Asia News Archive
UCLA Today Online, October 7, 2008
The School of Law has received a $4 million endowment to establish a program on international justice and human rights, the first such program at any law school on the West Coast. The donation was made by Sanela Diana Jenkins, a survivor of the war in Bosnia who now lives and works in California and London.
Night light in neighborhoods populated primarily by embattled Sunni residents declined dramatically just before the February 2007 surge and never returned, suggesting that ethnic cleansing by rival Shiites may have been largely responsible for the decrease in violence for which the U.S. military has claimed credit.
September 17, 2008
The world history teachers in a two-week training workshop at UCLA learned about Azerbaijan and its neighbors from the country's representative in Los Angeles. Consul General Elin Suleymanov also expressed concern about Russian military action in the Caucasus at the lunchtime talk.
UCLA Professor Anthony Pagden's "Worlds at War" lays the historical groundwork for the political thinking that many feel is badly needed in our globalized post-9/11 world. In a wide-ranging interview, Pagden talked to Today Staff Writer Ajay Singh about what separates the West from the non-West and how the East-West divide might be bridged.
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.
UCLA Today, July 15, 2008
The authors of this op-ed, scholars at USC and UCLA, created the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group to determine what archaeological material is disputed and to formulate recommendations for policymakers.
The International Institute hosts a visit by ambassadors and top envoys to the United States from 42 countries.
In the China Studio program run by UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, bicultural student teams design important structures. Back at UCLA, young Chinese architects share their perspectives and get grilled in English. It's not your typical exchange program.
Hosted by the UCLA International Institute, the visit is part of the first West Coast Experience trip for Washington diplomats.
His dissent in a key terror case makes it harder to solve the Gitmo problem, writes UCLA's David Kaye in The Los Angeles Times.
In late May and early June, the Latin American Institute put on a conference addressing issues of policy in U.S.-Mexican relations and sponsored a classical music concert benefitting the UCLA Mexican Arts series, along with other events.
UCLA Today Online, May 27, 2008
UCLA Today, May 20, 2008
Daily Bruin, May 7, 2008
UCLA Newsroom, May 2, 2008
Lawrence E. Butler, the deputy assistant secretary of state who oversees U.S. policy in Iraq, offers an optimistic assessment of Iraq's prospects for a UCLA audience.
A crackdown on protesters in Tibet last month triggered demonstrations in London and Paris amid the running of the Olympic torch, effectively turning this summer's sporting contest in Beijing into what some are calling the "Human Rights Games." Richard Baum, veteran Sinologist and professor of political science, talked to Staff Writer Ajay Singh about China's decades-old Tibet challenge.
The Humanitarian Intervention Task Force (HITF) was established by Professor Steven Spiegel, Director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, in response to a request from the Ford Foundation to examine the question of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect as they relate to the Middle East.
Japanese politics expert Megumi Naoi explains the relationship between Japanese politicians and interest groups.
LA Times, April 10, 2008
UCLA Today, April 10, 2008
Israeli and Palestinian scholars reach the first-ever agreement on the disposition of the region's archaeological treasures following the establishment of a future Palestinian state.
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