A lecture by Mykola Riabchuk, National Endowment for Democracy, Reagan-Fascell Fellow
On April 18, Richard Hovannisian will continue a campus tradition that began more than 55 years ago. He plans to continue lecturing to different audiences for years to come, even after he retires from UCLA this spring.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, who holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History and is founding director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, received a fellowship to support his research on French perceptions of Asian culture.
Watch video of CISA Director Sanjay Subrahmanyam delivering Vanderbilt University's annual Byrn Lecture on April 6. The Byrn Lecture is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Department of History.
Drawing on memoirs, personal interviews and other sources, Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman, who first traveled to Russia in 1988, has written a sweeping study that covers roughly the period he's spent watching the country. Instead of pondering Russia's dark side or its "soul," Treisman in "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev" looks at Russia as a typical, though important, country facing everyday 21st-century social, political and economic challenges.
A public lecture by Sabrina Ramet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Political Science
A public lecture by award-winning writer Andrei Codrescu
A book talk with author Jürgen Kocka (UCLA, History) and discussant Ivan Berend (UCLA, History)
A book talk with author Lily Hirsch (Cleveland State University, Music) and discussant Neal Stulberg (UCLA, Music)
A book talk with authors Lynn Hunt (UCLA, History), Margaret Jacob (UCLA, History), and Wijnand Mijnhardt (Utrecht University, Comparative History of the Social Sciences and Humanities), and discussant Paula Findlen (Stanford University, History)
A book talk with author Robert Edelman (UC San Diego, History) and discussant Andrei Markovits (University of Michigan, Political Science)
Economic Nationalism in the Interwar Period: The Contrasting Experiences of Finland and Eastern Europe
A public lecture by Thomas David, University of Lausanne, Social and Political Sciences
Possibly the best-dressed scholarly meeting of the season, "Textiles as Treasures" looked at the place of fabrics in the lives and the industry of nomadic and urban Central Asian cultures over centuries. The March 5 conference was organized by the Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia; a day-long program on the music of the region is planned for April 1.
A book talk with author Emil Draitser (CUNY, Hunter College, Russian Division)
A book talk with author Ivan Berend (UCLA, History) and discussant Ken Jowitt (UC Berkeley, Political Science; Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow)
A public lecture by Janine Dahinden, Transnational Studies, Center for the Understanding of Social Processes, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
A roundtable discussion with filmmaker Jolanta Chojecka, journalist Jane Dobija, and scholars Ewa Kondratowicz and Shana Penn
A public lecture by Horst Teltschik, Former National Security Adviser to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Aşkın, accompanied on the piano by UCLA doctoral student Ayse Taspinar, performed at UCLA's Popper Theater on March 1, 2011.
A public lecture by Deike Peters, Technical University Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies
While in graduate school at UCLA and working in the Center for Primary Research and Training, Ali Anooshahr brought paleographic training and language proficiency in Persian, Arabic, and Ottoman Turkish to the task of describing and processing the UCLA Library's collection of Near Eastern Manuscripts. He is currently Assistant Professor of History at UC Davis.
Garin Hovannisian's relatives are the subject of his new book, "Family of Shadows," which intertwines the tragic and triumphant recent history of the Armenian people with his remarkable family.
A video interview with Murat Yildiz, PhD candidate in History
It's 2050, and the northern quarter of the planet is more pleasant, prosperous, stable and powerful than it is today. The south? Not so much. This is the provocative conclusion of UCLA Geography Professor Laurence C. Smith in his new book, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future. Smith traveled the Northern Rim to discover what the future will look like. Here's what he found.
Students throughout Italy demonstrated last week on college campuses and around some of the nation's most recognizable tourist attractions to protest cuts to public education. The situations in Europe and California share similar causes and reactions, reports The Daily Bruin.
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