In his 2009 book, "Islam and the Army in Colonial India: Sepoy Religion in the Service of Empire," Professor Green follows the development of a "barracks Islam" that was practiced by Indian soldiers and their faqir holy men in 19th- and early 20th-century Hyderabad, a princely state then under de facto British rule.
This year's International Institute summer training program for teachers, a 10-day workshop, traced the evolution of regional and cross-regional food cultures from antiquity to the present day in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
Returning UCLA students compare apartment, homestay and dormitory living in foreign countries.
Returning UCLA students describe their interactions with cultures, people and places abroad.
Returning UCLA students talk about the impact international study will have on their life decisions.
Returning UCLA students discuss some of the challenges they faced abroad and how they overcame them.
As part of a summer series of lunchtime conversations in eight languages, international visitors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Wednesday helped UCLA students with their Mandarin Chinese in the Rolfe Courtyard. About 90 people attended. The U.S. students are enrolled in intensive courses organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
More than 400 students took advantage of L.A.'s linguistic diversity this summer by signing up for Language Intensives in L.A., organized by the Center for World Languages and Summer Sessions.
In innovative summer courses on campus, speakers of less commonly taught languages such as Hindi, Persian and Russian learn advanced skills and keep their heritages alive.
Strauss Cntr. Sr. Fellow Alan J. Kuperman argues for modifying the doctrine that the international community has a "responsibility to protect" people from mass atrocities. Intervene, he says, only on behalf of nonviolent groups.
In this video, University of Colorado-Boulder law professor and mediator Anna Spain proposes a new focus on conflict prevention within the framework of a "responsibility to protect" populations in danger. According to Spain, we can begin by learning lessons from past mass atrocities.
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development at MIT and Director of the MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice, offers his reflections and experience with R2P at the Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
Edward Luck is the Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the International Peace Institute and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General. Luck made his remarks on his experiences with R2P as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference
In this video, former Australian Foreign Minister and International Crisis Group President and CEO Gareth Evans explains why the notion of a "responsibility to protect" populations in peril, or R2P, is taking hold internationally. Evans is the author of a landmark report about R2P as a mechanism for stopping genocide and mass atrocities.
In this video, the Africa Director of Human Rights Watch, Georgette Gagnon, tells why her organization pushed for the principle of a "responsibility to protect" to guard people from atrocities committed by their governments. The next step, Gagnon says, is to "operationalize" R2P.
Roberta Cohen, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Senior Advisor to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, discusses the role of R2P in her work. Cohen made her remarks as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
Already an expert on how global warming and drought affect ecosystems, Geography Professor Glen MacDonald is now delving more deeply into how these forces will affect people, and what local and regional leaders can do.
Rice, chicken, tea. Sounds like a meal, but in a summer class about international food, these staples are a jumping-off point for understanding rice's role in globalization, how rumors about chicken quality represent distrust of the global market and how a British obsession with Chinese tea led to slave raids in the Philippines.
This spring, two centers under the UCLA International Institute went live with standalone, online courses on Azeri and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic and with a custom application that allows instructors to share web-based lessons. Meanwhile, the New Language Classroom has added videos for instructors, and the Language Materials Project launched a portal for K-12 schoolteachers on "less commonly taught" languages.
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations, keeps the message simple in his keynote address to the largest-ever graduating class of the Institute's interdepartmental degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
'Steeped in History: The Art of Tea' runs from Aug. 16 through Nov. 19. In conjunction with the exhibition, the UCLA Asia Institute this fall will sponsor a series of lectures and a professional development program for K-12 teachers.
Kal Raustiala examines territoriality in American law and foreign policy. In the course of his timely and engaging narrative he changes the reader's perceptions of American territory, American law, and the evolving nature of American power.
Bestselling author, columnist, and UC Riverside faculty member Reza Aslan has advice for the Obama administration on defeating transnational Muslim utopian radicals, or jihadists. Start, he says, by getting used to the idea of Islamists in politics.
An Indonesian woman shared her story at the conference, "Impact of the Economic Crisis: Increase in Reports of Human Trafficking in LA County and Globally," co-sponsored by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in a recent MSNBC article by Tom Curry on a ruling by Judge Bates which forces President Obama to confront the issue of the Afghan prison.
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