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    Donor builds trans-Pacific community of Chinese donors

    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.
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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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    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.
Image for Donor builds trans-Pacific community of Chinese donors
UCLA alumnus John Long is a successful businessman, Asian American community leader and philanthropist. One...
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 Modernization stalls in Russia under Putin
At a recent book talk, Daniel Treisman characterized the current Putin regime as an informational...

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July 4, 2018. From left: U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-AL), John Thune (R-AL) and John Hoeven (R-ND), part of a U.S. delegation of seven Republican senators and one Republican Congresswoman, in a meeting with Russian lawmakers. The meeting was closed to the press. (Photo: ┬ęSIPA via AP Images/ Aleskandr Chizhenok.) This photo is licensed, do not copy or download.

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    UCLA established its Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies within the International Studies and Overseas Programs, the predecessor organization of the UCLA International Institute, in the fall of 1991. There were two central reasons for the...
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