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The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.
Applications are being accepted for a unique six-week opportunity for teachers to study the culture, history, and tradition of Morocco. The program consists of studying Arabic and traveling throughout Morocco, as well as an opportunity to be part of an important musical/cultural festival in the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira.
Professor Nayereh Tohidi, visting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, asks whether president-elect Hassan Rowhani will reset Iran's political course in a hopeful direction.
The hunger strike in Guantanamo detention facility enters its 150th day with prisoners accusing the guards of worsening treatment and abusive searches. In his interview with RT TV, Burkle Center fellow Tony Camerino says the Guantanamo detainees are Al Qaeda's main recruitment targets.
In a speech at the 29th Annual AIS Conference at UCLA on June 24th, former foreign minister of Israel Shlomo Ben-Ami spoke about David Ben-Gurion, the founding of Israel, the impact of the country’s victory in the Six Day War and the changing way in which Israel has been judged by “the tribunal of world public opinion.”
The following is the text of an interview conducted by the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao (明報) with Professor James L. Gelvin (History) in late June 2013.
Director of Center for Brazilian Studies to oversee significant expansion of Brazilian students at UCLA
With medical doctor Karin Nielsen at the helm of its Center for Brazilian Studies, LAI expects its strong links with south campus to ramp up with an infusion of STEM students from Brazil.
UCLA Geography doctoral student Jenny Elaine Goldstein will conduct fieldwork in a degraded tropical peat forest in Indonesian Borneo, site of an infamous environmental disaster.
David Newman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben Gurion University in Israel, discusses the state of Israel studies worldwide and the Association for Israel Studies conference taking place at UCLA in his weekly column for the Jerusalem Post.
The Joint Research Institute (JRI) in Science and Engineering of Peking University (PKU) and UCLA enters its fifth year of operation this summer, heralding a busy upcoming year.
Fake It Till You Make It - The Good News About China’s Knockoff Economy: Foreign Affairs article by Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman
Given that Chinese counterfeiting has benefits as well as costs, and considering China’s historical resistance to Western pressure, trying to push China to change its approach to intellectual property law is not worth the political and diplomatic capital the United States is spending on it.
NHLRC will be hosting our second international conference on heritage/community languages March 7 & 8, 2014 at UCLA. We hope to have a great turn out again in 2014. Please help us by sending out this call for papers. As you can see, we are seeking papers from various disciplines.
At the UCLA International Institute’s annual Commencement Ceremony in Royce Hall on Saturday, June 15, 2013, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning Robert C. Orr (UCLA 1987) urged graduates of the Institute’s degree programs to go into the world, think big and be bold.
Post-doctoral fellow Sarina Chen explores the symbolism and controversy surrounding the holy site
President Obama's decision to give Syrian rebels lethal aid, though it might eventually contribute to the overthrow of Mr. Assad, opens an opportunity for concerted diplomacy to end the bloodshed.
Terasaki Center Director Hitoshi Abe's architectural works will be exhibited at the upcoming show, A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from from June 16-September 16.
David Suissa talks about Sharon Nazarian's leadership in pioneering Israel education
“Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future,” a conference sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, took place in Doha, Qatar, from May 20–22, 2013.
Deputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.
MEDIA ALERT: UCLA design conference on June 11 to focus on unprecedented regional infrastructure initiative in South America
International Institute, UCLA, June 5, 2013 — A conference and design review funded by the UCLA Latin American Institute will explore how design can improve the impacts of the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA), the largest and most ambitious infrastructure integration project ever implemented in the region.
The United States and China Need to Overcome Mutual Misunderstandings: Washington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow General Wesley Clark
General Clark argues that the US and China need to develop a deeper understanding of each other and form greater cooperation.
Ambassador Ryan Crocker repeatedly counseled the United States to practice “strategic patience” over the long term in its pursuit of stability in the Middle East at a lecture at UCLA.
A younger generation of scholars recently paid tribute to UCLA Professor Emeritus Ismail K. Poonawala at a symposium organized by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies on May 23, 2013.
Interview with UCLA Professor Gabriel Piterberg on the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The Noticias Mundo Fox segment (in Spanish) took place on November 22, 2012.
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