On Sunday, April 25, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Emerita Joyce Appleby will participate in a panel discussion on the U.S. economy. Appleby is the author, most recently, of "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010). The discussion on Sunday will take place at 11 a.m. in Haines 39.
In events at the School of Nursing and the International Institute, Ambassador Raymond Alcide Joseph explains how international pledges to his country will build roads, schools, houses, trade and tourism and support a plan to decentralize the country, moving resources from Port-au-Prince to other regions.
His Excellency Don Pramudwinai addresses a luncheon with UCLA faculty and students involved in Thai studies.
In less than 400 years, capitalism has generated unprecedented wealth and new forms of power, altered prevailing wisdom about human nature, and spread itself far beyond its improbable original setting, a process that the eminent historian Joyce Appleby describes in "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010). Running all the way to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the history pauses on the lives of industrialists, adventurers and pamphleteers.
From the Soviet Bloc to the European Union: The Economic and Social Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe Since 1973
A book talk with author Ivan Berend (UCLA, History).
In an evening at Jan Popper Theater, Consul General Jose Alfredo Graca Lima says that Brazil is facing its biggest problem, one of the world's most unequal distributions of wealth; and a rising Brazilian star, Alexandre Dietrich, plays selections of the country's classical piano music.
The three-time Mexican presidential contender and key figure in the country's democratic transformation sought to apply revolutionary ideals of equality and shared progress to 21st-century issues such as domestic political participation and international trade.
Nineteen students in an International Development Studies seminar enlisted UC faculty and staff for a forum and fundraiser on March 5.
Podcast by Dr. Walden Bello, Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines
A multidisciplinary group of Korean studies experts engaged a UCLA audience in discussion of contemporary issues facing the peninsula, at a symposium sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles.
Podcast from Panel One of the Conference held February 19, 2010
A paper presented by Arang Keshavarzian, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
A paper presented by Khalid Medani, Assistant Professor of Political Science, McGill University. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
A lecture in English by Professor Hashem Pesaran, Cambridge university. Part of the CNES Bilingual Lecture Series.
A paper presented by Pete Moore, Associate Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
Podcast of "Crossing the Roof of the World" Conference, Panel 2
As filmmaking in Brazil experienced a renewal beginning in the mid-1990s, it was also becoming entangled with the domestic television industry, with implications for art as well as business.
UCLA's African Studies Center is developing a plan with Addis Ababa University to assist with new PhD programs in business and economics that are needed for Ethiopia's expanding university systems. The proposed partnership, involving the UCLA Anderson School, would elevate socio-cultural issues within business curricula at UCLA and AAU alike.
To write a sweeping new study of China's ramped-up engagement with African governments, "The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa," Deborah Brautigam of American University had to set aside most of what Chinese and Western media said on the subject.
As part of the International Human Rights Film Series, the Asia Institute put on a screening and discussion of an award-winning 2008 documentary, "The Bitter Taste of Tea," that takes a skeptical view of the fair trade movement's ability to protect laborers within this global industry. Listen to scholars, fair trade advocates and audience members delve into the issues in this audio podcast.
Years after Indian Ocean tsunami, students hope to help by marketing community's handicrafts, reports The Daily Bruin student newspaper.
A lecture by Zachary Lockman, New York University
A lecture by Gershon Shafir, UCSD
A lecture by Duane Champagne, UCLA
A response by Gershon Shafir, UCSD
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