Asia News Archive
Alejandro Gertz Manero, Vicente Fox's former National Secretary of Security, points to the dramatic rise in drug use and crime in his country as proof that the reforms have gone only half way.
Noted British historian Emma Rothschild recalls a terrible turning point in French efforts to expand into the New World.
What is the status of Ethiopia, 20 years after famine relief? Why hasn't Ethiopia progressed as predicted? Former Clinton advisor for Africa, Gayle Smith, along with leading Ethiopian scholar, Edmond Keller, lead a panel discussion focusing on the state of Ethiopia. Where were you when "We Are the World" dominated the radio waves? Marcia Thomas of USA for Africa discusses the 1984 famine relief effort and pop culture.
Nick Steele, a student in last year's Shanghai Global Institute, discusses working in a rapidly changing China.
The Third Wilbur K. Woo Conference on the Greater China Economy held at UCLA
Doctoral students from seven California universities offer papers on the EU's institutional framework, economy, international role, and citizenship policies.
UCLA's unique summer program combines courses on globalization, language, with field study in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Economic growth and labor productivity have been slowing in Europe as workers take more leisure time. Two experts look at why.
UN representative faces sharp criticism of AU role in Darfur during UCLA discussion.
Overflow crowd hear governors from three parties speak on the new pluralism and Mexico's place in a globalized world.
Jorge Castaneda is joined by Harvard Law Professor Roberto Unger in a wide ranging discussion of the future of Latin America.
Nineteen California teachers spend three weeks exploring China's rich cultural legacy and its complicated present.
Journalist Sam Jameson sees banks as weakest point in shaky recovery.
UCLA conference explores Mercosur, NAFTA, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
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.
European and American experts, the German ambassador, and former vice chancellor of Austria weigh implications of the May 1 accession of 10 new states.
UCLA Magazine features an article on the effects of globalization on countries at different development levels by International Institute Vice Provost Geoffrey Garrett.
Stanford law professor says digital age should usher in creative use of digital materials, not prosecution of 12 year olds for downloading music.
Mr. Atiku Abubakar in a UCLA address sharply condemns lending practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and scores the exclusion of Africa from the UN Security Council.
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.
Singapore is thought to have the "cleanest" public sector among Asian nations. Bangladesh is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector.
International Institute Vice Provost comments in the South China Morning Post on America's current place in the world.
Atilio Boron blames slavish adherence to IMF policies for Argentina's economic disaster.
Ishaq Shahryar cites return of women to schools, massive new construction, and new Afghan army as signs of stabilization. Thanks America for its support.
On March 6th more than sixty business leaders, trade representatives, visiting Russian entrepreneurs, faculty and students attended this half day conference at the UCLA Faculty Center on developing trade relations between Europe, Eurasia and the United States, sponsored by the Center for European & Eurasian Studies.
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