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Articles by Kathleen Micham

Reform of Islamic Codes Comes from Within

Intisar Rabb of Boston College says that the international human rights movement won't be the force that moderates harsh judicial sentences under Sharia law.
Published on: 10/26/2010
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Around the World of Music in 50 Years

The Department of Ethnomusicology in the Herb Alpert School of Music now produces more ethnomusicology graduates than any program of its kind and houses an important collection of international musical instruments.
Published on: 10/7/2010
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The Diplomat and the General: No Easy Answers on Ending War Crimes

The thorny topic of the crime of aggression, to come under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, made for lively discussion Sept. 27 between David Scheffer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes, and Gen. Wesley K. Clark, the retired general and Burkle Center senior fellow.
Published on: 10/1/2010
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Shanghai Visit Underscores Global Presence of UCLA

Approximately 20 faculty, administrators and staff from UCLA traveled to Shanghai to create new alliances and reinforce ties within the Bruin community in China with a weeklong series of events in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia.
Published on: 8/31/2010
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Cultural Historian Delivers Inaugural Lecture as Gilbert Chair in Israel Studies

Professor Arieh Saposnik explores notions of the sacred and the profane in the founding of Jewish institutions in turn-of-the-century Palestine. The event represented a milestone for the Israel Studies Program, which was founded five years ago.
Published on: 2/19/2010
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Behind Sher-Gil's 'Tahitian'

Saloni Mathur, a UCLA art historian, reconsiders the career of Amrita Sher-Gil with reference to Gauguin and Van Gogh, putting modernist painting in a global frame.
Published on: 1/28/2010
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Talk This Way

Indiana University's William Fierman gives a tour of language in post-Soviet Central Asia, describing how individual governments have responded to an altered political landscape in part by trying to control written and spoken usage.
Published on: 1/14/2010
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Career Diplomat and Alumnus Explains Obama's UN Approach

Deputy Permanent U.S. Representative to the U.N. Alejandro Wolff addressed a packed conference room in Bunche Hall on "The Obama Administration's New Approach to the United Nations," in a lecture sponsored by the Burkle Center.
Published on: 12/8/2009
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Scholar Survives Political Imprisonment in Iran

Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, tells the harrowing story of her time as a political prisoner in Iran to a packed room of scholars and well-wishers on campus. She was a guest of the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle East Development.
Published on: 10/29/2009
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Grad Students Hone Chinese Translation Skills in Shanghai

Fudan Scholarly Translation Workshop in Shanghai was sponsored by the UCLA Confucius Institute and was designed to teach the general principles of translation and to help students with their graduate research.
Published on: 8/28/2009
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