Professor Emeritus of the UCLA Department of Political Science, Andrzej Korbonski was a distinguished Polish-American scholar whose contributions to communist and post-communist studies were internationally recognized.
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke about EU foreign policy at the UCLA Faculty Center on May 6. The meeting was organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and moderated by Terry McCarthy, president and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
Interviewed about contemporary Russian politics, UCLA Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman says that economic modernization has already created classes of people impatient with Putin's paternalistic regime. These groups are not just in the big cities; discontent with the state's failure to deliver basic services is also palpable in the provinces.
Historians Sarah Davies and James Harris spoke about their recent research in Stalin’s personal archive, discussing how the Soviet dictator used words and the way in which he processed incoming information, respectively.
Author and scholar Elisabeth Bronfen discusses a chapter from her book Specters of War: Hollywood's Engagement with Military Conflict, explaining how Stanley Kramer uses film to critique the Nuremberg trials.
Los Angeles is a movie town, so it’s no surprise that it’s filled with film festivals and documentary screenings, but even amidst all the variety the only L.A. film series you’ll find focused on human rights is at UCLA.
In his book, "Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?" (Routledge), Ivan Berend analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, and its historical roots. He also discusses policies that have been adopted by the European Union to find a way out of the quagmire.
UCLA, Sciences Po and the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences continue to forge ties
Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz honored for his "inspired teaching and writing."
Bob Foster, who has helped Finnish tech companies through Anderson School's Global Access Program, was recently knighted by the Finnish government.
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala: In the Land of Blood and Honey: Bosnia, 20 Years Later
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, and the advances in international human rights prosecutions since the Bosnian war.
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and UCLA Center for the Study of Women came together to sponsor the premiere of the famed actress's much-anticipated screenwriting and directorial debut.
Scholarship recipient shares story of her experience in Russia.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, the UCLA Center for European and Eurasia Studies is bringing together international experts to discuss the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that have taken place in Russia and its successor states over the past two decades.
The UCLA International Institute expects to award 552 degrees for the 2010/2011 academic year.
UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Thursday, June 2, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Royce 314
Fellowships that enable students to learn languages and study overseas are in jeopardy of being cut by 40 percent, along with the budgets of National Resource Centers and other units at UCLA involved in community outreach and teaching about the world.
On April 18, Richard Hovannisian will continue a campus tradition that began more than 55 years ago. He plans to continue lecturing to different audiences for years to come, even after he retires from UCLA this spring.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, who holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History and is founding director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, received a fellowship to support his research on French perceptions of Asian culture.
Drawing on memoirs, personal interviews and other sources, Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman, who first traveled to Russia in 1988, has written a sweeping study that covers roughly the period he's spent watching the country. Instead of pondering Russia's dark side or its "soul," Treisman in "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev" looks at Russia as a typical, though important, country facing everyday 21st-century social, political and economic challenges.
Possibly the best-dressed scholarly meeting of the season, "Textiles as Treasures" looked at the place of fabrics in the lives and the industry of nomadic and urban Central Asian cultures over centuries. The March 5 conference was organized by the Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia; a day-long program on the music of the region is planned for April 1.
Garin Hovannisian's relatives are the subject of his new book, "Family of Shadows," which intertwines the tragic and triumphant recent history of the Armenian people with his remarkable family.