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Articles by Margaretta Soehendro

10 Questions for Nile Green

In his 2009 book, "Islam and the Army in Colonial India: Sepoy Religion in the Service of Empire," Professor Green follows the development of a "barracks Islam" that was practiced by Indian soldiers and their faqir holy men in 19th- and early 20th-century Hyderabad, a princely state then under de facto British rule.
Published on: 9/2/2009
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How Obama Should Address Islamists and Jihadists

Bestselling author, columnist, and UC Riverside faculty member Reza Aslan has advice for the Obama administration on defeating transnational Muslim utopian radicals, or jihadists. Start, he says, by getting used to the idea of Islamists in politics.
Published on: 5/26/2009
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Filling the Silent Space

One of the standing committees on South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission documents Korean War deaths including mass killings of some 100,000 South Koreans by their own military, police and allies. Dong-Choon Kim of Sung Kong Hoe University discussed the work of the committee he leads earlier this quarter at UCLA.
Published on: 5/1/2009
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UCLA Holds 1st Graduate Conference on Indonesia

Sponsored by the new UCLA Indonesian Studies Program, a graduate student conference promotes activism and collaborative scholarship about the world's fourth-largest nation.
Published on: 4/23/2009
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Missed Opportunity Hurt US-African Relations for Decades

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.
Published on: 4/10/2009
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UCLA Brazilianists Launch Center

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.
Published on: 2/17/2009
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No One China in Africa

Miners' success in improving working conditions at a Chinese-owned copper mine in Zambia tells one story about Chinese economic influence on the continent. But it's too early to say what the country's investments in Africa add up to, says UCLA sociologist Ching Kwan Lee.
Published on: 1/23/2009
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'Creating Places'

At the first "Asia in LA" program, architects, urban designers, and faculty members discuss the relationships between cosmopolitanism in a global city and particular locales.
Published on: 11/26/2008
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South Kazakhstan Outbreak Led to Anti-HIV Programs

The Shymkent outbreak of 2006 affected more than 130 children but also energized Kazakh officials to implement programs for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
Published on: 10/28/2008
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Vietnamese Forest Policy and the Locals

In northern Vietnam, people living around Tam Dao National Park may gain access to park land through legal title, influence, or labor, explains UCLA-trained political scientist Cari An Coe.
Published on: 10/27/2008
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