The Institute in the News
React and Respond: The Phenomenon of Kony 2012
A Guideline for teaching about issues raised by Kony 2012
The modest funding for International Education and Foreign Language Studies is vital to maintaining and enhancing our critical workforce needs. The institutional capacity on university campuses across the nation that exists today has taken decades to build and would be impossible to easily recapture once these programs are slashed. These cuts threaten that capacity.
The New York Times features an op-ed by Lara Stemple, director of the UCLA School of Law's graduate studies program and Health and Human Rights Law Project, about the sexual abuse and rape of men and boys during wartime.
The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Breeze report today on UCLA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, a series of events that begins tonight with a panel discussion featuring MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and Peace Corps director Aaron S. Williams and runs through Saturday, March 5. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is quoted in the Daily Breeze.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace progress and the involvement of the United States.
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.
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 State of Maryland passed a law creating a Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Languages. Catherine Ingold, director of University of Maryland's National Foreign Language Center, discusses the law in a June 23, 2008 Baltimore Sun article.