Quick links to all the stories posted at the UCLA International Institute
We invite you to attend the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) and a special workshop, "Maximizing Student Performance during Intensive Arabic Study," which includes a poster session. The workshop will be held at the Sundance Resort on the afternoon of Nov. 2--but we hope you will join us for the full conference, which is being held.
Verne Harris of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory points out the limits of transitional justice and offers human rights archivists new lines of inquiry for the future.
Lifelong friends, theatre professionals and fellow countrymen shared warm reminiscences of the late Czech leader and playwright at an opening reception for a UCLA Library exhibit in the Powell Library Rotunda.
Gary Bass examined the role played by President Nixon and Henry Kissinger in Pakistan before and during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 — particularly, their egregious failure to take action against the genocide in East Pakistan.
A lecture on the visual culture of Daoism by Shih-shan Susan Huang, illustrated with a multitude of drawings from historical texts, focused on the polarization of "inner" and "outer" images.
Immigration reform must shift its focus from an argument about defensive measures to one about basic human rights, contends Alvaro Heurta.
At a recent seminar convened by the Burkle Center for International Relations, a panel of experts considered the state of the Syrian civil war. Their general outlook was pessimistic, despite the recent real achievement of the chemical arms agreement concluded with the Syrian government.
Some 120 Brazilian scholarship students attended an orientation for the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program on the UCLA campus on Saturday, October 5.
This exhibition takes a critical look at the reconstruction and recovery efforts by presenting the work of ArchiAid, a reconstruction support network of Japanese architects formed in response to the large-scale official recovery strategy.
Known for work that is both heart wrenching and funny, Israeli writer Etgar Keret says he uses humor like a defense mechanism. An evening hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center on October 1st featured readings of his short stories and an absorbing interview of the author.
Burkle Center Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon quoted in The Wall Street Journal on U.S. debt and the government shutdown
Bowen Paulle argues that the violence and chaos of inner-city schools creates overwhelming stress for both students and teachers. Without addressing this stress, reforms to improve education in these schools are unlikely to be effective.
Increasingly, says UCLA Associate Professor Purnima Mankekar, the circular media flow between Asia and the rest of the world is a two-way street that affects both consumers and producers.
African-Scottish writer Aminatta Forna is known for works that chronicle societies’ descent into violence and the consequences that individuals must live with in the aftermath. She will read from her new novel “The Hired Man” at UCLA on October 15th.
This article discusses the rise in the number of heritage language programs offered in American universities.
UCLA Vietnamese instructor Quyen Di Chuc Bui is a teacher with a mission: to ensure the transmission of the Vietnamese language to the next generation of Vietnamese Americans. That makes him a very busy man.
A new seminar series will look "in" to Central Asia to consider the circulation of peoples, religions, languages, texts and textual traditions that connected peoples across the Eurasian land mass.
After being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.
Two day conference (Nov. 8-9) will examine the history and legacy of Chile’s military dictatorship and struggles for democracy, past and present.
"Future of humanitarian intervention looks bleak indeed" op-ed by Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon in the Bangkok Post
Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon discusses the implications of the call for intervention in Syria based on the use of chemical weapons on the future of humanitarian interventions.
Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies Robert Buswell calls for renaming the Korean Buddhist canon to distinguish it from the Indian Tripitaka, given that its contents range far beyond that of the Indian canon.
UCLA historian George Dutton aims to create a more cohesive community of faculty and students who study Southeast Asia.
The following is a link to an article in "History News Network" by Professor James L. Gelvin (History).
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