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In a Bangkok Post op-ed article, Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon discusses a series of Asian issues in light of President Obama's trip to Southeast Asia following his re-election.
They threw random possessions off rooftops, made printed copies of Japanese currency and perpetrated odd "happenings" in commuter trains that left Tokyo residents scratching their heads.
UCLA's reputation as a top university for international students has been recognized once again with the release of Open Doors, an annual round-up published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses a recent border patrol shooting at the Mexican border
Kal Raustiala offers his opinion on the delicate diplomatic relations between the US and Mexico in light of recent border violence.
When he was an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 1958, Roger Detels spent three months as an exchange student in Kanazawa, Japan. As one of the first few Americans in Kanazawa after the war, Detels — today a UCLA distinguished professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases — still recalls with amusement many of his experiences with his Japanese host family.
Renowned Palestian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Fady Joudah visit UCLA for a poetry reading on October 25th, 2012. The event was organized by Nouri Gana, Professor in the Dept. of Comparative Literature and the Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
Obama’s second term may mean stronger hand in foreign policy: Daily Bruin Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala
As in domestic policy, of course, the president does not hold all the foreign policy cards. But areas such as these are largely in the hands of the president, and we can expect Obama, having completed his last electoral campaign, to be more active, more engaged and perhaps more daring in the four years to come.
By Trevor W. Harrison & John W. Friesen
The UCLA Latin American Institute is a proud community and cultural supporter of this year’s AFI Film Festival presented by Audi from November 1 - 8. This year, the LAI is the official host of the film "After Lucia" (Despues de Lucia).
"Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World" is an upcoming 2-day conference to be held at UCLA and UC Irvine on November 8 and 9, 2012.
Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, speaks on migrant worker abuse in the Middle East.
The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies hosts the 17th Annual Graduate Symposium on Japanese Studies.
Librarian David Hirsch has helped build the UCLA library’s 500,000-plus volumes on the Middle East, North Africa, Anatolia and Central Asia, constituting one of the most significant Middle Eastern research collections in the U.S.
Canadian Studies at UCLA has a new funding opportunity for currently enrolled graduate students.
The sale of a single piece of pearl-and-charm-adorned jewelry handcrafted in Indonesia can provide a child in Laos, Nicaragua or Guatemala education for one month.
What do Forever 21, the Buffalo Bills’ 1990s offense, the Kogi food truck, Ed’s Lobster Bar and Carlos Mencia all have in common? They are examples of a provocative but curiously optimistic idea: that imitation can be the sincerest form of innovation — at least in industries that fall partly or completely outside the laws governing intellectual property.
An international armed conflict raged in Bosnia and Herzegovina between April 1992 and December 1995. All told, the war claimed the lives of roughly 100,000 people and forced an estimated 2 million people from their homes. Meanwhile, some 6,500 miles away in Washington State, Adam Moore was doing what a lot of kids his age do — studying hard, hanging out with friends and playing sports.
The China Onscreen Biennial will host the West Coast premiere of the restored, 3-D version of “The Monkey King,” a beloved children’s movie from the early ‘60s. All images courtesy of the China Onscreen Biennial.
Professor James Gelvin has been invited to the First Istanbul World Forum.
A series of five films in Spanish being screened October 30th through November 13th
Brushing dust off a thick, bound 14th century volume, Professor Robert Buswell stood in his office, surrounded by a chronicled literary history of ancient Buddhist culture.
Professor Kligman's latest book "Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962," co-authored with Professor Katherine Verdery, receives multiple awards.
Eric Hobsbawm was a highly acclaimed Marxist historian and professor emeritus, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, and president, Birkbeck University of London.
Michael Henry Heim, a distinguished UCLA professor best known for his translations of Eastern European, Russian and German novelists, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at his home in Westwood of complications from melanoma. He was 69.
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