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Articles by Peggy McInerny

Joint Research Institute of PKU and UCLA ramping up in many directions

The Joint Research Institute (JRI) in Science and Engineering of Peking University (PKU) and UCLA enters its fifth year of operation this summer, heralding a busy upcoming year.
Published on: 6/25/2013
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Senior UN official urges International Institute graduates to be bold

At the UCLA International Institute’s annual Commencement Ceremony in Royce Hall on Saturday, June 15, 2013, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning Robert C. Orr (UCLA 1987) urged graduates of the Institute’s degree programs to go into the world, think big and be bold.
Published on: 6/18/2013
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Azeb Tadesse of the African Studies Center wins UCLA campus-wide staff award

Deputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.
Published on: 6/10/2013
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Lessons from the “long war” against terror in the Middle East

Ambassador Ryan Crocker repeatedly counseled the United States to practice “strategic patience” over the long term in its pursuit of stability in the Middle East at a lecture at UCLA.
Published on: 6/4/2013
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Mama Kiota of Niger: Feminism in a rural African Muslim form

Political scientist Pearl T. Robinson describes the work of Mama Kiota as a vital part of the global feminist movement. A female Sufi educational and spiritual leader, Mama Kiota has been working under the radar in her local community in Niger for 40 years, educating and empowering rural African Muslim women.
Published on: 5/30/2013
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Two UCLA professors win competitive grant for research on human rights archives

Historian Geoffrey Robinson and archivist Michelle Caswell will use a at $40,000 grant from the UC Pacific Research Program to explore the complex set of issues involved in the creation, housing, ownership, and use of archives on human rights abuses and crimes against humanity
Published on: 5/29/2013
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Faucett Fellowship students present diverse research on Latin America

UCLA graduate students presented a diverse array of research to donor representative Russell Faucett at an annual luncheon hosted by the Latin American Institute on May 16, 2013.
Published on: 5/22/2013
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Ending the Korean War

A recent Center for Korean Studies conference brought together a wide range of speakers to reconsider how to end a war that never technically ended.
Published on: 5/17/2013
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The China-Taiwan cross-strait relationship: Stable, but fragile

In the past five years, China and Taiwan have succeeded in stabilizing their relationship to the benefit of both. Most progress has been in the economic and cultural spheres, with political issues left aside for the moment. A recent Center for Chinese Studies conference examined how China, Taiwan and the United States view the increasingly complex trilateral relationship.
Published on: 5/7/2013
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People need a platform of rights that cannot be taken away

Journalist, businesswoman and humanitarian Princess Basmah bint Saud spoke about her proposed "Fourth Way" at lecture sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development.
Published on: 4/23/2013
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