Asia News Archive
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.
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 visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.
"Whether or not there was a time for foreign aid, it is an idea whose time has gone," argues UCLA economist Deepak Lal in The Australian.
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.
Though numbers have been declining since 2002-2003, a downward trend may be ending.
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.
Kantathi Suphamongkohn says he saw the coup coming, but does not yet know what his next move will be.
The two-hour event with Tariq Ali was co-sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Center.
Lunch chat with Eva Nowotny, Austrian ambassador to the US, also covers EU constitution, immigration, and the country's recent parliamentary elections.
The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by actors George Clooney and Don Cheadle, former Secretary of State George Shultz, Assemblymember Koretz, Assemblymember J. Horton, executive members of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and other community leaders at a public signing for AB 2941 and AB 2179.
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.
W. Michael 'Jelani' Hamm, the Coordinator for the Social Justice Magnet at Crescent Heights Elementary, discusses his experiences at a two-day K-12 teachers' workshop on the plight of African children.
In early 2006, the Burkle Center for International Relations and the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar co-sponsored a conference in Doha to explore the prospects for economic and social development in the Middle East.
Video Available of Roland B. Tolentino speaking on 'Diaspora as Historical/Political Trope in Philippine Literature.'
Watch the University of the Philippines Film Institute professor speaking to a UC-Berkeley audience. Tolentino was also CSEAS Distinguished Visitor at UCLA in February 2006.
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.'
Connecticut College's Alexis Dudden speaks on "Illegal Korea".
Non-economic factors, not fiscal policy, are fundamental in explaining the lack of investment in many developing countries, writes Global Fellow Nathan Jensen in the Financial Times.
Four scholars uncover, try out ways of seeing early photographs of region.
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.
Human rights lawyer Fabiola Letelier argues that Chile has assembled plenty of facts about Pinochet years, needs to move on to punishment of guilty and reparations for victims. She does not entirely share public 'optimism' about President Michelle Bachelet.
The task force's new campaign comes about three weeks after the UC Board of Regents voted unanimously to divest from nine companies with holdings in Sudan.
Students won unanimous vote by Regents to shed holdings in nine companies doing business with government accused of genocide.
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