Interviewed about contemporary Russian politics, UCLA Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman says that economic modernization has already created classes of people impatient with Putin's paternalistic regime. These groups are not just in the big cities; discontent with the state's failure to deliver basic services is also palpable in the provinces.
The conference brought together teachers and administrators of community language schools with local faculty and graduate student researchers. Some 10,000 community schools exist in the U.S.
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-13 Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship.
Torment, torture and terror: A report concludes that the US tortured detainees, so how will its findings affect the US counter-terrorism policy?
The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies is launching the “Listen to Learn” website to introduce American students to critical Middle Eastern languages.
Princess Basmah bint Saud gave a lecture on April 15, 2013 that outlined her concept of "The Fourth Way," a method of establishing a new platform to help bring stability to the world where large international non-governmental.
A lecture by Charles Weller, Washington State University
Please join us for a special screening of the film "Emperor." A panel discussion will follow the screening with Producers Yoko Narahashi and Eugene Nomura, Professor Kal Raustiala, and Professor William Marotti.
"Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" with author Elliott Abrams
Please join us for a talk by Elliott Abrams, former deputy assistant and deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush, about his new book, "Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Comments will be provided by Prof. Steven Spiegel, Director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development. This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
Please join us for a talk with Kevin Heller, Associate Professor of International Criminal Law at Melbourne Law School. This event is co-sponsored with the UCLA School of Law Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project.
A lecture on April 10, 2013 by Abdullah Al-Arian,Wayne State University
This profile of African Studies Center Director Françoise Lionnet looks at her upcoming presentation on historical and present-day migration and draws attention to the current phenomenon of African "boat people" — individuals from northern and western Africa in search of a better life who try to make the dangerous trip between the two continents in small boats. Lionnet delivers UCLA’s 114th Faculty Research Lecture in Schoenberg Hall on April 15, 2013, at 3 pm.
A book talk with author Carl T. Dahlman, Miami University of Ohio, Geography and discussant Adam Moore, UCLA, Geography.
Legal scholar Kevin Jon Heller examines the legal and evidentiary justifications for U.S. "signature" strikes—drone attacks that target unknown individuals based on a behavioral pattern—and finds that both frequently fail to meet the requirements of international humanitarian law.
Historians Sarah Davies and James Harris spoke about their recent research in Stalin’s personal archive, discussing how the Soviet dictator used words and the way in which he processed incoming information, respectively.
According to anthropologist John Cho, single gay men in South Korea retreated from gay life in the wake of the 1997 Asian banking crisis and began to concentrate on making money, while married gay men became much more active in the gay community.
The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not irrational—the current regime needs conflict with the United States to perpetuate itself in power, said Professor Mansour Farhang. He advised the United States to reach an implicit understanding with the regime that Iran will not develop nuclear weapons.
Key policy makers and scholars discuss causes and consequences of drug-related violence in Latin America
WATCH: Video footage from two-day conference on organized crime, corruption and drug trafficking in Latin America.
This engaging portrait of UCLA History Professor Nile Green, who is the director of the Program on Central Asia, was published in the Winter 2013 edition of "The UCLA College Report," a publication of the College of Letters and Science.
"An Alternative Approach for Measuring Drug Related Crime in Consuming Nations." Talk by Rosalie Pacula
"Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico: Would Legalizing Marijuana
in the United States Help?" Talk by Beau Kilmer, Comments by Adriana Lleras.
"Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis through 2012." Talk by David Shirk, comments by Alejandro Poiré.
"Violent Corruption and Violent Lobbying: Logics of Cartel‐State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia." Talk by Ben Lessing, comments by Helsky Bar‐Isaac.
"Cross‐Border Spillover: U.S.Gun Laws and Violence in Mexico." Talk by Oeindrila Dube, comments by Leah Boustan.
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