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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.

Media Hope and African Capacity

A lecture by Farah Chaudhry and Chip Duncan

Mamadou Diouf delivers the James S. Coleman Memorial Lecture: Islam and the Making of the Public Space

Mamadou Diouf is Leitner Family Professor of African Studies. He leads Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs.

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

How much Arabic is in my poems: A Poetry reading interspersed by an essay on poetics and politics

Poet Maged Zaher

The Modern Recovery of the Ismaili Legacy and Its Importance for the Study of the Fatimids

A lecture by Paul Walker, University of Chicago

Text in Context: A Teach-in on President Yudof's Letter

Commentary by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA

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

African Women in War Zones: A Feminist Perspective

Dr. Amina Mama, University of California, Davis

Revolution, Reform, and Repression: Challenges to Women's Inclusion and Equality in the Middle East

The 1st Annual International Women’s Day Lecture by Sussan Tahmasebi, recipient of the Human Rights Watch’s 2011 Alison Des Forges Human Rights Award for Extraordinary Activism.

Nixon in China Conference Keynote

The February 23 conference commemorated the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing and Shanghai and his meetings with Chairman Mao. It was sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, and the UCLA Confucius Institute.

Nixon in China Conference Panel 1

The February 23 conference commemorated the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing and Shanghai and his meetings with Chairman Mao. It was sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, and the UCLA Confucius Institute.

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."

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Jim Natal

Jim Natal reads his own poem entitled "The Street of the Poet".

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Tania Baban and Jen Hofer

Tania Baban reads "A Half-Burned Page on Al Mutanabbi Street" by Dunya Mikhail in Arabic. Jen Hofer reads the English translation of the same poem, translated by Dunya Mikhail, Dima Hilal, and Beau Beausoleil. She follows with her own poem "less then more then less again".

Woman's body, a symbol of Political Changes in Contemporary Iran (in Persian)

A lecture by Mehrangiz Kar, from the panel discussion "Secularism and Gender in Iran of Today"

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

A talk by Amb. David Scheffer, the first US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, about his new book, "All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity)". This talk was co-sponsored by the UCLA International Human Rights Law Program.

Archaeologist investigates legend of mythical ruler of ancient Peru

Christopher Donnan’s revelations Naymlap and his findings at two sites are detailed in his new 268-page book “Chotuna and Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend.”

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Janet Sternburg

Janet Sternburg reads a poem written in the 10th century by an anonymous author, followed by her own poem entitled "Seeds".

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Sholeh Wolpé

Sholeh Wolpé reads "To Salah Al Hamdani, November 2008" by Sam Hamill, followed by her own poem entitled "The Deep Dive".

The Taste of Ashes: Hauntedness after Communism in Eastern Europe

A public lecture by Marci Shore, Yale University, History. Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies.

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