A public lecture by Hugh Gusterson, George Mason University, held on Thursday, October 02, 2008 in Haines Hall 352, UCLA.
Haris Silajdzic, one of the ethnically divided nation's top leaders, said that 13 years after war the most important provisions of the U.S.-brokered Dayton Accords that brought peace to the region still have not been implemented.
A public lecture by DAVID KAYE, UCLA Law, International Human Rights Program
A public lecture by Nadje Al-Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
An introduction by Professor Susan Slyomovics, UCLA, to the symposium, "Human Rights and Gaza" held on January 21, 2009 in Broad Hall.
In a public talk Louis Mazel, director of the U.S. Department of State Office of African Regional and Security Affairs, discusses current and potential security issues across the continent, including the uncertain future of South Sudan.
A public lecture by Lahouari Addi, University of Lyon held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 in Bunche 10383.
A public lecture by NANCY GREEN, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
A public lecture by GABOR RITTERSPORN, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, Centre d'Etudes des Mondes Russe, Caucasien et Centre-Europeen
In 1965-66, between 500,000 and 1 million Indonesians were slaughtered in one of the most horrific state-sponsored acts of modern times. Long denied by the Indonesian government, the little-known massacre is the subject of a chilling documentary film produced and directed by Robert Lemelson, a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
A book talk with author DIANE WOLF, UC Davis, Sociology, and discussant SUSAN DERWIN, UCSB, Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies
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.
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.
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.
Christoph Brumann, professor of anthropology at the University of Cologne, seeks Kyoto's heritage beyond museum walls.
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.
A public lecture by PIERRE BOUVIER, Universite de Paris X Nanterre, Sociology
Ostrich feathers for women's hats were worth nearly as much as diamonds by weight just prior to World War I, when the bubble burst. In "Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce" (Yale University Press), a book that resonates with the current financial crisis, UCLA historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein describes a European and American vogue for African feathers from the 1880s and recounts sad tales of a global market crash that struck particularly hard at Jewish merchants.
Art History experts gather at UCLA to offer new interpretations of Buddhist art.
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