Quick links to all the stories posted at the UCLA International Institute
Geography Professor Judith Carney and a co-author demonstrate, in "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," not only the legacy of farming that the slaves brought with them from Africa, but also the importance of the botanical gardens that they kept in America, as well as the impact that they had on the developing American food culture.
Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, who leads the Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic mission to the United States, told a UCLA audience that the PLO is firmly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state within the framework of negotiations with Israel, while acknowledging that the negotiations may fail.
Departing from texts in Chinese, Persian, Urdu and other languages, scholars at an international conference, "The Roads to Oxiana," look at Central Asia in the ages of camel caravans and horsemen and of motor cars and airplanes. Audio podcasts of the conference presentations are now available.
Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Renee Montagne for the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on Conditions of Peace, an annual event sponsored by the Burkle Center.
President's principal military advisor discusses politics, strategy and warfare, reports the Daily Bruin student newspaper.
As the Center inaugurates the Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies, a veteran journalist and former UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan relations delivers a keynote on tensions in the alliance between the countries.
Difficult geography, limited communication and a collapsed music industry mean that many Russian bands and artists are limited to their local scene. But Professor David MacFadyen's website, "Far From Moscow," has given them a way to escape their isolation.
The Scandinavian Section, which split off from the department of Germanic languages decades ago, is geared toward independent students who are responsible for their own learning and progress.
Using an android-like robot controlled with joysticks, UCLA's Dr. Erik Dutson is able to interact with trainees and faculty in Italy, answer questions and "move" around the room.
On her International Institute dissertation fieldwork grant, ethnomusicology graduate student Chloe Coventry traveled to Bangalore, in the south Indian state of Karnataka, to study the city's local rock music.
The London-based literary magazine Granta has dedicated an issue to the writing and art of Pakistan. At a recent campus event, Granta editor John Freeman and CISA faculty members agree that this is no isolated event.
In an event co-presented with Zócalo Public Square, Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and author of the new book "How Wars End," chatted with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala about why the United States begins its wars and how we can better plan for peace. A link to the video of the event can be found at the bottom of this article.
Op-Ed by Burkle Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark (ret.) in the Washington Monthly: Bringing It All Back Home
Wesley K. Clark writes on loosening U.S. dependency on foreign oil and reinvesting in ethanol and other homegrown fuels.
UCLA undergraduate admissions officers will be in Tokyo on Nov. 4 as part of a student recruitment tour in Asia that also includes stops in Osaka, Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore. The session will help explain the UCLA admissions process to prospective students and their parents.
As of Oct. 26, five television monitors on the A-Level of Ackerman Union are tuned to viewpoints from Europe, Asia and the developing world.
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual discussed strategies for ending the impunity of drug cartels and stemming the flow of guns and drugs across the border. His visit to campus was organized by the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, the Latin American Institute, and the International Institute.
For a few hours each day until Nov. 7, the lamas will follow ancient instructions to transform millions of grains of colorful sand into a four-foot-square Tibetan sand mandala on a table in the Hammer's glass-fronted lobby.
Intisar Rabb of Boston College says that the international human rights movement won't be the force that moderates harsh judicial sentences under Sharia law.
UCLA undergraduate admissions officers will be in Osaka, Japan, on Nov. 1 and 2 as part of a student recruitment tour in Asia that also includes stops in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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This month, a Fowler museum curator is arranging a new kind of exhibit: specially ordered tasting menus at Southeast Asian island-specific restaurants. In November, the Fowler offers a Korean cooking class following a museum exhibition tour.
A conference and an exhibition about the iconic L.A. structure, which an Italian immigrant labored on for more than 30 years, follow up on a 2009 gathering in Genoa, Italy, cosponsored by the UCLA International Institute.
Three survivors of state torture – an Argentine architect and activist, a Chilean artist, and an Iranian journalist and author – tell their stories on campus this month. In an installation on display Oct. 25-27 in Broad Art Center, Victor Videla Godoy will recreate his prison cell, this time lined with his remarkable, rediscovered correspondence with his mother.
Stefan Tanaka, a professor of history at UC San Diego, joins UCLA this year as the seventh Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations.
The UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health and James S. Coleman African Studies Center organize a two day-gathering to assess how family planning policy and anti-HIV/AIDS efforts would look different with greater attention to African boys, men and masculinities.
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