For the past eight years, Dutch college officials have been traveling to Westwood to learn how UCLA promotes a multicultural campus. The Dutch delegations are grappling with such issues as xenophobia in their own country, where Muslims make up the largest immigrant group. This summer, VU University Amsterdam signed an agreement with UCLA to work together on promoting diversity by organizing student exchanges, research collaborations and educational programs.
Meeting with Iryna Orlova and Anatoliy Mamalyga, the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk orchestra's professional directors and arrangers, who are both graduates of the famed Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music formerly known as the Kiev State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory.
The 5,500-year-old enclosed leather shoe, found with the laces intact, is of a type known in climes distant from Armenia.
A public lecture by Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, Sociology.
Bernard Picart and Jean Frederic Bernard's "Religious Ceremonies of the World" (1723-37) presented Europe's first sympathetic portrait of Muslims, Jews and followers of such Eastern religions as Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism. It delivered a sensitive portrayal of religious customs and ceremonies among Native Americans, beating Jean-Jacques Rousseau to the concept of the "noble savage" by three decades.
CEES continues its partnership with the LA Film Festival with a screening of a dramatic feature from Georgia on June 19th and 23rd.
A public lecture by Mitchell Orenstein, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, European Studies
Turkish director Atil Inac discusses the challenges of telling, in two countries and four languages, the story of a young ethnic Turkmen woman who is pressured into committing an act of terror and revenge. An on-campus screening and discussion of "A Step into the Darkness" concluded the 5th annual Southeast European Film Festival.
Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference - Panel 1, "Production Financing, Overseas Filming, and Resources"
Part 1 (of 3) of the Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference, held May 3, 2010 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference - Panel 2, "Producing in South East Europe and Co-production Models to Get Your Film Made"
Part 2 (of 3) of the Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference, held May 3, 2010 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference - Panel 3, "Distribution, and Identifying New Avenues and Platforms"
Part 3 (of 3) of the Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference, held May 3, 2010 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
A book talk by Gul Ozcan, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance and International Business, School of Management of Royal Holloway College, University of London.
A book talk with author Elisa Camiscioli (Binghamton University, History).
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.
Ali F. Igmen, a historian at CSU Long Beach who specializes in Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan, recalls the disappointments of the country's 2005 revolution in assessing the events of this week.
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 book talk with author Mary Elise Sarotte (University of Southern California, School of International Relations) and discussant Norman Naimark (Stanford University, History).
A public lecture by Istvan Deak (Columbia University, History).
A public lecture by Adam Michnik (Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, UCLA Regents Lecturer).
From the Soviet Bloc to the European Union: The Economic and Social Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe Since 1973
A book talk with author Ivan Berend (UCLA, History).
A public lecture by Anne Nivat, Award-Winning Paris-Based Freelance War Reporter and Writer.
A public lecture by Vladimir Tismaneanu (University of Maryland, Government and Politics).
A book talk with author Vladislav Zubok (Temple University, History) and discussant Alexei Yurchak (UC Berkeley, Anthropology).
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.
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.
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