Willis Oyugi, UCLA Department of History
Interrogating the Interstices of Race, Religion and Health in a Transnational Context (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Diana Burnett, Yale Divinity School
North African Women in Madrid: Intersections of Race, Religion and Gender and the 2004 Law Against Gender Violence (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Kristina Benson, UCLA Islamic Studies
Relating Modernity, Conflict and Sexual Violence: Discourses of Violence against Women in Post-war Sierra Leone (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Dayo Spencer, UCLA School of Public Health
Duncan Yoon, UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
The Colonial Hauntings of Contemporary Gender- based Violence in Conflict Zones (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Tina Beyene, UCLA Department of Women's Studies
The New Progress Philosophy: Addressing Development and Psychology from the Traditional Perspective (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Marvin Boateng, California Lutheran University, Department of Public Policy
Christopher Mlalazi, Villa Aurora Writer in Exile Feuchtwanger Fellow
Tracing the Development of the Code of Personal Status: The Tunisian Case (5th Annual AAA Conference)
Rayed Khedher, UCLA Department of Anthropology
UCLA alumnus Brian Rishwain gave two $2,500 awards to urban planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton, who brought an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to social justice work. Scott-Railton is working in poor slums in Senegal to help the residents counteract devastating floods.
Dr. Paul Zeleza examines the forces and factors that led to the 2007 election violence in Kenya.
The popular Senegalese musician and his band joined a gala celebration for the golden anniversary of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
The anniversary event on April 17 will feature a concert by Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal.
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.
Video profile of graduate student Romy Guzman.
Two separate groups from Africa, one from South Africa and one from Sudan visited UCLA on Monday, February 1, 2010 to learn more about diversity-related initiatives on the UCLA campus.
Lecture by Philip Schuyler, University of Washington
UCLA's African Studies Center is developing a plan with Addis Ababa University to assist with new PhD programs in business and economics that are needed for Ethiopia's expanding university systems. The proposed partnership, involving the UCLA Anderson School, would elevate socio-cultural issues within business curricula at UCLA and AAU alike.
For his dissertation field research, UCLA graduate student Jesse Ruskin went to southwestern Nigeria to understand the local uses and global reach of the Yoruba 'talking drum.' He also performed with local musicians.
To write a sweeping new study of China's ramped-up engagement with African governments, "The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa," Deborah Brautigam of American University had to set aside most of what Chinese and Western media said on the subject.
As part of the International Human Rights Film Series, the Asia Institute put on a screening and discussion of an award-winning 2008 documentary, "The Bitter Taste of Tea," that takes a skeptical view of the fair trade movement's ability to protect laborers within this global industry. Listen to scholars, fair trade advocates and audience members delve into the issues in this audio podcast.
The First Lady of Zambia and the Zambian Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources visit the Ronald Reagan Hospital and UCLA Anderson School to strengthen ties with the University and promote women's empowerment.
A lecture by Patricia Lorcin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Applying their disease transmission model to San Francisco, the researchers found that the drug-resistant strains emerging in that city are also very likely to emerge in many African countries where treatment is just beginning.
A lecture by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA
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