LA Times, March 12, 2008
Argentine director Fernando "Pino" Solanas screens and discusses his 2007 documentary about his country's achievements in science and engineering.
A public lecture by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, delivered on March 3, 2008.
NYU legal scholar Frank Upham, this semester a visiting professor at UCLA, explains why judicial activism is more prevalent in Japan than in the United States. Listen to a podcast of his lecture.
Listen to the New Mexico governor's March 11 keynote address at UCLA on "U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Rogue States," a conference organized by the Burkle Center. Richardson says the "bad guys" of international relations often crave recognition from the United States and respond to personal connections.
UCLA event on "Rogue States" features Gen. Wesley K. Clark and other foreign policy experts.
UCLA Today, March 3, 2008
New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered the Sixth Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Tuesday to a capacity audience gathered at Korn Convocation Hall to remember the prominent Wall Street Journal reporter.
In a Q&A with AsiaMedia's Debory Li, former Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani discusses his latest book and the future of the Asian hemisphere.
Uganda needs a national land policy that ends legalized seizures of territory, former Bugandan Prime Minister (Katikkiro) Daniel Muliika tells a UCLA audience in this podcast.
Asia's most famous diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani, has been going around the world outlining just why the United States needs to pay attention to Asia.
Brandeis University's Matthew Fraleigh explains how the 'shishi' passed on Chinese poetic traditions by reinventing the poem "The Song of the Righteous Spirit."
Mark Selden explains how U.S. bombing raids of Japanese cities in World War II would determine military tactics decades after 'the Good War.' Listen to a podcast of Selden's lecture.
Resolving the election crisis of 2007-08 is one thing, argues GRCA Research Associate Stephen Ndegwa, and addressing underlying injustices is quite another. Ndegwa and an engaged UCLA audience debate the likelihood of significant change from below.
The findings, which were unearthed in 2006 and are still being analyzed, also suggest possible trade links with the Red Sea, including a thoroughfare from Mesopotamia, which is known to have practiced agriculture 2,000 years before ancient Egypt.
The next round of applications for UCLA International Institute faculty grants, for globally oriented outreach and research, is due on March 3, 2008.
Americans are not less sensitive to the deaths of private soldiers in wars than they are to those of regular U.S. troops, UC-Irvine political scientist Deborah Avant and a colleague discovered. But the use of security contractors in combat zones has other implications for a democracy, she tells a UCLA audience. Listen to a podcast of her talk.
A book talk with translator MICHAEL HEIM, UCLA Slavic Languages and Literatures, and discussant HANS WAGENER, UCLA Germanic Languages
Dayamani Barla reports on the concerns of rural people in India, while enduring sexism and financial hardship.
Art historian Kendall Brown explains how the Ryoanji stone garden in Kyoto, Japan, became a commercialized symbol of Zen Buddhism.
Nearly every women's rights bill passed by the Iranian reformist parliament that the Guardian Council effectively cast out in 2004 met one doom or another. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, a former legislator, illuminates the paths of Iranian-style gridlock.
Former CIA agent Larry Johnson interviews Amy Zegart, an associate professor in the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a Burkle Center senior fellow, on her recent book "Spying Blind: The CIA, The FBI, and the Origins of 9/11." Watch the video, produced by UCLA Spotlight.
Miriam R. Silverberg joined the UCLA faculty in 1990 and retired in 2005. Her scholarship on modern Japanese history is influencing the work of historians today.
UCLAGetty Research Institute digital project revives Europe's first taste of religious tolerance.
U of Arizona's Timothy Vance examines the life of the American mining engineer and accidental linguist Benjamin Smith Lyman.
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