Freelance war reporter Anne Nivat eschews bodyguards and bullet-proof jackets when she works in places like Chechnya and Afghanistan. She insists on dressing like a local and sharing the danger with those whose everyday lives are touched by war.
Lauren Robin Derby became enchanted with the people, music and popular culture of the Dominican Republic and Haiti while on a research fellowship following her college graduation. This associate professor in history has since devoted her career to studying the history of both nations. Derby's recent book is based on her doctoral dissertation, which focused on the authoritarian regime of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961.
An interview with Dr. Arshad Ali, a former Ph.D. student.
As filmmaking in Brazil experienced a renewal beginning in the mid-1990s, it was also becoming entangled with the domestic television industry, with implications for art as well as business.
Lecture by Philip Schuyler, University of Washington
Officials from Seoul-based Dongguk University and UCLA sign a new memorandum of understanding that is expected to result in collaboration and exchange in fields beyond Buddhist studies.
UCLA's African Studies Center is developing a plan with Addis Ababa University to assist with new PhD programs in business and economics that are needed for Ethiopia's expanding university systems. The proposed partnership, involving the UCLA Anderson School, would elevate socio-cultural issues within business curricula at UCLA and AAU alike.
For his dissertation field research, UCLA graduate student Jesse Ruskin went to southwestern Nigeria to understand the local uses and global reach of the Yoruba 'talking drum.' He also performed with local musicians.
The evening will feature Haitian art, Brazilian Capoeira, African dances, spoken word poetry and hip hop guest artists.
Saloni Mathur, a UCLA art historian, reconsiders the career of Amrita Sher-Gil with reference to Gauguin and Van Gogh, putting modernist painting in a global frame.
Research becomes journalism about victims who were overlooked by mainstream media, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
Years after Indian Ocean tsunami, students hope to help by marketing community's handicrafts, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
A lecture by Dr. Fady Joudah
A lecture by Sinan Antoon, New York University
A lecture by Gershon Shafir, UCSD
A lecture by Patricia Lorcin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
A lecture by Duane Champagne, UCLA
A lecture by Tamim Al-Barghouti, Georgetown University
A commentary by Joel Beinin, Stanford
A response by Gershon Shafir, UCSD
A lecture by Carole Pateman, UCLA
Introduction by Nouri Gana, UCLA
A lecture by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA
A lecture by Patrick Wolfe, La Trobe University, Australia
A lecture by Terri DeYoung, University of Washington
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