Comments delivered by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Comments delivered by Lisa Hajjar, UC Santa Barbara, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Comments delivered by Richard Falk, Princeton, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Comments delivered by Saree Makdisi, UCLA, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
David Schaberg, Co-Director of the Center for Chinese Studies and Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA and Richard Baum, Professor of Political Science at UCLA
The Southern California portion of the tour was coordinated by the UCLA Confucius Institute and Star Education, a nonprofit organization.
At a free public lecture on Saturday in Santa Monica, Burkle Center Deputy Director Anna Spain, a lawyer and mediator specializing in cross-cultural conflict resolution, will discuss how citizens can contribute to the spread of peace around the world.
By Joshua Evan Schlachet
The UCLA International Institute Human Rights Film Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with a public screening of "Killer's Paradise" and discussion with director Giselle Portenier. The documentary film shines a light on the murders of more than 2,000 Guatemalan women in recent years and on responses by police and officials that often only compound the crimes.
Miners' success in improving working conditions at a Chinese-owned copper mine in Zambia tells one story about Chinese economic influence on the continent. But it's too early to say what the country's investments in Africa add up to, says UCLA sociologist Ching Kwan Lee.
Israel's recent assault on Gaza by land, sea and air against the backdrop of its control over the territory was a disturbing violation of Palestinians' human rights, speakers at the symposium said.
Going by the title of a witty and insightful book by Vinay Lal, associate professor of history, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. Surgeon General-designate Sanjay Gupta are among "The Other Indians," distinct in many ways not just from native Americans but also from India's 1 billion people. Lal's book was recently published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press and HarperCollins (India). Here, he discusses the Indian community in the U.S. and geopolitical events in South Asia.
The campus community got a rare glimpse Jan. 12 into the life of a Chinese literary scholar who embarked on a voyage of self-discovery and rose to take on a powerful role at the highest levels of government.
At a lecture cosponsored by the Burkle Center and student groups, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri introduces ExchangesConnect, a social networking website intended to bring a "new generation of digital natives" into conversation around the globe. Her bureau will also fund Indonesian dance performances on campus in spring.
Today, January 05, 2009, at 12:00 PM in the UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon, Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri will give a lecture titled "The Challenges of U.S. Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century, And New Opportunities in the Digital Age."
Part of the new Status of Forces accord could put a crimp in U.S. plans for a pullout of troops.
Operation Medical Libraries, which began with an e-mail request for donated textbooks from a UCLA alumnus in Iraq, has blossomed into an international movement in just 18 months.
The incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama promises to pave the way for transatlantic collaboration to address global challenges, European ambassadors say.
Two European-based anthropologists say that Afghans may be more inclined than some others to speak with enemies and to entertain views opposed to their own.
Top officials in the Serbian Interior Ministry's War Crimes Investigating Service take questions from law students in a clinic on international justice in the Balkans.
Representing France, Britain, Germany, the Czech Republic and the European Union, the ambassadors highlighted a broad range of political, economic, environmental and security issues confronting their respective governments as well as the European Union and the transition of President-elect Barack Obama.
A panel discussion with the British, Czech, French, German, and EU Ambassadors to the US
A son of poverty, former Peruvian president, and founder of the Global Center for Development and Democracy, Alejandro Toledo on Dec. 2 spoke of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion as evils in themselves, and warned of the consequences of failing to reduce all three.
The duo, Noam Yifrach and Younis Al-Khatib, are the heads, respectively, of the Maghen David Adom (MDA) and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the Israeli and Palestinian equivalents of the Red Cross.
A spokesperson for the UN Mission in the Sudan and an appeals prosecutor who works to bring justice after the Rwandan genocide explain some of the impacts of international legal proceedings.
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