KCRW Podcast of Amy Zegart, Burkle Center Fellow; R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post National Investigative Correspondent; Jane Mayer, Investigative Reporter for The New Yorker; and, Tim Weiner, Author of 'Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA'
Diana Winston rarely talks about the spiritual evolution that brought her here, to a large university where researchers are discovering that the practice of mindfulness meditation has many physical and psychological benefits, including slowing the progression of HIV in patients suffering from stress and helping ADHD teens focus.
Call for Proposals for scholars who wish to use the Gordon W. Prange Collection at UCLA
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.
A lecture by Dr. David Wesley
A public reading and lecture by author and human rights activist Fatna El Bouih
A public lecture by Vincent Crapanzano, City University of New York, Graduate Center
UCLA professor Kara Cooney illustrates the parallels between six traditions across 12 cultures and 10 countries in a six-part Discovery Channel series airing this summer.
For 30 years Lothar von Falkenhausen has observed changes in China over two very different time scales, one of them measured in millennia.
A conversation with author and journalist Mark Gevisser and Los Angeles Times reporter Scott Kraft. Featuring special guest actor Blair Underwood.
'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.
A conference last month on Folklore and the Politics of Belief in the Caribbean invited scholars to explore the transmission of African culture in the region and the way this hybrid culture was viewed by observers and researchers from abroad. The event was sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Institute and the Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History.
A Central Asia Initiative Lecture by Olivier Roy
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.
Mara del Mar Logroo Carbona, Assistant Professor, History Department, Florida State University
Introduction by Professor Randal Johnson, Director of the Latin American Institute, April 3, 2009
Chaohua Wang will participate in the June 11 Ph.D. hooding ceremony for UCLA's Graduate Division, after completing graduate studies that were unexpectedly interrupted by the uprising that held China's, and the world's, attention for a month and a half.
A book talk with author EMIL DRAITSER, CUNY Hunter College, Russian Division, and discussant DAVID MYERS, UCLA, History
Herman Ooms, a professor of premodern Japanese history at UCLA, explains how the Tenmu dynasty manipulated religious symbols to reinforce concepts of supreme authority.
A book talk with author TODD PRESNER, UCLA, Germanic Languages, and discussant PAUL LERNER, USC, History
A book talk with author RUTH MANDEL, University College London, Anthropology, and discussant SUSAN OSSMAN, UC Riverside, Anthropology
In his contribution to an EU-backed project to study the impact of the European Court of Human Rights on selected countries, visiting professor Haldun Gulalp of Turkey's Yildiz Technical University observes the court preferring some models of church- and mosque-state relations to others. In "freedom of religion" cases, France and Turkey fare better than Greece and Bulgaria.
A book talk with author ROBERT CREWS, Stanford University, History, and discussant ADRIENNE EDGAR, UC Santa Barbara, History
Dr. Reza Aslan, internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions
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