Teofilo Ruiz wastes no time grabbing his students' rapt attention. The acclaimed UCLA historian has been known to enter a medieval history class on the first day, sign his name on the board as "Stephen Dedalus" and initiate a lecture on James Joyce's Ulysses.
The festival (June 16-26) will feature a quartet of Cuban films in this year's International Spotlight: Cuba, co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute. The films depict a country in the midst of political and cultural soul-searching.
A lecture by UCLA professor of Geography Jared Diamond.
In this video, Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses questions related to the release or transfer of Quantanamo Bay detainees as well as the territorial legal limits of the War on Terror.
A 50-year-old court decision on constitutional protections overseas comes into play in the war on terror, writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The Los Angeles Times.
Ben Caldwell, a filmmaker, CalArts faculty member, and founder of a community arts organization, wants to change attitudes about language and race. Caldwell's guest lecture was part of a course on African Ethnographic Film taught by Professor David Blundell.
Elizabeth Dore's two-year project aims to let Cubans speak for themselves. She shared her findings at UCLA on Jan. 12.
U. of Michigan sociologist examines the net effects of Cuban exodus on the stability of the island's government.