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Filmmaker shares documentary that exposes a perilous journey on the "train of death."
East Asian Studies student takes on the world at 2011 Chinese Bridge Competition.
Hoy, Los Angeles Times Media Group's Spanish- language newspaper, announced on October 10 that it will collaborate with the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies to debut "La Bestia" (The Beast), a film which documents the harrowing risks faced by a group of Central American migrants determined to find a better life in America. The screening and panel discussion will take place at UCLA on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00pm in Ackerman Union (2nd Floor Lounge).
Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies post-doctoral fellow Chad Diehl will give a public talk about the resurrection of Nagasaki after the 1945 atomic bombing on Oct. 17 in the UCLA Faculty Center Sequoia Room from 4 to 7 p.m.
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.
Christopher Hill, America’s former ambassador to Iraq, will be on campus on Oct. 13 to talk about “The Urgent vs. The Important: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and in East Asia.”
The UCLA Confucius Institute celebrates opening of three Mandarin immersion programs in elementary schools.
An audio interview with Professor's James Gelvin and Asli Bali, produced by the Daily Bruin.
Mercy Corps operations director urges prompt action to ease North Korean food crisis.
Guardian Op-Ed by Burkle Center Sr. Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark: Anwar al-Awlaki's death shows the US is winning against al-Qaida
General Clark writes that America's active defense against terror is now highly effective, but the US must move past Awlaki's death to champion American values.
Generous support will fund language teaching, student scholarships, and public programming on Thailand.
Visiting Burkle Center Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye comments on the sale of U.S. bombs to Israel on NPR's All Things Considered
Dalia Dassa Kaye speaks with NPR's Mike Shuster regarding the sale of deep-earth penetrator bombs, or "bunker busters," to Israel in 2009.
The controversial Palestinian request for UN membership is the culmination of three competing strategies pursued by the US, Israel, and the Palestinians over the last three years.
Nine UCLA political science students recently returned from Kuwait, where they learned first-hand about life in Kuwait and some of the issues facing its citizens.
A three-part documentary series exploring Israeli culture, politics and identity begins Sept. 26 with "The Name My Mother Gave Me."
Philanthropist supports global programs and believes the way to peace is though communication and getting to know people from other parts of the world.
Acclaimed Chinese film and television director and producer Zhang Jizhong will be joining Hollywood entertainment heavyweights and academic experts at the Media and Culture in Contemporary China conference, which will be held at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) on Oct. 21 and the University of Southern California (USC) on Oct. 22.
The American Institute for Indonesian Studies is a new nonprofit educational organization formed as a consortium of U.S. universities and colleges with an interest in furthering the development of Indonesian studies.
Fowler exhibition "Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia" opens September 18. Large-scale figurative paintings and drawings and an installation by José Bedia come together in this major retrospective that explores the artist’s spiritual genealogy as it relates to his Cuban-based religion and its central African source, as well as his explorations of the beliefs of indigenous American peoples.
The Kuwait Ministry of Information sponsored a trip for UCLA students to learn about Kuwaiti history and politics September 9-17, 2011.
Frederic C. Hof, Special Coordinator for Regional Affairs at the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace at the U.S. State Department, paid a visit to UCLA on September 22, 2011. During his visit, he was able to share his thoughts on current events in Syria during a lecture hosted by CMED. The following is a written version of his address.
Wagatsuma Fellowship Recipient Hugh Schuckman starts fieldwork on Peace Corps and Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers
by Meg Sullivan, UCLA Newsroom
UCLA's Confucius Institute and other organizations are sponsoring 52 high school students from the Los Angeles area and Tucson, Ariz., who are in China this summer as part of an initiative between the U.S. and China to significantly increase the number of young Americans studying in the Asian nation.
The UCLA International Institute expects to award 552 degrees for the 2010/2011 academic year.
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