Asia News Archive
World-renowned architect Hitoshi Abe, the new chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, discusses his fascination with Los Angeles' environs and Japanese-influenced structures.
UCLA Burkle Center Assistant Director Anna Spain brings government and UN experience to the job, along with lessons learned since high school about solving problems collaboratively.
The keynote speaker at a UCLA conference on security issues in Europe and Eurasia revisits the meaning of European unity.
Peter Singer's message is uncomfortable: Most people follow a minimalist morality that makes them a lot more immoral than they consider themselves to be.
In more than three decades at UCLA, Nicholas Entrikin has led his department, the review of faculty promotions across campus, and the Institute's Global Studies IDP. Now he's taking on two jobs in one: overseeing the growth of UCLA's global relationships and building bridges among multidisciplinary programs on campus. He and Ron Rogowski, the outgoing vice provost and dean, talk about where the Institute is heading.
Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, who represents Venezuela and Hugo Chávez in Washington, says his country's break from the U.S.-endorsed model of economic policy in Latin America is giving the region hope that democracies can enact "revolutionary change." He faults the United States for upholding a "double standard" on terrorism and not minding its energy consumption.
"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.
Any nuclear conflict would devastate cities and threaten global population through climate change, researchers say.
Photographer Patrick Liotta and Mapuche Indian performer Beatriz Pichi Malen tell of the Mapuche people's bravery and determination in confronting wars, poverty, and domination by various groups.
The new reverse osmosis (RO) membranes offer a huge improvement over current ones, which clog easily when bacteria and other particles build up on the surface.
On a book tour for his English translation of 'Wizard of the Crow,' the Kenyan novelist and playwright teaches a UCLA audience about dictators, globalization, and 'the unity behind creation.'
The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.
16 short tales, and warring commentaries on them, form the core of GlobaLink-Africa, a free, year-long, multimedia curriculum designed for grades 9-12. The polished, feature-rich web site is not only for high schoolers. Others can raid it for music, country data, or a crash course on Africa and the contemporary world.
Though speakers at the meeting said they believe greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to a dangerous warming of the global environment, they were also optimistic about their ability to solve the problem.
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.
In talk at UCLA, former German foreign minister sees no future for 'balance-of-powers' geopolitics, defends European expansion within bounds, urges US not to give up on 'the West.' Fischer calls Iranian nuclear program biggest threat in troubled Middle East.
On Southern Californian trip, Ambassador Roberto Abdenur discusses trade, left-leaning Latin American governments, Brazil's Bolivian investment.
Cari Coe's research inhabits the space where protected forests, politics, and poverty meet.
The U.S. ambassador to Benin discusses the U.S. agenda, the Beninese ethos, and the trials of his vocation.
Professor Stergios Babanassis, from the Univesity of Aegean, discusses comparative studies of countries, Europe, Economic integration, International linkages to development, Role of the International organization, long term indicators.
Special Guest Lecture by Gareth Chang, with Professor Toby Miller, UC Riverside
UCLA graduate student Nimmi Gowrinathan, just back from serving in the relief effort in Sri Lanka, writes of how political and economic problems there will affect children for years to come.
UCLA senior Audrey Desiderato survived the December 26 tsunami while scuba-diving off a Thai island. Here she reflects on the experience and on the immense losses suffered by others.
Web resources to aid in understanding the recent tragedy.
Nineteen California teachers spend three weeks exploring China's rich cultural legacy and its complicated present.
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