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Image for Verónica Cortínez on Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz
Sept. 14, 2018. Verónica Cortínez, director of the UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies, is interviewed by the Chilean newspaper El Diario Austral Valdivia about her new edited volume, which looks at the work of filmmaker Raul Ruiz.
Image for Aslı Ü. Bâli on the Syrian civil war
Aug. 15, 2018. UCLA Professor of Law and former CNES Director Aslı Ü. Bâli and co-author Aziz Rana recently published a follow-up piece to their earlier article in The Boston Review on U.S. policy in the Syrian civil war.

Bâli was also recently interviewed about the Syrian war by journalist Daniel Denvir for Jacobin, the left-leaning quarterly magazine. You can find the two-part podcast here.
Image for Cindy Fan interviewed by CCTV
While attending the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative "Tsinghua Forum" in late June, Vice Provost Cindy Fan was interviewed at length by CCTV about her life, achievements and challenges as an Asian American woman in a university leadership position. (In Chinese)
Image for Time to shift U.S. approach to the Middle East
In an article in Boston Review, UCLA Law's Aslı Ü. Bâli and co-author Aziz Rana analyze how U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict has escalated violence and harm to the civilian population. They then outline an alternative policy toward the conflict.
"The overriding and immediate obligation of those actors complicit in Syria's destruction is the resettlement of refugees outside of Syria and the provision of basic needs — subsistence, shelter, health and education — to the nearly eight million displaced within Syria," they write.
Image for Thai cave boys ordained as Buddhist novices
July 25, 2018. In a rite of passage common to Thai boys, the soccer team members were ordained in honor of the Thai Navy Seal who died in the rescue operation. Speaking to NPR, UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies Director Robert Buswell said, "For the boys it's an indication that they have transitioned into adulthood."