The Institute in the News
Britain’s Guardian on Aug. 8, 2012, featured a podcast interview with novelist Alain Mabanckou, UCLA professor of French and Francophone studies, in which he reflected on his homeland of Congo–Brazzaville and the work of the writer Joseph Conrad.
James Wilkie, UCLA professor of history and editor of the UCLA Latin American Institute’s “Statistical Abstract of Latin America,” was quoted on July 2 in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about newly elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Ann Kerr, the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program coordinator at UCLA, speaks about her efforts to engage visiting scholars in the community. In addition, scholars Mykola Volkogon and Diego Ubfal discuss aspects of the Fulbright Program, including the Fiat Lux seminar class.
On June 28, a KABC-Channel 7 segment about the upcoming Mexican presidential election featured the commentary of Octavio Pescador, coordinator of the UCLA Latin American Institute. visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies, and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning.
Asli Bali, UCLA acting professor of law and a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Development's Faculty Advisory Committee, was interviewed June 26 on KCRW-89.9 FM's “To the Point” about the ongoing violence in Syria and Syria's recent downing of a Turkish jet.
The Los Angeles Jewish Journal reports on a presentation by popular author Sayed Kashua, an Arab citizen of Israel, sponsored by the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and Writers Bloc.
The Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported on a presentation given at UCLA’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies by popular Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua. Gil Hochberg, UCLA assistant professor of comparative literature, was quoted.
The Los Angeles Times featured a profile of Alain Mabanckou, UCLA professor of French and Francophone studies, highlighting his prize-winning novels, several of which have recently been translated from French into English. Mabanckou and Dominic Thomas, also a UCLA professor of French and Francophone studies, are quoted.
Michael Ross, professor of political science and director of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, is quoted in an article in the May–June issue of Foreign Policy about Glencore, the world’s largest commodities brokerage firm.
Florida's Coral Gables Home Page reported April 22, 2012, on a speech given by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce annual education breakfast in which he stressed the need for students to study abroad, learn foreign languages and engage with the global community. Block was quoted.
Nahmee Lee, associate professor of modern Korean history and a scholar at the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about a conductor who hopes to use music to reestablish cultural ties between North Korea and South Korea.
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of history, was interviewed on April 17 on KPFK-90.7 FM’s “Background Briefing With Ian Masters” about his new book, “The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know.”
An oped piece co-authored by Asli Bali, a member of the faculty advisory committee for the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and an acting professor at the School of Law, and published in the New York Times about the recent U.S.–led proposal to provide $100 million in support for rebel fighters in Syria and the potential for international intervention in that country.
FOX News Latino reported on the history of the Latino Theater Company in downtown Los Angeles and the work of the company's artistic director, UCLA professor of theater Jose Luis Valenzuela. Valenzuela was quoted.
Susanna Hecht, professor of urban planning at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, was interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio about her recent National Geographic magazine article on the descendants of escaped slaves who live in the Brazilian rainforest.
Octavio Pescador, coordinator of the UCLA Latin American Institute, speaks to KMEX-Channel 34 about Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s recent visit to the U.S. and his policy talks with President Obama.
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NPR turns to Professor Anne McKnight for comment on the similarities between the wildly popular "The Hunger Games" and a lesser known Japanese novel "Battle Royale," which was released more than a decade ago.
Edmond Keller, UCLA professor of political science and director of UCLA's Globalization Research Center–Africa, was interviewed Wednesday on Seattle radio station KUOW-94.9 FM's “The Conversation” about Ugandan guerilla leader and indicted war criminal Joseph Kony and the “Kony 2012” Internet video aimed at building worldwide opposition to him.
Professor Jungmann at UCLA pioneered introducing Korean art in an America university in 1999. On promoting Korean art overseas, the professor says ``politicization’’ is a problem.
In exhibits, exchanges and programs, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other institutions are examining fresh topics and weaving the work into a global fabric.
An op-ed piece by Professor Daniel Treisman, a political scientist with the UCLA Center for Europe and Eurasian Studies.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA’s Doshi Professor of Pre-Modern Indian History and former director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, is quoted in an Indian Express column about India's constitution.