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Eric Hobsbawm Speaks on His New Memoir

Noted historian discusses "Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life" with UCLA audience.

A View from Taipei

Norm Apter, a UCLA graduate student in Chinese history, is studying in Taiwan and offers this reflection on the presidential campaign underway there

Japanese Brazilian Return Migration and the Making of Japan's Newest Immigrant Minority

Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (UC San Diego) asks: Are Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan a Transnational Community?

Digital Media Conference March 5 to Explore Intellectual Property Issues

Media experts to examine personal copying, international trade in digital media, and legal challenges of global publication for the United States and Europe.

Transition to Crisis in the Indonesian Countryside

Anna L. Tsing (Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz) discusses connections between globalism, rural chaos, and environmental destruction.

A Democracy Strategy for the Middle East

Implications of the November 2003 Bush Doctrine on Middle East democracy.

Chasing Freedom: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

UCLA students learn of immigrants' need of legal representation at an event sponsored by the non-profit Active Voice, the UCLA International Institute, & the UCLA School of Law

Democracy, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Asia: The Empirical Record

Human rights may not be the most pressing need of the poor of Asia

Library Connections

Middle East Bibliographer trains librarians in Sarajevo and Abu Dhabi.

Chasing Freedom -- International Institute to Show New Film January 14

The UCLA International Institute in cooperation with School of Law & the prestigious non-profit organization Active Voice, will present a screening of the upcoming original movie "Chasing Freedom," produced by Court TV as part of a national awareness campaign.

Human Rights and the K-12 Curriculum -- Workshop for Educators

Understanding human rights conditions around the world and knowing how to appropriately and effectively bring human rights issues into the classroom are essential for today's educators. This workshop provides teachers with the knowledge, materials, and methods they need to engage their students.

Reflections on East Timor after Independence: An Opposition Leader’s Perspective

Fernando de Araujo describes the problems of constructing a democratic infrastructure in the wake of the devastation wrought by Indonesia on his island nation.

Middle Eastern Religions, Politics, Literature Highlight Anchorage Outreach Program

Outreach directors from major U.S. universities introduce Anchorage high school teachers and students to the Middle East during MESA meeting in Alaska.

Buswell Expands Asian Languages Dept. to Include South & Southeast Asia

Buddhist Studies greatly expanded as well.

Mehrangiz Kar Speaks on Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

International Woman of the Year and well-known Iranian human rights activist Mehrangiz Kar talks to 300 at UCLA about her colleague, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.

International Studies Heads Warn of Poisonous Contradiction in House Bill

San Francisco Chronicle airs call by heads of UCLA and UC Berkeley international studies for Senate to head off "witch-hunts" by reducing proposed military role in university oversight.

Global Studies for Everyone: International Institute Holds Open House and Fellowship Fair

Good student turnout explores study abroad opportunities, funding in international studies, and interdepartmental degree programs.

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Surveys the Continent

Charles Snyder brings his forty years of work in Africa to bear in a candid view of the continent's leaders, hot spots, and causes for optimism.

Perceptions of Corruption in Asia -- results from Transparency International's 2003 Index

Singapore is thought to have the "cleanest" public sector among Asian nations. Bangladesh is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector.

Building a Case for Buddhist Studies at UCLA

Robert Buswell, director of the Center for Buddhist Studies and former Buddhist monk, is the catalyst for building a renowned program at UCLA for the study of Buddhism.

Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking in Japan

UCLA Anthropologist reports that one injured woman in seven who is hospitalized in Japan is the victim of spousal violence, while 100,000 women a year are imported as sex workers from poor Asian countries.

Sammy Yukuan Lee Lecture Explores the Self-Images of Buddhist Monks over the Centuries

Raoul Birnbaum delivers 16th lecture in venerable series at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Al Jazeera, Radio Sawa Founders Report on Media in the Middle East

Al Jazeera founder Omar Al-Issawi describes the Middle East's most dynamic television station, Norm Pattiz reports on America's new radio outpost in the Arab world.

Bruce Herschensohn, Mel Levine, Debate Effectiveness of Bush Policy in War on Terror, Role of UN

Conservative author, television commentator exchanges views with liberal attorney and former congressman.

Alan Dershowitz Speaks on His "The Case for Israel"

1,100 at Royce Hall hear call for supporters of Israel in America to speak up.

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