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Africans in China represent a new diaspora

Linguist Adams Bodomo described the lives of African migrants in China at a recent African Studies Center event.

Journalist Ari Shavit to speak about bestselling book on Israel

This article was originally published on 2/12/2014 in the UCLA Daily Bruin.

My Promised Land: The Triumph & Tragedy of Israel -- A Conversation with Ari Shavit PODCAST available now


Rwanda program of African Studies Center is profiled

African Studies Center (ASC) staff and UCLA faculty speak about their work on the ASC's gender education program in Rwanda.

Everything You Think You Know About the Egyptian Revolution is Wrong

The following is a link to an article in "History News Network" by Professor James L. Gelvin (History).

Burkle Center program aids young filmmakers in “Chance of a Lifetime”

In its first project, the Burkle Global Impact Initiative helped a group of young documentary filmmakers learn about the Millennium Development Goals.

UCLA alumnus Josue Lopez Calderon named Gilman Alumni Ambassador

Josue Lopez Calderon (UCLA 2010) won a Gilman International Scholarship in 2010; he has now been named a Gliman Alumni Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State, which sponsors the scholarship.

Book prize adds to growing recognition of CISA faculty

Professor of Anthropology Akhil Gupta has won the Coomaraswamy Book Prize for 2014, marking yet another honor for the distinguished faculty of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia.

Crisis as opportunity: U.S.-Australian water dialogue

New coverage of the January 2013 conference co-organized by the International Institute, IEOS and the Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles. Plus download the presentations!

Jewish law and modern Israeli democracy

Alexander Kaye addressed the wide diversity of constitutional models that an earlier generation of religious Zionist thinkers proposed for a modern Jewish state.

Modern legal profession in China is only 35 years old

The rapidly growing legal profession in China is exerting a profound influence on the country’s economy, society and politics, says Peng Xuefeng, chairman of the Beijing-based Dacheng Law Offices.

Burkle Center Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon gives Keynote Address at The East Asia Round Table in Bangkok

Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon delivered the keynote speech at The East Asia Round Table Series, "ASEAN, Thailand, and the Korean Peninsula: A need for a new security arrangement in East Asia?" organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Institute of East Asian Studies at Thammasat University.

Visiting Rwanda to discuss gender equity in education

Katheleen McHugh, director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, discusses her recent trip to Rwanda and her work on the capacity-building partnership between the UCLA African Studies Center and the University of Rwanda College of Education.

Rising tension in the East China Sea

At a recent Burkle Center event, regional experts agreed that China's new air defense zone in the East China Sea signaled deepening mistrust in the region, but disagreed as to whether it represented a strategic move or a foreign policy miscalculation.

Waiting to be heard — and read — in English

For José Luiz Passos, winning two of the most prestigious literary awards in Brazil is only the beginning of a long journey to find an American publisher.

Filipino-English magazine reaches its ninth year with help from a FLAS student

The online magazine Liwanag at Dilim is produced in Filipino and English each year by UCLA lecturer Nenita Pambid Domingo and her intermediate Filipino class.

2013 In Retrospect


Vinay Lal

Vinay Lal is Associate Professor in the Department of History. He writes widely on the history and culture of colonial and modern India, popular and public culture in India (especially cinema), historiography, the politics of world history, the Indian diaspora, global politics, contemporary American politics, the life and thought of Mohandas Gandhi, Hinduism, and the politics of knowledge systems.

The life and times of Mandela

A biography of Nelson Mandela exploring his early years, his political journey, the prison years, and his election as the first President of a democratic South Africa.

William Worger

William Worger specializes in the social and economic history of southern Africa. He has worked on historical representations of Shaka, the industrial origins of racial discrimination contestations between African and European over the meaning of colonialism. He taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Dalhousie University. He has also served as Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA, and Dean of the Graduate School at LSU.

Edward (Ned) Alpers

Ned Alpers is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies and after teaching at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania he joined the faculty at UCLA. His research and writing focus on the political economy of international trade in eastern Africa through the nineteenth century and the western Indian Ocean. He has served as President of the African Studies Association and Chair of its National Program Committee.

Enlightenment is now 5 pounds heavier

Two distinguished professors of Buddhist Studies — Robert Buswell Jr. (UCLA) and Donald S. Lopez Jr. (University of Michigan) — have produced a massive dictionary of Buddhist terms from all Buddhist lineages.

Merrick Posnansky

Merrick Posnansky is Professor Emeritus in the Departments of History and Anthropology, where he has been a faculty member since 1977. After completing his PhD in Archaeology at Nottingham University, he taught in Africa for twenty years, where he worked as Curator of the Uganda Museum, Director of African Studies at the University of Makerere and Professor of Archaeology at the University of Ghana.

The multiple legacies of Edward Said

The impact of Edward Said’s work on the fields of literature, law, politics and history was considered by a recent conference of the Center for Near Eastern Studies.

José Luiz Passos wins two prestigious literary awards in Brazil

José Luiz Passos, UCLA professor of Brazilian literature and culture, has been awarded two of the Portuguese-speaking world's most prestigious awards for his novel, "O sonâmbulo amador (The Amateur Sleepwalker).”

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