Past Events

Photo of Alfred Brendel.
“In Conversation”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Friday, Mar 16, 2007 | 5:00 pm
Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley  California
United States

Alfred Brendel’s accomplishments as an interpreter of the great composers have earned him a place among the world’s most revered musicians. He is the first pianist to have recorded all of Beethoven’s piano compositions and one of the few to have recorded the complete Mozart piano concertos.

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2007 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Robert Post, Deniz Göktürk (German), David Hollinger (History) and Saba Mahmood (Anthropology)
Moderator: Anthony J. Cascardi (Townsend Center Director)

Photo of Robert Post.
“Religion and Freedom of Speech: Cartoons and Controversies”
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2007 | 7:30 pm
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
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United States

Robert Post is David Boies Professor of Law at Yale University. His subject areas are constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and affirmative action, and his books include Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management and Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law.

Painting by Katherine Sherwood
Paintings by Katherine Sherwood
Exhibit
Sunday, Mar 11, 2007 to Thursday, May 31, 2007
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Katherine Sherwood teaches in the Art Department at UC Berkeley. Her mixed-media paintings gracefully juxtapose abstracted medical images, such as cerebral angiograms of the artist’s brain, with calligraphic renderings of ancient symbols. Her paintings investigate the point at which the essential aspects of art, medicine, and disability intersect—playing with our striving to know more, to control our future.

Photo of Robert Reich.
“The Four Narratives of American Public Life”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 | 5:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

As the nation’s 22nd Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, Robert Reich implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act; led a national fight against sweatshops in the U.S. and illegal child labor around the world; headed the administration’s successful effort to raise the minimum wage; secured worker’s pensions; and launched job-training programs, one-stop career centers, and school-to-work initiatives.

Photo of Robert Pinsky.
“Lyric and Public: The Favorite Poem Project”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Thursday, Feb 1, 2007 | 5:30 pm
Wheeler Auditorium
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United States

Throughout his career, Robert Pinsky has been dedicated to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world. As Poet Laureate, Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, in which thousands of Americans shared their favorite poems.

Image of a painting by Ali Dadgar depicting a man on his fours beside the outline of an elk.
Recent Works by Ali Dadgar
Exhibit
Thursday, Jan 25, 2007 to Friday, Mar 2, 2007
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Bay Area artist Ali Dadgar works in painting, experimental printmaking, digital photography, and performance. He explores various processes and techniques with a variety of objects and surfaces in order to reflect on and transform how meaning, function and value are created.

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Walter Mignolo, Pheng Cheah (Rhetoric), Gillian Hart (Geography) and José David Saldívar (Ethnic Studies and English). Moderated by Anthony J. Cascardi (Townsend Center Director)

Photo of Walter D. Mignolo.
“Globalization and De-colonial Thinking”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006 | 7:30 pm
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
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United States

Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Spanish at Duke University. Professor Mignolo’s research focuses on global coloniality and the history of capitalism.

Image of Rodriguez Velasco's Self Portrait piece, depicting a very ambiguous painting-like outline.
Exhibit
Sunday, Oct 15, 2006 to Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley and the author of several books and articles on medieval political theory. His current projects are “The Invention of the Discourse on Peace in the Late Middle Ages” and “El Conflicto entre Caballería y ‘Res Pública’ en Castilla, Florencia y Borgoña, siglos XIV y XV.”

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