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All ISSI events are free and open to the public. (There is a fee for some workshops as noted below).

For more information, please contact us at issi(at)berkeley(dot)edu or (510) 642-0813.

For wheelchair access to the Duster Conference Room (2420 Bowditch Street) or Wildavsky Conference Room (2538 Channing Way), please call (510) 642-0813 one day before the scheduled event.

Many of our events are video-recorded. You can see a list of available videos on our website. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will be notified when new videos are available.

September


Wednesday, September 13 I 4:00-5:30pm

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents:

Burning Dislike:  Ethnic Violence in High Schools

Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way


Thursday, September 14 | 4:30-6:00pm

Center for Ethnographic Research presents:

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Connecticut

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology and Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, UC Berkeley


Wednesday, September 27 | 12:00-1:30pm

Center for Ethnographic Research presents:

Title: TBA

Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley


October


Wednesday, October 4 I 4:00-5:30pm

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents:

A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Ann Swidler, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way


Thursday, October 12 I 5:00-6:30pm

Justice is Value Based: Is it Time to Re-Examine the Values of the United States?

Honorable Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge, Yurok Tribe and Co-chair, Judicial Council's Tribal Court-State Court Form (CA)

Many of today’s Human Beings have an exaggerated belief in the importance of their status in the world. We are part of a universe, and we often fail to be appreciative of our proper role/relationship in terms of the Earth, other beings, and each other. The United States views itself as the greatest power on Earth, but with great gifts come great responsibilities.  These include a willingness to be truthful about our historical realities and our future obligations. Indigenous practices may well protect us from destroying our world and everything in it. If we are to survive and thrive, the laws of our land must reflect and support justice/fairness for all, not just what is best for the justice seeker of the moment. At the beginning of each day and at the end of each day we share this world with all others.

295 Simon Hall (Warren Room) Berkeley Law

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, UC Berkeley


Thursday, October 19 |  4:00-5:30pm

Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies presents: 

Title: TBA

Duncan McDonnell, Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way


Tuesday, October 24 I 4:00-5:30pm

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine presents:

Title: TBA

Sarah Vaughn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by Joint UCSF/UCB PhD Program in Medical Anthropology


Thursday, October 26 | 4:00-5:30pm

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents: 

When Police Kill

Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way


November


Thursday, November 2 I 12:00-1:30pm

Center for Research on Social Change presents:

Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley


Wednesday, November 8 I 4:00-5:30pm

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents: 

Title: TBA

Clara Mantini-Briggs, Departments of Anthropology and Demography, UC Berkeley

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley


Thursday, November 9 I 4:00-5:30pm

Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies presents: 

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker

Katherine Cramer, Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service, and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

with Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley, as respondent

Warren Room, Berkeley Law


Thursday, November 14 I 12:00-1:30pm

Center for Research on Social Change presents:

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning and Director, Community Development at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland, College Park

Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world’s technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia, who have built their new lives among the region’s many predominately white, middle-class suburbs. Trespassers? explores the dreams and struggles of Asian Americans as they have made their homes in Silicon Valley suburbia, and the tensions that have often emerged over the region’s changing character. Join Dr. Willow Lung-Amam as she discusses her new book on the vital role of immigrants in the changing urban landscape and their fight for inclusion within the suburban American Dream. 

Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning


 

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