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Among the six new fellows on the UCLA faculty are Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a historian who directs the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, and Rogers Brubaker, a sociologist who serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center for European and Eurasian Studies.
For the last half-century the United States has undermined itself in Africa by failing to distinguish itself from Europe and the colonial legacy, says Haskell Sears Ward, one of the first to graduate from UCLA with an interdisciplinary master's degree in African studies.
The Graduate Quarterly profiles anthropology graduate student and Fulbright fellow Brent Luvaas.
Urban planning graduate student and Fulbright fellow T.H. Culhane introduces handmade solar water heaters in Cairo and thinks about how energy projects can address both poverty and environmental problems.
The UC Regents have approved the appointment of Professor Nicholas Entrikin as vice provost for international studies. Professor Entrikin has served as the acting vice provost since 2007.
UCLA is expanding its studies of and ties with Mexico with the creation of a dedicated center under the Latin American Institute and new programs of scholarly collaboration and exchange. At the inaugural event for the Center for Mexican Studies, speakers honored decades of service by UCLA's "dean of Mexican studies," Professor James Wilkie.
La UCLA reforzará las investigaciones sobre el país con la inauguración del Centro de Estudios Mexicanos
Tony Chan, a former dean in the College of Letters and Science at UCLA, has been appointed the next president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Jorge Preloran, a pioneer in the field of ethnographic documentary film and a professor emeritus at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, died March 28 in Los Angeles following a 10-year battle with prostate cancer.
Haskell Sears Ward, an expert on development and one of the first UCLA graduate students in African Studies, will focus his Thursday afternoon talk on what Africa and the United States have meant to one another for the past 50 years.
The family of a famous Bruin peacemaker, assassinated 25 years ago while serving as president of the American University of Beirut, has remembered him by seeking truth about his killers and reconciliation between nations.
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Now in its third year, the Korean Studies in the Americas program brings students to UCLA from four Latin American countries, supports collaboration among faculty, and sends American Koreanist scholars north and south for lectures. Funded by the Seoul-based Academy of Korean Studies, the UCLA-administered program has begun to snowball, attracting interest in the form of travel grants for Latin American students and faculty members visiting Korea and the United States.
Visiting professor Jurgen Kocka, a modern social historian at the Free University of Berlin, gave a lecture that kicks off more than a year of talks, conferences and film screenings organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies. An international conference about 1989's events and a film series are set for November.
A doctoral student in women's studies reports on a February gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, demanding inclusion of women's perspectives in the construction of family law in both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority countries.
In his Faculty Research Lecture on March 10, Gregory Schopen hopes to illuminate a little-known aspect of Buddhism: the fact that it was one of the earliest social organizations in India to develop what might be called a corporation.
Damola Osinulu, a doctoral student in the Department of World Arts and Cultures, took his International Fieldwork Fellowship to Lagos, Nigeria, to understand why at least a million Pentecostal worshippers come together just north of the city.
The UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies holds its inaugural event in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition on the last two centuries of urban change in Rio de Janeiro. The Latin American Institute now has a member center devoted to the Southern Cone of South America and will launch a Center for Mexican Studies in the spring.
The Southern California portion of the tour was coordinated by the UCLA Confucius Institute and Star Education, a nonprofit organization.
By Joshua Evan Schlachet
The UCLA International Institute Human Rights Film Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with a public screening of "Killer's Paradise" and discussion with director Giselle Portenier. The documentary film shines a light on the murders of more than 2,000 Guatemalan women in recent years and on responses by police and officials that often only compound the crimes.
A whirlwind tour of the Senagalese captial's music scene laid the groundwork for my comparative dissertation.
"I found studying abroad such a critical, life-changing experience that it needs to be mandatory," writes UCLA Daily Bruin columnist Nam-Giao Do.
The nonprofit group's UCLA branch made its first service trip last spring break, to Nicaragua, The Daily Bruin reports.
As long as their travel plans are registered online, UCLA faculty, staff, and students can receive instant email warnings through a vendor working for UC.
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