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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.Read More

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Image for My mom
A moving tribute to UCLA Professor Olga Kagan (1946 2018) by her son, Max Boot....
Image for Deserts into forests: Dispossession in Palestine as another case of enclosure
At a recent UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies event, UC San Diego Professor Gary...
Image for Nationalism threatens troubled human rights regime
In advance of the April 20th graduate student conference, "Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow...
Image for China
A century-long period of attacks against religion has given way to burgeoning religious activity in...
Image for Global Studies launched alumna
In the 10 short years since she graduated from UCLA, Katherine Balan Daniel earned an...
Image for Afghan, Iranian and Soviet histories intersect during Cold War
In an Afghan Studies talk, Timothy Nunan urged historians to employ a transregional approach to...

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The International Institute Graduate Student Association's 5th annual conference brings together graduate students from across...
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Graduate student paper presentations on various topics on South Asia Keynote address: Prof. Ayesha Jalal,...
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Ahmadabad, India

April 16, 2018. Indian women protest against two recently reported rape cases: the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian Kashmir and the abduction and rape of a teenager in northern Uttar Pradesh state. (Photo: ©AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki), 2018.) This photo is licensed, do not copy or download.

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