The popular Senegalese musician and his band joined a gala celebration for the golden anniversary of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
A translation and reading by Fady Joudah, from an excerpt of Mahmoud Darwish's "Mural."
A translation and reading by Jeffrey Sacks, UC Riverside, from Mahmoud Darwish's "I See My Ghost Coming from a Distance."
The anniversary event on April 17 will feature a concert by Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal.
Geography Professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, the author of books on how societies succeed and fail, argues in a lecture that being bilingual or multilingual is good for cognitive skills, for memory in later years and probably for your country. The Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes was on hand for the discussion.
The winners include African Studies Center Director Andrew Apter and Center for Chinese Studies Co-director Yunxiang Yan. The 2010 fellowships will support UCLA research on Roman theater, Byzantine villagers, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and morality in contemporary China.
On Sunday, April 25, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Emerita Joyce Appleby will participate in a panel discussion on the U.S. economy. Appleby is the author, most recently, of "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010). The discussion on Sunday will take place at 11 a.m. in Haines 39.
On Sunday, April 25, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Richard Baum will participate in a discussion on "China: The Next Super Power? with three other panelists. Baum is the author, most recently, of "China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom" (University of Washington, 2010). The discussion on Sunday will take place at noon in Young Hall CS 50.
Arellano, who holds a UCLA master's degree in Latin American Studies, has won awards for his observations on Orange County in the syndicated column, a book and radio appearances.
A concert featuring A.J. Racy, Samba Society, and Special Guests
2009 Sammy Yukuan Lee Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Art delivered by James A. Benn,McMaster University.
An evening of music by the Turath Ensemble honoring the Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008). The program features poetry by Mahmoud Darwish, songs by Marcel Khalife, and the music of Sayyid Darwish.
In less than 400 years, capitalism has generated unprecedented wealth and new forms of power, altered prevailing wisdom about human nature, and spread itself far beyond its improbable original setting, a process that the eminent historian Joyce Appleby describes in "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010). Running all the way to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the history pauses on the lives of industrialists, adventurers and pamphleteers.
A public lecture by Anne Nivat, Award-Winning Paris-Based Freelance War Reporter and Writer.
A book talk with author Vladislav Zubok (Temple University, History) and discussant Alexei Yurchak (UC Berkeley, Anthropology).
In an evening at Jan Popper Theater, Consul General Jose Alfredo Graca Lima says that Brazil is facing its biggest problem, one of the world's most unequal distributions of wealth; and a rising Brazilian star, Alexandre Dietrich, plays selections of the country's classical piano music.
At an international conference last month, the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA presented the first Joshua Fishman Award for Outstanding Contributions and Leadership in the Heritage Language Field. Before the conference, the center arranged for a telephone interview with Professor Fishman, who shared thoughts on the award, his current work, and a recent honor he received from the Royal Academy of the Basque Language in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
Nineteen students in an International Development Studies seminar enlisted UC faculty and staff for a forum and fundraiser on March 5.
Don Cosentino, UCLA professor of World Arts and Cultures
Mahmoud Darwish's "Rita and the Rifle" read by Abeer Mohamed, UCLA
A concert by Turath Ensemble, with Special Guests honoring the life and creative work of Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008) and held November 5, 2009
Sinan Antoon, New York University, reads "Think of Others."
Tamim Al-Barghouti, Georgetown University, reads an excerpt from Mahmoud Darwish's "Mural"
Alternating between black humor, biting sarcasm and insightful analysis, the internationally known columnist and author delivered the eighth annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at Korn Convocation Hall to an audience of more than 400 people.
A multidisciplinary group of Korean studies experts engaged a UCLA audience in discussion of contemporary issues facing the peninsula, at a symposium sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles.
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