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October 2018

Talk: The Great Recession and Precarious Entrepreneurship among Latinos in the United States
Zulema Valdez

October 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zulema Valdez, Sociology, UC Merced Valdez's research examines how social group formations—based on race, class, gender, and nativity—affect individual social and economic life chances. She is the author of The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise (2011) and Entrepreneurs and the Search for the American Dream (2015). This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Talk: Instability and Inequality: American Capitalism after the Volcker Shock of 1980
Jonathan Levy

October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jonathan Levy, History, University of Chicago Levy is an historian of U.S. capitalism, with interests in the relationships between the law, culture, political economy, and the history of ideas. He is the author of Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (2012) and the forthcoming Ages of American Capitalism. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Does Trump Have a Middle East Policy?
Dennis Ross

October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Dennis Ross, Washington Institute for Near East Policy Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Award: Luis Leal Award For Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature
Tim Hernández

October 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tim Hernández will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.  His debut novel, Breathing, In Dust received the 2010 Premio Aztlan Prize in Fiction. His collection of poetry, Natural Takeover of Small Things was released in 2013 and received the 2014 Colorado Book Award, and his novel, Mañana Means Heaven, which is based on the life of Bea Franco, also released in 2013, went on the receive the 2014 International Latino Book Award in historical fiction.  His latest book, All They Will Call You, was released in 2017. A genre bending work labeled a Documentary Novel, it is based on the song by Woody Guthrie, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).” Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group.

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November 2018

Talk: The Pyramid Problem: Regulating Direct Sales at the Edges of Labor and Consumption, 1972-1982
Jessica Burch

November 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jessica Burch, School of Business, University of Utah Burch, a scholar of management, was a Newcomen fellow at Harvard University in 2015-16. She discusses a chapter from her forthcoming book, Door-to-Door Capitalism: Direct Selling in America from the New Deal to the Internet Age. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Talk: Research Services in the Labor Movement
Samir Sonti

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Samir Sonti, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Sonti took his Ph.D. at UCSB in 2016 with a dissertation entitled "The Price of Prosperity: Inflation and the Limits of the New Deal Order." He is a research analyst in a trade union local representing 23,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers throughout Southern California and Arizona. This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Taubman Symposium Talk: The View from the Edge of Modernity
Rabbi Ed Feinstein

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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December 2018

Talk: Neoliberalism Before Its Time? Labor and the Free Trade Ideal in the Era of the “Great Compression”
Leon Fink

December 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leon Fink, History, Georgetown Fink, the editor of LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, is the author or editor of a dozen books.  These include The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (2014); Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present (2011);  The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South (2003); and Progressive Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Democratic Commitment (1997). This event is a part of Organizing U.S. Capitalism: From the Federal Reserve to the Unions, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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January 2019

Taubman Symposium Talk: Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s
Marc Dollinger

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar

Marc Dollinger, San Francisco State University Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Seeking Lions: An Afternoon with Kenneth Bonert
Kenneth Bonert

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Kenneth Bonert Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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February 2019

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Weight of Ink
Rachel Kadish

February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd.

Rachel Kadish Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Taubman Symposium Talk: The Three Cantors
Cantor Marc Childs, Cantor Marcus Feldman, and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd.

Cantor Marc Childs (Congregation B'nai B'rith, Santa Barbara) Cantor Marcus Feldman and Organist Aryell Cohen (Sinai Temple, Los Angeles) and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai (Chief Cantor of the Vienna Jewish Community) Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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March 2019

Taubman Symposium Talk: The Strange Stories of Yiddishland: What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews
Eddy Portnoy

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Eddy Portnoy, Ph.D., Yivo Institute for Jewish Research Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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April 2019

Taubman Symposium Talk: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
Irvin Ungar

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Music Building

Irvin Ungar Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Taubman Symposium Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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May 2019

Taubman Symposium Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

May 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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