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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.

North Korea facing acute food shortages, says expert

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.

UCLA Receives Third Gift for Thai Studies from Royal Thai Government

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 Three Competing Strategies That Led to the UN

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.

Visit to Kuwait expands international knowledge, understanding for nine UCLA students

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.

Film series explores faces of Israeli social and cultural mosaic

A three-part documentary series exploring Israeli culture, politics and identity begins Sept. 26 with "The Name My Mother Gave Me."

Stanley Dashew opens doors for international students

Philanthropist supports global programs and believes the way to peace is though communication and getting to know people from other parts of the world.

Famed Chinese film producer among presenters at upcoming UCLA-USC media and culture conference

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.

American Institute for Indonesian Studies Established in 2011

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 Museum presents retrospective of Cuban American artist José Bedia

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.

Kuwait Ministry of Information sponsors trip for UCLA students

The Kuwait Ministry of Information sponsored a trip for UCLA students to learn about Kuwaiti history and politics September 9-17, 2011.

Syria: Why Washington Cares

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.

Education Grad Student Reports from Outer Mongolia

Wagatsuma Fellowship Recipient Hugh Schuckman starts fieldwork on Peace Corps and Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers

Marcus Garvey movement owes large debt to Caribbean expats, UCLA historian finds

by Meg Sullivan, UCLA Newsroom

UCLA Confucius Institute sponsors 52 high schoolers on China trip

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.

UCLA Awards 552 International Studies degrees in 2010/2011

The UCLA International Institute expects to award 552 degrees for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Russian Program End-Of-The-Year Reception and Russian Fairy Tales Night, 2011

UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Thursday, June 2, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Royce 314

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala's book now available in paperback: "Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?"

"Raustiala has written a masterful account of the United States' centuries-long legal and political struggle over extraterritoriality...The book follows the many waves of debate over territory and law from the American Revolution to the post-World War II decades...Raustiala wonderfully illuminates the history and politics behind these controversies."--Foreign Affairs

UCLA makes big splash at Little Tokyo Design Week in L.A.

The work and expertise of faculty and students from UCLA Architecture and Urban Design will be on prominent display at Los Angeles' first-ever Little Tokyo Design Week, a four-day celebration of leading-edge design and technology trends emerging from Japan and Los Angeles. The event runs from July 14 to 17 in L.A.'s Little Tokyo neighborhood.

A Model Concept to encourage new Scholars

The new Lemelson Anthropological Scholars Program will link faculty and students in relationships that create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct original field research.

Japan is well on the road to recovery, ambassador says

Professor Hitoshi Abe served as moderator for the June 16 briefing featuring His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States.

Fresh looks at Cuba in the the Los Angeles Film Festival

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.

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