Upcoming Events


Climate Change in Central Asia Lecture by Pey-Yi Chu, Pomona College
Monday, October 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

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CERS graduate student lecture by Elizabeth M. Collins (UCLA, French & Francophone Studies).
Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

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An interdisciplinary conference.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
306 Royce Hall

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Recent News & Announcements


Modernization stalls in Russia under Putin's "informational autocracy"

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

At a recent book talk, Daniel Treisman characterized the current Putin regime as an informational autocracy that relies largely on nonviolent control of information flows and the disabling of opponents.

In memoriam: Olga Kagan

Monday, April 09, 2018

With heavy hearts we share with you the sad news that our friend and colleague Professor Olga Kagan, Director of the UCLA Center for World Languages and the National Heritage Language Resource Center, passed away on April 6, 2018.

Donations in Professor Kagan's memory can be made to the Olga Kagan Heritage Language Teaching Fund and to the two academic programs that she was most passionate about - the UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center, which supports the teaching of heritage languages, and the Russian Flagship Program, which supports study-abroad opportunities for UCLA Russian Flagship students.

Putin regime authoritarian and incompetent

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar. 14, 2018. Writing in The Washington Post, UCLA's Dan Treisman says Russia has two modes of governance: autopilot and manual control. "Both systems involve corruption and power networks, as well as arbitrary and sometimes inhumane methods," he says. "Neither is very effective, although both can get results."

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