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Alain Mabanckou, a visiting professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, won the annual prize for his best-selling novel, "Mémoires de porc-épic" ("Memoirs of a Porcupine").
Michael Ross, a UCLA political scientist, concluded that democratic countries do no better than their non-democratic counterparts in helping the world's poorest citizens -- a troubling finding, he said, that contradicts the claims made by a generation of scholars.
Prix Renaudot winners become "mega-stars overnight" in France.
The exhibit, curated by CNES Assistant Director Jonathan Friedlander, runs Nov. 6-Jan. 12 at UCLA’s Powell Library. A Jan. 11 lecture will treat the Middle East in American crime fiction.
UCLA Professor Emeritus Stanley Wolpert reflects on his career.
The 40% of Israeli-dropped 'bomblets' that didn't explode during this summer's war continue to kill Lebanon's most vulnerable, writes Professor Saree Makdisi in the Los Angeles Times.
The records Robinson compiled during his time in East Timor have contributed to a larger record of archives collected by the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation, which collects records of the 25-year Indonesian occupation of East Timor.
Racy explains pleasures of a musical tradition to the Kansas City Star.
The UCLA African Studies Center held a memorial service for Kunene on Oct. 12.
The former supreme allied commander of NATO, now a Burkle Center senior fellow, and UCLA law professors discuss provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Clark disputes need for "rough treatment" of detainees on practical, moral, and geo-strategic grounds.
by Professor Leonard Binder, Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
UCLA historian Geoffrey Robinson is leading a mission to save evidence of a young nation's turbulent birth and working through his own memories of violence.
UCLA historian Richard Hovannisian instructs local K-12 teachers on more than a century of Armenian migrations to Southern California and elsewhere. His archive of interviews with 800 survivors of the Armenian Genocide is now digitized, with transcriptions and translations in the works.
UCLA Islamic Studies doctoral student Joanne Nucho went to Lebanon to study Arabic and a community in East Beirut. She ended up working to get out, a process that led her to new reflections on the region and her own family ties to it.
Fighting in Lebanon and Israel 'might engulf the entire region as well as what is left of faith in American ideals in the Muslim world,' writes UCLA Fulbright Coordinator Ann Zwicker Kerr in the Aug. 14 Christian Science Monitor.
Israel is engaging in collective punishment of the people of Lebanon, writes UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi July 19 in the Los Angeles Times.
Arthur Rhodes takes top honors for his coverage of Sri Lanka elections in UCLA publication.
CNES hosts a conference marking the arrival of JMEWS's editorial operation at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. UCLA's Sondra Hale and UCSB's Nancy Gallagher will serve as co-editors.
Obituary: Guillermo Hernandez, UCLA Professor of Spanish, Director Emeritus of Chicano Studies Research Center and Leading Expert on Corridos
Guillermo E. Hernández, UCLA professor of Spanish, director emeritus of the university's Chicano Studies Research Center and a leading expert on corridos, died Sunday, July 16, in Mexico City. He was 66.
A need to protect symbols lies behind the latest Mideast violence, writes UCLA historian and CNES faculty member David N. Myers in the Los Angeles Times.
UCLA-based Hispanic American Periodicals Index has a record of adapting early to technological shifts. Now staff at HAPI have redesigned the web site in response to 'usability' testing by UCLA library science student, increased full-text offerings, and translated pages into Spanish and Portuguese.
Assumptions about race relations derived from U.S. experience don't hold for Brazil, Edward Telles announced in 'Race in Another America,' judged best contribution to sociology in three years.
GlobaLink-Africa, a free resource for students and teachers, was four years in the making. GRCA celebrated its launch with African and Afro-Brazilian musical and dance performances.
UCLA project devoted to Tokyo-LA interactions in art, fashion, food holds workshop on 'LA as Offshore Japan.'
In Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Turkey, audiences of up to 1,000 people recently turned up to listen to him speak. In the United States, Abou El Fadl's views have made him unpopular among fellow Arab Americans.
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