A Latin America Institute symposium finds that culture greatly influences how indigenous communities in Mexico, Central and South America experience Western medicine.
Listen to a presentation by novelist Carla Guelfenbein
Listen to presentation by poet and political activist Graciela Huinao
Three survivors of state torture – an Argentine architect and activist, a Chilean artist, and an Iranian journalist and author – tell their stories on campus this month. In an installation on display Oct. 25-27 in Broad Art Center, Victor Videla Godoy will recreate his prison cell, this time lined with his remarkable, rediscovered correspondence with his mother.
The presidents of Chile, Croatia and the Dominican Republic descended on UCLA with their entourages over a five-day span Sept. 24-28. The dignitaries held meetings with Chancellor Gene Block and university, state and city officials and forged international partnerships in education, research, environmental issues and other areas.
The leaders witnessed the signing of memorandums of understanding between universities in California, including UCLA, and Chile.
UCLA novelist and economist Sebastián Edwards on Venezuela, Brazil, Chile and the false promise of Populism.
A lecture by UCLA professor of Geography Jared Diamond.
Education Abroad Program participants used Facebook, Twitter and e-mail to contact friends and family, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
Raul Zurita, one of Latin America's great living poets and one of Chile's most important voices against dictatorship, reads and discusses his poetry on campus.
Hector Marcos Timerman, the ambassador to the United States, tells how Argentina emerged from the economic crisis of 2001. UCLA's Sebastian Edwards says current troubles are deep, but not a Great Depression in the making. Both welcome the UCLA Center for Argentina, Chile, and the Southern Cone.
Photographer Patrick Liotta and Mapuche Indian performer Beatriz Pichi Malen tell of the Mapuche people's bravery and determination in confronting wars, poverty, and domination by various groups.
Human rights lawyer Fabiola Letelier argues that Chile has assembled plenty of facts about Pinochet years, needs to move on to punishment of guilty and reparations for victims. She does not entirely share public 'optimism' about President Michelle Bachelet.
Fabiola Letelier will be speaking today about prosecuting secret police in Chile.
Heads of UCLA's two museums discuss museum management and finance with visitors from Chile.