Past Events

Slavery Ship
Joseph Slaughter
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Friday, Oct 12, 2012 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

The Berkeley Human Rights Seminar invites distinguished scholars across disciplines to present their recent research on human rights. This seminar features Joseph Slaughter (Columbia), discussing his book Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law in conversation with UC Berkeley faculty members Kent Puckett (English), Donna V. Jones (English), and Robert Kaufman (Comparative Literature).

Image of the poster for LiqQuake.
Language & Politics: The Discourse of Power
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 | 6:00 pm
The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco
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United States

Faculty from Stanford and UC Berkeley examine how language affects politics and vice versa. What are the conditions that make political language possible, and what are the conditions that render language political? From a racially-inflected "rhetoric of contempt" to shades of totalitarian references in contemporary political discourse, the participating faculty members of both universities will engage in a wide-ranging and spirited discussion at the Book Club of California.

Film cover for Bill Cunningham New York.
Directed by Richard Press
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Sep 24, 2012 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Bill Cunningham, a pillar of New York Fashion photography for the last three decades, becomes himself the subject of the camera’s gaze in Richard Press’s documentary. The film captures both Cunningham’s clear familiarity with an elite level of celebrity as well as the unassuming humility he brings to his own work and personal life.

Ken Green Photo
Exhibit
Friday, Sep 14, 2012 to Friday, Mar 29, 2013
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

As staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune between 1968-1982, Kenneth P. Green Sr. captured in the still image some of the most dramatic and dynamic social changes occurring not only in Oakland, but in our time. His work reflects the best of both photojournalism and photography – a chronicle of the here and now, and a collection of personal portraits that illustrate the timeless, human side of the people involved. This exhibition highlights early photographs taken at DeFremery Park in Oakland, a center for community organizing, an important base for the Black Panther Party and for the nascent Black student movement that was taking place at Laney and Merritt Colleges.

Image of a diagram of a slave ship.
Dirk Moses
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
3335 Dwinelle
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United States

The Berkeley Human Rights Seminar invites distinguished scholars across disciplines to present their recent research on human rights. This seminar features Dirk Moses (European University Institute), discussing "How and Why Did Genocide Become a Non-Political Crime?"

Image of the Course Threads iconography.
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Film cover for Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Directed by Banksy
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Apr 16, 2012 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Exit Through the Gift Shop focuses on Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant and aspiring filmmaker in Los Angeles who infiltrates the underground street art community and befriends the talented and elusive Banksy. As Guetta documents Banksy’s exploits, he slowly establishes an artistic profile of his own as “Mr. Brainwash,” leaving the audience to wonder who is subject and who is filmmaker.

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Anthony Cascardi (Dean, Arts & Humanities), Carla Hesse (Dean, Social Sciences), AnnaLee Saxenian (Dean, School of Information) and Thomas Leonard (University Librarian)

Photo of Lisbet Rausing.
"Who Guards the Guardians? Professors, Publishing, and the Public"
Una's Lecture
Monday, Apr 9, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Dr. Lisbet Rausing is a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. She is also the founder of the Arcadia Fund, which since 2001 has made grant commitments of over $181 million to preserve endangered treasures of culture and nature. Dr. Rausing is the author of Linnaeus: Nature and Nation as well as numerous scholarly articles, including “Toward a New Alexandria,” (The New Republic, March 2010), which addresses the future of libraries and public access to scholarly resources.

With Avenali Resident Fellow Wayne Horowitz
Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Department of Near Eastern Studies, 254 Barrows Hall
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United States

Part of the lecture series “Return to Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography: New Studies on Heaven and Earth.”

In this series of lectures Avenali Resident Fellow Wayne Horowitz discusses specific aspects of Mesopotamian cosmology, from the heavens above to underworld below. Each of these lectures is open to the public and may be attended separately.

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