International affairs archive

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83 January 7, 2014:

From studying inequality in India and debunking a hoax about indigenous people to calling for “human interest anthropology,” Gerald Berreman left his mark. He died in December at the age of 83.

Vigil and benefit concert planned for people affected by Philippines typhoon

Vigil and benefit concert planned for people affected by Philippines typhoon November 14, 2013:

A vigil for victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held on the steps of International House tonight (Friday, Nov. 15) at 5:30 p.m. Earlier in the week, Chancellor Dirks sent a message of support, writing, “Our thoughts are with the people of the Philippines.”

Venturesome or virtual, more summer students study abroad or online

Venturesome or virtual, more summer students study abroad or online May 28, 2013:

Reflecting the contrasts of contemporary scholarship, the number of UC Berkeley students studying or working abroad this summer has multiplied, as has the number of students taking courses from their home desktops or laptops.