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Notable UC Berkeley Lectures & Events

Ethno-racial Classification in Public Policy: Does it Have a Future?

Introductions: Michael Nacht, Henry Brady, Lee Friedman (14 min.) -- Lecture: Kenneth Prewitt (82 min.) Kenneth Prewitt, director of the U.S. Census Bureau from 1998 to 2001, speaks about ethno-racial classification in the United States and where he thinks its going with particular reference to ethnic representation in the 2000 census and the social ramifications of race in the 21st century. Held at the University of California, Berkeley on April 10, 2003 and recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley.

Food Politics and the Obesity Epidemic: How the Food Industry Influences Health and Diet

Dr. Marion Nestle, chair of NYU's Dept. of Nutrition and Food Studies and author of "Food politics," discusses the obesity epidemic in the United States and the political issues that surround it. Held at the University of California, Berkeley on April 1, 2003 and recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley. A Berkeley Webcast event; sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 53 min.

John Milton's Masque: Comus

Performed by students at the University of California, Berkeley on May 2-3, 1994 in The Fife Room, Wheeler Hall. Produced, directed and scripted by Hugh Richmond. A Student production of John Milton's Comus plus two scenes from Paradise lost. 77 min.

Looking at America from Abroad: A European Media Perspective

A panel discussion by European journalists discussing the future of the Atlantic Alliance and how the war with Iraq is precipitating shifting political alliances and the balance of power worldwide. Also examines how the War in Iraq has been reported by the European media. Moderator: Orville Schell; Panel: Federico Rampini (La Repubblica), Patrick Jarreau (Le Monde), Annette Levy-Willard (Liberation), Anthony Gooch (Great Britain), Godfrey Hodgson (Oxfore Univ.). A Berkeley Webcast event; sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. 2003.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X, being interviewed by Professor John Leggett and Herman Blake (graduate student)(Dept. of Sociology) at the University of California, Berkeley in October 1963, discusses being a Black Muslim, the conditions of Blacks in this country, their relation with white people, and states the case for Black separatism. Originally recorded October 11, 1963, Lecture #22, Sociology 1-A, University of California, Berkeley. ©UC Regents. 40 min. ; also on VHSView this video online

Panel on Ethnic Diversity.

A panel of five faculty members discuss a report, chaired by Tony Duster. The Duster report concludes that students at the University of California, Berkeley, 50% of whom are of a cultural minority, tend to cluster into ethnic groups rather than interact. Julia Curry, Alex Saragoza, Elaine Kim, and Snow Arrow Fausett discuss problems facing various ethnic groups. UC Berkeley, Open Window series program; 921.View this video online

Panorama: A Multimedia Happening

Directed by Lisa Wymore of UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS), Panorama, will use large-- and small--scale projections juxtaposed with live dance, robotic cameras and tele-immersion and audio technologies to draw audience members to participate in the performance at any time.

People of Color Symposium

Symposium on Clark Kerr Campus, University of California, Berkeley, January 15, 1988.

Physiology of Aging: What it is and What it Could be

(Meredith Morgan Symposium; UC Berkeley). Profssor Timiras lectures on the aging process and gives an historical overview of life expectancy at the turn of the century to the present.

Race, Gender & the "War on Terrorism"

Contents: Terror, structural adjustments and the warfare system / Ruth Wilson Gilmore -- Women, war and racism / Linda Burnham -- Selective images: the selling of the war on terrorism / Hatem Bazian. A panel featuring UC Berkeley professor and prison activist Ruthie Gilmore speaking about terror, structural adjustments and the warfare state; Women of Color Resource Center executive director Linda Burnham talking about women, war and racism and Al-Qalam Institute director Hatem Bazian discussing the selling of the war on terrorism [Berkeley, CA] : Center for Race and Gender.

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