Upcoming Events

Roundtable Discussion

Featuring Walter Belik and Nancy-Scheper Hughes

Join us for a discussion of why food security and chronic hunger in large swathes of their populations are not at the center of political conversations in the United States and Brazil, featuring Brazil's Walter Belik and Berkeley's Nancy Scheper-Hughes.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 5:30 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Cine Latino

Directed by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay, 2018)

Chela and Chiquita both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, and have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution. 98 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Elizabeth Schwall

After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, new professional opportunities opened up for dancers of African descent. As Fidel Castro desegregated public parks and beaches, Cuban choreographers founded new companies with racially diverse casts. This presentation examines how Afro-Cuban dancers embraced these opportunities and shaped their outcomes, arguing that even though black dancers faced considerable obstacles like racial prejudice and deflated wages, they made important strides in creating innovative dance art and a new category of revolutionary work.    

Elizabeth Schwall is a Visiting Lecturer of Latin American History at UC  Berkeley and a Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street


This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.  Participants will have the rare opportunity to join an expanding network of scholars who focus on right-wing studies, facilitating the development of this interdisciplinary field and future collaborations that emerge from these connections.


Thursday, April 25, 2019, All day
Various Campus Locations