"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.
The International Institute's second weeklong UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students was held in late June 2013 in locales across the campus, drawing 93 participants.
An agreement between UCLA and the government of Taiwan, signed July 5 in Taipei, will fund the Spotlight Taiwan Program at the Center for Chinese Studies.
The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.
Applications are being accepted for a unique six-week opportunity for teachers to study the culture, history, and tradition of Morocco. The program consists of studying Arabic and traveling throughout Morocco, as well as an opportunity to be part of an important musical/cultural festival in the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira.
Professor Nayereh Tohidi, visting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, asks whether president-elect Hassan Rowhani will reset Iran's political course in a hopeful direction.
Director of Center for Brazilian Studies to oversee significant expansion of Brazilian students at UCLA
With medical doctor Karin Nielsen at the helm of its Center for Brazilian Studies, LAI expects its strong links with south campus to ramp up with an infusion of STEM students from Brazil.
The Joint Research Institute (JRI) in Science and Engineering of Peking University (PKU) and UCLA enters its fifth year of operation this summer, heralding a busy upcoming year.
Deputy Director of the African Studies Center Azeb Tadesse, who has been employed at the center since 1999, has won the 2013 Excellence in Leadership (Excel) Award of the UCLA Administrative Management Group.
A lecture by Dr. Sumaiya Hamdani, Associate Professor, History and Art History Dept., George Mason University. Part of the conference "Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala's Shoulders."
Closing remarks by Professor Ismail Poonawala, UCLA.
A lecture by Dr. Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Reseach Associate, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Part of the conference "Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala's Shoulders."
A lecture by Dr. Omar Ali-de-Unzaga, Research Associate, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Part of the conference "Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala's Shoulders."
David Hirsch of the Young Research Library was voted UCLA Librarian of the Year 2013 by his peers. A librarian, linguist and scholar, his work supports scholars throughout the International Institute.
A lecture by Michael Cooperson, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA.
A recent luncheon brought together UCLA alumnus and donor Terry Kramer with UCLA students who have received a Kramer scholarship in the past calendar year to travel and study abroad for the first time.
A lecture by Ziad Fahmy, Cornell University
On April 18, 2013, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies hosted Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, acclaimed physician, author and humanitarian, in a public talk entitled “Perspectives on Peace, Health & Hope: A Gaza Doctor's Journey from Personal Tragedy to a Search for Peace and Human Dignity”.
The UCLA 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 Center for Near Eastern Studies is launching the “Listen to Learn” website to introduce American students to critical Middle Eastern languages.
A lecture on April 10, 2013 by Abdullah Al-Arian,Wayne State University
A $1 million grant has been awarded to the UCLA African Studies Center (ASC) for a capacity-building partnership with the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) of Rwanda.
"Ballads Without Borders: The Mexican Corrido Past & Present" will examine the history, development and significance of one of Mexico's most popular and enduring oral traditions.
A lecture by Mohammad Manzarpour, BBC Persian Bureau Editor, Washington DC, following the screening of the documentary "The Ayatollah's Seal"
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