Apr
03

Jeffrey Herf

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Dwinelle Hall 3335

After Nazism and the Holocaust the East German government became a fierce opponent of the state of Israel, one that it denounced as a “spearhead” of US imperialism. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the end of the Cold War, the East German Communists combined hostile propaganda with military training and delivery of weapons … Continued

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Apr
03

Free Opening Week at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Hearst Museum of Anthropology 102 Kroeber Hall

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. … Continued

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Apr
03

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

12 - 2 p.m.
Kroeber Hall Gifford Room, 221

From 1976 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors. The peace agreement that followed and officially propelled the country into a “postwar” era did not address many of the root causes of war, nor did it hold main actors accountable. Instead, a politics of “no victor, no vanquished” was … Continued

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Apr
03

Islamic Texts Circle: Alcohol

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

What does the Qur’an say about alcohol? What is the legal status of its consumption? Join our guest facilitator Amin Ehteshami (Near Eastern Studies) in a conversation about alcohol and Islam. To RSVP and receive the texts (in translation), please contact us at cmes@berkeley.edu.

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Apr
05

Romance outside Europe

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Dwinelle Hall 4226

The Romance Linguistics Working Group and Francophone Studies Working Group are pleased to announce an upcoming mini-colloquium, set for April 5, 2017. The theme of our event is “Romance outside Europe.”

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Apr
05

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel

5:30 - 9 p.m.
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment? This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film … Continued

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Apr
06

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bancroft Hotel

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment? This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film … Continued

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Apr
07

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Boalt Hall, School of Law Goldberg Room

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment? This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film … Continued

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Apr
08

New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Tilden Room

The goal of this conference is to take stock of the research produced by a new generation of scholars who have already contributed to the broadening and deepening of our understanding of the past. The Armenian Studies Program at the University of California presents: “New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies” Saturday, April 8, 2017 Tilden Room, MLK Student … Continued

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Apr
11

“Advancing Human Rights in a Rightward World: Challenges for International Institutions and Civil Society”

5 - 7 p.m.
Boalt Hall, School of Law Goldberg Room

“Advancing Human Rights in a Rightward World: Challenges for International Institutions and Civil Society” A Talk By: NAVANETHEM PILLAY United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2008-2014 and Judge of the International Criminal Court, 2003-2008 Opening Remarks: PAUL ALIVISATOS, Vice Chancellor for Research and Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, UC,…

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Apr
12

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Hearst Museum of Anthropology 102 Kroeber Hall

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. … Continued

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Apr
14

Saving Mes Aynak: A Film by Brent E. Huffman

3 - 5 p.m.
Kroeber Hall 160

The 2015 documentary Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he tries to save a 5,000-yearold site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition by a Chinese state-owned mining company that is eager to harvest $100 billion worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. The Chinese project directly threatens future discoveries that, according … Continued

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Apr
17

The Way Of The Strangers: Encounters With The Islamic State

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Moses Hall 223

Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims. The Way of the Strangers … Continued

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Apr
19

On Suicide Bombers

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Lecture by Fatima Mojaddedi, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology.

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Apr
20

Arab Spring And Arab Winter: Should The United States Support Democracy In The Middle East?

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House. Abrams was … Continued

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Apr
21

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boalt Hall, School of Law Booth Auditorium

Islamophobia and the end of liberalism? 8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project University of California, Berkeley April 21st – 23rd, 2017 Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

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Apr
25

Tehran Streetstyle

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism. Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion…

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Apr
28

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara will host contemporaneous panels to address this significant milestone through the meta narrative of “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.” At UC Berkeley, we … Continued

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Apr
28

ESPM Graduate Student Symposium

9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
David Brower Center Tamalpais Room

The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research. Keynote by Jon Foley, the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences at 10:30am. He will host a Conversation on “The War on Science” and How Scientists Can Best … Continued

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Apr
28

Disoriental Spring Recital

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Morrison Hall 125

The spring recital by Berkeley’s Middle Eastern and North African music ensemble features compositions from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the Gulf.

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May
01

Nancy with Dalena

1 - 7 p.m.
Alumni House

The Anthropology department is hosting an international conference with special guests to honor the life and work of Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes during May 1st and 2nd. Several of our own UCB Anthropology PhD alumni and other distinguished anthropologists, social scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, investigative journalists will also be speaking at the two day event.

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