The Institute in the News
The Los Angeles Times today features a new 10-day film program on Iranian cinema by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Shannon Kelley, head of public programs for the archive, is quoted.
The Jewish Journal on Tuesday featured an opinion piece by Steven L. Spiegel, UCLA professor of political science and director of the Center for Middle East Development, on President Barack Obamas Mideast policy.
Wong, UCLA professor of history and director of the UCLA Asia Institute, was quoted October 3 in an article in Colombia's Semana magazine about remembrances of the Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong in 60th anniversary celebrations by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Nehring, UCLA professor of Germanic languages, is quoted today in a Chicago Tribune article about Herta Mueller, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature.
Professor Steven Spiegel finds President Obama's aggressive actions in the Middle East a needed change from George W. Bush's aloof avoidance of the situation. By taking an active role in delaying Iran's nuclear ambitions and supporting Israeli and Palestinian negotiations, President Obama is taking a more effective approach to peace in the region.
Mondays Los Angeles Times featured a review of Elections and Erections, a one-man show about HIV awareness and politics by South African performance artist Pieter-Dirk Uys presented by the UCLA Art | Global Health Center at the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater.
In this article which first appeared in the Huffington Post, Professor Steven Spiegel and Professor Michael Yaffe appeal to the Obama administration to revisit the "multilateral" approach exhibited in the Middle East in the 1990's to prompt peace talks in the region.
The Sept. 25 Huffington Post featured an op-ed co-written by Steven Spiegel, UCLA professor of political science and director of the Center for Middle East Development, on how the Obama administration can best restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on a peace agreement.
Today's New America Media features a column by David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA professor of general internal medicine and health services research and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, about historical Mexican Independence Day celebrations in California.
Saturday's Huffington Post featured a column by Kal Raustiala, professor of law and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, about the United States' position and role amid global changes in power and politics.
Prof Speaks on Environmental History
Jared Diamond, UCLA professor of geography and Pulitzer Prizewinning author, was featured Saturday on "Recurso Natural," an Argentine public television program about environmental history.
California's Visalia Times-Delta reports on The Portuguese Presence in California," a new book by Eduardo Dias, UCLA professor emeritus of Portuguese, that explores the economic and cultural contributions of the Portuguese community in California.
Miller-McCune magazine reports today on UCLA's International Medical Graduate program, which prepares doctors trained in Mexico and other parts of Latin America for primary care residencies in California hospitals and, ultimately, positions as board-certified family physicians in the state's underserved minority communities. Dr. Patrick Dowling, program co-founder and chair of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, is quoted.
Kaye, executive director of the International Human Rights Program at the UCLA School of Law, is quoted today in a Washington Post article about the Bush administrations efforts to shield those running secret CIA prisons from prosecution.
Duranti, UCLA professor of anthropology, was quoted Thursday in a New York Times article about how the H1N1 flu affects how people normally greet each other.
The September/October edition of Tikkun magazine featured an op-ed by Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, about the presence of Israeli-Palestinian conflict protestors on college campuses.
Amy Zegart, associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a Faculty Fellow at the Burkle Center, was interviewed on KCRW-89.9 FMs "To the Point" about President Obama's creation of a new interagency team of interrogators to question key terrorism suspects.
The Los Angeles Daily News and the Edible Los Angeles blog reported Tuesday on the Fowler Museum at UCLA's "Steeped in History: The Art of Tea," an exhibition exploring the impact of tea on politics, society, art and culture in Asia, Europe and the United States.
KPFK-90.7 FM's To the Point Talk Show, August 25, 2009, feat. Burkle Center Faculty Fellow Amy Zegart on Obama's new Interagency Interrogation Group led by the FBI.
The Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune report today, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday, on Out of Egypt, a new six-episode Discovery Channel series co-created and hosted by Kara Cooney, assistant professor of Egyptian art and architecture in the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The show, which explores commonalities among ancient civilizations, begins tonight. Cooney was quoted in the coverage.
Zegart, associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a faculty fellow at the Burkle Center, was quoted yesterday in a New York Times article about the role of FBI "threat squads" in deterring terrorism in the U.S.
The Los Angeles Times reports today on the Fowler Museum at UCLA's "Steeped in History: The Art of Tea," an exhibition exploring the impact of tea on politics, society, art and culture in Asia, Europe and the United States.
South Korean newspaper Joongang Ilbo yesterday featured a profile of John Duncan, UCLA professor of history and director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, and today features a profile of Burglind Jungmann, UCLA professor of art history.
The English-language South Korean newspaper Joongang Daily reported July 18 that Robert Buswell, distinguished professor of Buddhist studies and director of the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies, will head of the Academy of Buddhist Studies at Dongguk University in Seoul this year. Buswell was quoted.
LA Weekly reports today on "Aztec Mummies and Martian Invaders," the UCLA Film & Television Archive's current retrospective series exploring Mexican science-fiction films of the 1950s and '60s.