian editions in the West.

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Prints by Peter Rutledge Koch
Exhibit
Monday, Aug 25, 2014 to Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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For the past forty years Peter Koch has cultivated a cross-media dialogue between art, philosophy, and literature. HARD WORDS is thirty-seven prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents; manuscript journals and newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends (one and two syllable messages) by the artist and hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the journals and letters of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 to Friday, May 9, 2014
The Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
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This career workshop will help prepare graduate students and recent graduates for the work that awaits them in 21st-century global society and includes a hands-on resume workshop and networking opportunities.

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Monday, May 5, 2014 | 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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The Course Threads Symposium is a capstone forum for students who have completed all requirements of the Course Threads Program. Students will present on the topics they studied within their thread, discussing the ways in which interdisciplinary course work informed their knowledge of the topic.

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Thomas Metzinger
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Thomas Metzinger is professor of theoretical philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. His research focuses on analytical philosophy of the mind and philosophical aspects of neuro- and cognitive sciences, as well as connections between ethics, philosophy of the mind, and anthropology.

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Friday, Apr 25, 2014 to Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
Toll Room, Alumni House
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This conference is dedicated to the exploration of the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science.

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Ariella Azoulay
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Ariella Azoulay (Brown University) considers what could be seen by citizens in the late 1940s as violations of human rights and what sovereign states did and did not present as such.

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