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Image for Laure Murat on the gilets jaunes
Jan. 12, 2019. "There is no need for doubtful references to history, it's the present and the future of our democracy which the gilets jaunes movement is questioning," writes Center for European & Russian Studies Laure Murat in the French newspaper Liberation. (In French)
Image for Karen Nielsen co-authors new Zika study
Nov. 12, 2018. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika in utero in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, developed severe abnormalities. The collaborative research study was co-authored by Nielsen, former director of Center for Brazilian Studies, and a team of M.D.s and Ph.Ds. from Brazil and the United States.
Image for Alex Wang on China and the Paris Agreement
Dec. 7, 2018. Will the U.S.-China trade war and planned U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement reduce China's incentives to implement air emissions controls? As cited in the New York Times, Alex Wang of the UCLA School of Law observes, “It takes the pressure off of greater ambition and faster action. If you're coming from the perspective that we're already way behind, then the current dynamic is bad.”
Image for Even for Trump, there is such a thing as too far
"When children are being locked away, Republican attacks on immigrants will backfire, writes UCLA Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies Matt Barreto in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
Image for Verónica Cortínez on Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz
Sept. 14, 2018. Verónica Cortínez, director of the UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies, is interviewed by the Chilean newspaper El Diario Austral Valdivia about her new edited volume, which looks at the work of filmmaker Raul Ruiz.