Past Events

With Una's Lecturer Wendy Ewald
Wednesday, Apr 1, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A colloquium with Wendy Ewald, Gilles Peress (photojournalist), and Wendy Lesser (The Threepenny Review).

Photo of Wendy Ewald.
“The Innocent Eye”
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 31, 1998 | 8:00 pm
105 North Gate Hall
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United States

Photographer and educator Wendy Ewald is known for her documentary-style investigations of places and communities, which probe questions of identity and cultural differences. Ewald collaborates with children, families, and women around the world, often encouraging them to use cameras to record themselves, their families, and their communities.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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United States

Panel Discussants: Mike Davis, David Reid (writer) and Kerwin L. Klein (History)

With Avenali Lecturer Mike Davis
Tuesday, Oct 7, 1997 | 4:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

While urban theorist and social commentator Mike Davis holds degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Edinburgh, his work exceeds and expands the usual definition of historical writing. He is best known for his investigations of power and social class in his native Southern California. Davis’ City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles won the Issac Deutscher Award from the London School of Economics and the award for Best Book in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 1997 | 4:00 pm
Women's Faculty Club
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United States

Panel Discussants: Mike Davis, Susanna Elm (History) and Victoria Nelson (writer)

Photo of Mike Davis.
“The Literary Destruction of L.A.”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Sep 30, 1997 | 3:30 pm
Alumni House
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United States

While urban theorist and social commentator Mike Davis holds degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Edinburgh, his work exceeds and expands the usual definition of historical writing. He is best known for his investigations of power and social class in his native Southern California.

Thursday, Apr 24, 1997 | 4:00 pm
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United States

Panel Discussants: Ivan Klíma, Poet Czesław Miłosz (Emeritus, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley), Martina Moravcová (Philosophy, Charles University, Prague) and Michael Henry Heim (Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA)

Photo of Ivan Klíma.
“Eastern European Literary Scene Before and After Communism”
Avenali Lecture
Wednesday, Apr 2, 1997 | 7:30 pm
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United States

Like Milan Kundera and Josef Škvorecký, novelist, essayist, and critic Ivan Klíma is considered one of the most important Czech writers of his time.

Photo of Peter Sellars.
“Getting Real: The Arts in Post-NEA America”
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Mar 13, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Wheeler Auditorium
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United States

Opera and theatre director, teacher, and activist Peter Sellars has been a creative and deeply influential voice in the world of opera and theater for the past 30 years. Noted for his unique, contemporary stagings of both classical and contemporary plays and operas, Sellars is also professor of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 1997 | 4:00 pm
Women's Faculty Club
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United States

Panel Discussants: Michael Ignatieff, Thomas Laqueur (History), Robert Post (Law) and Eric Stover (Director, Human Rights Center)

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