From Feb. 22, the concurrent exhibitions 'Continental Rifts' and 'Transformations' will include video and film, photography, painting, sculpture and prints.
A spokesperson for the UN Mission in the Sudan and an appeals prosecutor who works to bring justice after the Rwandan genocide explain some of the impacts of international legal proceedings.
Organizers offered practical ways for the nearly 200 teachers to move beyond stereotypes about African disease, poverty, and chaos on the one hand, and safari animals and exotic customs on the other.
Experience the life of a refugee in a powerful exhibit and get involved with humanitarian work
Town hall meeting features three speakers, incorporates both local and global factors
Veteran journalist Stephen Kinzer talks about his latest book, on President Paul Kagame's role in the amazing rise of Rwanda.
Highlights from a concert in Los Angeles featuring artists and music from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
David Kaye, Exec. Dir. of UCLA School of Law's International Human Rights Program, identifies risks and opportunities in the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He also discusses the arrest warrant on genocide charges sought by the chief prosecutor of the ICC against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
Alain Mabanckou left behind a legal career to achieve acclaim as a poet, a biographer, and an award-winning novelist.
Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: Local Perspectives from the Global Hip Hop Nation
A year-long film screening/speaker series exploring the local permutations of Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa within the widely varying configurations of language, culture, politics, and religion in the region.
Two summer courses on campus for the high school set, Persian for Persian Speakers and Russian for Russian Speakers, are about acquiring the skills to impress in languages that L.A.-area students have used since they were small children. The UCLA Center for World Languages created the courses with federal funding.
Teach Africa advocates more and better teaching about the continent in the schools. The launch event brought distinguished guests to UCLA along with high-schoolers and teachers back from a Ugandan trip.
UCLA partners with government, nonprofits on Teach Africa. To jump-start the Southern California launch, the sponsors hosted a group of three high school students and three public school teachers on a trip to Uganda this month.
Three graduates will spend their summers, and beyond, working to improve the state of public health in far-flung corners of the globe.
AIDS/SIDA symposium mixes one part science and one part art to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the treatment of the disease. View a slideshow from the event.
Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is an international expert on things she once snubbed, with articles on gospel and spirituals and a new book on fiddling, "Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures."
Lecture by renowned Algerian cartoonist Slim, films on Islam inaugurate year-long program
Uganda needs a national land policy that ends legalized seizures of territory, former Bugandan Prime Minister (Katikkiro) Daniel Muliika tells a UCLA audience in this podcast.
Resolving the election crisis of 2007-08 is one thing, argues GRCA Research Associate Stephen Ndegwa, and addressing underlying injustices is quite another. Ndegwa and an engaged UCLA audience debate the likelihood of significant change from below.
The findings, which were unearthed in 2006 and are still being analyzed, also suggest possible trade links with the Red Sea, including a thoroughfare from Mesopotamia, which is known to have practiced agriculture 2,000 years before ancient Egypt.
Americans are not less sensitive to the deaths of private soldiers in wars than they are to those of regular U.S. troops, UC-Irvine political scientist Deborah Avant and a colleague discovered. But the use of security contractors in combat zones has other implications for a democracy, she tells a UCLA audience. Listen to a podcast of her talk.
GRCA director speaks on African issues.
Argibay's lecture was the last of a three-part series of lectures on international criminal law hosted by the UCLA School of Law, the UCLA Latin American Institute and the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.
This Fowler Museum exhibition runs from Dec. 9 through April 27, 2008.
Ted Braun, film director, Stephen Rapp, former chief prosecutor for the United Nations-International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Edward Alpers, UCLA History Chair, along with UCLA alum and activist Adam Sterling.
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