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How do you teach the Arab Spring?

A recent course on the Arab Spring taught by CMED Director Steven Spiegel invited specialists from around the country and UCLA to lecture on individual countries—some in person and some via a videoconferencing link.

Terasaki Center Celebrates Career of UCLA Japanese History Professor Herman Ooms


The post-Fukushima world: Interconnected and fragile

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, former Chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (2011–2012), and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Director of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, addressed different aspects of the post-Fukushima world in a symposium on March 22, 2013.

Cinema According to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

A series of films directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos

East meets west in a portrait: A conversation with Korean art scholar Burglind Jungmann

UCLA Professor Burglind Jungmann, a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, speaks about her work and Rubens's drawing, "Man in Korean Costume," on exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Empowering girls to achieve in Rwanda

A $1 million grant has been awarded to the UCLA African Studies Center (ASC) for a capacity-building partnership with the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) of Rwanda.

Reveal the truth, but don’t hit people over the head with it!

Author and Los Angeles Times journalist Hector Tobar discusses immigration and the Latin American experience in his works.

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in The Guardian's article on the U.S. Constitution

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in The Guardian's article "Charles Krauthammer's false statement about the US Constitution."

UCLA professor to speak on Korean art at Getty Center

Burglind Jungmann, UCLA Professor of Art History and a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, will speak at a Getty Center symposium today, Friday, March 15.

Culture matters, especially in medicine

A Latin America Institute symposium finds that culture greatly influences how indigenous communities in Mexico, Central and South America experience Western medicine.

Israel in all of its complexity

Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya highlighted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stinging setback in the January 2013 parliamentary elections and a new political focus on simmering domestic issues.

Stanley Kramer’s political critique of the Nuremberg Trials

Author and scholar Elisabeth Bronfen discusses a chapter from her book Specters of War: Hollywood's Engagement with Military Conflict, explaining how Stanley Kramer uses film to critique the Nuremberg trials.

Highlights from the IoES Urban Sustainability in North American Cities Symposium

Decision-makers, researchers, and UCLA faculty and students participated in the conference held Feb. 26 at UCLA.

Cambodian Americans Re-Member the Genocide of the Khmer Rouge

According to scholar Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Cambodian American artists are providing new interpretations of the Khmer Rouge period that go beyond the previous frame established by the movie,“The Killing Fields.” Their works critique the strategic amnesia of the United States regarding twentieth-century Cambodian history and are re-scripting the Cambodian experience so that it is not exclusively about trauma.

Democracy the best antidote to terrorism, says Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice offered a spirited defense of democracy as the best and most stable system of government at the annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture of the Burkle Center for International Relations.

Global Ecologies: Nature / Narrative / Neoliberalism - A two-day conference

Canadian Studies at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability co-sponsored and contributed funding to this conference, co-organized by UCLA and Canadian University faculty.

K-12 Teacher Workshop on Mexican Corridos

"Ballads Without Borders: The Mexican Corrido Past & Present" will examine the history, development and significance of one of Mexico's most popular and enduring oral traditions.

In Memoriam: Barbara Valk

Librarian Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and founder of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

In Memoriam: George Aratani (1918-2013)

A successful businessman and philanthropist, Aratani endowed the George and Sakaye Aratani Field Experience Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

A Russian Flagship student's St. Petersburg year

UCLA Russian Flagship students Sydney Heller, along with classmates Addy Tomova, Dustin Chavkin, and Derek Groom, are participants in an intensive program at St. Petersburg State University. Syd talks with Susan Bauckus (Center for World Languages) about his experiences.

"White Paper Suggests U.S. Could Launch Drones Into U.S. Cities" by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala

In a Daily Beast article, Kal Raustiala argues that the government's newly released "white paper" does not draw a clear distinction between the legality of killing Americans abroad versus on US soil.

Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake - Global Agenda in Post Fukushima & Reconstruction Efforts of Japanese Architects

"Fukushima Nuclear Accident awakened us." -- Come listen to Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa on March 22 as he gives his thought and experiences while acting as the Chair of the Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan. Immediately following is a colloquium about the numerous reconstruction efforts of Japanese architects during the past two years.

METAMORPHOSIS - Film by Jun Hori (Feb. 28 from 2pm)

Documentary about the nuclear situation in the U.S. and Japan

The Newly-elected Abe Administration and its Policies - Feb. 27 at 4:15 PM in Royce 306

On December 26th, Shinzo Abe of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party assumed the post of Prime Minister for the second time. Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, Jun Niimi, comes to UCLA to give a presentation detailing the results and implications of the recent national poll.

Film series builds human rights community at UCLA

Los Angeles is a movie town, so it’s no surprise that it’s filled with film festivals and documentary screenings, but even amidst all the variety the only L.A. film series you’ll find focused on human rights is at UCLA.

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