Dosoung Choi of the Bank of Korea delivers the inaugural lecture in a series jointly sponsored by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and Seoul National University. The lectures will look at global issues from Korean vantage points.
Matthew Clawson, a political science and economics major with a minor in public affairs, plans to use the award to complete a master's degree in international relations at Oxford University.
China's rise as a global power will change world politics and culture, not just the economy, argues Martin Jacques in a new book. To look ahead, start by understanding the difference between a nation-state and a civilization-state.
Elizavida Fouksman investigated human rights abuses in rural India during her junior year, then returned after graduation to inspire social activism. She is UCLA's 12th Rhodes Scholar.
After interviewing representatives of states and advocacy organizations at the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court, where the United States has sent official observers for the first time, the students will report their findings and perhaps make recommendations toward a broader U.S. engagement with the court.
In a nationwide report released this week, UCLA ranked eighth among U.S. universities in the number of foreign students it hosted during the 2008-09 academic year and was fifth in the number of students it sent abroad to study in 2007-08. UCLA was the only University of California campus listed in the top 10 in either category.
Faculty and students from across UC's 10-campus system will join forces in the new University of California Global Health Institute. Thomas Coates, director of the UCLA Program in Global Health, will co-lead the institute.
Marshalling quantitative comparative data on subjects as diverse as colon cancer deaths and the accuracy of clocks in public settings, Peter Baldwin illustrates how differences between the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe are much smaller than commonly supposed.
Clark, a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, opened the afternoon session for a Nov. 6 conference, "1989: Assessing the Collapse of Communism Twenty Years Later." The conference was organized by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.
Nicholas Entrikin, the vice provost of international studies at UCLA, invites all members of the community to an International Opportunities Fair in Kerckhoff Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and to screenings, exhibitions and forums taking place during International Education Week Nov. 16-20.
When Jack Healey, founder and president of the Human Rights Action Center, came to UCLA on Nov. 5, his purpose was clear: to inspire undergraduates to dedicate themselves to the universal struggle for human rights, as he has done for nearly three decades.
Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer looks at U.S. cooperation on issues from global warming to peacekeeping and human rights.
Closing with Dean Frank Gilliam, Jr.
Keynote address by David Suzuki
Keynote address Q and A
Panel 1 with J.R. DeShazo, Brenda Goehring, Steven Hoch, Simon Mui, David G. Victor, Perry Wong
Q and A with J.R. DeShazo, Brenda Goehring, Steven Hoch, Simon Mui, David G. Victor, Perry Wong
Panel with David Abel, Paul Gipe, Jim MacDougall, V. John White
Professors and students hope to create portable device that could test for contaminants immediately, reports The Daily Bruin.
In six decades at UCLA Gloria Nathanson, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, has become an authority on appraising the credentials of students across continents and cultures.
Shaukat Aziz, who served Pakistan for eight years as finance minister and prime minister, argues in a talk at UCLA that global and regional powers will need to meet with all Afghan factions, the Taliban included, and offer a Marshall Plan for Afghanistan in order to put the country on the right track.
Somaly Mam, founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation goes into detail about her personal experiences as a survivor of forced prostitution for Daily Bruin Radio. Somaly urges students to visit her website somaly.org in order to read testimonials, look at pictures and learn how to save lives.
Celebrating 30 years of teacher training programs on campus, the UCLA International Institute this summer dedicated a 10-day workshop to the theme of food in world history and world cultures.
Current installation at the Fowler Museum highlights fresh flavors of an ancient brew, reports The Daily Bruin.
Celebrating 30 years of teacher training programs on campus, the UCLA International Institute this summer dedicated a 10-day workshop to the theme of food in world history and world cultures. Watch a video about the program.
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