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UCLA Asian Studies Faculty in the News -- January 2006

Performers influenced by the APPEX experience, gift to create a chair for the study of Korean Christianity

High hopes over rising demand for fuel alcohol

A look at the rising demand for renewable energy around the globe.

UCLA Asianists at the 2005 American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Four faculty and alumni from one of the nation's strongest history programs are to speak at the gathering.

Study Globalization in China

UCLA's unique summer program combines courses on globalization, language, with field study in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Crisis in Darfur, Sudan

Panelists report on genocide in Sudan, debate calling for U.S. military intervention.

New Chair Maps Plan for Southeast Asian Studies IDP

Historian George Dutton discusses UCLA's Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) in Southeast Asian Studies.

The African Studies Center Screens Hotel Rwanda

UCLA AFC screens major motion picture "Hotel Rwanda" and hosts actor Don Cheadle, director Terry George and Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism during the Rwanda genocide is the basis of the film.

Visitors and Post-Doctoral Fellows, 2003-04

Natan Sharansky on Human Rights and Democracy in the Middle East

Former imprisoned Soviet dissident and current Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs looks at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the United Nations, the Western press, and the issue of Jewish settlements in Gaza and the West Bank.

Olga Kagan, LRC Director Wins Book Award

Russian for Russians, the first textbook published in the U.S. for heritage learners of Russian, has won the 2004 book award for pedagogy from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL).

Two Economists Look at Europe's Economic Slowdown

Economic growth and labor productivity have been slowing in Europe as workers take more leisure time. Two experts look at why.

Careers in the International Field A Student Workshop

International experts Salih Booker of Africa Action; John Prendergast of International Crisis Group and Peter Takirambudde of Human Rights Watch discuss careers in international affairs.

John Duncan Presents Stanley Spector Lecture at Washington University

UCLA historian speaks on "Non-Elite Identities in the Late Choson: Questions of Ethnicity, Status, and Conflict."

Lothar von Falkenhausen delivers Washington University's Nelson Wu Lecture

UCLA Art Historian speaks on "The Musical Archaeology of Ancient China: A Presentation of Art and Music"

Global Fellow, Visiting Korean Scholar Tell Daily Bruin about Their Experiences in America

UCLA Daily Bruin interviews Austin Harrington and Sung Deuk-Oak on their experiences in the United States.

People Who Saved the Lives of Others during the Bosnian War

Tito's granddaughter, Svetlana Broz, records the testimonies of people protected by good samaritans in a terrible time.

UCLA Leads Public Universities in Student Travel Abroad

Authoritative Open Doors 2004 report says UCLA sent 1,917 students abroad in 2002-03 school year.

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the Polish Consulate General, the UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the UCLA Polish Student Group

Large Turnout for Sammy Lee Lecture on Chinese Imperial Garden

Che Bing Chiu recalls the history of the Yuanmingyuan, the 857 acre "Garden of Perfect Brightness" from which China's Manchu emperors ruled an empire for a century and a half.

The War on Terror: An Uphill Battle for Global Support

Is terrorism an important issue beyond the borders of the United States?

African Union Representative Explains New Continentwide Organization

UN representative faces sharp criticism of AU role in Darfur during UCLA discussion.

Asia Institute Maps Wide Range of Projects

New director outlines plans at faculty-student reception.

UCLA Faculty Receive $75,000 to Support Pacific Rim Research 2004-2005

Grants are awarded to support explorations on the origins of agriculture in Northern Asia, how art history and science might combine to illuminate Southeast Asian sculpture, what varied experiences with bast fiber textiles suggests about cultural preservation, and how globalization is affecting education on the Pacific Rim.

Is Russia's Experiment with Democracy Over?

How serious are Putin's changes in electoral laws? How far is he likely to go in restricting political and press freedoms?

Three Mexican Governors Discuss the Future of Their Country

Overflow crowd hear governors from three parties speak on the new pluralism and Mexico's place in a globalized world.

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