Past Events

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Odysseus' Changed Soul
Una's Lecture
Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | 6:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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United States

The work of French Philosopher Catherine Malabou has created the foundation for a wide range of current research focusing on the intersections between science and the humanities. Her public lecture will offer a contemporary reading of Plato’s myth of Er.

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Friday, Apr 11, 2014 to Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This workshop will bring together diverse scholars interested in the historical and conceptual problems of life and particularly the life of human beings in the neural age.

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Directed by Sarah Polley
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Revisiting a family secret through interviews and home movies, director Sarah Polley’s film uses personal experience to explore questions of love, family, memory, and storytelling.

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Sandra Laugier
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This lecture will explore care and the ordinary, following a thread of Wittgenstein’s philosophy that takes us beyond the “grammar” of the first person, the use of psychological verbs, and the nature of states of mind.

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Natasha Eaton
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Please Note: This Event Has Been Canceled.

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Emilie Hafner-Burton
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Emilie Hafner-Burton (UC San Diego), along with UC Berkeley and Stanford faculty, discuss why it's been so hard for international law to have an impact in parts of the world where human rights are most at risk.

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Debarati Sanyal
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of French Debarati Sanyal’s forthcoming book examines the ways in which literature and film from the French-speaking world have repeatedly sought not to singularize the Holocaust as the paradigm of historical trauma, but rather to connect its memory with other memories of atrocity.

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Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Mar 3, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A new bill threatens to further criminalize homosexuality in Uganda, making it punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest this state-sanctioned homophobia.

Cover of the book 'A General Theory of Visual Culture'
Whitney Davis
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of History of Art Whitney Davis’ book presents a new and original framework for understanding visual culture.

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Directed by Michael Glawogger
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Feb 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Intermingling large street scenes with individual portraits of citizens from Mexico City, Mumbai, New York, and Moscow, this film exposes divergent forms of urban living and weaves a moving portrait of the effects of globalization.

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