Quick links to all the stories posted at the UCLA International Institute
Focusing on Africa, former UN envoy Stephen Lewis expresses amazement at the passivity of the international community as the HIV/AIDS epidemic traumatizes women, creates orphans, and continues on its decades-long path of devastation. Listen to a Podcast of his speech.
Debrework Zewdie, the director of the Global HIV/AIDS Program at the World Bank, argues that efforts to fight the pandemic will come up short as long as "fundamental drivers" such as poverty, gender inequality, and the marginalization of high-risk groups are not dealt with. Listen to a Podcast of her speech.
UCLA literary translator Michael Heim and distinguished panelists revisit the life and the diary of Kornei Chukovsky, the Russian man of letters best remembered as a children's author. UCLA's Vyacheslav Ivanov recalls details of his lifelong friendship with Chukovsky.
A UCLA Global Fellow discusses West African women's longstanding influence on a global market in textiles, and the emerging role of Chinese manufacturers. Sylvanus is organizing an April workshop at UCLA on China's role in Africa.
Panelists from Central European countries discuss impact of integration, stability of democracies.
CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.
Documentary unearths different perspectives, definitions of terrorism and counterterrorism
"I tried to imagine what I would feel like if I had to move to Sweden at the age of 72 with uncertain residence status and my family left behind in my own country which was torn apart by war," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
A public lecture by SUSAN WOODWARD, Professor of Political Science, City University of New York
Under proposals submitted by Professors Andrew Apter and Rogers Brubaker, each with a collaborator at another campus, the Social Science Research Council will steer dissertation writers towards "Black Atlantic Studies" and "Rethinking Europe."
Kristen Ghodsee of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Bowdoin College has observed a Persian Gulf-influenced Muslim religious revival in a southern Bulgarian province. In one of two recent UCLA talks, she describes her project to work out how it happened.
Robert Brenner, a UCLA professor of history and author of, most recently, "The Economics of Global Turbulence," shares his long- and short-run analyses of the post-WWII world economy.
"Neither a purist nor a modernizer," Baras returns to UCLA with "Sabores" at Royce Hall Feb. 21-22.
A visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.
Alain Mabanckou, a visiting professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, won the annual prize for his best-selling novel, "Mémoires de porc-épic" ("Memoirs of a Porcupine").
Joined by pianist Andrius Zlabys and percussionist Andrei Pushkarev, Kremer on Nov. 19 will perform celebrated works composed or influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Center for European and Eurasian Studies hosts visiting professor to share unconventional analysis of historic event.
Prix Renaudot winners become "mega-stars overnight" in France.
Lunch chat with Eva Nowotny, Austrian ambassador to the US, also covers EU constitution, immigration, and the country's recent parliamentary elections.
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents Oct. 10–Dec. 5 film series on Franco era's bloody beginning.
UCLA historian Richard Hovannisian instructs local K-12 teachers on more than a century of Armenian migrations to Southern California and elsewhere. His archive of interviews with 800 survivors of the Armenian Genocide is now digitized, with transcriptions and translations in the works.
Andrew Dawson's Award-Winning 'Absence and Presence' Makes Its Los Angeles Premiere at UCLA Live Oct. 11-15
English director, dancer and mime artist's intimate elegy to his father, whose body lay undiscovered for 10 days after he died in 1985, reflects on grief, regret and the unique emotions wrought by the death of a parent.
Gail Kligman honored with 2006 Eugene Weber Honors Collegium Teaching Award.
University of Arkansas' Mohja Kahf asks what one more label could do for study of American writers, herself not excluded. The lecture is part of CNES-, CEES-, and government-sponsored sociology course on Muslims in Europe and North America.
Conference participants market strategies for managing small nations' images around the world. They call it 'country branding.'
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