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Professor Nile Green was awarded the Albert Hourani Book Award at the 2011 Middle East Studies Association annual meeting in Washington, DC.
A talk by Amin Tarzi, Marine Corps University, Quantico. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes
A video interview with Janell Rothenberg, PhD candidate in Anthropology
A talk by Senzil Nawid, University of Arizona. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes
A talk by Robert Nichols, Richard Stockton College, NJ. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes
An introduction by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes
The UCLA Confucius Institute celebrates opening of three Mandarin immersion programs in elementary schools.
A lecture by Barry Eichengreen, Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley
The Politics of Trafficking: The First International Movement to Combat the Sexual Exploitation of Women
A book talk with author Stephanie Limoncelli (Loyola Marymount University, Sociology) and discussant Kathryn Farr (Portland State University, Sociology)
One of Brazil's most important and prolific script writers, Glória Perez, explains the genesis and the motives behind profitable television shows that reach well over 100 countries. The symposium was part of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies series "On Brazilian Cosmopolitanism."
A panel discussion on international career opportunities with Gary Bagley, Prof. Peter Katona, and Jim Newton, co-sponsored by the Burkle Center and the Undergraduate International Relations Society (UIRS).
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Columbia Economics Professor, delivers the 2011 Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture entitled: "America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy.”
The 2011 Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture delivered by Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate & Professor of Economics, Columbia University.
James S. Coleman Memorial Lecture: Oral Tradition, Religious Syncretism and Politics: The Example of Cote d'Ivoire
A discussion with writer, academic, artist and author of books for young people, Véronique Tadjo.
Watch video of CISA Director Sanjay Subrahmanyam delivering Vanderbilt University's annual Byrn Lecture on April 6. The Byrn Lecture is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Department of History.
In international politics "friends'' co-ally. But friendship is relational and contextual. Countries are more likely to act on common interests on a given dimension if few other actors share that identity. In contrast, new cleavages are likely to emerge as an identity becomes ubiquitous.
Drawing on memoirs, personal interviews and other sources, Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman, who first traveled to Russia in 1988, has written a sweeping study that covers roughly the period he's spent watching the country. Instead of pondering Russia's dark side or its "soul," Treisman in "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev" looks at Russia as a typical, though important, country facing everyday 21st-century social, political and economic challenges.
A lecture by Hilton Obenzinger, Stanford University
The esteemed postcolonial feminist historian's talk this winter, entitled "Once Upon a Time in the Present," proposed an alternate ontological and epistemological orientation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An in-depth examination of Asia's rapid rise in educational achievement and entrepreneurship, and recommendations for how America can meet and overcome this challenge.
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