Asia News Archive
The 40% of Israeli-dropped 'bomblets' that didn't explode during this summer's war continue to kill Lebanon's most vulnerable, writes Professor Saree Makdisi in the Los Angeles Times.
The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.
'Transnational moral entrepreneur' and founder of Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann steps back from anti-drug-war stance to look historically at intersection of crime control and international relations. The UCLA Latin American Center is co-sponsoring lectures tied to law school course on globalization.
Allocating scarce antiretroviral drugs to South African cities would prevent the greatest number of infections, a UCLA AIDS Institute study finds.
16 short tales, and warring commentaries on them, form the core of GlobaLink-Africa, a free, year-long, multimedia curriculum designed for grades 9-12. The polished, feature-rich web site is not only for high schoolers. Others can raid it for music, country data, or a crash course on Africa and the contemporary world.
GlobaLink-Africa, a free resource for students and teachers, was four years in the making. GRCA celebrated its launch with African and Afro-Brazilian musical and dance performances.
Woman records experience on radio to bring patients hope, erase stigma attached to illness.
Top 10 Most Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2005: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Director of World Bank Global HIV/AIDS Program discusses magnitude of a long-term epidemic, strategies for saving lives.
Japanese literary scholar Keiko Kanai reviews a half-century of social activism on the issue of compensation for the people of Minamata, Japan, a bayside town poisoned by industrial waste in 1955.
The focus of this year's World AIDS Day was to raise awareness locally as well as shed light on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
UCLA Today profiles psychiatrist who works with patients from 25 countries.
UCLA researchers find grassroots approaches to curbing the spread of HIV in China and Vietnam.
The U.S. ambassador to Benin discusses the U.S. agenda, the Beninese ethos, and the trials of his vocation.
UCLA senior Audrey Desiderato survived the December 26 tsunami while scuba-diving off a Thai island. Here she reflects on the experience and on the immense losses suffered by others.
Tsunami Still Taking Toll: Indonesian Military Combines Relief with Executing Rebels, while Sri Lankan Fishermen Face Loss of Livelihood
UCLA professors say relief efforts hurt by prexisting conditions in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Expert panel looks at political problems in relief work, priorities in rescue and reconstruction efforts, and what aid workers and NGOs actually do.
Tito's granddaughter, Svetlana Broz, records the testimonies of people protected by good samaritans in a terrible time.
by Chris Sutton, UCLA Today
Dr. Marcos Espinal calls for uniting anti-HIV and anti-TB programs to stem the health crisis in Africa, India, China, and the former Soviet Union.
The Dark Side of Globalization: Trafficking & Transborder Crime to, through, and from Eastern Europe
A forum on trafficking of humans and human organs.
Harvard legal scholar David Kennedy discusses his recent book, The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism.
Dr. Andrew Schechtman reports on his two tours of duty during the revolt against Charles Taylor.
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.
Having taken the lives and livelihoods of many, SARS reminds the rest of us of how interconnected our lives and economies have become. This Asia Institute-sponsored symposium helped many learn more about SARS and how it is affecting Asia -- and us.
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