"Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World" is an upcoming 2-day conference to be held at UCLA and UC Irvine on November 8 and 9, 2012.
Renowned Palestian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Fady Joudah visit UCLA for a poetry reading on October 25th, 2012.
A panel discussion regarding the current crisis in Syria with panelists UCLA Law professor Asli Bali, RAND Political Scientist Dalia Dassa Kaye and UCLA Political Science professor Daniel Treisman. This panel was moderated by UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala.
Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, speaks on migrant worker abuse in the Middle East.
The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies hosts the 17th Annual Graduate Symposium on Japanese Studies.
Librarian David Hirsch has helped build the UCLA library’s 500,000-plus volumes on the Middle East, North Africa, Anatolia and Central Asia, constituting one of the most significant Middle Eastern research collections in the U.S.
A public lecture by Josef Joffe, Editor, Die Zeit. Discussant: Ronald Rogowski, UCLA, Political Science.
Canadian Studies at UCLA has a new funding opportunity for currently enrolled graduate students.
The sale of a single piece of pearl-and-charm-adorned jewelry handcrafted in Indonesia can provide a child in Laos, Nicaragua or Guatemala education for one month.
What do Forever 21, the Buffalo Bills’ 1990s offense, the Kogi food truck, Ed’s Lobster Bar and Carlos Mencia all have in common? They are examples of a provocative but curiously optimistic idea: that imitation can be the sincerest form of innovation — at least in industries that fall partly or completely outside the laws governing intellectual property.
An international armed conflict raged in Bosnia and Herzegovina between April 1992 and December 1995. All told, the war claimed the lives of roughly 100,000 people and forced an estimated 2 million people from their homes. Meanwhile, some 6,500 miles away in Washington State, Adam Moore was doing what a lot of kids his age do — studying hard, hanging out with friends and playing sports.
The China Onscreen Biennial will host the West Coast premiere of the restored, 3-D version of “The Monkey King,” a beloved children’s movie from the early ‘60s. All images courtesy of the China Onscreen Biennial.
Professor James Gelvin has been invited to the First Istanbul World Forum.
A series of five films in Spanish being screened October 30th through November 13th
A lecture by Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
A conversation with James Mann, author of New York Times bestsellers "The Rise of the Vulcans" and "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan," and Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala about the acclaimed author's new book, "The Obamians."
Brushing dust off a thick, bound 14th century volume, Professor Robert Buswell stood in his office, surrounded by a chronicled literary history of ancient Buddhist culture.
Professor Kligman's latest book "Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962," co-authored with Professor Katherine Verdery, receives multiple awards.
Editors/authors present two new books on the Israeli/Palestinian conundrum
Eric Hobsbawm was a highly acclaimed Marxist historian and professor emeritus, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, and president, Birkbeck University of London.
Michael Henry Heim, a distinguished UCLA professor best known for his translations of Eastern European, Russian and German novelists, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at his home in Westwood of complications from melanoma. He was 69.
A distinguished professor of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Michael Heim was an internationally recognized scholar whose translations from a wide array of Slavic and other European languages into English placed him among the foremost ranks of the profession.
Welcome to 2012–13 at UCLA!
Leading scholars on Tibetan history and Buddhism join in a panel discussion on the meanings and impacts of Tibetan Buddhism in the histories of Asia and the contemporary world.
On Friday, August 31, JRI hosted a welcome lunch for eleven undergraduate students from PKU.
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