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U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.
"I tried to imagine what I would feel like if I had to move to Sweden at the age of 72 with uncertain residence status and my family left behind in my own country which was torn apart by war," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Christopher T. Nelson reflects on his research into and participation in the traditional Okinawan dance eisaa.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.
An ikebana exhibit at UCLA plants seeds for the next generation of students interested in the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.
Budgeting at federal and various "local" levels is a high-stakes game, particularly in Latin America and the rest of the developing world. Last month, the UCLA Latin American Center and the Institute convened players for a first major conference on fiscal federalism.
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
The spread of nuclear weapons is a pressing issue the United States must recognize and address, experts said during a two-day conference on campus this week.
Samuel Leiter of Brooklyn College attempts to spook the audience at a UCLA event on kabuki theater.
The lecture by the newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Great Britain, Ron Prosor, was sponsored by the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, the Israel Studies Program, Stand with Us, and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.
Monday's talk by Shlomo Aronson, a political science professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and Israel Studies Program.
Kristen Ghodsee of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Bowdoin College has observed a Persian Gulf-influenced Muslim religious revival in a southern Bulgarian province. In one of two recent UCLA talks, she describes her project to work out how it happened.
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.
They called themselves Ethiopians and religious leaders. UCLA Professor of History Robert Hill says we can learn from these imposters.
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.
Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, offered his analysis of Israeli politics during a lecture Tuesday afternoon.
As part of an ongoing lecture series on Israeli studies, Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, is scheduled to speak today at 4:00.
Lawyers and professors from around the country came together at UCLA on Feb. 9 to give their legal and historical perspectives on the topic of executive power.
Visiting humanities professor to lecture on African activism, literature, and liberties
No amount of military intervention in Iraq can work without equal emphasis on robust diplomacy and political initiatives in the strife-torn nation, Clark said in a Jan. 22 lecture on the eve of Bush's national address.
Deepak Lal distils arguments from his recent book, "Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty-first Century." Lal is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies.
A documentary about the Rwandan genocide to be screened at UCLA on Wednesday looks at efforts to revive a traditional court system that brings victim and perpetrator face to face.
The Thursday night discussion was part of a month-long tour sparked by the killing of the 10-year-old daughter of Bassam Aramin, one of the founders of Combatants for Peace.
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