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Articles by Kevin Matthews

UN Officials Discuss Justice in Sudan, Rwanda

A spokesperson for the UN Mission in the Sudan and an appeals prosecutor who works to bring justice after the Rwandan genocide explain some of the impacts of international legal proceedings.
Published on: 11/13/2008
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Bringing Africa to the Classroom

Organizers offered practical ways for the nearly 200 teachers to move beyond stereotypes about African disease, poverty, and chaos on the one hand, and safari animals and exotic customs on the other.
Published on: 11/10/2008
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New Focus on Central Asia's Puzzles

Over the coming three years, the UCLA Asia Institute will continue to promote study of Central Asia, with the help of outside faculty and new funding from the International Institute. Last month on campus, international scholars engaged in a day-long discussion on the region's history, arts, and cultures.
Published on: 11/6/2008
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Educators Discuss How to Meet Demand for International Workforce

UCLA plays host to education and business symposium on the value of foreign students, study abroad, and an international curriculum.
Published on: 10/28/2008
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Wanted: Active UN to Lead on Iraq

Veteran journalist Helena Cobban says that only the United Nations is in a position to convene nations interested in stability in Iraq, citing evidence of a shift of global power and influence away from the United States.
Published on: 10/22/2008
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At Kickoff for UCLA Center, Argentine Ambassador Sizes Up Latest Crisis

Hector Marcos Timerman, the ambassador to the United States, tells how Argentina emerged from the economic crisis of 2001. UCLA's Sebastian Edwards says current troubles are deep, but not a Great Depression in the making. Both welcome the UCLA Center for Argentina, Chile, and the Southern Cone.
Published on: 10/9/2008
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His Kind of Spanglish

A Nuyorican comedian's book on the language hybrid is a defense of verbal redundancy motivated by double belonging. Bill Santiago calls Los Angeles the "promised land" of Spanglish.
Published on: 9/17/2008
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Seeking 'Spatial Justice' for World's Disabled

Victor Pineda, a doctoral student in urban planning, will return to Dubai on a Fulbright-Hays award in December to monitor the implementation of an ambitious disability rights law. He argues that the built environments we live in largely determine our abilities and who we are.
Published on: 9/5/2008
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Diplomat Concludes K-12 Training With Talk on Caspian Region

The world history teachers in a two-week training workshop at UCLA learned about Azerbaijan and its neighbors from the country's representative in Los Angeles. Consul General Elin Suleymanov also expressed concern about Russian military action in the Caucasus at the lunchtime talk.
Published on: 8/12/2008
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UCLA Helps High School Students to Master the Languages of Home

Two summer courses on campus for the high school set, Persian for Persian Speakers and Russian for Russian Speakers, are about acquiring the skills to impress in languages that L.A.-area students have used since they were small children. The UCLA Center for World Languages created the courses with federal funding.
Published on: 8/4/2008
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