The Institute in the News
Professor Steven Spiegel discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East and how other countries can impact the international scene
An interview with Professor Steven Spiegel, Director of CMED
Hecht, executive director of the UCLA Environmental Law Center, is quoted today in a San Francisco Chronicle article about a battle between Chevron Corp. and a group of lawyers fighting the company over oil field pollution in Ecuador.
An article in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times about local Egyptians' reactions to the revolt in Egypt highlighted the experiences of UCLA law professor Khaled Abou El Fadl, who was arrested and tortured 25 years ago by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government. Abou El Fadl was quoted.
KPCC-89.3 FM and a Los Angeles Times blog reported Tuesday that in the wake of the Egyptian government's shutdown of Internet and cell-phone access, John Scott-Railton, a doctoral student in urban planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, has recorded audio reports on the unrest from Egyptians using landlines and posted their updates on Twitter. Scott-Railton was interviewed on KPCC and quoted in the Times.
Time reports, and KNBC-Channel 4, KTTV-Channel 11 and Public Radio International's "The World" reported Monday, that in the wake of the Egyptian government's shutdown of Internet and cell-phone access, John Scott-Railton, a doctoral student in urban planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, has been recording audio reports from Egyptians using landlines and posting their updates on Twitter. His links and audio clips have received nearly 300,000 hits.
Britain's Guardian on Friday featured an op-ed by Nouri Gana, UCLA assistant professor of comparative literature and Near Eastern languages and cultures, about the recent overthrow of Tunisia's government and the ripple effect it has had on other countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
A Los Angeles Times blog reported Tuesday that a group of UC study-abroad students, along with a team of students and researchers affiliated with UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, have been evacuated from Egypt.
Unrest Continues in Egypt
Leonard Binder, UCLA professor of political science, was interviewed Friday on KABC-Channel 7 and KTTV-Channel 11 about the growing political unrest in Egypt.
Appleby, UCLA professor emerita of history, was quoted Wednesday in an Inside Higher Ed article about a new initiative to get academic historians to teach about and campaign against modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Today's Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor of English and comparative literature, about recently leaked documents related to peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
The January–February issue of Foreign Affairs features an essay co-authored by Daniel Treisman, UCLA professor of political science, on policy relations between the United States and Russia over recent decades.
An article in Thursday’s New York Times about potential organ donors being denied visas to enter the U.S. highlights the experiences of Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, professor of nephrology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and medical director of UCLA's kidney and pancreas transplantation program, and one of his transplant patients at UCLA.
Today's New York Times features a blog op-ed by Matthew Kahn, a professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in the departments of economics and public policy, on how the United States can benefit from China’s investments and advances in green technology.
Friday's New York Times featured an op-ed by C. Cindy Fan, UCLA professor of geography and Asian American studies, on parenting skills and child-rearing strategies.
An article in Sunday’s Jamaica Gleaner about Brazil’s growing political and economic clout cited “Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism,” a 2010 book by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Sondra Hale, UCLA professor of anthropology and women’s studies, was interviewed Tuesday on KPFK-90.7 FM about Southern Sudan's referendum on independence (broadcast dated Jan. 11, 2011).
CNN reports today, and the Financial Mirror, United Press International, Science 2.0, Deutsche Welle, Gizmodo, Newser, Red Orbit, NBC's "Today" show, KNX-1070 AM and Nano Patents and Innovations reported Tuesday, that scholars from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and colleagues excavating a cave complex in southern Armenia have unearthed a 6,100-year-old wine-making facility. Excavation leaders Hans Barnard and Gregory Areshian were referenced in the coverage.
The Boston Globe reports today on “The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev,” a new book by UCLA professor of political science Daniel Treisman examining recent Russian leaders and their domestic and foreign policies.
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, AP, Reuters, Agence-France Presse, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, BBC News, Britain's Telegraph, AOL News, Gawker, and Neatorama report today, and National Geographic reported Monday, that scholars from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and colleagues excavating a cave complex in southern Armenia have unearthed a 6,100-year-old wine-making facility, complete with a fermentation vat, a press, jars, vessels, and grape remnants.
The December 2010 issue of Conservation Magazine highlights the research of Susanna Hecht, professor of urban planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and Sassan Saatchi, adjunct professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, which suggests that economic globalization may actually be aiding reforestation and the environment in many areas. Hecht is quoted.
An Associated Press article published Tuesday about a Japanese space probe's mission to Venus referenced Gerald Schubert, professor of Earth and space sciences and a researcher at the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, who is a member of the space probe team. Schubert was quoted.
Wednesday's New York Times featured a column by Peter Baldwin, UCLA professor of history and author of “The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike,” arguing that while many European scholars come to teach at American universities, European institutions are drawing academics away from U.S. universities as well.
A column in Friday's Huffington Post suggesting possible Christmas presents for President Obama recommends “Left Behind: Latin America and the False Promise of Populism” by Sebastian Edwards, the Henry Ford II Professor of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
The Big Think blog reported Saturday on UCLA professor of geography Laurence Smith's new book, "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future," which argues that climate change and other global pressures will make Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States formidable economic powers and migration magnets in the coming decades.
Parade magazine on Sunday named the discovery of a 5,500-year-old shoe in Armenia by an international team of archaeologists one of the year’s 10 most amazing discoveries. The team included eight researchers and students from UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.