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Articles by Kevin Matthews

Welcome to LALA

It's a magazine about speech and a city. It's a local take on globalization. Sometimes it's a peek at what linguists and other academics do for a living. It's staffed by UCLA students.
Published on: 2/1/2007
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Clark: Iraq War Legal, Not Legitimate

Retired General Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, explains to a packed Law School auditorium that the United States has "squandered its mantle of legitimacy in this conflict."
Published on: 1/23/2007
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Surprised, Again, by Dutch Voters

A visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.
Published on: 12/15/2006
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UCLA Center Launches National Effort to Understand, Educate 'Heritage' Speakers

With a new National Language Resource Center, the federal government is recognizing that the preservation of U.S. language communities will not be accomplished with approaches aimed at monolingual Americans.
Published on: 11/29/2006
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o Shares His Art

On a book tour for his English translation of 'Wizard of the Crow,' the Kenyan novelist and playwright teaches a UCLA audience about dictators, globalization, and 'the unity behind creation.'
Published on: 11/6/2006
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Austrian Ambassador Discusses EU Expansion with Faculty

Lunch chat with Eva Nowotny, Austrian ambassador to the US, also covers EU constitution, immigration, and the country's recent parliamentary elections.
Published on: 10/12/2006
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In UCLA Debut, Wesley Clark Critiques US Torture Policy

The former supreme allied commander of NATO, now a Burkle Center senior fellow, and UCLA law professors discuss provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Clark disputes need for "rough treatment" of detainees on practical, moral, and geo-strategic grounds.
Published on: 10/2/2006
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Speaker Series Measures Laws' Reach in Americas, Beyond

'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.
Published on: 9/26/2006
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Armenians at Home

UCLA historian Richard Hovannisian instructs local K-12 teachers on more than a century of Armenian migrations to Southern California and elsewhere. His archive of interviews with 800 survivors of the Armenian Genocide is now digitized, with transcriptions and translations in the works.
Published on: 9/7/2006
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10 UCLA Koreanist PhDs Land Jobs in Field

Ten recent Korean studies PhDs will take up research and teaching jobs in 2006–07.
Published on: 8/30/2006
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