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An Evening with Cixin Liu and John Scalzi
Nov 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

An Evening with Cixin Liu and John Scalzi

Cixin Liu, China’s most beloved science fiction writer—and one of the most important voices of the 21st century—will join celebrated American science fiction writer John Scalzi at the Clarke Center to discuss the power of speculative worldbuilding.

What’s in store for Mexico?
Nov 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

What’s in store for Mexico?

Taken from the research theme Elections, Governments & Policy, GPS experts will discuss the key policy issues the upcoming administration in Mexico will face. We’ll cover U.S.-Mexican relations, social policy, security and more.

IAH Talk: Beyond the Wall - The Aftermath of Deportation in Mexico
Nov 14, 2018 at 6:15 pm

IAH Talk: Beyond the Wall - The Aftermath of Deportation in Mexico

As part of the Challenging Conversations event series, the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) invites you to a special talk discussing deportation and border policy in Mexico and the United States, with guests from Otros Dreams en Accion (ODA).

Zackary Drucker Guest Lecture
Nov 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Zackary Drucker Guest Lecture

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. Drucker is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning Producer for the series “This Is Me” and “Transparent.”

Jyoti Mishra (UC San Diego Psychiatry), Scaling Digital Mental Health for Indian Children
Nov 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Jyoti Mishra (UC San Diego Psychiatry), Scaling Digital Mental Health for Indian Children

Talk by Dr. Jyoti Mishra (Assistant Professor at the Dept of Psychiatry, UC San Diego) on developing digital technologies that translate this neuroscientific knowledge to serve Indian children with mental disorders.

Condemned to Tribalism? Us Versus Them in Contemporary America
Nov 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Condemned to Tribalism? Us Versus Them in Contemporary America

Invited speaker Allen Buchanan Professor of Philosophy at Duke University and also professor of the Philosophy of International Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College, London.

May We Make the World? Religious & Ethical Questions- Gene Drives, Malaria, & the Duties of History?
Nov 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm

May We Make the World? Religious & Ethical Questions- Gene Drives, Malaria, & the Duties of History?

The Eugene M. Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society by Professor Lauria Zoloth Margaret E. Burton Professor Senior Advisor to the Provost Programs in Social Ethics University of Chicago

Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series
Nov 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

Brain Death Uncertainty: Growing Challenges to Its Legal Status. This presentation describes three new types of court challenges to the legal status of brain death in the United States.

Seminar Series at Qualcomm Institute
Nov 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Seminar Series at Qualcomm Institute

Qualcomm Institute and ECE present the first seminar series on communication theory and systems. Speakers will cover topics in diverse areas, including wireless, optical, location, storage and networking. View more dates and times »

Perspectives Lecture: Deep Discoveries
Nov 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Perspectives Lecture: Deep Discoveries

Join collections manager Alex Hangsterfer and curator Richard Norris as they reveal the treasure trove of samples housed at Scripps and showcased in Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections.

Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy – A Discussion
Nov 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy – A Discussion

Join us as we bring together three high-level policy experts to talk about the current state of public opinion on U.S. foreign policy and explore how that may shape the future of international relations, as we know it.

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Anthropology and Theology: The Prosperity Gospel, Humanity, and the Problem of Judgment

Joel Robbins is Sigrid Rausing Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He interests include the anthropology of values, ethics, cultural change, anthropological theory, and the anthropology of Christianity.

Seminar Series at Qualcomm Institute
Nov 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Seminar Series at Qualcomm Institute

Qualcomm Institute and ECE present the first seminar series on communication theory and systems. Speakers will cover topics in diverse areas, including wireless, optical, location, storage and networking. View more dates and times »

HIV/AIDS at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Binational Challenges
Nov 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

HIV/AIDS at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Binational Challenges

Join us in an important conversation about the status of HIV/AIDS in our binational region. With experts drawn from across UC San Diego, the panel will explore existing cross-border research, the need for new mechanisms and increased funding.

Perspectives on Contemporary Health Issues in Sub Saharan Africa
Nov 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Perspectives on Contemporary Health Issues in Sub Saharan Africa

GPS is celebrating its 30th anniversary by partnering with the East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), to convene a panel on contemporary health issues in Sub Saharan Africa.