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Like a Straw Bird it Follows Me

Renowned Palestian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Fady Joudah visit UCLA for a poetry reading on October 25th, 2012.

Renowned Indian social and political activists to visit UCLA

Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey to discuss "The Idea of India" on Sept. 22

UC finalizes study abroad agreement with top Israeli university

UCLA's Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is now working to secure scholarship support for students to spend a semester at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev beginning in fall 2013.

A Beautiful Mind

Teofilo Ruiz wastes no time grabbing his students' rapt attention. The acclaimed UCLA historian has been known to enter a medieval history class on the first day, sign his name on the board as "Stephen Dedalus" and initiate a lecture on James Joyce's Ulysses.

Around the world in 80 (or so) days

Collaborations, partnerships and perspectives enrich research, education, opportunities, says UCLA Asia Institute director

Walking the walk, talking the talk

UCLA Center for World Languages director is a leader in heritage-language teaching and learning

New Thai ambassador visits UCLA

Funding from the Royal Thai Government supports language instruction, cultural programming and travel opportunities for students.

Learning to resolve conflict is important in all facets of life

Alexandra Lieben brings her real-world experience as a mediator into her role as a teacher, mentor and Burkle Center deputy director

Resentment of the Iranian Intelligentsia (in Persian)

A lecture by Daryoush Ashouri

Beautiful Resistance: Defying the Occupation Through the Theater and the Arts

Talk by Abdelfattah Abusrour, Al-Rowwad Cultural & Theatre Center

Living History with Professor James L. Gelvin

Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Coming to the “cave of the tiger” leads man to the home of the Bruins

U.S. Army Major Jin Park left home at 14 determined to find success in the United States. He will soon graduate from UCLA with a master's degree in East Asian studies, which he will use in his new assignment as a security assistance officer at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Afaf Nash and Susan Slyomovics

Afaf Nash reads "there is still a sun that rises…"by Abdul Satar (Abu Ali), from the documentary film A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe (directed by Emad Ali). Susan Slyomovics reads the English translation of the same poem.

A Night with Abbas Maroufi (in Persian)

A talk and reading by Abbas Maroufi, author of The Symphony of the Dead

Calling all future diplomats!

UCLA International Institute offers new Model UN summer program for high school students

UCLA recognized as a leader in US-China relations

Chancellor Gene Block accepts award from Committee of 100 on behalf of university

Scholar examines media’s role in managing political conflict

Yael Warshel will speak about her work on April 17

Award-winning author, satirist is coming to Dodd Hall

Sayed Kashua will speak about his work and share his views about life in Israel at UCLA on April 26

Taking language to a new level

High School Summer Language Program offers new online alphabet modules for heritage language learners

Poets, writers mark anniversary of bombing of Baghdad's cultural center

Center for Near Eastern Studies collaborates to keep memory of al-Mutanabbi Street alive

The Generation gives students a voice

New online journal provides news and views related to international topics and issues

A Poetry Reading by Granaz Mousavi (in Persian)

From the panel discussion "Secularism and Gender in Iran of Today"

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Aram Saroyan

Aram Saroyan reads "Night in Hamdan" by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa, followed by his own poem "Autobiography".

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Beau Beausoleil

Beau Beausoleil reads "TV Terror" by Huda Al-Marashi and follows with closing remarks for the reading.

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Elline Lipkin

Elline Lipkin reads Adnan Mohsen's "More Rare," followed by her own poem written with Aga Shahid Ali entitled "Al-Mutanabbi Street."

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