A public lecture by DAVID KAYE, UCLA Law, International Human Rights Program
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
A panel discussion
A book talk with author DIANE WOLF, UC Davis, Sociology, and discussant SUSAN DERWIN, UCSB, Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies
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.
Born in Kabul and brought up in Orange County, UCLA Islamic Studies alumna Parisa Popalzai says that war-torn Afghanistan needs the help of those who had to leave it. She applies skills learned at the Anderson School and the International Institute to two issues: giving Afghan kids with special needs a chance and training managers for a new economy.
The incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama promises to pave the way for transatlantic collaboration to address global challenges, European ambassadors say.
Two European-based anthropologists say that Afghans may be more inclined than some others to speak with enemies and to entertain views opposed to their own.
Top officials in the Serbian Interior Ministry's War Crimes Investigating Service take questions from law students in a clinic on international justice in the Balkans.
Representing France, Britain, Germany, the Czech Republic and the European Union, the ambassadors highlighted a broad range of political, economic, environmental and security issues confronting their respective governments as well as the European Union and the transition of President-elect Barack Obama.
A panel discussion with the British, Czech, French, German, and EU Ambassadors to the US
From Communists to Foreign Capitalists: The Social Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe
A book talk with author NINA BANDELJ, UC Irvine, Sociology
A book talk with author NEIL FLIGSTEIN, UC Berkeley, Sociology, and discussant MICHAEL MANN, UCLA, Sociology.
A book talk with author RONALD FINDLAY, Columbia University, Economics, and discussant ROBERT BRENNER, UCLA, History.
Los Angeles photographer and UCLA urologist Dr. Richard Ehrlich wanted his photographs of this vast and rarely visited German repository to bear witness to the cold-blooded, dispassionate bookkeeping the Nazis employed to document the unimaginable atrocities they committed.
Over the coming three years, the UCLA Asia Institute will continue to promote study of Central Asia, with the help of outside faculty and new funding from the International Institute. Last month on campus, international scholars engaged in a day-long discussion on the region's history, arts, and cultures.
The Shymkent outbreak of 2006 affected more than 130 children but also energized Kazakh officials to implement programs for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
UCLA Today Online, October 7, 2008
The School of Law has received a $4 million endowment to establish a program on international justice and human rights, the first such program at any law school on the West Coast. The donation was made by Sanela Diana Jenkins, a survivor of the war in Bosnia who now lives and works in California and London.
David Kaye, Exec. Dir. of UCLA School of Law's International Human Rights Program, identifies risks and opportunities in the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He also discusses the arrest warrant on genocide charges sought by the chief prosecutor of the ICC against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
Alain Mabanckou left behind a legal career to achieve acclaim as a poet, a biographer, and an award-winning novelist.
The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA has created summer courses to help high school students in Russian and Persian.
The world history teachers in a two-week training workshop at UCLA learned about Azerbaijan and its neighbors from the country's representative in Los Angeles. Consul General Elin Suleymanov also expressed concern about Russian military action in the Caucasus at the lunchtime talk.
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