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Dr. Lobsang Rapgay helped organize a symposium exploring Buddhism and neuroscience, in many ways fulfilling the journey that the UCLA expert in Tibetan Buddhism, meditation, and medicine began half a century ago.
UCLA alumna Jasmin Darznik spoke about unraveling her family's history at a reading on Friday, Feb. 18 at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Stanford University's Joel Beinin, who directed Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo from 2006 to 2008, tells a UCLA audience that the generals who made Mubarak go took seriously the threat of large labor strikes.
UCLA History Professor James Gelvin and Gabriel Piterberg resist the temptation to view democracy as a wave and Middle Eastern countries as dominoes, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
Newly Appointed Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander Discusses Harsh Interrogation Techniques on NPR's Fresh Air
Matthew Alexander speaks out against harsh interrogation techniques used by the U.S. military and describes his team's use of strategic, noncoercive methods of interrogation to find Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006.
Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic and a prominent observer of the Middle East, said that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an idea worth defending, for the sake of the region. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series is hosted annually at UCLA by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
As the executive deputy director of research and programs for Human Rights Watch, Iain Levine manages the organization’s researchers and reporters, who are currently deployed in more than 40 countries. He spoke to UCLA students and faculty at the law school on Tuesday about the group's work in Egypt, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
Subtitled "Voices from Cairo through Social Media," the program displays a new tweet every four seconds over a digital map of Egypt's capital, archiving messages and the precise locations in Cairo from which they were sent.
An archaeological team's request to stay in Amarna, Egypt, where the situation was calm, was denied by the regional security organization. Evacuation of eight students and three faculty members began in earnest when the U.S. State Department recommended that Americans leave.
For more than 20 years, the UCLA Film & Television Archive has curated an annual festival in honor of Iranian cinema. It opens on Friday, Feb. 4, at the Billy Wilder Theater with "Pay Back," The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
John Scott-Railton, who has done research and studied in Egypt, decided to begin relaying reports from Egyptians via Twitter and Youtube when the government shut down Internet and cell phone service last Thursday.
The largely student-based initiative, based out of UCLA's Program in Global Health, has a long-term strategy for empowering Haitians. Officials from Haiti's State University (UEH) will visit with students and faculty members on multiple UC campuses in a five-day symposium.
The Notehelfer Prize seeks to recognize the best unpublished paper written by a UCLA graduate student in the field of Japan studies. Emi Foulk, second year graduate student in the history department, was awarded the first prize.
From 1961 until 1969, when training shifted overseas, more than one out of 10 Peace Corps volunteers was trained at UCLA, probably more than at any other college campus. UCLA is also alma mater to more than 1,700 Peace Corps volunteers, including 58 Bruins currently serving in 36 countries. A series of campus events March 2-5 will commemorate this tradition and look ahead to the next 50 years.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations and visiting professor of law and diplomacy at UCLA, served as Thailand’s equivalent to U.S. secretary of state from March 11, 2005 to Sept. 19, 2006. He was the 39th minister of foreign affairs for Thailand until a military coup d’état forced him out of office. The Thai national, who graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in political science in 1976, has taught here since 2007.
In "Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth, Language and Culture," Professor Marjorie Faulstich Orellana addresses the complex role played by youth who serve as language and culture brokers for their families and others.
UCLA scientists use new scientific method to verify vintage 4100 B.C. wine.
Since the teacher education program on Korea got its start in 2004, the UCLA Center for Korean Studies has supported KAFE's model of community engagement, sending renowned faculty members to lead training sessions and helping with programming. By way of a week-long, annual summer institute and other programs, CKS has reached out to roughly 2,000 school administrators and teachers from around the United States in recent years.
Garin Hovannisian's relatives are the subject of his new book, "Family of Shadows," which intertwines the tragic and triumphant recent history of the Armenian people with his remarkable family.
Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal, Jakarta's top envoy to the United States, met with UCLA officials last week on campus and at the Indonesian Consulate to discuss educational collaboration and exchange between the two countries.
But if the U.S. government returns to old ways of hoarding secrets, it could inflict more damage on itself than the WikiLeaks disclosures have, according to Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart. She joined a panel discussion with UCLA's Robert Trager and Dalia Dassa Kaye of the RAND Corporation, with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala as moderator.
It's 2050, and the northern quarter of the planet is more pleasant, prosperous, stable and powerful than it is today. The south? Not so much. This is the provocative conclusion of UCLA Geography Professor Laurence C. Smith in his new book, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future. Smith traveled the Northern Rim to discover what the future will look like. Here's what he found.
Roger Waldinger, the interim associate vice provost of international studies, will teach a five-week, summer seminar on campus for college and university teachers. Professor Waldinger invites eligible scholars and educators to apply for this opportunity for intensive, interdisciplinary study of global migration.
A related event Jan. 29 features discussions with filmmaker Jonathan Demme, journalists and scholars on Haiti and storytelling.
More than 50 years after they graduated, UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr-Adams has interviewed six of her American University of Beirut classmates to discover the lives they have built in the Middle East.
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