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Repression is working, says Russian journalist

Monday, March 18, 2024

Investigative journalist Roman Badanin says many criminal and administrative charges have either been newly introduced, or more aggressively pursued, in the last six years to suppress dissent in Russia.

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Opinion: The best tribute we can pay to Navalny

Saturday, February 17, 2024

"Navalny's example and ultimate sacrifice remind us that there have always been — and still are — Russians who believe in decency and freedom for all. Now more than ever, we need to show them that they are not alone," says Daniel Treisman (UCLA Political Science).

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Putin's ‘fear dictatorship': Political scientist Daniel Treisman on the state of Russia's autocracy

Friday, July 28, 2023

Meduza special correspondent Margarita Liutova spoke to Professor Treisman to learn more about how Putin's regime has changed in recent years — and what the future might have in store for Russia.

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The Croatian Diaspora of Los Angeles and Its Archival Documentation

Friday, July 14, 2023

Tamara Štefanac, Senior Archivist at the National and University Library in Zagreb, shares her research work on the Croatian diaspora of Los Angeles and about her experience as a Fulbright visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies.

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Opinion: How the U.S. is repeating Europe's failed migration policies

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Opinion by UCLA visiting scholar Ahlam Chemlali published in Los Angeles Times on June 4, 2023

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Surprised UCLA donor receives royal honor at annual Dutch Studies Lecture

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

In recognition of his service to the Dutch community in the U.S., Johannes van Tilburg was made a knight of a chivalric order of the Kingdom of The Netherlands on February 23.

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Ukraine and Bosnia: Wars to eradicate people, their culture and memory

Friday, January 6, 2023

“It's clear that Russia invests so much to destroy Ukrainian cultural identity because… Ukrainians can resist only when they can feel themselves a separate nation. Over 500 objects [have been] destroyed or damaged [over] the last nine months all over Ukraine," said Ihor Poshyvailo, director of the Maidan Museum in Kyiv.

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War crimes in Ukraine: International prosecutions remain uncertain

Friday, October 21, 2022

A recent panel discussion considered current investigations of Russian war crimes in Urkaine, including those of the International Criminal Court and the Ukrainian government.

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Ceausescu's abortion ban offers lessons for U.S.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Gail Kligman (UCLA Sociology) notes, "When women cannot control their fertility, their physical and emotional well-being suffers, often with fatal consequences. Surveilling women's reproductive lives contributes to the creation of a culture of fear that erodes not only social relationships and sexual intimacy, but also the broader society itself."

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Screen Auteur and Palme d'Or Winner Theo Angelopoulos Remembered in Retrospective at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The films of legendary Greek writer-director Theo Angelopoulos – whose “Eternity and a Day” won the Palme d'Or in Cannes in 1998 – are being screened at a two-month tribute in the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater near the UCLA campus in Westwood.

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