A conversation with author and journalist Mark Gevisser and Los Angeles Times reporter Scott Kraft. Featuring special guest actor Blair Underwood.
Nearly 1,000 middle and high school students came to campus on May 30 for the Teach Africa Youth Forum, the last and largest event in a yearlong collaborative effort carried out in Southern California schools to increase awareness about Africa and its place in global affairs.
In a forum on Saturday, speakers addressed several topics to break stereotypes of life in Africa, The Daily Bruin reports.
Dr. Edmund Keller participated in the seventh annual Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, held on April 17-18, 2009 at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Keynotes and featured presenters explored the positive and negative effects of globalization.
A virtual model and digital resources help students and instructors to learn about the historic, sacred site.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan founder of the global Green Belt Movement, told a Burkle Center audience that Africans "are literally slaves" to Western nations that profit from excessive interest payments on aid. Event coverage and video are available from Zocalo Public Square.
In this video segment, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan founder of the global Green Belt Movement, responds to audience Q&A.
A lecture by Anouar Majid, University of New England
For the last half-century the United States has undermined itself in Africa by failing to distinguish itself from Europe and the colonial legacy, says Haskell Sears Ward, one of the first to graduate from UCLA with an interdisciplinary master's degree in African studies.
Haskell Ward, one of the UCLA African Studies Center's first and most distinguished master's graduates, argues in a campus lecture that U.S. policy on Africa historically has failed by allowing for the continued impact of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85. Listen to a podcast of the talk.
Haskell Sears Ward, an expert on development and one of the first UCLA graduate students in African Studies, will focus his Thursday afternoon talk on what Africa and the United States have meant to one another for the past 50 years.
Damola Osinulu, a doctoral student in the Department of World Arts and Cultures, took his International Fieldwork Fellowship to Lagos, Nigeria, to understand why at least a million Pentecostal worshippers come together just north of the city.
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.
Renowned Ethiopian artist Elias Sim oversaw the making of a huge, paneled tapestry assembled by an eclectic mix of impromptu "artists" gathered outside the Broad Art Center Monday, Feb. 2.
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.
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.
A whirlwind tour of the Senagalese captial's music scene laid the groundwork for my comparative dissertation.
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.
From Feb. 22, the concurrent exhibitions 'Continental Rifts' and 'Transformations' will include video and film, photography, painting, sculpture and prints.
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.
Organizers offered practical ways for the nearly 200 teachers to move beyond stereotypes about African disease, poverty, and chaos on the one hand, and safari animals and exotic customs on the other.
Experience the life of a refugee in a powerful exhibit and get involved with humanitarian work
Town hall meeting features three speakers, incorporates both local and global factors
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