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UCLA graduate student receives multiple awards for research project in Indonesia

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.

Jerusalem Post column highlights AIS conference at UCLA

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.

Joint Research Institute of PKU and UCLA ramping up in many directions

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.

Heritage Language Conference at UCLA: CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

Senior UN official urges International Institute graduates to be bold

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.

Temple Mount in Jerusalem, National Religious Society, Jewish Extremism

Post-doctoral fellow Sarina Chen explores the symbolism and controversy surrounding the holy site

To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate: NY Times Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow General Wesley Clark

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.

Hitoshi Abe's architectural works on display at MOCA

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.

Woman of the Pomegranate

David Suissa talks about Sharon Nazarian's leadership in pioneering Israel education

Annual CMED conference in Qatar attracts Middle East business leaders

“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.

Azeb Tadesse of the African Studies Center wins UCLA campus-wide staff award

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.

Lessons from the “long war” against terror in the Middle East

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.

Giant of Ismaili studies honored by younger generation

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.

Noticias Mundo Fox Interview with Gabriel Peterberg (UCLA) on the conflict in Israel and Palestine

Interview with UCLA Professor Gabriel Piterberg on the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The Noticias Mundo Fox segment (in Spanish) took place on November 22, 2012.

Mama Kiota of Niger: Feminism in a rural African Muslim form

Political scientist Pearl T. Robinson describes the work of Mama Kiota as a vital part of the global feminist movement. A female Sufi educational and spiritual leader, Mama Kiota has been working under the radar in her local community in Niger for 40 years, educating and empowering rural African Muslim women.

Two UCLA professors win competitive grant for research on human rights archives

Historian Geoffrey Robinson and archivist Michelle Caswell will use a at $40,000 grant from the UC Pacific Research Program to explore the complex set of issues involved in the creation, housing, ownership, and use of archives on human rights abuses and crimes against humanity

International Institute congratulates UCLA Librarian of the Year David Hirsch

David Hirsch of the Young Research Library was voted UCLA Librarian of the Year 2013 by his peers. A librarian, linguist and scholar, his work supports scholars throughout the International Institute.

Changing notions of identity and place in Central Asia

A May 2013 graduate research panel organized by the Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia explored the changing dynamics of identity and place in the region. The interdisciplinary session saw presentations by a linguist, an anthropologist and a geographer, respectively.

Faucett Fellowship students present diverse research on Latin America

UCLA graduate students presented a diverse array of research to donor representative Russell Faucett at an annual luncheon hosted by the Latin American Institute on May 16, 2013.

Professors Lynn Hunt and Anna Kudyma Receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

CEES congratulates Professors Hunt and Kudyma on receiving Distinguished Teaching Awards!

Ending the Korean War

A recent Center for Korean Studies conference brought together a wide range of speakers to reconsider how to end a war that never technically ended.

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