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Economically marginalized in Southeast Asia, the Hmong face assimilation and loss of their culture in the United States.
Rashid Khalidi sees perils for the U.S. in empire building while ignoring its own professional Middle East experts and the history of the region.
Award-winning scholar will take office in 2005 after her Russell Sage Foundation fellowship.
Patsy Spier tells of campaign to investigate Indonesia's role in her husband's murder; John Rumbiak calls for independence for the island peoples.
Journalist Sam Jameson sees banks as weakest point in shaky recovery.
Remembered by a Former Student
by Azza Basarudin
Khadijah Haseeba is completing her BA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. She spent 2002-2003 studying at the American University in Cairo via the UC Education Abroad Program.
Between Fears and Hopes: Reflections on a Recent Trip to Iraq
UCLA conference explores Mercosur, NAFTA, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Frank discussions examine the Nobel Prize winning diplomat's contributions to African Studies, his controversial role in the Congo crisis of 1960, and his legacy of trusteeship for emergent and failed states.
"UCLA Today" carries article by International Institute Vice Provost Geoffrey Garrett on international studies in the era of the war on terrorism.
Mother Goddess religion as well as local gods and shamans have strong following despite official disapproval.
Sociologist Peter B. Evans modifies his "embedded autonomy" theory to take account of the pressures of international finance on Third World states and alternatives to an industrialization strategy.
A talk by Mykola Riabchuk.
Five years after the Indonesian massacres in East Timor, reconciliation meetings in many villages have tried to restore the broken bonds between the two sides, but the Indonesian generals who ordered the killings have never been brought to trial.
Peter O'Brien suggests that liberalism leads to xenophobia when it finds it cannot reshape people to its model of life.
The Dark Side of Globalization: Trafficking & Transborder Crime to, through, and from Eastern Europe
A forum on trafficking of humans and human organs.
R. Bin Wong will join the UCLA faculty on July 1, 2004 as Professor of History and founding Director of the Asia Institute.
Some Islamic extremists envision a new pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia, Chinese scholar tells UCLA audience.
Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi Calls for Freeing Political Prisoners in Iran, Removal of U.S. Troops from Iraq
Large turnout from Iranian community in Los Angeles greets feminist human rights activist.
General Anthony Zinni, former commander of Middle East Central Command, says the Iraq war was "a big mistake" and there was no plan for the reconstruction.
Award-winning photojournalist Corinne Dufka recalls her time in the midst of the 1994 genocide. She blames the Rwandan state, not tribal violence, for the killings, and castigates the U.S. and the world community for standing by while hundreds of thousands died.
Cambodian classical dancer and teacher Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks about the dance's political and cultural roles, how it was almost destroyed by Pol Pot, its politicization under the Vietnamese communists, and its revival today.
European and American experts, the German ambassador, and former vice chancellor of Austria weigh implications of the May 1 accession of 10 new states.
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