Victor Pineda, a doctoral student in urban planning, will return to Dubai on a Fulbright-Hays award in December to monitor the implementation of an ambitious disability rights law. He argues that the built environments we live in largely determine our abilities and who we are.
Commemorating victims of the blasts and presenting scientific findings about long-term effects of the atomic bomb, the website argues poignantly for non-nuclear proliferation.
Louis Palmer, who launched his journey last July from his hometown of Lucerne, Switzerland, talked with students, faculty, media and others who gathered to take a look at, and take a ride in, the unique vehicle. His visit was hosted by engineering Ph.D. candidate Tony Pereira and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Dr. James N. Yamazaki, who created the resource, "Children of the Atomic Bomb," urges humankind to act upon new medical and scientific knowledge about the long-term effects of nuclear bombing.
As part of the program, students will work with village residents to regenerate mangroves to fight erosion and resist disasters, and to identify and propagate local species that promise the greatest biodiversity and sustainability.
In late May and early June, the Latin American Institute put on a conference addressing issues of policy in U.S.-Mexican relations and sponsored a classical music concert benefitting the UCLA Mexican Arts series, along with other events.
A public lecture by MURRAY FESHBACH, Woodrow Wilson Center
How Denmark stays progressive, pro-U.S., and thoroughly multilateral, as explained by Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen, the country's top representative in Washington.
Multinational corporations that partner with the Burmese military and military-led government share the responsibility for human rights abuses, argue two representatives of EarthRights International at UCLA.
David Victor discusses what direction international strategies should go to address climate change.
Jared Diamond: The only way out is to make consumption rates and living standards more equal around the world.
Global climate change is more than a weather phenomenon; it is also a major public health issue.
Those in the campus community concerned about global warming gathered Jan. 31 for "Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America," a daylong event held concurrently at campuses nationwide.
Peter Reiss, director of a USAID program to restore the world's second-largest wetlands, explains how Saddam Hussein's drainage of the area has altered an ancient culture.
The panel featured journalist Steve LeVine and discussion centered around oil in the Caspian region, where LeVine spent 11 years reporting. [The event was sponsored by the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research and cosponsored with the UCLA International Institute and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, among others.]
In the last of three events aimed at establishing a UCLA endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies, Columbia University's Robert Thurman says that Tibetan perspectives are, or at least ought to be, very much at home in the university. Listen to a podcast of his talk.
Tsolmon Onon Enkhbayar addresses UCLA scholars and members of L.A.'s Mongolian community.
World-renowned architect Hitoshi Abe, the new chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, discusses his fascination with Los Angeles' environs and Japanese-influenced structures.
UCLA Burkle Center Assistant Director Anna Spain brings government and UN experience to the job, along with lessons learned since high school about solving problems collaboratively.
A presentation by SASSAN SAATCHI, Institute of the Environment, UCLA, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
A presentation by J.R. DESHAZO, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
The keynote speaker at a UCLA conference on security issues in Europe and Eurasia revisits the meaning of European unity.
A presentation by MARTIN BENISTON, Climate Research Group, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
Peter Singer's message is uncomfortable: Most people follow a minimalist morality that makes them a lot more immoral than they consider themselves to be.
In more than three decades at UCLA, Nicholas Entrikin has led his department, the review of faculty promotions across campus, and the Institute's Global Studies IDP. Now he's taking on two jobs in one: overseeing the growth of UCLA's global relationships and building bridges among multidisciplinary programs on campus. He and Ron Rogowski, the outgoing vice provost and dean, talk about where the Institute is heading.
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