Todd Presner, associate professor of Germanic Languages and Jewish Studies and self-described "techie-humanist," is the mind behind Hypermedia Berlin, an online geodatabase that enables visitors to virtually explore the famous German city layer by layer and era by era.
The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction goes to the occupant of UCLA's 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies, for the second volume of his seminal history.
A public lecture by GABRIEL TROC, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, Cultural Anthropology
A public lecture by XAVIER BOUGAREL, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. The lecture is part of the ISLAM IN THE BALKANS series.
A book presentation by author ADRIENNE EDGAR, UC Santa Barbara, History.
A public lecture by ISA BLUMI, Georgia State University, History. The lecture is part of the ISLAM IN THE BALKANS series.
How Denmark stays progressive, pro-U.S., and thoroughly multilateral, as explained by Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen, the country's top representative in Washington.
A book talk with translator MICHAEL HEIM, UCLA Slavic Languages and Literatures, and discussant HANS WAGENER, UCLA Germanic Languages
UCLAGetty Research Institute digital project revives Europe's first taste of religious tolerance.
Professor of History Lynn Hunt's 2007 book "Inventing Human Rights: A History" was published with CIA-sponsored "torture flights," "enhanced interrogation techniques" and genocide all in the news. She spoke with UCLA International Institute Senior Writer Kevin Matthews about whether the very idea of human rights is now in danger, and how novels aided the concept's evolution.
A public lecture by PAUL LENDVAI, Austrian Journalist, with an introduction by Ivan Berend, UCLA History.
A public lecture by KRISTEN GHODSEE, Bowdoin College, Gender and Women's Studies. The lecture is part of the ISLAM IN THE BALKANS series organized by CEES and CNES.
Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
A CEES faculty lecture by CHRISTINE BORGMAN, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
A public lecture by JASMINA LUKIC, Central European University, Budapest, Gender Studies
A CEES faculty lecture by MUNIR BEKEN, UCLA Ethnomusicology
A book talk with author MARGARET JACOB, UCLA History, and discussant DAVID HOLLINGER, UC Berkeley History
A public lecture by DAVID LANE, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
A CEES faculty lecture by NICOLETTE HART, UCLA Sociology
Ambassador Jack Matlock says that, on the most pressing global issues, the United States still needs Russia. Speaking ahead of parliamentary elections, he calls U.S. discussion of Putin's autocratic tendencies "overblown."
The panel featured journalist Steve LeVine and discussion centered around oil in the Caspian region, where LeVine spent 11 years reporting. [The event was sponsored by the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research and cosponsored with the UCLA International Institute and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, among others.]
Tsolmon Onon Enkhbayar addresses UCLA scholars and members of L.A.'s Mongolian community.
UCLA History Professor Saul Friedlander, chronicler of the Holocaust, will receive the top award at the Frankfurt Book Fair this month.
Andrew L. Jenks, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, explains that the Sputnik moment was a moment for Americans, not Russians (who also had Yuri Gagarin). And the moment could repeat itself.
Epifania Amoo-Adare, a former UCLA graduate student in Education and staffer at the UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa, writes about her work in the South Caucasus.
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