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UCLA alumnus John Long is a successful businessman, Asian American community leader and philanthropist. One of his latest projects, the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative, works closely with the UCLA Asia Pacific Center. The two organizations are co-organizing a forum at Tsinghua University in late June.Read More

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    Chasing race car dreams

    After studying development at UCLA and serving in the Peace Corps in Liberia, Ken Fukuda (IDS 2009) left his job and moved to Germany to pursue his passion for professional racing.
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    Falling in love with Japanese history

    Tatiana Sulovska, a former law student, viewed her acceptance into the International Institute's East Asian Studies M.A. Program as a chance to center her career on her passion: Japanese history.
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    Researching renewable energy in Jakarta and Los Angeles

    Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.
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    Modernization stalls in Russia under Putin's "informational autocracy"

    At a recent book talk, Daniel Treisman characterized the current Putin regime as an informational autocracy that relies largely on nonviolent control of information flows and the disabling of opponents.
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    Rohingya crisis -- Genocide in real time demands a response

    Urgent action is needed to stop or slow the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar and to greatly increase humanitarian assistance to refugees in Bangladesh, concluded speakers at a recent Center for Southeast Asian Studies panel.
Image for Chasing race car dreams
After studying development at UCLA and serving in the Peace Corps in Liberia, Ken Fukuda...
Image for Falling in love with Japanese history
Tatiana Sulovska, a former law student, viewed her acceptance into the International Institute's East Asian...
Image for Researching renewable energy in Jakarta and Los Angeles
Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the...
Image for Modernization stalls in Russia under Putin
At a recent book talk, Daniel Treisman characterized the current Putin regime as an informational...
Image for Rohingya crisis -- Genocide in real time demands a response
Urgent action is needed to stop or slow the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar...

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We share the sad news that our former colleague Anne Bodenheimer, a champion of UCLA...
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Ann Kerr delivers the UCLA International Institute Commencement Address on June 16, 2018....

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Ahmadabad, India

April 16, 2018. Indian women protest against two recently reported rape cases: the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian Kashmir and the abduction and rape of a teenager in northern Uttar Pradesh state. (Photo: ©AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki), 2018.) This photo is licensed, do not copy or download.

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