The Institute in the News
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.
React and Respond: The Phenomenon of Kony 2012
A Guideline for teaching about issues raised by Kony 2012
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.
Russell Burgos, a UCLA lecturer in global studies, was interviewed Dec. 18 on KTLA-Channel 5 about the U.S. military pulling out of Iraq and quoted in a CNN/KTLA web article about the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
Korean language and culture have become popular subjects of interest for post-graduate students.
Film Business Asia
Professor Kevin Terraciano was interviewed by Agencia EFE about his latest research project: translating the Codex Sierra.
A New York Times op-ed by C. Cindy Fan, professor of geography and Asian American studies, about the challenges facing China's health care system and its aging population.
From an industry perspective, Janet Yang, president of Manifest Films, and former president of production of Oliver Stone's Ixtlan Productions, said it's a whole shift of power toward China. The move is deeply rooted in China's increasing "capital earning and spending power."
The Daily Bruin
A bilingual parent tries to keep a native tongue alive at home, a problem faced by many immigrants.
Hoy, Los Angeles Times Media Group's Spanish- language newspaper, announced on October 10 that it will collaborate with the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies to debut "La Bestia" (The Beast), a film which documents the harrowing risks faced by a group of Central American migrants determined to find a better life in America. The screening and panel discussion will take place at UCLA on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00pm in Ackerman Union (2nd Floor Lounge).