Courses

Global Studies 24, Section 3

Greatest Movies of All Time (1 unit, P/NP)

Lecturer Peter Bartu
Thursday 5:00-6:00, 204 Dwinelle Hall, Class number: 24344

Consider yourself a budding movie critic? Have an opinion on everything? Or just looking to hang out and converse about the greatest movies of all time? Look no further. We will of course consider Casablanca, The Battle of Algiers, the first Mad Max movie (and the last), Bladerunner (duh, the first one), Point Break, both of them, Superbad, and Wild Tales (from the bad heart of Argentina), The Departed, Heat, and anything with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in it (No Country for Old Men, Counsellor, Vicky Cristina Barcelona). Disagree with the selection? Come and make a case for your top ten movies, no genre left unexplored. One movie each week.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Peter Bartu teaches courses at the University of California, Berkeley on Political Transitions in the Middle East, the Gulf States, and International Organizations & Global Governance. He has worked with the United Nations in a variety of roles throughout the Middle East including as a member of the UN’s stand-by mediation team in Benghazi and Tripoli during the Libyan revolution. In 2008-2009 he led a United Nations team that produced a seminal report on the disputed internal boundaries between the Arabs and the Kurds in Iraq including Kirkuk. He has worked as a foreign policy advisor in the Australian Prime Minister’s Department and the Sydney Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and in his spare time enjoys open water swimming at the Dolphin Club in San Francisco.

Faculty web site: https://globalstudies.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/peter-bartu/