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The Results of the National Heritage Language Survey: Implications for Teaching, Curriculum Design, and Professional Development
This article reports on a survey of heritage language learners (HLLs) across different heritage languages (HLs) and geographic regions in the United States. It is based on a survey conducted by the authors as a NHLRC project (2009).
Three UCLA experts with family ties to Japan are among the Bruins who have rushed to aid Japan after that country’s devastating March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
A new report from the National Research Council recommends that the U.S. intelligence community adopt methods, theories, and findings from the behavioral and social sciences as a way to improve its analyses. To that end, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) should lead a new initiative to make these approaches part of the intelligence community’s analytical work, hiring and training, and collaborations.
Burkle Center Sr. Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark comments on the decision to eliminate funding for the United States Institute of Peace
General Clark discusses the reasoning behind The House of Representatives' recent vote to eliminate all funding for the US Institute of Peace, which plays a vital role in mediating international conflicts that no other group can.
Gen. Wesley Clark discusses the United Nations Security Council's decision to approve a no-fly zone over Libya, and says that the coalition needs to know how military action will impact the ultimate political goal in Libya. Aired on CNN Newsroom on March 18, 2011.
UCLA professors and campus groups are joining relief efforts, including a pediatrician who is part of a medical team trying to reach the devastated areas, a computer mapping expert who is assembling information to aid U.N. relief workers, and an earthquake engineer who will inspect damaged structures.
Professor Hitoshi Abe, who was born and raised in Sendai, and Terasaki Center staff members have prepared a list of organizations that they believe can be most effective in getting aid from overseas to the people most affected by Japan's unprecedented crisis.
Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) debates when to intervene in Libya on NPR's All Things Considered
Burkle Center Senior Fellow, Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), discusses the debate over when to intervene in Libya with Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department. Aired on NPR's All Things Considered with Robert Siegel on March 18, 2011.
From March 20 through Aug. 14 at the Fowler Museum, "Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World” will illustrate how some of our most famous musicians taught the world about the United States while learning about their host nations as well.
Matthew Alexander, an 18-year Air Force and Air Force Reserves veteran and author of books about effective, non-coercive interrogation methods, is bringing his on-the-ground perspective about counterterrorism policies to UCLA as a Burkle Center fellow.
Are you interested in the politics of the Middle East? Do you want to understand the origins of the current crises in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Iran, Israel and Palestine?
Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) discusses the debate over U.S. intervention in Libya on NPR's Talk of the Nation
Burkle Center Senior Fellow, Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), discusses the debate over U.S. intervention in Libya with George Joffe, Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University and Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch. Aired on NPR's Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on March 14, 2011.
UCLA’s Nikkei Student Union and Japan Student Association are collecting donations to aid victims of Japan’s catastrophic March 11 earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed.
Nine UCLA students studying in the Tokyo area with UC’s Education Abroad Program have been located and are safe, while an estimated 20 graduate students affiliated with the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies were far from the worst damage.
Washington Post Op-Ed by Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.): Libya doesn't meet the test for U.S. military action
Gen. Wesley Clark argues that Libya doesn't meet the test for US military action based on our experiences with foreign intervention in the past.
Possibly the best-dressed scholarly meeting of the season, "Textiles as Treasures" looked at the place of fabrics in the lives and the industry of nomadic and urban Central Asian cultures over centuries. The March 5 conference was organized by the Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia; a day-long program on the music of the region is planned for April 1.
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander: Rep. King: Meet Muslim-American Heroes
Matthew Alexander speaks out against the attacks on Muslim-Americans by Congress.
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander: Known and Forgotten: Rumsfeld's Memoir
Matthew Alexander claims that Donald Rumsfeld's recently released memoir is filled with blatant hypocrisies.
Peek into Judith Carney’s background and you can understand her interests. "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," co-written with her husband, is one of two winners of the most recent Douglass prize, awarded to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition.
Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau speaks on national resources and the unrest in Arab countries, in a talk sponsored by UCLA's Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
LA Times Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala on the US-Pakistan row over diplomatic immunity: It’s Undiplomatic
Kal Raustiala writes that the U.S.-Pakistan spat over Raymond Davis, an American accused of killing two men in Lahore, reveals the arcane world of diplomatic immunity.
Distinguished panelists commemorated the Peace Corps service of more than 1,800 UCLA alumni, including 91 volunteers currently in 46 countries. MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews moderated the discussion.
Tonight, more than 1,000 attendees are expected to gather in Royce Hall to welcome a panel of former Peace Corps volunteers, including director Aaron Williams, former National Public Radio director Frank Mankiewicz and MSNBC 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. The Daily Bruin reports.
On Saturday night, master musicians from Morocco play a free concert showcasing the culture and sounds of the Gnawa people, on campus in Schoenberg Hall. On Sunday afternoon in the same venue, the Yuval Ron Ensemble caps off a UCLA lecture series with a performance of Middle Eastern music that is free for students.
Sim Sangjeung, a prominent labor organizer who spent years on the run as South Korea made its democratic transition, addressed an audience of about 55 in UCLA's Moore Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 23, saying that her country's labor movement would have to change dramatically to avoid becoming irrelevant.
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