Faculty in the News

Nov. 16, 2017. UCLA's Kevan Harris, an Iran specialist who has a joint appointment to the sociology department and the International Institute, helped Politifact North Carolina debunk Sebastian Gorka's claim that the Iranian regime declares war on the U.S. every Friday. "To is political theater," says Harris. As Politifact writer Paul Specht writes, "Harris compared it to Trump's claims in August that he'll unleash 'fire and fury' against North Korea if it continued to threaten the United States."

Nov. 15, 2017. Ed Keller, former director of the African Studies Center and distinguished UCLA professor emeritus of political science, cited by the LA Times on Grace Mugabe: "She has recently gained the reputation of being very arrogant, very autocratic in terms of the way in which she deals with people who question her and who question her husband.”

Cindy Fan, vice provost for international studies and global engagement, is interviewed by Taiwan's CommonWealth Magazine on international education and study abroad (in Chinese).

Nov. 6, 2017. UCLA's Margaret Peters, who has a joint appointment to the political science department and the International Institute, publishes an article in The New Republic. She notes, "[T]he reason the GOP has embraced anti-immigration policies actually has little to do with rising nativism. Instead, it's because most businesses simply don't care about immigration the way they used to."

O Globo has published an article about UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos and his new books, “Antologia fantástica da República brasileira” and “A órbita de King Kong.” An author of both novels and literary criticism, Passos was the inaugural director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies (2008–2011). (In Portuguese)