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Articles by Peggy McInerny

Celebrating the Legacy of Malcom H. Kerr

The work and life of Malcom H. Kerr, a UCLA professor for 20 years, was celebrated at UCLA on April 8, 2014.
Published on: 4/11/2014
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Israel reaffirmed and challenged to renew itself

Ari Shavit called on Israel to return to the imaginative and determined spirit of early Zionism at a Y&S Nazarian Center event on February 12, 2014.
Published on: 2/19/2014
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Burkle Center program aids young filmmakers in “Chance of a Lifetime”

In its first project, the Burkle Global Impact Initiative helped a group of young documentary filmmakers learn about the Millennium Development Goals.
Published on: 2/5/2014
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Modern legal profession in China is only 35 years old

The rapidly growing legal profession in China is exerting a profound influence on the country’s economy, society and politics, says Peng Xuefeng, chairman of the Beijing-based Dacheng Law Offices.
Published on: 1/28/2014
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Waiting to be heard — and read — in English

For José Luiz Passos, winning two of the most prestigious literary awards in Brazil is only the beginning of a long journey to find an American publisher.
Published on: 1/16/2014
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The multiple legacies of Edward Said

The impact of Edward Said’s work on the fields of literature, law, politics and history was considered by a recent conference of the Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Published on: 12/9/2013
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Prepare for North Korea to endure, not collapse

North Korea has always been a maverick Marxist-Leninist regime, following a distinctly nationalist path. Having survived both the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and the collapse of the USSR, don't expect it to collapse any time soon, said Charles Armstrong, professor of history at Columbia University.
Published on: 11/27/2013
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Study of Brazil at UCLA spans many decades and disciplines

Brazilian studies at UCLA involves professional schools across campus, supported by the Center for Brazilian Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the excellent Brazil collection of the UCLA Library.
Published on: 11/18/2013
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Medicine, literature and the power of epiphany

Using stories, pictures and citations from literature to illustrate his points, writer-physician Abraham Verghese emphasized the way in which literature can help physicians cultivate the humanist, healing aspect of medicine.
Published on: 11/12/2013
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FLAS scholarship prompts UCLA student to pursue master's degree

A yearlong Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship gave Michelle Sinness the confidence to become a Departmental Scholar, enabling her to complete a double B.A. and an M.A. in five years.
Published on: 11/7/2013
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