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In memoriam: Olga Kagan

Monday, April 09, 2018

With heavy hearts we share with you the sad news that our friend and colleague Professor Olga Kagan, Director of the UCLA Center for World Languages and the National Heritage Language Resource Center, passed away on April 6, 2018.

Donations in Professor Kagan's memory can be made to the Olga Kagan Heritage Language Teaching Fund and to the two academic programs that she was most passionate about - the UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center, which supports the teaching of heritage languages, and the Russian Flagship Program, which supports study-abroad opportunities for UCLA Russian Flagship students.

Putin regime authoritarian and incompetent

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar. 14, 2018. Writing in The Washington Post, UCLA's Dan Treisman says Russia has two modes of governance: autopilot and manual control. "Both systems involve corruption and power networks, as well as arbitrary and sometimes inhumane methods," he says. "Neither is very effective, although both can get results."

U.S. takes the measure of the Weinstein affair while French elites prefer to ignore it

Friday, December 01, 2017

Nov. 29, 2017. Writing in the French newspaper Libération, Director of the Center for European and Russian Studies Laure Murat compares the way in which the U.S. and France are addressing (or not) the recent outpouring of sexual harassment and assault testimony in their countries (in French).

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