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.
As a UC Regents Lecturer, Adam Michnik, a key figure in the fall of Communism in Poland, talked to campus audiences about resistance to tyranny, the outcomes of revolution, the path of political reconciliation and the guises that opposition to totalitarian rule has to take.
A paper presented by Louise Cainkar, Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Studies, Marquette University. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
A paper by Rochelle Davis, Assistant Professor of Arab Studies, Georgetown University (read by Asli Bali, UCLA School of Law). Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA hosts a major, first-of-its-kind conference on how to teach languages that are sidelined and stigmatized around the world, and honors a U.S. authority on bilingualism and teaching methodologies, Guadalupe Valdes of Stanford University.
A paper presented by Shiva Balaghi, Cogut International Humanities Fellow, Brown University. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
A paper presented by Ted Swedenburg, Professor of Anthropology, University of Arkansas. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
Professor Arieh Saposnik explores notions of the sacred and the profane in the founding of Jewish institutions in turn-of-the-century Palestine. The event represented a milestone for the Israel Studies Program, which was founded five years ago.
Video profile of graduate student Romy Guzman.
Freelance war reporter Anne Nivat eschews bodyguards and bullet-proof jackets when she works in places like Chechnya and Afghanistan. She insists on dressing like a local and sharing the danger with those whose everyday lives are touched by war.
Lauren Robin Derby became enchanted with the people, music and popular culture of the Dominican Republic and Haiti while on a research fellowship following her college graduation. This associate professor in history has since devoted her career to studying the history of both nations. Derby's recent book is based on her doctoral dissertation, which focused on the authoritarian regime of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961.
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