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CENTCOM Gen. James Mattis to share experiences from war zone

General James Mattis will be in conversation with NPR's Mike Shuster tomorrow during a public talk at UCLA.

Burkle Fellow Matthew Alexander discusses GOP support of torture as an interrogation technique on MSNBC's PoliticsNation

Former Military Interrogator Matthew Alexander: Contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination have indicated that they would use torture for interrogation, but that technique is ineffective and even counterproductive.

Terasaki Foundation offers scholarships for students to visit Japan in December

Participants will spent two weeks touring disaster-ravaged regions in Sendai, Minami Sanriku and Ishinomaki.

Global Studies grad earns top program honor for paper on maternal death in developing world

Alumna reflects on importance of international research, international understanding.

Seeing Afghan history through Afghan eyes

Upcoming conference recognizes the 80th anniversary of the death of Fayz Muhammad Katib, the first major Hazara writer and historian, and the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

New African Studies Center director seeks to dispel stereotypes

As the newest director of UCLA’s James S. Coleman African Studies Center, and the first woman to hold the position in the center’s 52 year history, Professor Françoise Lionnet is eager to build upon the center’s successes and expand in new directions.

Top U.S. military commander is coming to UCLA

General James Mattis, the top commander of the American military in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will join award-winning NPR foreign affairs correspondent Mike Shuster for a public conversation on Nov. 18.

Acclaimed Israeli writer, journalist and commentator to speak at UCLA

Yossi Klein Halevi will be on campus Nov. 16 and 17.

With U.S.- Chinese film co-productions on the rise, new questions emerge

Graduate student examines the bustling world of Chinese-American movie collaborations

Pontiff visits UCLA to discuss the future of Christianity in the Middle East

International Institute hosts Armenian spiritual leader Aram I as part of 20-day tour of Southern California

Foreign Policy Op-Ed by Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye: Why Bombing Iran is Still a Bad Idea

Despite charges from the U.S. Justice Department of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, military action is dangerous, unpredictable and should be avoided, according to Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye.

Activist prof hailed for half century of contributions to scholarship, teaching

Upcoming conference highlights the work, dedication of Professor Sondra Hale, who is set to retire on Dec. 1.

Strong fight to end labor and organ trafficking

Talk exposes human rights violations in Los Angeles

Olga Kagan Quoted in Christian Science Monitor

The article “Bilingual and Struggling” profiles immigrant parents’ efforts to raise bilingual children in the U.S.

Moving Forward: Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake

The UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and The Kahoku Shimpo, a local newspaper in Sendai, have come together to present a traveling photo exhibition that documents the disaster and recovery efforts in northeastern Japan. From 2011-2012, this exhibit will travel to multiple American cities including Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and possibly New York and Boston.

Pontiff discusses future of Christianity in the Middle East

Armenian spiritual leader Aram I stops at UCLA as part of 20-day tour of Southern California

Former ambassador is hopeful that U.S. will soon “cover much more of the field”

Christopher Hill predicts that America will soon return to a fuller, more traditional approach to foreign policy.

Central American migrants experience nightmare in search of “American Dream”

Filmmaker shares documentary that exposes a perilous journey on the "train of death."

Student hits a high note in international Chinese language, culture contest

East Asian Studies student takes on the world at 2011 Chinese Bridge Competition.

Hoy and UCLA to Present First Public Screenings of Renowned "La Bestia" Documentary in Los Angeles

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).

Japan’s atomic bombing, survival, recovery inspires academic

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.

Upcoming conference reflects on 20 years since fall of Soviet Union

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.

Former American ambassador to Iraq to discuss U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and East Asia

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.”

Immersing in language, culture

The UCLA Confucius Institute celebrates opening of three Mandarin immersion programs in elementary schools.

UCLA Professors Offer Perspective on Libyan Uprising

An audio interview with Professor's James Gelvin and Asli Bali, produced by the Daily Bruin.

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