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Articles by Kevin Matthews

Leon Wieseltier Delivers Daniel Pearl Lecture

Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic and a prominent observer of the Middle East, said that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an idea worth defending, for the sake of the region. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series is hosted annually at UCLA by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
Published on: 2/10/2011
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Korean Culture Lessons Fill Gap for Teachers

Since the teacher education program on Korea got its start in 2004, the UCLA Center for Korean Studies has supported KAFE's model of community engagement, sending renowned faculty members to lead training sessions and helping with programming. By way of a week-long, annual summer institute and other programs, CKS has reached out to roughly 2,000 school administrators and teachers from around the United States in recent years.
Published on: 1/11/2011
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Massive Leak of Diplomatic Cables Not a National Disaster, Experts Say

But if the U.S. government returns to old ways of hoarding secrets, it could inflict more damage on itself than the WikiLeaks disclosures have, according to Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart. She joined a panel discussion with UCLA's Robert Trager and Dalia Dassa Kaye of the RAND Corporation, with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala as moderator.
Published on: 1/5/2011
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Visitors Bureau Hosted 575 People from 91 Nations in 2010

Housed in the UCLA International Institute since 2002, the International Visitors Bureau matches foreign visitors with professionals and experts in all fields. This year the bureau, managed by Program Officer Gohar Grigorian with the aid of one part-time student worker and a network of contacts, observed a sharp rise in the number of visitors from China.
Published on: 12/15/2010
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China Sends Senior Officials in Higher Ed to UCLA for Training

A delegation of vice presidents and high-ranking officials from universities in China came to UCLA this week to learn how to build and run a top university. Bruins shared their expertise on everything from managing residence halls to fundraising and recruiting diverse faculty.
Published on: 12/2/2010
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Steal This Plan for Civic Action

The UCLA Latin American Institute played host to five organizations that have been recognized by the Experiences in Social Innovation Contest, a United Nations initiative, for advancing UN-sponsored antipoverty goals through community participation. Last year's winner, the Social Observatory of Maringá (Brazil), seeks to prevent corruption in local government spending.
Published on: 11/23/2010
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Two-State Solution Remains Best Option for Realists and Doves, Says PLO Ambassador

Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, who leads the Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic mission to the United States, told a UCLA audience that the PLO is firmly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state within the framework of negotiations with Israel, while acknowledging that the negotiations may fail.
Published on: 11/15/2010
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Pakistan Takes a Turn at Global Literature

The London-based literary magazine Granta has dedicated an issue to the writing and art of Pakistan. At a recent campus event, Granta editor John Freeman and CISA faculty members agree that this is no isolated event.
Published on: 11/2/2010
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Mexico at Crossroads, Says Top US Diplomat

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual discussed strategies for ending the impunity of drug cartels and stemming the flow of guns and drugs across the border. His visit to campus was organized by the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, the Latin American Institute, and the International Institute.
Published on: 10/26/2010
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From Argentina, Chile and Iran, They Lived to Tell and Teach

Three survivors of state torture – an Argentine architect and activist, a Chilean artist, and an Iranian journalist and author – tell their stories on campus this month. In an installation on display Oct. 25-27 in Broad Art Center, Victor Videla Godoy will recreate his prison cell, this time lined with his remarkable, rediscovered correspondence with his mother.
Published on: 10/21/2010
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