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Articles by Kevin Matthews

Watching TV: Students of Brazilian Cinema

As filmmaking in Brazil experienced a renewal beginning in the mid-1990s, it was also becoming entangled with the domestic television industry, with implications for art as well as business.
Published on: 2/9/2010
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As Ethiopia Expands Higher Ed, UCLA Seeks Partnership

UCLA's African Studies Center is developing a plan with Addis Ababa University to assist with new PhD programs in business and economics that are needed for Ethiopia's expanding university systems. The proposed partnership, involving the UCLA Anderson School, would elevate socio-cultural issues within business curricula at UCLA and AAU alike.
Published on: 2/2/2010
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Author Hits 'Reset' on Story of China in Africa

To write a sweeping new study of China's ramped-up engagement with African governments, "The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa," Deborah Brautigam of American University had to set aside most of what Chinese and Western media said on the subject.
Published on: 1/27/2010
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UCLA Hosts 1st Conference on Afghan Literature

"Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile" focused on works written or recorded in the tumult of the past three decades. Audio podcasts of conference presentations are now available.
Published on: 1/21/2010
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East Meets West in Scholar John Duncan

Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and a leading light on pre-modern Korea, Duncan has lived comfortably in two cultures since the late 1960s. Duncan is receiving the Korea Foundation Award in Seoul for a lifetime of contributions to Korean studies worldwide.
Published on: 12/15/2009
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South Korean Central Banker Shares Lessons Learned in Crisis

Dosoung Choi of the Bank of Korea delivers the inaugural lecture in a series jointly sponsored by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and Seoul National University. The lectures will look at global issues from Korean vantage points.
Published on: 12/4/2009
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Law Students Take Pulse on Issues of Global Justice at The Hague

After interviewing representatives of states and advocacy organizations at the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court, where the United States has sent official observers for the first time, the students will report their findings and perhaps make recommendations toward a broader U.S. engagement with the court.
Published on: 11/23/2009
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Center Kicks Off Year of Events on Mexican Revolution's Centennial

A series on the 1910 revolution began Nov. 16 with a conference organized jointly by the Center for Mexican Studies and the just-opened Los Angeles branch of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Published on: 11/19/2009
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Award-Winning Israeli Journalist Based in Territories Reflects on Family History, Denounces Gaza Attack

Shortly after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women's Media Foundation, Amira Hass delivers two talks on campus sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies. "Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944-1945," Hass's mother's account of surviving the Nazi concentration camp, has been republished in English.
Published on: 11/5/2009
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Obama Committed to Working with International Institutions, US Official Says

Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer looks at U.S. cooperation on issues from global warming to peacekeeping and human rights.
Published on: 11/3/2009
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