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Anime Expo 2008: Panels and Games
There's more to Anime Expo than just anime. APA keeps busy with the academics, the journalists, and of course the hentai gamers.

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Who the Hell is Daniel Henney?
This is an analysis of a really good-looking man named Daniel Henney and his potential to shatter preconceived notions of Asian American men in America.

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AsiaMedia Writer Wins South Asian Journalists Association Award
Arthur Rhodes takes top honors for his coverage of Sri Lanka elections in UCLA publication.

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Domesticating the Harem
A doctoral student in art history reconsiders 'zenana' (female household) imagery in 19th- and early 20th-century India.

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Yaoi-Con 2008: Yowee for YAOI!
APA's resident fangirl Kanara Ty dives further into the Yaoi culture and gives us a preview of September 26 to 28's Yaoi-Con 2008.

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Art and AIDS
AIDS/SIDA symposium mixes one part science and one part art to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the treatment of the disease. View a slideshow from the event.

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Developments in the Study of Buddhist Art
Art History experts gather at UCLA to offer new interpretations of Buddhist art.

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April 4, 2008: News Bites
JabbaWockeeZ defeat Status Quo, Jhumpa Lahiri releases a new short story collection, and Shu Qi loves New York. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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How America Can Cope with the Rise of Asia
Asia's most famous diplomat, Kishore Mahbubani, has been going around the world outlining just why the United States needs to pay attention to Asia.

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Korean Classics for a Wider Audience
Thirteen Korean historical, religious, and philosophical classics will be introduced to English readers under a translation project coordinated by the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies.

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Marie Digby: Voice on the Radio
After her record label delayed her album, Marie Digby turned to the internet to prove she could draw a loyal fan base. With a little boost from "Umbrella," her album Unfold is being released on April 8.

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God and a Few Close Friends
Rebecca Kim discusses why ethnic-oriented, collegiate Christian groups grow faster than multi-racial ones.

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Teach Africa Launches SoCal K-12 Program at UCLA
Teach Africa advocates more and better teaching about the continent in the schools. The launch event brought distinguished guests to UCLA along with high-schoolers and teachers back from a Ugandan trip.

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UCLA Receives Gift for Indonesian Studies
The $75,000 gift from Dr. Robert Lemelson, an anthropologist who also earned his doctorate at UCLA, will support graduate students, visiting scholars, and conferences.

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Bombing as the American Way of War
Mark Selden explains how U.S. bombing raids of Japanese cities in World War II would determine military tactics decades after 'the Good War.' Listen to a podcast of Selden's lecture.

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Online Materials
Materials for teachers and learners developed by our faculty are available online.

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Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: Local Perspectives from the Global Hip Hop Nation
A year-long film screening/speaker series exploring the local permutations of Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa within the widely varying configurations of language, culture, politics, and religion in the region.

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UCLA Advanced Degrees Put to Work for Education in Afghanistan
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.

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2008 Summer Institute for World History Teachers - Monks, Merchants and Millworkers: Connecting Europe and Asia
July 28th - August 8th. This two-week institute for 6th, 7th, and 10th grade World History teachers will explore the connections between Europe and Asia and look at economic issues in the World History curriculum.

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Con Mis Manos: A History of Labor in Latin America
K-12 Summer Teacher Training Workshop: July 8th through July 18, 2008: 4 LAUSD multicultural general salary credits or 4 University Extension quarter-units available.

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Manga's Working-Class Heroes
Historian Yoshikuni Igarashi explains how two celebrated Japanese comic book characters embodied the hopes and fears of Japan's postwar middle class.

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Globalization: Can Poor Nations Catch Up?
UCLA Today Online, May 27, 2008

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Area Teachers Get Their History, Social Studies at Institute's Workshops
In all, more than 70 K-12 teachers will attend three summer workshops hosted within the International Institute, paying modest fees and earning salary points from their districts or continuing education credits from UCLA Extension. The first 2008 worshop looked at labor in Latin America from every angle.

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Conference on US-Mexican Issues Caps Off Term
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.

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South Kazakhstan Outbreak Led to Anti-HIV Programs
The Shymkent outbreak of 2006 affected more than 130 children but also energized Kazakh officials to implement programs for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

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Dedicated Graduates Spend Summer Improving Global Public Health
Three graduates will spend their summers, and beyond, working to improve the state of public health in far-flung corners of the globe.

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'Children of the Atomic Bomb' Website Honors Hiroshima, Nagasaki Victims
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.

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In Memoriam - Roxanna Maude Brown
Brief obituary for esteemed UCLA alumna

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Law School Receives $4 Million for Clinic on International Justice
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.

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Tibetan Gift to Library
A Tibetan monk and two Americans dedicated to the Bon tradition of Tibet, an ancient religion that influenced Tibetan Buddhism, deliver a digitized copy of canonical Bon texts to the UCLA Library and Center for Buddhist Studies.

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A Fiddle's Deep Roots
Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is an international expert on things she once snubbed, with articles on gospel and spirituals and a new book on fiddling, "Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures."

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Blind Eye in Burma
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.

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UCLA Students Providing Tsunami Relief in Thai Fishing Villages
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.

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Cape Verde
The Republic of Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century and attained independence in 1975.

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AXAs 2008: Peering into the crystal ball... and finding a round naked Asian man
That would be the beautiful body of co-host Bobby Lee, likely the only genuinely wonderful thing about the upcoming AZN Asian Excellence Awards. It definitely won't be the nominees, which our writers are still scratching their heads over.

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Murakami Madness
MOMA's "©Murakami" exhibit has Los Angeles worshiping at the altar of Superflat.

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Hints of Change in North Korea
In impoverished North Korea, Rudiger Frank of the University of Vienna observes modest changes in the direction of a market economy.

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Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Applications from students who will study in Japan during the Spring 2013 semester -- beginning in January 2013 or later -- will be due October 10, 2012.

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Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies
The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position every academic year. The fellow will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course and present one public lecture while in residence, and to participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year. The Center welcomes applications from around the world.

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Peruvian Leader on the Costs of Global Poverty
A son of poverty, former Peruvian president, and founder of the Global Center for Development and Democracy, Alejandro Toledo on Dec. 2 spoke of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion as evils in themselves, and warned of the consequences of failing to reduce all three.

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Ghana
The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

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The Bird in the Top of the Tree
Alain Mabanckou left behind a legal career to achieve acclaim as a poet, a biographer, and an award-winning novelist.

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Dormant Argentina
Argentine director Fernando "Pino" Solanas screens and discusses his 2007 documentary about his country's achievements in science and engineering.

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Rwanda as an African Model
Veteran journalist Stephen Kinzer talks about his latest book, on President Paul Kagame's role in the amazing rise of Rwanda.

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Company Fruit in Danger
In the second of a series of talks by journalists for the UCLA Latin American Institute, Dan Koeppel discusses the history and the fate of the banana.

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The Politics of Arts in Edo Culture
Japanese historian Katsuya Hirano explains how urban popular culture undermined Japan's Tokugawa regime. Listen to the podcast of Hirano's lecture.

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UCLA Faculty Research on China: Professor C. Cindy Fan
Professor Fan (Department of Geography) explores internal migration in China

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Vietnamese Forest Policy and the Locals
In northern Vietnam, people living around Tam Dao National Park may gain access to park land through legal title, influence, or labor, explains UCLA-trained political scientist Cari An Coe.

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Engineers Without Borders Constructs a Better World
From Thailand to Guatemala, UCLA's EWB chapter goes the distance for philanthropy.

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Japan's Activist Courts
NYU legal scholar Frank Upham, this semester a visiting professor at UCLA, explains why judicial activism is more prevalent in Japan than in the United States. Listen to a podcast of his lecture.

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Bishonen and Gay -- in Technicolor!
Kanara Ty wonders what Yaoi is all about -- and gets more than she bargained for.

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Madagascar
Madagascar originally Republic of Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. They include the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three bird families and six baobab species.

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Seeking 'Spatial Justice' for World's Disabled
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.

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Physician's Photos a Haunting Reminder of the Holocaust
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.

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European Classical Meets Japanese Nagauta
Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses the beginnings of Western classical music in Japan and the life of Japan's first well-known composer.

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The Rise of Raj
Kunal Nayyar, the actor behind The Big Bang Theory's Rajesh Koothrappali, joked about doing the APA interview MTV Cribs style, before giving us a more subtle glimpse into the life of a CBS sitcom star.

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South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. The South African coast stretches 2,798 kilometres and borders both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north of South Africa lie Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, while the Kingdom of Lesotho is an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory.

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University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The current President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars committed to university careers in research, teaching, and service that will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California. Online application is due November 1 each year, and reference and mentor letters are due December 1.

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U.S. a 'Speed Bump' to International Justice?
UCLA Today Online, October 7, 2008

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Pasona Summer Internship Program
The Pasona Internship Program is a non-profit organization which allows outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a two month internship at a Japanese company.

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Ravishing
On May 7th, MAKE ART/STOP AIDS and the International Institute will host AIDS|SIDA - Global Updates, Art, and Performance, from 1 to 5pm, Kaufman Hall 200. Noel Alumit reviews the exhibition now at the Fowler Museum.

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Hip Hop Working Group
The Graduate Quarterly profiles UCLA students who are looking at a global movement in music from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

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Can't See the Forest for the Trees
Researchers argue that its time to see beyond the myth of the pristine forest to gain a truer understanding of humankinds interactions with the natural landscape.

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International Institute Commencement Address: 14 Points for Success
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and UCLA alum.

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'Creating Places'
At the first "Asia in LA" program, architects, urban designers, and faculty members discuss the relationships between cosmopolitanism in a global city and particular locales.

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Summer Language Schools
For the intensive study of Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish

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Diplomat Concludes K-12 Training With Talk on Caspian Region
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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Côte d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast, officially the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, is a country in West Africa. Ivory Coast borders Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

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Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan
A book presentation by author ADRIENNE EDGAR, UC Santa Barbara, History.

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Professor Timothy Rice Receives Award from the Bulgarian President
Photo: Timothy Rice and UCLA guests in the foyer of the Bulgarian Presidency; from left to right: Radka Varimezova, Angela Rodel, Ivan Varimezov, Timothy Rice, Tzvetanka Varimezova, Tanya Varimezova, and Russell Schuh.

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Culture Night Depicts Vietnam War
The three-hour-long event depicting a family torn apart by political ideology in the midst of the Vietnamese war was meant to stir up conversation.

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Zen for Sale
Art historian Kendall Brown explains how the Ryoanji stone garden in Kyoto, Japan, became a commercialized symbol of Zen Buddhism.

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Practical Math Problems Bring US, Foreign Students Together for Summer
UCLA's Research in Industrial Projects for Students program invites undergraduates from around the country and the world to work on mathematical challenges with applications in biotech, information technology, filmmaking, and more.

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Shards
The late Roxanna Brown, who earned a UCLA doctorate in art history near the end of a creative scholarly career, found sweeping historical narratives in recovered Southeast Asian ceramics. Some of her unpublished works will be pieced together, but her vision can't be replaced, say three speakers at a UCLA symposium.

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LA Times Highlights Good Deeds of Islamic Studies Graduate
Parisa Popalzai received a PhD in Islamic Studies from the UCLA International Institute in the 2008 winter quarter. Soon she'll be off to help Afghan copatriots in two big endeavors.

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Morocco
Morocco officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa. It has a coast on the Atlantic Ocean that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has international borders with Algeria to the east, Spain to the north (a water border through the Strait and land borders with two small Spanish autonomous cities, Ceuta and Melilla), and Mauritania to the south via its Western Saharan territories.

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Preparing for Global Warming's Health Crisis
Global climate change is more than a weather phenomenon; it is also a major public health issue.

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Seychelles
Seychelles officially the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius and Runion to the south, Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest, and the Suvadives of the Maldives to the northeast.

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10 Questions for Richard Baum
A crackdown on protesters in Tibet last month triggered demonstrations in London and Paris amid the running of the Olympic torch, effectively turning this summer's sporting contest in Beijing into what some are calling the "Human Rights Games." Richard Baum, veteran Sinologist and professor of political science, talked to Staff Writer Ajay Singh about China's decades-old Tibet challenge.

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Bringing Africa to the Classroom
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.

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APA Top Ten: Best Anime Music Videos
Sometimes joyfully uplifting, sometimes darkly disturbing, and sometimes just a little bit dirty. On the occasion of 2008's Anime Expo, we recount the best Anime Music Videos.

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Richie's Fable of Riches
Smitha Radhakrishnan chats with first-time feature film director Richie Mehta about working with family, attracting big stars, and putting 100% into a character named Amal.

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Can People Power Change Kenya?
Resolving the election crisis of 2007-08 is one thing, argues GRCA Research Associate Stephen Ndegwa, and addressing underlying injustices is quite another. Ndegwa and an engaged UCLA audience debate the likelihood of significant change from below.

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Globalization: A Blessing or A Curse? (Arnold C. Harberger Lecture)
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, UC Regents Professor, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and this year's presenter of the Annual Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development.

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Researchers Fight the Stigma of HIV/AIDS
Faculty members at the UCLA Semel Institute are working with the Thai government to use innovative treatment models to battle the social and psychological side effects facing Thai families affected by the virus.

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The Rise of Asian Nations
In a Q&A with AsiaMedia's Debory Li, former Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani discusses his latest book and the future of the Asian hemisphere.

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Japan's Jazz Coffeeshops
Michael Molasky of the University of Minnesota discusses the surprising communities fostered by jazz coffeeshops in 20th-century Japan.

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Blackwater: What Does Private Security in Iraq Mean for US Democracy at Home?
Deborah Avant, UC Irvine Political Science Profressor.

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Film Notes: Three Romanian Movies
Denise Roman of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women discusses "Belonging and Corporeality in the New Wave of Romanian Cinema."

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UCLA Professor Teaches Short Course in Brazil
William Summerhill is Professor of History at UCLA. His research focuses on the determinants of long-run political and economic change in Latin America.

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Teresa Valenzuela: Bruin Angel
Valenzuela and family members raise money and collect items such as toys and backpacks for girls in a home in Sonora, Mexico.

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Time for a Revival of Disarmament?
Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission.

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Op-Ed: The World is Looking to Obama and America
UCLA Today, July 15, 2008

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Danish Ambassador Touts 'Dangerous' Example
How Denmark stays progressive, pro-U.S., and thoroughly multilateral, as explained by Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen, the country's top representative in Washington.

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Art of the Kimono
Kimono stylist Nobuaki Tomita explains the kimono-making process, while showcasing his work and discussing the traditional Japanese costume's history.

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David Kaye: Karadzic, Bashir and Challenges for Intl. Justice
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.

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Bill Richardson to Keynote March 11 Conference
UCLA event on "Rogue States" features Gen. Wesley K. Clark and other foreign policy experts.

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5th Terasaki Chair Left Science to Tell its Story
Shigeru Nakayama, a historian of science, joins UCLA as the fifth Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations.

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Architecture Students Work Hand-in-Hand With Chinese Peers
In the China Studio program run by UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, bicultural student teams design important structures. Back at UCLA, young Chinese architects share their perspectives and get grilled in English. It's not your typical exchange program.

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University of Maryland, Twentieth Century Japan Research Awards
The Center for Historical Studies and McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, invite applications for two $1,200 grants to support research in the library's Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960.

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UCLA Medical Team Returns to Peru to Help Kids with Heart Conditions
The group, led by Dr. Juan Alejos, associate professor of pediatric cardiology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, wraps up its third annual trip to Arequipa, in southern Peru.

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Japan's Post-Bubble Artists Not so 'Cute'
Adrian Favell, UCLA professor of sociology, speaks in Yokohama, Japan at the opening of The ECHO: JAPAN NEXT, a contemporary art exhibit held at ZAIM as part of the third Yokohama Triennale.

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Bill Richardson: Personal Relationships at Heart of Diplomacy
Listen to the New Mexico governor's March 11 keynote address at UCLA on "U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Rogue States," a conference organized by the Burkle Center. Richardson says the "bad guys" of international relations often crave recognition from the United States and respond to personal connections.

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Hungry for Practical Approaches, Students Attend 'Rogue States' Policy Gathering
Students at the Burkle Center's March 11 conference add their voices to the debate over how best to wield the tools of foreign policy when dealing with governments seen as U.S. adversaries.

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East and West Divided by Long, Bitter History
UCLA Professor Anthony Pagden's "Worlds at War" lays the historical groundwork for the political thinking that many feel is badly needed in our globalized post-9/11 world. In a wide-ranging interview, Pagden talked to Today Staff Writer Ajay Singh about what separates the West from the non-West and how the East-West divide might be bridged.

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UN Officials Discuss Justice in Sudan, Rwanda
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.

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Special Forum on Post-1998 Indonesia, with guest speakers Nursyahbani Katjasungkana and Hilmar Farid
This special forum was held in conjunction with the UC Berkeley-UCLA Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, with the theme "Ten Years After: Reformasi and New Social Movements in Indonesia, 1998-2008".

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Which Special Interests Get Heard?
Japanese politics expert Megumi Naoi explains the relationship between Japanese politicians and interest groups.

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European Ambassadors Urge Greater US Cooperation to Tackle Global Challenges
The incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama promises to pave the way for transatlantic collaboration to address global challenges, European ambassadors say.

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European Ambassadors Discuss Global Challenges, Transatlantic Cooperation
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.

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New Terasaki Chair and Postdoctoral Fellow
The Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies announces two new appointments for the '08-'09 academic year.

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UCLA Summer Program Strengthens Writing Skills for Korean Students
A group of 86 Korean students are enhancing their English reading and writing skills for four weeks through the UCLA Writing Project, housed at the university's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

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AASC Launches Website to Commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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.

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Visiting Research Scholar Fellowships for 2014-2015, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan) is pleased to announce three openings for foreign scholars to reside at the Center and participate during the Japanese academic year 2014-2015 in the following team research projects.

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Doctors Without Borders Brings Eye-Opening Exhibit to LA
Experience the life of a refugee in a powerful exhibit and get involved with humanitarian work

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Burkle Center Board Member Wins Prestigious Book Awards
September 17, 2008

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117.

The Power of Partnerships
The death of a local Hmong woman compelled Lillian Lew and Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, a UCLA professor of public health and Asian American studies, to take action.

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Former Students, Colleagues Honor Historian Silverberg at Symposium
Miriam R. Silverberg joined the UCLA faculty in 1990 and retired in 2005. Her scholarship on modern Japanese history is influencing the work of historians today.

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Invoking the 'Righteous Spirit'
Brandeis University's Matthew Fraleigh explains how the 'shishi' passed on Chinese poetic traditions by reinventing the poem "The Song of the Righteous Spirit."

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120.

'Life After Kyoto'
David Victor discusses what direction international strategies should go to address climate change.

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121.

Angola
Angola officially the Republic of Angola is a country in south-central Africa bordering Namibia to the south, Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, and Zambia to the east, and with a west coast along the Atlantic Ocean. The exclave province Cabinda has a border with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Authentic 'Kujiki'
Northern Illinois University's John R. Bentley pokes holes in the view that 'Sendai Kuji Hongi' ('Kujiki') is a derivative historical text.

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123.

Why US Spy Agencies Failed to Adapt
Former CIA agent Larry Johnson interviews Amy Zegart, an associate professor in the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a Burkle Center senior fellow, on her recent book "Spying Blind: The CIA, The FBI, and the Origins of 9/11." Watch the video, produced by UCLA Spotlight.

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124.

Looking for Claveria's Children: State, Church and the Individual in the History of Philippine Naming Systemsm, May 14, 2008
Colloquium with Professor Francis Alvarez Gealogo, Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

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Rogue States
UCLA Today, March 3, 2008

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1st Terasaki Postdoc Studies Wartime Japan's Visions
On leave from Arizona State University, Aaron Moore will conduct research and teach about the relationships between technology, modernity, and empire.

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127.

Fowler Exhibit Showcases Marsh Arabs and Their 'Floating Houses'
Photographer Nik Wheeler, a Vietnam War photographer, photojournalist and now a freelance photographer, took the iconic National Geographic images of the Marsh Arabs, or Mad'an.

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Chad
Chad officially known as the Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the northwest, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Due to its distance from the sea and its largely desert climate, the country is sometimes referred to as the "Dead Heart of Africa".

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Around the World on Solar Power
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.

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From China, Student Paper Looks at UCLA Brand
The UCLA Daily Bruin is publishing a series of stories and photo galleries today and Thursday by Bruin staffers on location in China, made possible under a scholarship fund. The editor also announces that the newspaper will follow UCLA research about sex workers in Thailand from that country.

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131.

Enduring Legacies: African Influence in the Artistic Expressions of the Americas
Winter 2008 Seminar for K-12 Teachers will examine the African heritage in the development of Latin American music, dance and visual art.

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Korean Studies Graduate Student Colloquium
Beginning in the fall of 2008 there will be a student initiated and run Korean Studies Graduate Student Colloquium.

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133.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
The Social Science Research Council supports post-doctoral fellowships and faculty research related to Japan in the humanities and social sciences through several programs.

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Teo Earns 3 Golds for Singapore at Asian Games
Swimming for her native Singapore, the senior breaststroke swimmer set the Singapore national 100-meter record and qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She also helped her team win the 4x100m medley relay.

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CNES Launches North African Outreach Initiative
Lecture by renowned Algerian cartoonist Slim, films on Islam inaugurate year-long program

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Remembering a Journalist
New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered the Sixth Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Tuesday to a capacity audience gathered at Korn Convocation Hall to remember the prominent Wall Street Journal reporter.

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UCLA Ranks 7th in US in International Students
The campus also sent the 11th largest U.S. contingent of students overseas in the latest year on record, according to the annual Open Doors report.

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138.

A Taste of Jodhaa Akbar
Smitha Radhakrishnan watches Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan's latest film and realizes that eye candy that lasts this long is too sweet.

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Reitaku Foundation of America
The primary function of this program is to promote educational and cultural exchanges between Japan and the United State. Reitaku University, a private university in the Tokyo area, has worked closely with its sister organization, the RICE Japanese Language Program in Washington, D.C. RFA builds on this decade of training experience in Washington

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140.

Slumdog Sincerity
Smitha Radhakrishnan discusses Slumdog Millionaire's depiction of India and how the quest for authenticity benefits from an outsider's exploration of fantasy.

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141.

Fowler Exhibition Explores Human Side of Mexican Migration
Featuring paintings, works on paper, photographs, video and installations, the bilingual exhibition, which runs from Oct. 5 through Dec. 28, examines the struggles and visions of Mexican migrants, as well as the ways in which their spiritual practices are engaged during difficult journeys.

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Killing Memory: Ethnicity, Religion and the Destruction of Culture in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s
A public lecture by Andras Riedlmayer, Harvard University delivered on April 15, 2008.

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Wanted: Active UN to Lead on Iraq
Veteran journalist Helena Cobban says that only the United Nations is in a position to convene nations interested in stability in Iraq, citing evidence of a shift of global power and influence away from the United States.

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144.

The 98 Percent Strategy
Nearly every women's rights bill passed by the Iranian reformist parliament that the Guardian Council effectively cast out in 2004 met one doom or another. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, a former legislator, illuminates the paths of Iranian-style gridlock.

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APA Top Ten: Best Tadanobu Asano Moments
Nothing spells tribute like a top ten list. On the occasion of Sergei Bodrov's Mongol, we recount the best Tadanobu Asano moments.

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146.

Saul Friedlander Wins Pulitzer for History of Nazi Holocaust
The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction goes to the occupant of UCLA's 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies, for the second volume of his seminal history.

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147.

Our Consumption Factor Imperils Us All
Jared Diamond: The only way out is to make consumption rates and living standards more equal around the world.

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Gen. Clark: U.S. Response to "Rogue" States
At the Burkle Center's 2008 Annual Conference, "Rogue States: Engage, Isolate or Strike?", Burkle Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark, other prominent leaders, analysts, diplomats, and academics explored the way the United States responds to countries that constitute a threat to the security of their neighbors and the world. This video features Gen. Clarks response.

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149.

Teaching Africa in L.A.'s Schools
UCLA partners with government, nonprofits on Teach Africa. To jump-start the Southern California launch, the sponsors hosted a group of three high school students and three public school teachers on a trip to Uganda this month.

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Richardson Hints at New Diplomacy
LA Times, March 12, 2008

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APA Top Ten: Asian films with Olympic Sports
On the occasion of the Beijing games, we recount the best Asian films featuring Olympic sports.

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18 Win Gilman Scholarships
UCLA is on track for a record in 2008-09. The study-abroad scholarships are based on need and merit, with a preference for those with ethnic backgrounds who are interested in studying outside of Western Europe and Australia.

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153.

Somalia
Somalia officially the Somali Republic is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya on its southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen on its north, the Indian Ocean at its east, and Ethiopia to the west.

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UCLA Exchange with East China Normal University Promotes International Collaborative Research
Jianbo Dong is UCLA's first visiting scholar through its exchange agreement with ECNU.

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360 Take International Institute Degrees in 2007-08
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, a UCLA graduate and former Thai foreign minister, delivered the Institute's special commencement address. Listen to the podcast.

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UN Ambassador: Human Dignity is Solution to Middle East Peace
UCLA Today, May 20, 2008

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157.

Spiritual Refreshment, Medicine for the Heart: Islamic Preaching on Record and on the Air in Indonesia
A podcast of a colloquium with Bernard Arps, Leiden University

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158.

Of Sheiks & Cinema
Jonathan Friedlander has spent 30 years collecting pop culture artifacts that reflect our fascination with the Middle East. Books, movies, videos, even cigarette packs are part of the tireless UCLA scholar's collection of Orientalist Americana at the Young Research Library. Now he's traveling the U.S. to photograph the majestic, Orientalist movie palaces of the 20th century before they're all torn down or turned into drugstores.

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Initiation of Women's Studies Collaboration
A Swedish academic visits UCLA to begin an exchange program with the Center for the Study of Women and to present research. Professor Britta Lundgren also meets with the Vice Provost and Dean of the International Institute.

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Conference to Address U.S. International Relations, Policy
The Daily Bruin, March 10, 2008

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Fowler Shows Art From Oaxacan Struggle
The Los Angeles Times highlights the Fowler Museum at UCLAs current exhibition of wood-block and stencil protest art created by members of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca during the social and political unrest that rocked the Mexican state in 2006.

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Other Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars
Although CEES does not administer the following funding opportunities, we post them on our website to assist postdoctoral scholars interested in European and Eurasian Studies

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Egypt
Egypt is a country in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge to Western Asia. Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

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164.

Something Completely Different with Mark Selden
Academics aren't all narrow specialists. Cornell's Mark Selden shows his versatility with lectures on American bombing campaigns since WWII and the rural-urban divide in China.

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Blackwater and Democracy
Americans are not less sensitive to the deaths of private soldiers in wars than they are to those of regular U.S. troops, UC-Irvine political scientist Deborah Avant and a colleague discovered. But the use of security contractors in combat zones has other implications for a democracy, she tells a UCLA audience. Listen to a podcast of her talk.

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166.

Climate Change and U.S. Foreign Policy: "Life After the Kyoto Protocol"
David Victor, Stanford University Law Professor

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Course Saves Debate for the Chat Room
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.

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Gov. Bill Richardson Keynotes UCLA Foreign Policy Conference
UCLA Newsroom, March 11, 2008

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Israelis and Palestinians Put Humanity Above Politics to Save Lives
The duo, Noam Yifrach and Younis Al-Khatib, are the heads, respectively, of the Maghen David Adom (MDA) and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the Israeli and Palestinian equivalents of the Red Cross.

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Director of Latin American Institute Teaches Short Course in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
From August 18 to 22, 2008, Professor Randal Johnson, Director of the UCLA Latin American Institute, taught a short course on literature, cinema, and television at the Globo Universidade and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with Globo Universidade.

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171.

Hyper-Driven
Todd Presner, associate professor of Germanic Languages and Jewish Studies and self-described "techie-humanist," is the mind behind Hypermedia Berlin, an online geodatabase that enables visitors to virtually explore the famous German city layer by layer and era by era.

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172.

Libya
Libya officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is a country located in North Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), 90% of which is desert, Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world.

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173.

Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism
A book talk with author EHRHARD BAHR, UCLA Germanic Languages, and discussant PETER LOEWENBERG, UCLA History.

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This Generation's Challenge
UCLA Newsroom, May 2, 2008

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UCLA's Links to World Archived on Website
The International Institute is gathering information on collaborative research and exchange agreements made between UCLA and foreign institutions, and simplifying the process of creating new ones. Investigators and sponsors are urged to forward existing international agreements.

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Officials Examine US Foreign Policy
In an effort to bring foreign-policy issues from Washington to Los Angeles, the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations hosted U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Rogue States: Engage, Isolate, or Strike? a conference featuring former presidential hopeful and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Burkle Center senior fellow Gen. Wesley Clark.

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Students, Fans Adore Him
Vladimir Chernov's lifelong love affair with singing began in a small village near the city of Krasnodar, some 1,400 kilometers south of Moscow. Now he is a professor of vocal studies in the Department of Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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Applying to the Global Studies Major
All UCLA students who plan to pursue the Global Studies major must apply for entrance to the major.

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A Walk Through Banglatown
Smitha Radhakrishnan contemplates the controversy surrounding Brick Lane's representation of the Bangladeshi community in London.

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Funding Near East/North African Studies
Fellowships and scholarships available for the study Middle East and/or North African topics across a wide range of disciplines.

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Liberia
Liberia officially the Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Bruins in Beijing: UCLA at the 2008 Olympic Games
The UCLA Newsroom has invited UCLA athletes, coaches, students and alumni to produce a weblog from the Beijing Olympics.

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Adorno in America
A public lecture by DETLEV CLAUSSEN, University of Hannover, Sociology

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Gambia
The Gambia officially the Republic of The Gambia is a country in Western Africa. It is the smallest country on the African continental mainland and is bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, and has a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

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Berlusconi's Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics
A book talk with author JOHN AGNEW, UCLA Geography, and discussant MARC LAZAR, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

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186.

The Demographic Crisis in Russia
A public lecture by MURRAY FESHBACH, Woodrow Wilson Center

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For Peace, Work at Global Disarmament
UCLA Today, April 10, 2008

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Mardi Gras, Middle Eastern Style
The fact that New Orleans has a very small Middle Eastern population doesn't stop carnival krewes--organizations that put on parade and balls for the carnival season--from pulling out all the stops on the road to a make-believe Mecca.

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Choppy Water
With Be Like Water, East West Players proudly (and loudly) asserts Bruce Lee's Asian American connection.

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Lecture by Dr. Suphamongkhon - Globalization: A Blessing or A Curse?
Dr. Suphamongkhon is the 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, UC Regents Professor, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and this year's presenter of the Annual Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development. Drawing from his experiences in Thailand and abroad, Dr. Suphamongkhon speaks to the pros and cons of globalization today.

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Almost Famous Asians
This is a blog entry originally written for AZN Television's Outspoken blog on the topic of "Asian American Awards Shows."

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Hypermedia Berlin and the Geo-Temporal Web
A CEES faculty lecture by TODD PRESNER, UCLA Germanic Languages

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Ethiopia
Ethiopia officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Sudan to the west, Kenya to the south, Somalia to the east and Djibouti to the north-east. Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world and Africa's second-most populous nation.

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UCLA-Dutch Team Uncovers Egypt's Earliest Agricultural Settlement
The findings, which were unearthed in 2006 and are still being analyzed, also suggest possible trade links with the Red Sea, including a thoroughfare from Mesopotamia, which is known to have practiced agriculture 2,000 years before ancient Egypt.

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Richardson Coy on Endorsement
UCLA Newsroom, March 11, 2008

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Gunter Grass' Peeling the Onion
A book talk with translator MICHAEL HEIM, UCLA Slavic Languages and Literatures, and discussant HANS WAGENER, UCLA Germanic Languages

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Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: State Ownership and Rentierism in the Former Soviet Union
A public lecture by PAULINE JONES LUONG, Brown University, Political Science

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The Roma in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe: Marginalization and Resistance
A public lecture by GABRIEL TROC, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, Cultural Anthropology

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The Place of Balkan Muslims in the Shaping of European Islam
A public lecture by XAVIER BOUGAREL, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. The lecture is part of the ISLAM IN THE BALKANS series.

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UCLA Opens Egypt's 1st Official Archaeology Field School for US Undergrads
Willeke Wendrich, a renowned UCLA Egyptologist, and her co-director Ren Cappers of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands, lead the 36-person field school. They arranged nine pairs of American-Egyptian student teams to work together.

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Educators Discuss How to Meet Demand for International Workforce
UCLA plays host to education and business symposium on the value of foreign students, study abroad, and an international curriculum.

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Key Issues Don't Disappear at Elections End
Daily Bruin, November 10, 2008

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U.N. Ambassador Shares Thoughts on Middle East Policy
Daily Bruin, May 7, 2008

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Speaker to Discuss Nuclear Proliferation
Daily Bruin, April 3, 2008

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Bruin Bike Winners Are Ready to Roll
The International Institute and six other academic units on campus won free bikes for loaner use by staff and faculty.

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Famed Beijing Opera Troupe Kicks Off SoCal Tour at UCLA Oct. 8
The company is named for the late Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star, who gained worldwide fame portraying female characters on stage and introduced the form known as Beijing (or Peking) opera to the West.

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Journalism and World Culture (6th Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture)
David Brooks, New York Times columnist.

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International Education Week 2008
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

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Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart Blogs the Final Leg of the 2008 Race for President
UCLA Newsroom, November 2008

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Internship Program Alumni Page
Learn more about the internship program and international opportunities by contacting our program alumns.

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Benin
Benin officially the Republic of Benin, and also known as Benin Republic is a country in Western Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north; its short coastline to the south leads to the Bight of Benin.

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Rogue States: Fight, Engage or Isolate?
On March 11, the Burkle Center for International Relations hosted a conference to discuss how to deal with "states of concern."

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One More Reason Not to Like This Economy
Matthew Yglesias, Senior Editor at the Center for American Progress

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10 Questions for Albert Boime
The art historian's latest book tells of the evolution of Kamran Khavarani's art from the time of his Iranian exile to the present day.

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International Institute on YouTube
Watch video playlists from the Burkle Center, the Center for World Language and the International Institute via YouTube. Each player, below, contains a series of videos.

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Summer Program Strengthens Research, Cultural Ties with China
Chinese students receive cross-disciplinary training in science and technology.

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Muslim Pride
Gay and lesbian Muslims struggle to reconcile their homosexuality with their faith in Parvez Sharma's documentary A Jihad for Love.

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Former Bugandan PM: National Land Policy Needed
Uganda needs a national land policy that ends legalized seizures of territory, former Bugandan Prime Minister (Katikkiro) Daniel Muliika tells a UCLA audience in this podcast.

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Iranian Film Festival Opens April 11
Eighteenth annual festival features seven premiere screenings.

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The World the Refugees Made: Representing the Evacuation of the Ninos de la Guerra to the Soviet Union
A public lecture by GLENNYS YOUNG, History and International Studies, University of Washington

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Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Clark Comments on Torture
The Washington Monthly, March 2008

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Digging Deep with Matsujun
One of Johnny's Jimusho's top pop idols, Jun Matsumoto talks to Asia Pacific Arts in a rare English-language interview.

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Archaeologists Hope to Reach Accord in Mideast
The authors of this op-ed, scholars at USC and UCLA, created the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group to determine what archaeological material is disputed and to formulate recommendations for policymakers.

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Pusan International Film Festival 2008: short reviews, part 1
APA catches a fraction of this year's Pusan International Film Festival. Part One includes reviews of Forever the Moment, 21 Lotus, and Service.

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Adventures at Ancient Digs Await Students
Students joining archaeological expeditions isn't new, but a Cotsen Institute partnership with UCLA's International Education Office takes it to a new level.

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Sudan
Sudan officially the Republic of Sudan is a country in northeastern Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, Kenya and Uganda to the southeast, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest.

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'Iraqi Marshlands Then and Now'
Opening Dec. 14, the exhibit at the Fowler Museum will recall the land and culture decimated by Saddam Hussein after the 1991 Gulf War.

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AAIFF 2008: From Princess to Ping Pong
Writer Anne Lee reports on this year's Asian American International Film Festival in New York, covering Wayne Wang's Princess of Nebraska, Jessica Yu's Ping Pong Playa and more.

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Fowler Receives Donation of Japanese Textiles
The addition of the Krauss Collection nearly doubles the size of the museum's existing holdings of Japanese textiles, making the Fowler an important destination for scholars of Japan's textile arts.

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Crossing the Sectarian Divide in Lebanon
UCLA Fulbright Coordinator Ann Kerr reflects on her visit to Lebanon in early May.

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No Quick, Easy Technological Fix for Climate Change
Richard Turco, a professor in the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a member and founding director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment, sees many geoengineering plans as 'preposterous.'

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Mauritius
Mauritius officially the Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres east of Madagascar. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the Republic includes the islands of St. Brandon, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands. Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of Runion 200 km to the southwest and the island of Rodrigues 570 km to the northeast.

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UCLA to Have Large Presence at 2008 Olympic Games
Bruins to send a total of 36 athletes and coaches to Beijing

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UCLA Signs Historic Memorandum with Pediatric Institution in Tokyo
Leaders from Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and Jikei University School of Medicine will collaborate to enhance research.

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Pusan International Film Festival 2008: short reviews, part 2
APA catches a fraction of this year's Pusan International Film Festival. Part Two includes reviews of Still Walking, Trivial Matters, and Winds of September.

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Ever closer Union, ever further borders?The costs of European border policies and the consequences for EU legitimacy
A public lecture by Virginie Guiraudon, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Lille

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Campus Resources Can Help Students Plan to Study Abroad
The UC Education Abroad Program offers more than 250 program options in more than 30 countries. There are also Travel Study Programs available through UCLA, as well as the Quarter Abroad Program.

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Off the Radar Screen: The Unacknowledged Struggle to Protect Kosova's Islamic Traditions
A public lecture by ISA BLUMI, Georgia State University, History. The lecture is part of the ISLAM IN THE BALKANS series.

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 4911

239.

Inventing Human Rights: A History
A book discussion with author LYNN HUNT, UCLA History, and discussant DAVID KAYE, UCLA Law

 12480

 

 5011

240.

Textbook Drive for Iraqi Doctors Becomes International Movement of Giving
Operation Medical Libraries, which began with an e-mail request for donated textbooks from a UCLA alumnus in Iraq, has blossomed into an international movement in just 18 months.

 12477

 

 2388

241.

APA Top Ten: Aasif Mandvi News Reports
On the occasion of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, we recount Aasif Mandvi's best moments as a Daily Show senior political correspondent.

 12471

 

 1647

242.

Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Clark on the Future of NATO
Newsweek, March 15, 2008

 12400

 2

 7696

243.

Connected Revolutions: Armenians and the Russian, Ottoman, and Iranian Revolutions in the Early Twentieth Century
A public lecture by Houri Berberian, California State University, Long Beach, delivered on May 28, 2008.

 12399

 

 6313

244.

How the Iranian Constitution Secularized Islam
A public lecture by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, delivered on March 3, 2008.

 12382

 

 6338

245.

Senegal
Senegal officially the Republic of Senegal is a country south of the Sngal River in western Africa. Senegal is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south.

 12333

 

 3271

246.

O What a Rogue and Peasant State Am I!
The Huffington Post, March 12, 2008

 12237

 1

 7041

247.

Artists Visit Advanced Chinese Class at UCLA
Award winners in paper cutting and folk dance come at the invitation of the Confucius Institute and others.

 12195

 

 2005

248.

Ode to Luck
The East West Players' faithful adaptation of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club outshines its famed movie cousin.

 12185

 

 1628

249.

The European Union Today: Internal and External Challenges
A panel discussion with the British, Czech, French, German, and EU Ambassadors to the US

 12181

 

 4698

250.

2 Exhibitions at Fowler to Showcase Contemporary African Art
From Feb. 22, the concurrent exhibitions 'Continental Rifts' and 'Transformations' will include video and film, photography, painting, sculpture and prints.

 12086

 

 2397

251.

Euroclash: The EU, European Identity, and the Future of Europe
A book talk with author NEIL FLIGSTEIN, UC Berkeley, Sociology, and discussant MICHAEL MANN, UCLA, Sociology.

 12076

 

 4760

252.

Alternating Angles: an interview with director Wayne Wang
The diptych A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and Princess of Nebraska marks Wayne Wang's heralded return to Chinese American stories. It's also an opportunity for him to riff on his family, his influences, and his inability to take the same road twice.

 12046

 

 1459

253.

Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Clark Comments on new GI Bill
LA Times, April 10, 2008

 12015

 

 7481

254.

Rioting Against Disorder: The Moral Polity of the Algerian Crowd
A public lecture by Hugh Roberts, Independent Scholar, delivered on March 4, 2008.

 12011

 

 6257

255.

UC/Stanford Buddhist Studies Conference and Workshop
Inaugural conference on Buddhist Studies March 28-30, 2008

 11989

 1

 10432

256.

Novels and Iranian History: Beyond Diaspora
A public lecture and reading by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, France, delivered on April 16, 2008.

 11958

 

 6473

257.

No Sex in the City: Personal Accounts of a Generation of Women in the PLO
A public lecture by Suad Amiry, Director of Riwaq: the Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine, delivered on April 8, 2008, discussing her new book "No Sex In the City."

 11957

 

 6453

258.

Cameroon
The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity.

 11900

 

 3372

259.

UCLA Hosts Forum on HIV/AIDS
Town hall meeting features three speakers, incorporates both local and global factors

 11873

 

 2446

260.

David MacFadyen on "Little Angel, Make Me Happy"
In his introduction to Usman Saparov's film at the March 13, 2008 screening, David MacFadyen situates "Little Angel" in the context of the Soviet-era political climate and film culture of Turkmenistan in the 1970s to 1990s.

 11872

 1

 1718

261.

Silently Stealing the Scene: an interview with actor Henry O
APA talks with veteran actor Henry O, the award-winning star of Wayne Wang's recent feature, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.

 11862

 

 1472

262.

Opportunities Fair Offers Selections Abroad
The fair featured representatives from a wide range of campus offices including the UCLA International Institute, the Career Center and the Foreign Language and Area Studies and Fulbright programs, reports the UCLA Daily Bruin.

 11845

 1

 2246

263.

Diplomats View High-Tech Health at Ronald Reagan Medical Center
The International Institute hosts a visit by ambassadors and top envoys to the United States from 42 countries.

 11810

 

 2209

264.

Antoin Sevruguin and the Art of Photography in Nineteenth Century Iran
A public lecture by Ali Behdad, University of California, Los Angeles delivered on May 13, 2008.

 11804

 

 5928

265.

Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium
A book talk with author RONALD FINDLAY, Columbia University, Economics, and discussant ROBERT BRENNER, UCLA, History.

 11791

 

 4534

266.

UCLA Study of Satellite Imagery Casts Doubt on Surge's Success in Baghdad
Night light in neighborhoods populated primarily by embattled Sunni residents declined dramatically just before the February 2007 surge and never returned, suggesting that ethnic cleansing by rival Shiites may have been largely responsible for the decrease in violence for which the U.S. military has claimed credit.

 11759

 1

 2083

267.

Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country in Central Africa. It is one of the smallest countries in continental Africa, and comprises two regions: a Continental Region (Ro Muni); and an Insular Region containing Annobn island, Bioko island (formerly Fernando Po) where the capital of Malabo is situated, and several offshore islands like Corisco.

 11754

 

 3250

268.

Algeria
Algeria officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country located in North Africa. It is the largest country of the Mediterranean sea, the second largest on the African continent and the eleventh-largest country in the world in terms of land area. It is bordered by Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Niger in the southeast, Mali and Mauritania in the southwest, Morocco in the northwest, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north.

 11741

 

 3292

269.

B-Boy Document: An Interview with Planet B-Boy's Benson Lee
Planet B-Boy captures the world of b-boys from the streets to the world stage. APA talks to director Benson Lee about hip-hop's global vision.

 11734

 3

 1072

270.

Pusan International Film Festival 2008: short reviews, part 3
APA catches a fraction of this year's Pusan International Film Festival. Part Three includes reviews of Sell Out!, Firaaq, and Ocean of an Old Man.

 11704

 2

 1670

271.

Year of the Snake
In addition to his acting (both voiceover and live-action) and screenwriting (X-Men), David Hayter will forever be celebrated by anime fans for his portrayal of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series.

 11638

 

 1548

272.

Autobiography and the Great War: Rethinking Arabo-Turkish Identity after Gallipoli
A public lecture by Salim Tamari, Institute of Jerusalem Studies, delivered on May 27, 2008.

 11619

 

 5746

273.

The Iranian Regime Structure and Women's Rights
A public lecture by Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Harvard University, delivered on January 14, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.

 11598

 

 6302

274.

World Festival of Sacred Music Showcases 1,000 Artists in 16 Days
From Sept. 13 to Sept. 28, what Judy Mitoma calls the "miracle" of the fourth festival will happen, and, again, the breadth of it is breathtaking.

 11565

 

 2278

275.

Campus Responds to China Earthquake
After the quake, staff, faculty and students across UCLA's campus reached out to help the tens of thousands of people impacted by the temblor. Chancellor Gene Block will visit China in late June in a long-planned trip that will gain new significance as he explores how UCLA can help in the aftermath of the quake.

 11554

 1

 2971

276.

2008 Small Research Grants Program in Korean Studies
The Center for Korean Studies at UCLA is pleased to announce the call for applications/proposals for its 2008 Small Research Grants Program in Korean Studies. The purpose of this grant is to provide the participants with an opportunity to conduct research on Korea, in all different areas.

 11540

 2

 7653

277.

松本潤へのインタビュー
English-language interview with Jun Matsumoto, translated into Japanese by Bryan Hartzheim.

 11532

 

 1914

278.

Commencement Introduction by Nick Entrikin, Acting Vice Provost of International Studies at UCLA
From the 2008 commencement ceremony. Listen to the podcast.

 11522

 

 5289

279.

Call for Papers: Languages of Southeast Asia
An international conference on the Languages of Southeast Asia will be held at UCLA January 30-February 1, 2009

 11522

 2

 2836

280.

Best of 2007: YouTube (Japan)
For this year's collection of YouTube clips, we decided that Japan, with their creative television game shows and their special sense of humor, deserved their very own list.

 11519

 8

 1674

281.

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

 11518

 

 4596

282.

CEES Funding Opportunities for UCLA Faculty

 11516

 

 4153

283.

The 2008 Burkle Center Conference: U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Rogue States
UCLA Radio - The Diplomat, March 18, 2008

 11494

 

 6210

284.

October 31, 2008: News from Abroad
The Warlords leads the list of Golden Horse nominations, Rain is banned for language, and mainland director Xie Jin passes away. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 11485

 

 1673

285.

Nigeria
Nigeria officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south.

 11481

 

 3466

286.

Peace Movements
Company Ea Sola uses dance to share experiences of the Vietnam War with younger generations.

 11479

 2

 3505

287.

Giza Giza Kawaii! (or Why Shoko Nakagawa is the Otaku's Perfect Girlfriend)
The world's most famous Otaku makes an appearance at Anime Expo and dominates in typical Shokotan fashion, stealing hearts across America. Kanara Ty fangirls over the ultimate fangirl.

 11465

 1

 1560

288.

International Institute Open House Tuesday
The Institute is hosting its second annual open house on Oct. 7, noon to 2 p.m. at Bunche Hall, 10th and 11th floors.

 11452

 

 2286

289.

October 31, 2008: News Bites
Preity Zinta takes Best Actress in Chicago, The Pool wins at SAIFF, and Devil calls for M Night Shayamalan's special talents. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 11418

 

 1643

290.

Council on Foreign Relations, International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
Fellows must be American citizens between the ages of 27 and 45. They may be drawn from academia (including think tanks), government (including the executive and legislative branches at both the federal and state levels), business or the media. The program is intended for non-specialists in Japan.

 11384

 

 6094

291.

Chatting With the Chairman: An Interview with ego trip's Jeff Mao
Before he became the Chairman, Jeff Mao played the sousaphone, listened to the Jackson 5, and dabbled in film. Then came ego trip and the rest is history.

 11378

 2

 1214

292.

November 14, 2008: News from Abroad
Deepa Mehta adapts Midnight Children, Japan turns Sideways, and Tulpan takes home another award. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 11359

 

 1650

293.

December 12, 2008: News from Abroad
Shah Rukh Khan tells us who he is, Setsuro Wakamatsu tells the truth of a 1985 airline disaster, and Tony Jaa tells the doubters off. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 11343

 1

 1042

294.

November 28, 2008: News from Abroad
The Battle of Red Cliff resumes, China unhappy with Guns N' Roses, and Abhay Deol feels Lucky Oye! All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 11327

 

 1569

295.

A Brave New World
The World Ends With You (TWEWY), Square Enix's ambitious fusion of urban reality and RPG fantasy, is the beginning of a wonderful new world for gamers.

 11317

 

 1539

296.

Interview with Akemi Takada
Veteran anime character designer makes an appearance at 2008's Anime Expo.

 11312

 

 1578

297.

Mocking Reality
Under the leadership of Charles Kim and Ewan Chung, OPM (Opening People's Minds) comedy troupe comes to this year's Los Angeles Comedy Festival with their latest show "America's Top Model Minority."

 11283

 

 1636

298.

Kenya
The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest, with the Indian Ocean running along the southeast border.

 11255

 

 3347

299.

Best of 2007: Cringe-worthy Moments
In 2007, Asian Americans made the nation laugh, cry, and feel inspired. They also made fellow Asian Americans cringe. Here's why.

 11250

 

 1820

300.

Religious Disputation and Democratic Constitutionalism: The Enduring Legacy of the Constitutional Revolution on the Struggle for Democracy in Iran
A public lecture by Nader Hashemi, Global Fellow, UCLA, delivered on February 19, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.

 11184

 

 5989

301.

The United States and Iran: Missed Opportunities and Future Prospects for Reconciliation
A public lecture by Barbara Slavin, US Institute of Peace, delivered on February 14, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.

 11104

 

 6158

302.

Lecture by US Ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad
Zalmay Khalilzad is the US Ambassador to the UN and delivered the Annual Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Condition of Peace on May 6, 2008.

 11100

 

 10975

303.

Dig In, Archaeology Fans!
UCLA blogs to offer front-row seat at archaeology digs.

 11094

 

 2266

304.

Blakemore Foundation Fellowships and Grants
The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.

 11087

 

 5947

305.

UCLA Gets Program, Chair in U.S.-China Relations and Chinese American Studies
Endowed chair is nation's first in Chinese American studies.

 11078

 1

 2990

306.

Impact in One Act
The Thumping Claw One Act Series comes back for its second year, showcasing original stories from four notable Asian American playwrights: Julia Cho, Michael Golamco, Lloyd Suh, and Carla Ching.

 11075

 3

 1731

307.

Matthew Yglesias: Democrats' Foreign Policy Disadvantage Not Going Away
In this video op-ed, Matthew Yglesias, author and senior editor for the Center for American Progress, identifies a paradox between Republican foreign policy and Democratic politics.

 11065

 

 10818

308.

November 28, 2008: News Bites
Maggie Cheung joins Tarantino, Hollywood remakes The Host, and Sammo Hung fights monkeys. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 11058

 

 1566

309.

December 12, 2008: News Bites
Slumdog's a power player during awards season, M.I.A. nabs Grammy nomination, and Se7en set to debut in the US with the help of Lil Kim. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 11018

 

 1550

310.

A Mongolian Legend, Reimagined
In Mongol, director Sergei Bodrov challenges our assumptions about Genghis Khan with the help of the emperor of cool, Tadanobu Asano.

 11008

 2

 1617

311.

July 11, 2008: News from Abroad
Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan memorialized, Red Cliff opens in Asia, and Takeshi Kaneshiro lands international Armani underwear gig. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 11006

 3

 1597

312.

7 Reflections on Cape No. 7
Taiwan has Cape fever, with critics, distributors, and government officials in a frenzy over how an obscure local musical became box office legend. APA throws in its seven cents.

 11000

 

 1455

313.

International Institute Grants Boost 8 Faculty Projects
The next round of applications for UCLA International Institute faculty grants, for globally oriented outreach and research, is due on March 3, 2008.

 10975

 2

 3300

314.

North Korea: 'We Must Have Nuclear Weapons, Otherwise We Would be Another Iraq'
UCLA Radio - The Diplomat, March 18, 2008

 10971

 

 6161

315.

November 14, 2008: News Bites
Maya Lin explores different Wave Fields, Slumdog Millionaire goes public, and Spielberg and Will Smith have decided it's time to play Oldboy. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 10971

 

 1717

316.

Emroozeh Chegooneh Mitavan Irani Bood (How to be an Iranian Today)
A public lecture by Ramin Jahanbegloo, University of Toronto, delivered on April 13, 2008.

 10947

 

 5981

317.

Almost a Classic
Masahiro Ando's Sword of the Stranger mixes samurai, top-notch animation and a dash of Johnnys Entertainment but leaves plot on the backburner.

 10932

 

 1536

318.

Burkle Center Director Featured on BigThink.com
BigThink.com, June 16, 2008

 10915

 1

 8368

319.

Be More Aware of the World's 'Bottom Billion'
Why don't we teach global health demographics along with such fundamentals as reading and writing well before young people enter college and medical school?

 10892

 

 3393

320.

National Science Foundation: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Studies
Numerous awards and programs for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to conduct research/study in Japan

 10884

 

 5864

321.

Great Expectatons of a Slumdog Millionaire
Director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy know it takes more than money to make your heart sing.

 10836

 

 1542

322.

UCLA's on iTunes
On April 1, in an effort to distribute a variety of campus-generated content, UCLA launched a pilot project on the popular digital media platform.

 10818

 

 2410

323.

The Changing Concept of the "Intellectual" in Iran Today
A public lecture by Ramin Jahanbegloo, University of Toronto, delivered on April 14, 2008.

 10808

 

 5746

324.

American Grand Strategy
Stephen Krasner, Stanford Professor and former Director of Policy Planning at the US Department of State

 10802

 

 10937

325.

2008-2009 FLAS Recipients
The following are the recipients of the 2008-2009 Southeast Asian Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.

 10792

 

 4312

326.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Military Man: Yukio Mishima's Patriotism
With the Criterion Collection's release of the shocking short Patriotism (Yukoku), Yukio Mishima is immortalized on DVD.

 10788

 

 1489

327.

Monbukagakusho Scholarships
For university or college graduates interested in studying educational methods and school management, pursuing graduate studies at a Japanese university; for graduate students interested in pursuing Japanese Studies in Japan; for high school graduates who wish to study vocational skills at a vocational school in Japan

 10785

 

 5784

328.

Peacebuilding in Iraq
A. Heather Coyne, Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace

 10777

 

 11106

329.

Anime Expo 2008: Anime and the North American Downfall
Although Anime Expo has made vast improvements to fix the issues of the past, it still doesn't save it from being APA's Kanara Ty's most boring AX ever.

 10757

 1

 1554

330.

Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) discusses foreign policy
UCLA on Youtube, October 3, 2008

 10754

 

 8395

331.

Nearly 60 Foreign Diplomats to Tour New UCLA Medical Center June 23
Hosted by the UCLA International Institute, the visit is part of the first West Coast Experience trip for Washington diplomats.

 10746

 2

 2062

332.

Carnival of Seoul
Yu Hua's gang saga A Dirty Carnival impresses with old fashioned storytelling and some self-reflexive trickery.

 10726

 

 1492

333.

Mali
Mali officially the Republic of Mali is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. Mali is the seventh largest country in Africa, bordering Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Cote d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west.

 10693

 

 3618

334.

June 13, 2008: News Bites
An ImaginAsian dominated by Bollywood, Hugh Grant can't understand Zhang Ziyi, and Mike Shinoda gives birth to glorious excess. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 10649

 1

 1692

335.

Searching for Megumi Yokota
Independent Lens's Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story looks at the human toll of political entanglement.

 10645

 

 1129

336.

POP! Goes the MatsuJun (or Lessons Learned from a Japanese Idol)
Taking some time out of his busy schedule, Jun Matsumoto traveled all the way from Tokyo to promote his latest film, The Hidden Fortress: the Last Princess. APA gets a little glimpse into the world of one of Japans biggest pop stars.

 10606

 4

 1698

337.

KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship Program
Fellowships are for $24,000, one year, and not renewable. The purpose of the program is to support future American educators to become more knowledgeable about Japan.

 10513

 

 5426

338.

Karadzic, Bashir and Challenges for International Justice
David Kaye, Executive Director, UCLA School of Law's International Human Rights Program.

 10506

 

 10767

339.

Pusan International Film Festival 2008: short reviews (main)
APA catches a mere fraction of this year's Pusan International Film Festival. Here's what we saw and what we thought.

 10495

 

 1636

340.

Best of 2007: Asian American Films
APA recaps the year in Asian American cinema with its second annual top 10.

 10485

 2

 1654

341.

Filmic Ode to Music: Tran Quoc Bao's Bookie and Jerry Chan's DJ:LA
Not quite a musical, not yet a music video: short films can be an ideal medium to explore music as more than background or supplement.

 10476

 

 1533

342.

An Everyday Hiro
In Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control, Masi Oka finally gets to play your average American leading man -- kind of a jerk, but gets the girl.

 10455

 

 1495

343.

Burkle Fellow Gen. Clark (Ret.) in Symposium on International Law & Justice
Council on Foreign Relations, October 17, 2008

 10444

 

 7701

344.

APA Top Ten: Non-Asian themed movies directed by Asian Americans
Wayne Wang's return to Asian-themed filmmaking reminds us of his (and others') past accomplishments in Hollywood and the American indie scene, turning out great films few would guess were made by Asian Americans.

 10441

 

 1436

345.

Togo
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a narrow country in West Africa bordering Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. The country extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lom is located.

 10396

 

 3302

346.

Faculty Research
The Burkle Center funds faculty research working groups and faculty research projects led by UCLA faculty in support of the study and analysis of significant questions of international policy and politics.

 10378

 

 11184

347.

Scalia's Fear Factor
His dissent in a key terror case makes it harder to solve the Gitmo problem, writes UCLA's David Kaye in The Los Angeles Times.

 10373

 

 2088

348.

Cruel to be Kind
Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) gives writer Ana La O' a good laugh and a bad sense of deja vu.

 10371

 

 1590

349.

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
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.

 10242

 

 3010

350.

Best of 2007: Music
We asked our writers to pick out their choice songs created by Asian and Asian American musicians this year. Think of it as APA's mix tape to the tune of 2007.

 10229

 

 1795

351.

Islam: Portability and Exportability
The Muslim Diaspora in Europe and North America

 10214

 

 3873

352.

The Other Closet
Most Asian American parents panic when their kids choose a life in the arts. Writer/performer Prince Gomolvilas shows you how a healthy dose of secrets and lies has helped him deal with his family.

 10175

 1

 1110

353.

Senior Fellow Dr. Suphamongkhon on BBC Global News

 10174

 

 7303

354.

North Africa And Its Neighbors: A Dynamic Global Crossroad
Summer Workshop for Precollegiate Educators. This interdisciplinary seminar, held July 19- July 31, 2008, will underscore the connections between the ongoing, dramatic historical transformations of North Africa from antiquity to the present and the region's interactions with its European, Sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern neighbors.

 10167

 1

 8463

355.

LA Film Festival 2008: Beyond the Blockbuster
APA tackles LAFF's programming of Asian and Asian American cinema. The docs rocked, but the narrative films barely mustered a whimper. Clifford Hilo explains.

 10144

 1

 1564

356.

Burkle Talk Podcast on "National Security and the 2008 Elections"
Listen to Matthew Yglesias, Senior Editor at the Center for American Progress, lecture on national security and the 2008 elections at the Burkle Talk on October 30, 2008 at UCLA.

 10126

 

 9772

357.

APA Top Ten: Holiday Songs from Asia
Wishing you a happy holidays, APA presents our top ten Asian holiday songs.

 10117

 

 1712

358.

Plan Brokered by UCLA, USC Archaeologists Would Remove Roadblock to Mideast Peace
Israeli and Palestinian scholars reach the first-ever agreement on the disposition of the region's archaeological treasures following the establishment of a future Palestinian state.

 10092

 1

 2693

359.

Sudan Conflict Talk Replaces Ban Ki-moon's Appearance
Daily Bruin, November 13, 2008

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 7281

360.

NY Times Op-Ed by Gen. Clark (Ret.): Whats Good for G.M. Is Good for the Army
AMERICAS automobile industry is in desperate trouble. We must act: aiding the American automobile industry is not only an economic imperative, but also a national security imperative.

 10023

 

 7855

361.

UCLA Center to Present World Festival of Sacred Music
For 16 days in September, the 2008 World Festival of Sacred Music - Los Angeles will present nearly a thousand artists performing in 41 sacred events of music and movement throughout Los Angeles, crossing neighborhoods and cultural, religious and ideological boundaries in the spirit of peace.

 10002

 

 1878

362.

Blood +, Minus Subtitles
On the occassion of Blood +'s American DVD release, APA speaks to the voice actors and behind-the-scenes talent about translating the action/horror anime series for English-speaking audiences.

 9984

 3

 1577

363.

Speaker Bios

 9964

 

 11378

364.

Conference Schedule for Annual Workshop on Buddhist Studies
UC/Stanford Buddhist Studies Conference and Workshop

 9922

 2

 7767

365.

Missed Connections
Barbara Slavin discusses opportunities for reconciliation between Iran and the United States.

 9913

 

 3422

366.

Eros and Heroism: Mishima, A Life in Four Chapters
Paul Schrader's 1985 autopsy of novelist-filmmaker Mishima Yukio is as enigmatic as the man himself. The Criterion Collection's latest DVD clarifies things, but offers few answers.

 9853

 1

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367.

Outfest 2008: capsule reviews
Asia Pacific Arts reviews narrative features at this year's Outfest film festival: Drifting Flowers, The Ode, The World Unseen, and Ciao.

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368.

Five Sketches of An Autumn Afternoon
To his fans, Yasujiro Ozu is not a mere artist, but a friend with whom you've shared a few Sapparos and who makes you feel you've known Japanese all your life. Thus these notes are written out of a familiarity and kinship, to a good friend in a neighboring city...

 9834

 

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369.

CJ7 on Blu-ray: Alien Tongues
The Blu-ray disc for Stephen Chow's CJ7 offers a generous set of audio options. But which is the original?

 9790

 1

 1431

370.

Tamil industry to the world: Kamal Hassan in ten roles! TEN!!
Thanks to some over-the-top prosthetics, living legend Kamal Hassan plays ten different characters in Dasavathaaram. Thanks to the trailer, the film title, the publicity stills, and the rest of the marketing blitz, you knew that already.

 9786

 1

 1481

371.

July 25, 2008: News Bites
Korean gay men show no regrets, Disney takes a chance on dyslexic Indian youth, and Arnel Pineda won't stop believin'. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 9783

 1

 1579

372.

Breaking Borders: The Fusion Films of Nikkatsu Action
Featuring films by Takashi Nomura, Toshio Masuda, and others, the "Nikkatsu Action" program takes Japanese cinema beyond borders, and 1960s action to the limits.

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 1514

373.

Best of 2007: Asian films
APA critics weigh in on the best of Asian cinema, 2007.

 9725

 1

 1799

374.

APA Top 10: Asian James Bond Knock-offs
On the occasion of Quantum of Solace's recent release, APA counts out our top ten Bond-inspired Asian films.

 9714

 

 1573

375.

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Lessons in Heavy Breathing
Fresh air does Wayne Wang well in his patient, quiet new film A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.

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 1596

376.

Vampires and Chiropterans
The Blood + series, now out on DVD, skips the extraneous and satisfies an audience thirsty for diverse characters and entertaining plot twists.

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 1690

377.

September 5, 2008: News From Abroad
Shah Rukh Khan takes the baton from Harrison Ford, Beijing brings Rain and Wong Lee Hom onto the same stage, and Hari Puttar gets into some trouble. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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 2

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378.

Gabon
Gabon is a country in west central Africa sharing borders with Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea.

 9656

 

 3215

379.

The Cosplayer Psyche
An appearance by Tite Kubo at 2008's Comic Con prompts writer William Hong to analyze the concept of fandom, through his own illogical loyalty to the Bleach manga.

 9655

 

 1644

380.

Best of 2007: Top 10 places to see Asian films in California
Don't think for a second that Sony DVD and the internet are your only sources for Asian films these days. APA counts down ten places in California that still believe in Asian cinema on celluloid.

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 5

 1559

381.

World in Focus TV Program
A four-part television series produced by UCLA International Studies, The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and Adelphia Communications.

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 2053

382.

A Farce to be Wreckoned With
Don Lee's Wrack & Ruin resurrects the fictitious town of Rosarita Bay, entertaining over-the-top plotlines while giving readers a guide to farming and agriculture.

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 1563

383.

SFIAAFF 2008: Asian films, capsule reviews
The 26th annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival isn't over yet, but here's our report on some of the Asian titles screened thus far.

 9509

 2

 1728

384.

Djibouti
Djibouti officially the Republic of Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On the other side of the Red Sea, on the Arabian Peninsula, from the coast of Djibouti, is Yemen.

 9507

 

 3228

385.

A Regretful Archetype
In this week's edition of dueling reviews, Siddarth Puri argues that No Regret is predictable, ineffective and worst of all, typical of the "queer film" genre that is lacking in originality these days.

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386.

No Rage Against the 'Machine'?
The Machine Girl seems to be the only movie in the history of the movies to have garnered nearly unanimous praise despite every single reviewer acknowledging that it's bad.

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387.

June 27, 2008: News Bites
Masi Oka is out of control, Aaron Yoo is all grown up, and Bobby Lee is taking over the world. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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 1

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388.

$6 Million for UCLA Graduate Education in Humanities
An extraordinary grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help UCLA to compete for graduate student applicants.

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389.

August 8, 2008: News from Abroad
Tony Jaa flirts with disaster, Tan Dun strikes the right chords, and Tran Anh Hung takes on Haruki Murakami. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 9367

 

 1693

390.

Taking Health Care to Rural India
Undergrads travel to India as volunteers for Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement), a nonprofit organization committed to developing and transforming the poorest of Indian villages into progressive and modern communities.

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391.

Burkle Fellow Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon: On An Icelandic Dinner with Bobby Fisher
The Nation, January 27, 2008

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392.

Innocent Until Proven Groper
Masayuki Suo's I Just Didn't Do It gives the audience a moving performance by Ryo Kase as well as a thought-provoking look into Japan's legal system.

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393.

After This Our Disappointment
Pak Tong Cheuk's very good Chinese-language study of the Hong Kong New Wave becomes a welcome, though far from perfect, English edition from Intellect Books.

 9321

 

 1476

394.

Miriam Silverberg, In Memoriam
Miriam Rom Silverberg, Professor Emerita of History, passed away on March 16, 2008.

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 3

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395.

Rebuilding Devastated Economies in the Middle East
New book edited by Leonard Binder based on a research workshop organized and hosted by CNES.

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396.

September 19, 2008: News Bites
Bobby Lee dances for politics, Boyle wins prize for millionaire story in Mumbai, and Bruce Lee's spirit comes to the stage. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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397.

Gen. Wesley Clark on "Playing Games with Kosovo"
Newsweek, February 23, 2008

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398.

October 3, 2008: News Bites
Stephen Chow + The Green Hornet, Hollywood + Rashomon, and Perez Hilton + Korean pop stars. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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399.

February 8, 2008: News Bites
Comcast pulls the plug on AZN TV, Ken and Chow go to Shanghai, and The Eye sees mediocre business. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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400.

Washington Post Op-Ed by Gen. Clark (Ret.): Taking Command
Actually, Democrats and the military can get along. Here's how.

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401.

Against Modernism, In Favor of Tofu: Three Silent Comedies by Ozu
Eclipse's second box set dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu provides another perspective on the beloved director.

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 1483

402.

August 22, 2008: News from Abroad
Gillian Chung is back, Rinko Kikuchi finds her sound, and Taiwan bets on Hou Hsiao-hsien. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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403.

Directions to Conference Site
The UC/Stanford Buddhist Studies Conference and Workshop will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.

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404.

June 13, 2008: News from Abroad
IIFAA cheers Chak De!, celebrities pay tribute to victims, and Ghost in the Shell re-emerges. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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405.

September 5, 2008: News Bites
Ping Pong Playa hits theaters, new Pang brothers film stars Nic Cage, and a modern-day Amy Tan opera is born. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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406.

Kurosawa's Cinematic High
The Criterion Collection re-issues Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece of style and suspense, High and Low.

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407.

July 11, 2008: News Bites
Chin Han joins John Cusack in 2010, Derek Lam store coming in 2009, and Hollywood prepares a big fat Korean wedding... in 2008. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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408.

Chinatown Cinderella pretty but awkward
David Kaplan's rotoscope drama Year of the Fish wows our senses, but disappoints everything else.

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409.

An Empirical Analysis of Street-Level Prostitution
by Steven D. Levitt and Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh. Reading for Tuesday, 22 January 2008.

 8997

 1

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410.

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Truth in Ambiguity
Most powerful when resisting oversimplification of a father-daughter relationship, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers falters with its caricatures of American suburbia.

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411.

APA Top Ten: Favorite Asian American characters in literature
On the occasion of APA's Book Issue, we ask our writers to pick out Asian American characters in literature that have made an impression.

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 2

 1576

412.

The Ties that Blind and Bind Us
Canary is a great showcase for young actress Tanimura Mitsuki, but the film somehow makes cults and family disintegration seem uncompelling.

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413.

October 17, 2008: News Bites
Hollywood takes on a Hindu epic, Sandra Oh goes from surgeon to shrink, and ABC gets sued for copying all those Japanese game shows. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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 1

 1635

414.

Tanzania
Tanzania is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique on the south. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean.

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415.

A Conversation with Arthur Dong
Arthur Dong's Hollywood Chinese explores Chinese representation in Hollywood, weaving together personal stories from key players throughout the years, including Ang Lee, Nancy Kwan, Joan Chen, B.D. Wong and more.

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 3

 1606

416.

No regrets for No Regret
In this week's edition of dueling reviews, Justin Jimenez admires Leesong Hee-Il's feature debut No Regret for its quiet sense of dignity and drama.

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417.

August 8, 2008: News Bites
Snoop Dogg takes Bollywood to Chuuuch, Dark Knight buries mummies, and Ryuhei Kitamura suffers a Hollywood hello. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 8891

 1

 1546

418.

Golden Horse Film Festival 2008: Hong Kong films
With Hong Kong cinema slowly fading from the festival and art house scene in the West, it's nice that a film festival like Golden Horse can catch us up on 12 months of star vehicles, flying vehicles, and a stalled jalopy on the way to nowhere.

 8886

 1

 1448

419.

The Second Life of Gene Yang
After an award-winning year in 2006, American Born Chinese creator Gene Yang continues to build an audience for graphic novels, one lecture at a time.

 8879

 1

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420.

"It Better Be Good"
It took 25 years in the business, but Jackie Chan and Jet Li finally give their fans what they want: a fight together. So why is the main character a 16 year-old white boy?

 8868

 1

 1583

421.

October 3, 2008: News from Abroad
Bollywood strikes, Hard Gay also strikes (sort of), and a tragic farewell to a popular Korean actress. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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422.

Memento Mori: Love, Pop, and Death Personified
The latest MegaTen masterpiece is Persona 3, an innovative, interactive look at day-to-day dating and doom in contemporary Japan.

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 1583

423.

From Georgia, a Young Mediator Reaches Out for Help
Daily Journal, August 25, 2008

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424.

June 27, 2008: News from Abroad
The Bachchans are "unforgettable," Shah Rukh and Kajol are reunited, and the Shanghai International Film Festival is a bit of the same old. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 8843

 

 1643

425.

Tears in Heaven
Criterion's edition of Keisuke Kinoshita's 1954 masterpiece opens our eyes not only to the traumas of war, but also to one of Japanese cinema's lesser-known classics.

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426.

Donnie Yen's Hot Flashes
Flash Point may be stylish and hormonally explosive when it needs to be, but despite the thrilling final showdown, the film is more a crisis of Hong Kong cinema than a breakthrough.

 8827

 1

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427.

September 19, 2008: News From Abroad
An acclaimed Japanese director passes away, Beverly Hills Ninja leaps to Korea, and a genie grants Bollywood two Aladins. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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 1684

428.

Drowned out by Booze
Ringing in the new year with the otherwise talented Jake Shimabukuro isn't what it's cut out to be. Ukulele Catch 22?

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429.

Life Among the Miao
James F. Paradise attends an exhibition of paintings by Jo Sherwood and contemplates the dilemmas of preserving traditional culture in China.

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430.

Distance in Photographic Detail
Illuminating audiences with a distinctive aesthetic style that transcends comparison, Makato Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second is the latest piece in his exploration of distance in relationships.

 8760

 1

 1522

431.

Quiet Nights of Dreams and Stars
Soseki Natsume's Ten Nights of Dreams gets a stirringly (and fittingly) dreamy update by 10 Japanese luminaries including Takashi Shimizu, Kon Ichikawa, and others.

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432.

Research Collaboratives
The Burkle Center is partnering with the Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council (LAHSAC) and its President and CEO, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Ira Reiner, to further the efforts of HSAC to study and improve the security of the Los Angeles region.

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433.

Love, Peace, and DELICO!
Japan's LOVE PSYCHEDELICO arrives in the U.S. to show that Japanese music is more than about just pretty idols with flashy costumes.

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434.

The Legend of a Democracy Promoter
The National Interest, September 16, 2008

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435.

SFIAAFF 2008: Ni Hao, Confusion
What is Asian American cultural criticism to do with Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan? Ask us again in 10 years.

 8666

 1

 1643

436.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2008: Asian Films
The Asian Pacific films at this year's Visual Communications festival hailed from the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and elsewhere.

 8660

 2

 1613

437.

Terra Cotta What?
With Hollywood now Made in China, will it also pay some cultural respect? Nobody's expecting historical rigor in The Mummy 3, but Aynne Kokas can hope otherwise.

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438.

February 22, 2008: News from Abroad
Hrithik and Aishwarya find success, Chinese film trusts in love, and Kung Fu dunks. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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439.

Eritrea
Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The east and northeast of the country have an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea.

 8637

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 3235

440.

TEACH AFRICA 2008
A special Africa-education orientation program for educators

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441.

Burkle Senior Fellow Dr. Suphamongkhon's Letter to the Next US President
Bangkok Post, November 2, 2008

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 2

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442.

APA Top Ten: Social Change in Asian Film
Riding the Obama high, we recount our favorite Asian films that inspire hope or depict progressive political upheaval.

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443.

2008 Palm Springs Film Festival: capsule reviews
Road trips out to the Palm Springs International Film Festival always provide for some relaxing downtime and distinctive film experiences. APA reports.

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444.

Join Our Discussion Group: Intercultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
In order to better understand how culture affects conflict, the Burkle Center is launching this special initiative. The discussion group will consist of 8-10 people who will meet four times during the fall quarter to explore our own experiences with intercultural conflict as well as larger societal and global concerns.

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445.

Some Girl(s) Have all the Fun
Neil LaBute's latest play, Some Girl(s), comes to Los Angeles and shines a spotlight on one of Asian America's most reliable veterans, Rosalind Chao.

 8555

 1

 1707

446.

Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west.

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447.

Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the northeast, Liberia in the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest.

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448.

Academic Counselors-Concurrent & Articulated Programs
Advisors for all Concurrent & Articulated Degree Programs associated with Latin American Studies.

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 996

449.

Comoros
The Comoros officially the Union of the Comoros is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa on the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between northern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique.

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450.

Fallen, but not Forgotten: Mizoguchi's Fallen Women box set
Eclipse's new Fallen Women DVD set chronicles a lesser-known, but certainly not lesser, Mizoguchi.

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451.

The Scene Stealer: An Interview with Ken Leung
For those casually observing the industry, it's easy to forget Ken Leung, a modest young actor on the margins. For those who have seen his mesmerizing performances in Keeping the Faith, Lost, and The Sopranos, forgetting is not so easy. Asia Pacific Arts talks with Ken Leung about breaking into acting and breaking the rules.

 8487

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452.

Little Girls and their Lullabies
In her debut album A Good Day, Priscilla Ahn blends genres, rocks the harmonica, and takes us to another world.

 8485

 1

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453.

August 22, 2008: News Bites
Cameras enter Cho's life, ImaginAsian goes pop, and Thakoon takes on Target fashion. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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454.

Typhoon Blows
Kwak Kyung-taek's Typhoon tackles 21st century political intrigue by channeling Hollywood -- and not in a good way.

 8448

 1

 1500

455.

October 17, 2008: News from Abroad
Veteran actor Ken Ogata passes away, Aravind Adiga picks up the Booker Prize, and BoA eyes US stardom. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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456.

AFI Film Festival 2008: Extreme viewing
At October's AFI Film Festival, Asian cinema lovers were treated to some brave new worlds and some not so new. Here are some impressions of the Asian films at AFI 2008.

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457.

A Sense of Community
Familiar faces of LA's Asian American theatre community work together to present The Emily Project, the end result of a series of improv workshops done Oymun-style.

 8425

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458.

Both Sides Now
Cynthia Lin revels in her multiple musical selves in her new album doppelganger.

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459.

樋口監督へのインタービュー
English-language interview with Shinji Higuchi, director of Hidden Fortress, translated into Japanese by Bryan Hartzheim.

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460.

Mission Statement
The James S. Coleman African Studies Center is dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, ranging from cutting-edge research in the social, human and natural sciences to K-12 outreach and pedagogical reform.

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461.

Best of 2007: Performers
A list of APA's best performers of 2007, in no particular order.

 8264

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462.

SFIAAFF 2008: Asian American films, capsule reviews
The 26th annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival isn't over yet, but here's our report on some of the Asian American titles screened thus far.

 8243

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463.

Gaudi and Hi(roshi)
A new DVD of Hiroshi Teshigahara's Antonio Gaudi puts two men's art on display.

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464.

July 25, 2008: News from Abroad
Korean cowboys dominate at the box office, Pakistani film industry decides to share, and Arnold and Sly continue to make us laugh. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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465.

The Popularity of Russian Presidents
by Daniel Triesman. Reading for Tuesday, 12 February.

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466.

Best of 2007: Behind the Scenes
APA looks behind the spotlight to uncover some of the behind-the-scenes talents we admired in 2007.

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467.

Lucy, Lindsay and the City
Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle deal with work, relationships, and fashion without typecasting their Asian American female leads. But perhaps exploring their Asian-ness could make them more interesting?

 8157

 1

 1218

468.

Namibia
Namibia officially the Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.

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469.

Visiting Scholars and Associates, 2007-2008
Names, institution and research topic of visiting scholars and associates at the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, 2007-2008.

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470.

AFM 2008: Tokyo Gore Police
There's only one appropriate way to review Yoshihiro Nishimura's Tokyo Gore Police: as a catalog of the macabre.

 8108

 1

 1435

471.

Love Operator
Shriya Saran and Jesse Metcalfe make cute and put the shallow sides of globalism on full display in the new romantic comedy, The Other End of the Line.

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472.

January 25, 2008: News Bites
Mongol enters the Oscar race, Kusama teams with Diablo Cody, and kids learn Mandarin on Nick Jr. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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473.

May 16, 2008: News from Abroad
Sarkar Raj opens Bangkok, Painted Skin spins off, and India produces a Gateway to Hollywood. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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474.

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala Moderates: "The Next American Century: Can the U.S. Thrive in a New Era of Big Powers?"
KPCC and LA Channel 36, February 3, 2008

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Help China Earthquake and Myanmar Cyclone Relief Efforts

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476.

May 2, 2008: News Bites
VC Film Festival is here, Ang Lee enters Woodstock, and Gamblerz hypes up the nation. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 7990

 1

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477.

TaLK (Teach & Learn in Korea) Invitation
The TaLK (Teach & Learn in Korea) program is inviting adventurous global leaders to teach English to students and to experience and learn about Korean culture. Due Dates: April 20, 2009 (early applications), June 10, 2009 (late applications)

 7978

 5

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478.

Living the High Life
Ever since Aaron Yoo scored the kooky best friend role opposite Shia LeBeouf on Disturbia, he's been on a roll. With the success of 21, it looks like he might be living out of a suitcase and partying like a rock star for a while.

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479.

Through the Looking Glass
In an age flooded with online self-portraits, a UCLA J-Wave lecture examines an often overlooked Japanese art phenomenon from the 90s: Girl Photography.

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480.

APA Top Ten: Joseph Kahn music videos
On the occasion of Britney Spears' new "Womanizer" video, APA recounts director Joseph Kahn's top ten music videos.

 7908

 1

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481.

Small Research Grant for Faculty and Students in Latin America
The Center for Korean Studies at UCLA is pleased to announce the call for applications/proposals for its 2008 Small Research Grants Program in Korean Studies.

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482.

May 16, 2008: News Bites
Turner Classic Movies looks back, Speed Racer fails to pack iron, and Maiko Haaaan!!! undoes some of the injury caused by Memoirs of a Geisha. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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483.

January 25, 2008: News from Abroad
Next Zatoichi cast, latest Stephen Chow on deck, and newest Host gets big. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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484.

Malawi
The Republic of Malawi is in southern Africa. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique, which surrounds it on the east, south and west and is separated from Malawi by Lake Malawi (also Lake Nyasa).

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Bharatnatyam Transformed
Back from a trip to South Africa, performing with the Surialanga dance company, Smitha Radhakrishnan finds that sometimes the greatest custodians of traditional Indian culture might not be who you'd expect.

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486.

Guests in Okinawa
After a trip to his parents' hometown, writer Jon Shirota was inspired to write a play about the relationship between Okinawans and the American GIs that are stationed there. APA speaks with Shirota and Amy Hill, one of the play's stars.

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March 7, 2008: News Bites
Kaba Modern keeps bringing the moves, and new casting announcements for Street Fighter, X-Men and Astro Boy. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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488.

Graduate Student Fieldwork Fellowship for International Studies
The UCLA International Institute announces a series of Fieldwork Fellowships open to UCLA doctoral students in good standing whose research focuses on one or more aspects of international or regional studies.

 7814

 

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489.

Asian Americans for Kenny G
The 2008 Asian Excellence Awards at UCLA's Royce Hall was a fun spectacle of congratulations, entertainment, and laughs, sometimes unintentionally. Thank your parents!

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490.

Best of 2007: Wordsmiths
Novelists, playwrights, journalists, and slam poets. APA acknowledges Asians and Asian Americans that had a way with words in 2007.

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491.

Reader: Marsh Arabs Want Marshes Back
letter to the editor

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492.

April 18, 2008: News from Abroad
Warlords take HKFA, Slingshot wins SIFF, and Bai Ling is back with T+A. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 7762

 

 1757

493.

APA Top Ten: Western Films about Asia
As soon as silent filmmakers were showing films in Asia, they were filming pictures there. APA recounts some of the more provocative instances of how the West has filmed the East.

 7741

 

 1547

494.

Speed Racer on Blu-ray: Driven by ambition
The Wachowksi brothers' ambitious retuning of Speed Racer sputters plotwise, but vrooms visually. The Blu-ray's mileage will vary from person to person.

 7719

 

 1618

495.

AFM 2008: short reviews
APA breaks down some of the Asian (and not-so Asian) film highlights from the 2008 American Film Market, including Missing, Inju: the Beast in the Shadow, Dachimawa Lee, and 100.

 7715

 1

 1451

496.

Finding Fortress
Shinji Higuchi's Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess, the Toho-backed remake of Akira Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress (titled more suggestively in Japanese as "The Three Bad Ones of the Hidden Fortress"), and which just premiered last weekend at an absolutely rabid screening at the University of Southern California, is a fascinating cinematic phenomenon on several levels.

 7706

 1

 1558

497.

Commonly Used Campus Websites
Please find below a link to a list of commonly used campus websites.

 7705

 

 989

498.

March 7, 2008: News from Abroad
New York Philharmonic visits North Korea, Bjork stirs controversy, and Edison Chen retires indefinitely. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 7675

 

 1724

499.

Best of 2007: YouTube
APA looks at some of this year's YouTube phenomenons, from popular video bloggers to poets to musicians.

 7674

 

 1648

500.

April 18, 2008: News Bites
Dark Matter hits theaters, AZN officially says goodbye, and Jackie Chan and Jet Li fight family-style. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 7666

 1

 1811

501.

Rwanda
The Republic of Rwanda is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of east-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

 7653

 

 3238

502.

Lesotho
Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country and enclave entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Formerly Basutoland, it is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

 7638

 

 3522

503.

JAZMIN in Bloom
Fresh off their journey to the final round of MTV's Top Pop Group, JAZMIN talks to APA about sisterhood, reality TV, and lessons learned from industry professionals.

 7622

 

 1133

504.

The Realists vs. the Neocons
National Interest Online, March 20, 2008

 7615

 

 7295

505.

Chu Steps Up
When it came time to take the Step Up franchise to a whole new level, they called in Jon M. Chu.

 7611

 2

 1124

506.

February 8, 2008: News From Abroad
Andy Lau films impress Hong Kong, Singapore impresses George Lucas, and kids impress the Indian entertainment industry. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 7575

 1

 1684

507.

May 2, 2008: News from Abroad
Asian films get Cannes'd, Jackie Chan gets ambitious, and Shah Rukh Khan gets waxed...again. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 7570

 

 1832

508.

Guinea
Guinea, officially Republic of Guinea is a country in West Africa, formerly known as French Guinea. Guinea's territory has a curved shape, with its base at the Atlantic Ocean, inland to the east, and turning south. The base borders Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north, and Mali to the north and north-east; the inland part borders Cote d'Ivoire to the south-east, Liberia to the south, and Sierra Leone to the west of the southern tip.

 7564

 

 3154

509.

March 21, 2008: News from Abroad
Winter Sonata in anime, China wants their own Ugly Betty, and fashion reports from around the globe. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 7513

 1

 1759

510.

AFM 2008: short reviews (part 2: Japanese films)
This year's American Film Market gives us a peek at the best of contemporary Japanese cinema, though that's hardly representative of the industry as a whole.

 7494

 1

 1612

511.

Middle Eastern Communities in Latin America
May 15 symposium aims to stimulate a broader research project

 7490

 1

 3071

512.

Papaya Passion
In just 22 days, Royston Tan created 881, the Singaporean getai musical that will leave you speechless and oddly appreciative of sensory overload.

 7489

 

 1728

513.

SFIAFF 2008: "Actually, Love" short film program
The potentially obnoxious "Actually, Love" program of short films turned out to be actually, gratifying.

 7443

 

 1955

514.

Swaziland
The Kingdom of Swaziland is relatively small in area, similar in size to Kuwait. Swaziland is a landlocked country, bordered by South Africa on three sides except to the east, where it borders Mozambique.

 7408

 

 3241

515.

UCLA goes global with new YouTube channel
Daily Bruin, October 1, 2008

 7396

 

 6501

516.

Getting Blurry Over Blu
For many films, the upgrade to Blu-ray won't make a drastic difference. For intensely visual ones like Chungking Express and The Last Emperor (both new releases from the Criterion collection), it brings new surprises.

 7352

 

 1446

517.

DOES MOVIE VIOLENCE INCREASE VIOLENT CRIME?
by Gordon Dahl and Stefano DellaVigna. Reading for Tuesday, 29 January 2008.

 7303

 

 4823

518.

Chatting With the Chairman: An Interview with ego trip's Jeff Mao (part 2)
The end of ego trip was just the beginning of ego trip. Soon, Jeff "Chairman" Mao and his partners found themselves knee-deep in books and then television.

 7226

 

 1236

519.

February 22, 2008: News Bites
The Wachowskis Rain again, Step Up sequel is a hit, and DiCaprio takes Akira to New Manhattan. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 7223

 

 1746

520.

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe officially the Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country, located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east.

 7219

 

 3199

521.

Foreign Students Face US Job Market
Graduates find rewards and consequences for international origins

 7216

 

 2059

522.

A Cozy Stay at the Hotel Cafe
The last (North American) concert of the Hotel Cafe Tour lit up the Fonda Theater with performances by Meiko, Jaymay, Lenka, Emily Wells, Thao Nguyen, and Rachael Yamagata.

 7176

 

 1277

523.

Morocco Conference Features Scholarship, Photography, and Arab, Amazigh and Jewish Music
Lively December 8 concert fuses musical traditions and styles

 7175

 

 2997

524.

Guinea-Bissau
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country in western Africa and one of the smallest nations in continental Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, and Guinea to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.

 7151

 

 3294

525.

SFIAAFF 2008: "Memory Arcade" short film program
"Memory Arcade" offers a staggering variety of ways to examine and interpret the perception of memory.

 7136

 

 1742

526.

Mozambique
Mozambique officially the Republic of Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

 7061

 

 3151

527.

March 21, 2008: News Bites
The Chaser catches Hollywood, Margaret Cho back on TV, and George Takei, country music star. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

 7045

 

 1907

528.

APA Top Ten: Recent Pop Covers by Asian Artists
On the occasion of APA's Music Issue, we recount our favorite Asian cover versions of American pop songs.

 7038

 

 1752

529.

Reign and Tears: An Interview with Stephen Chow
With CJ7, Asia's most reliable funnyman takes to the street, stumbles into an alien, and once again single-handedly saves Hong Kong cinema. Stephen Chow tells APA why the "king of comedy" has more than laughs on his mind these days.

 7031

 2

 1592

530.

AFI Film Festival 2008: more capsule reviews
Here is part two of APA's capsule reviews of the AFI Fest 2008.

 7018

 1

 1046

531.

Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. Clark on the Travis Smiley Show
PBS Travis Smiley Show, March 24 2008

 6993

 

 6735

532.

APA Top Ten: High School Musical Videos from Asia
On the occasion of High School Musical 3, we recount our favorite videos from High School Musical franchises all across Asia.

 6986

 2

 1613

533.

SFIAAFF 2008: capsules reviews, continued
APA's coverage of SFIAAFF 2008 continues with more capsule reviews of the festival's hits and misses.

 6949

 

 1730

534.

Zambia
The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

 6930

 

 3138

535.

Design, Inference, and the Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
by Scott Ashworth, Joshua D. Clinton, Adam Meirowitz, and Kristopher W. Ramsay. Reading for Tuesday, 3 June 2008.

 6921

 

 4615

536.

Dance Revolution: remaking Pippin
From '70s pop to contemporary hip-hop, Stephen Schwartz's classic Pippin gets an anime make-over from East West Players.

 6898

 1

 1510

537.

April 4, 2008: News from Abroad
India and Pakistan watch Race, Yasukuni creates controversy in Japan, and Bollywood predicts the future state of love. All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

 6898

 1

 1668

538.

LA Film Festival 2008: Beyond the Blockbuster (part 2)
APA tackles LAFF's programming of Asian and Asian American cinema. The docs rocked, but the narrative films barely mustered a whimper. Clifford Hilo explains.

 6888

 

 1542

539.

As American as Apple Pie
In the midst of her book tour for Fortune Cookie Chronicles, Jennifer 8. Lee sits down to talk about Americans' taste for Chinese food and book publishers' distaste for child porn.

 6835

 

 1940

540.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2008: Xin Lu Video Bus Tour
Ming-Yuen S. Ma's Xin Lu Bus Tour takes off, stutters, then stumbles onto something wonderful.

 6804

 

 1536

541.

Determinantes sobre el crecimiento econmico entre Corea del Sur y Chile (1960-2006)
Diego Garcia Gonzalez, University of Diego Portales, Chile

 6795

 

 1311

542.

Author as Subject
In Finding Iris Chang, Paula Kamen explores her own friendship with the late Chinese American pioneer, attempting to make sense of a premature end.

 6774

 2

 1663

543.

Vietnamese Cinema's International Coming-of-Age
The English-language translation of Ngo Phuong Lan's book Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema is a major step forward in our understanding of one of Asia's most under-studied national cinemas.

 6741

 3

 1224

544.

Highlights from the 12th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Growing, but perhaps not yet big enough, Toronto's Reel Asian International Film Festival nevertheless brings to town notable Asian and Asian diasporic cinema.

 6740

 

 1054

545.

Betel Juice and Independence
Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age brings a story about the Bangladesh Liberation War to an English-speaking audience, but at what expense?

 6734

 

 1296

546.

World Journos Take Briefing on US Elections
Editors and correspondents from 18 nations and five continents met with a UCLA political scientist and the chairman of California's Republicans on campus to prepare for presidential primary debates and Super Tuesday.

 6643

 1

 3310

547.

Being Richard Wong
First comes confusion, then comes curiosity and questions that director Richard Wong and co. would rather not answer. Option 3 takes us into a man's chaotic head after a traumatic breakup.

 6623

 

 1620

548.

Gathering Storm
The Criterion Collection's latest issue of a modern classic is Ang Lee's uncategorizable masterpiece The Ice Storm.

 6611

 

 1560

549.

Competition for a Spare Husband
Winner of the Golden Bear Award at 2007's Berlin Film Festival, the Mongolia-set comedy Tuya's Marriage is director Wang Quan'an and actress Yu Nan's third feature together.

 6600

 

 1686

550.

Does The Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions
by Alan Gerber, Dean Karlan, and Daniel Bergan. Reading for Tuesday, 5 February 2008.

 6590

 

 4248

551.

Mr. Magician in need of new tricks
While elaborate costumes and visual effects may provide good distractions on his new album, Capricorn, Jay Chou needs some new tricks to keep center stage.

 6587

 

 1114

552.

General Information

 6582

 

 8237

553.

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Cote d'Ivoire to the south west.

 6546

 

 3229

554.

Ukulele Virtuoso
From YouTube to Conan to the Japanese Academy Awards, Jake Shimabukuro takes the ukulele to a whole new level.

 6543

 

 1174

555.

Serbian War Crimes Officials Visit Law Class
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.

 6541

 

 2368

556.

Anecdotally Yours
The recent translation of Tadao Sato's 1982 monograph on filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi is a welcome addition for English-reading film enthusiasts but would have benefited from more editorial contextualization.

 6486

 

 1449

557.

Uganda
The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania.

 6485

 

 3210

558.

The Long Term Consequences of Resource Based Specialization
by Guy Michaels. Reading for Tuesday, 19 February 2008.

 6462

 

 4320

559.

Q/A with Kang Je-gyu
USC honors Kang Je-gyu at its 2008 Korean Film Festival, where the director fielded questions from Shiri fans.

 6458

 

 1762

560.

Cuz of You
Director Amyn Kaderali gathered a comically-inventive ensemble cast in his debut film Kissing Cousins.

 6441

 

 1650

561.

General UCLA Ordering Guide

 6413

 

 987

562.

Joy Luck Club Revisited
Four Asian American women who haven't seen The Joy Luck Club watch it fifteen years later and ponder its relevance today.

 6331

 1

 1543

563.

Retired, International UCLA Employee Dies at 89
Maria Wrigley directed UCLA's International Visitors Bureau for more than 30 years.

 6326

 

 2849

564.

Soaring with Bird from 80s to Beyond
On December 8th, Thongchai (Bird) McIntyre turns 50. Fangirl Kanara Ty pays tribute to the Thai pop legend that has inspired her since childhood.

 6314

 

 1552

565.

Bite out of Hell
With "Korean Cinema Now (and Then)," The UCLA Film & TV Archive spotlights the many sides of Korea, old and new. Here are our short takes on some of the films in the series.

 6310

 1

 1980

566.

Five Facts You Need to Know About Technology Diffusion
by Diego Comin, Bart Hobijn, and Emile Rovito. Reading for Tuesday, 11 March 2008.

 6288

 

 4042

567.

Do Tax Cuts Starve the Beast? The Effect of Tax Changes on Government Spending
by Christina D. Romer and David H. Romer. Reading for Tuesday, 4 March 2008.

 6270

 

 4173

568.

El xito de la educacin secundaria coreana: lecciones para Chile
Daniela Santelices, University of Diego Portales, Chile

 6264

 

 1377

569.

Perceptions of the South Korean foreign policy towards Argentina, Brazil and Chile
Alejandra Chacon, University of Chile, International Studies Institute, Asia Pacific Center, Korean Studies Program

 6253

 

 1177

570.

Online Afterlife
Smitha Radhakrishnan speaks to Punching at the Sun director Tanuj Chopra about his film's online premiere on Jaman.com.

 6234

 

 1763

571.

Does Democracy Reduce Economic Inequality? If so, how?
by Jeffrey F. Timmons. Reading for Tuesday, 6 May 2008.

 6233

 

 3832

572.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the evolution of mistrust in Africa: an Empirical Investigation
by Nathan Nunn and Leonard Wantchekon. Reading for Tuesday, 11 November 2008

 6200

 

 3919

573.

A Comparative Analysis of the Development of Internet-Based Tools Supporting Korean Language Learning in Latin America and South Korea
Renato Ferreira Leitao Azevedo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 6187

 

 1336

574.

Niger
Niger officially the Republic of Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east.

 6185

 

 3221

575.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2008: Asian American film
APA breaks down four of the nine films in the narrative feature competition at this year's Asian Pacific Film Festival, including Grand Jury winner Ocean of Pearls.

 6178

 1

 1665

576.

The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Investigation of the Settler Mortality Data
by David Albouy. Reading for Tuesday, 10 June 2008.

 6171

 

 3867

577.

Lang Lang Takes Effect
Another Lang Lang performance, another group of Chinese kids who want to learn the piano and emulate his piano-playing dramatics. The twenty-six-year-old legend takes the stage at UCLA Live.

 6168

 1

 1139

578.

Partisanship versus Institutions as Determinants of Property Rights: Firm-Level Evidence
by Stephen Weymouth and J. Lawrence Broz. Reading for Tuesday, 26 February 2008.

 6156

 

 4015

579.

Fortune or Evil? The Effects of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on Corruption
by Pablo M. Pinto and Boliang Zhu. Reading for Tuesday, 29 April 2008.

 6141

 

 3922

580.

Reflections on Korean State Policies toward the family in the sixties
Jessica Nessim, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

 6137

 

 1265

581.

SFIAAFF 2008: Introduction
Wayne Wang, Edward Yang, and Brillante Mendoza take the stage at this year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Mike Kang, Richard Wong, and Jessica Yu are back. And I think I smell White Castle...

 6109

 1

 1572

582.

Mauritania
Mauritania officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by Senegal on the southwest, by Mali on the east and southeast, by Algeria on the northeast, and by the Morocco-controlled Western Sahara on the northwest.

 6094

 

 3252

583.

Political Rights, Property Rights, and Economic Development
by Adam Przeworski. Reading for Tuesday, 15 April 2008.

 6090

 

 3786

584.

A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History
by Douglas C. North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast. Reading for Tuesday, 20 May 2008.

 6088

 

 3772

585.

A New Look at Racial Profiling: Evidence from the Boston Police Department
by Kate L. Antonovics and Brian G. Knight. Reading for Tuesday, 1 April 2008.

 6070

 

 3810

586.

Spending a Day in Five Pairs of Shoes
An omnibus film by five of Korea's brightest, If You Were Me 2 is charged with political and social commentary.

 6070

 1

 1378

587.

South Korea's Strategic Economic Interests in Latin America: Seeking Markets and Securing Primary Commodities
Gilmar Masiero, University of Brasilia, Brazil

 6069

 

 1234

588.

Left Government, Policy, and Corporatism: Explaining the Influence of Partisanship on Inequality
by David Rueda. Reading for Tuesday December 2, 2008

 6068

 

 3865

589.

NATIONAL CULTURES AND SOCCER VIOLENCE
by Edward Miguel, Sebastin M. Saiegh, and Shanker Satyanath. Reading for Tuesday, 13 May 2008.

 6067

 

 3790

590.

Conquered or Granted? A History of Suffrage Extensions
by Adam Przeworski. Reading for Tuesday, 8 April 2008.

 6044

 

 3820

591.

What Determines Top Income Shares? Evidence from the Twentieth Century
by Jesper Roine, Jonas Vlachos, and Daniel Waldenstrm. Reading for Tuesday, 17 June 2008.

 6036

 

 3728

592.

Caught in a Cloud of Cannabis
More political than the first, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay finds humor in racial profiling and government ineptitude, without abandoning Doogie or the drugs.

 6029

 

 1134

593.

Assessing nationalistic expressions of Korean companies: Korean FDI in Mexico
Juan Felipe Lopez-Aymes, Ph.D., El Colegio de Mexico, CEAA and Alejandra Salas-Porras, Ph.D., UNAM, FCPyS, Mexico

 6023

 

 1317

594.

Ficcion y experiencia: Narrativas de la identidad feminina en el cine coreano contemporaneo
Paula Iadevito, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

 5994

 

 1281

595.

Internet y su influencia en las elecciones presidenciales coreanas
Barbara I. Bavoleo, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

 5992

 

 1292

596.

Migrant Remittances and Exchange Rate Regimes in the Developing World
by David Andrew Singer. Reading for Tuesday, 22 April 2008.

 5961

 

 3668

597.

Historically Speaking
Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman's documentary Nanking exposes historical tragedy, but relies on awkward acting in order to inform the Western perspective.

 5951

 1

 1336

598.

Genetically Capitalist? The Malthusian Era, Institutions and the Formation of Modern Preferences
by Gregory Clark. Reading for Tuesday, 15 January 2008.

 5909

 

 3644

599.

Urban Malaise
Low-budget filmmaking challenged former lawyers Francis Hsueh and Steven Hahn to maximize their resources and make deliberate choices. APA speaks with the directors and actors Pia Shah and Louis Ozawa Changchien about Pretty to Think So.

 5905

 

 1633

600.

Korean diplomacy and the promotion of democracy and human rights in ASEAN: The case of Myanmar
Bernabe Malacalza, Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales (IRI), National University of La Plata, Argentina

 5895

 

 1294

601.

Propuesta de libre comercio entre Mercosur y Corea del Sur: viabilidad para Argentina considerando la experiencia chilena
Andres Weskamp, National University of Rosario, Argentina

 5892

 

 1351

602.

SFIAAFF 2008: 3rd i South Asian International Shorts
Legacies and ruptures characterize this year's selection of short films from South Asia.

 5889

 1

 1134

603.

Protege Can't Master Genre
Derek Yee's big-budget, star-studded Protege proves that attention to detail is no substitute for storytelling.

 5858

 

 1695

604.

The Role of Leaders in Democratic Deliberations
by MACARTAN HUMPHREYS, WILLIAM A. MASTERS, and MARTIN E. SANDBU. Reading for Tuesday, 18 March 2008.

 5857

 

 3642

605.

South Korea Steel Industry in the World Restructuring Process
Priscila Helena Lee, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 5843

 

 1335

606.

Japan Film Festival 2008: capsule reviews
The old Chanoma Film Festival of Los Angeles is now the less-cheesy, though still wonderfully populist Japan Film Festival. APA reviews some of the films on view, whose impressive breadth makes the revamped JFF an exciting addition to Little Tokyo.

 5837

 1

 1651

607.

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2008: capsule reviews
APA made a quick trip to San Diego, and we were pleased to find pictures of Takeshi Kaneshiro all around, advertising this year's San Diego Asian Film Festival. But we didn't spend all our time staring; here are capsule reviews of some of the films that played this year.

 5827

 1

 1655

608.

2008 China in Asia Workshop: Maritime Asia in the Early Modern World, at University of Washington
In light of new evidence contained in recently discovered maps and shipwrecks, this symposium considers the connections of maritime Asia to world history in the early modern era and Chinas relations with Southeast Asia in particular. This is the second in a series of annual meetings on China in Asia jointly sponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute, the UW East Asia Center, and the USC East Asian Studies Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program.

 5815

 4

 2000

609.

CONTROVERSIES ABOUT THE RISE OF AMERICAN INEQUALITY: A SURVEY
By Robert J. Gordon and Ian Dew-Becker. Reading for Tuesday, 24 June 2008.

 5798

 

 3631

610.

CAN THE WEST SAVE AFRICA?
by William Easterly. Reading for Tuesday, 21 October 2008.

 5790

 

 3584

611.

Extreme Bounds of Democracy
by Martin Gassebner, Michael J. Lamla and James Raymond Vreeland. Reading for Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

 5731

 

 3529

612.

Unaccustomed As We Are
When Unaccustomed Earth was released this April, some described it as further exploration of immigrants and their children, and some called it a universal American story. Why is it so difficult to escape these cliched descriptions, even when you're Jhumpa Lahiri?

 5730

 

 1695

613.

Ballad Nerd Redux
What's old is new (and fun) again in PaperDoll's debut album Ballad Nerd Pop.

 5713

 

 1722

614.

DO TELEVISION AND RADIO DESTROY SOCIAL CAPITAL? EVIDENCE FROM INDONESIAN VILLAGES
by Benjamin A. Olken. Reading for Tuesday, 25 March 2008.

 5680

 

 3601

615.

Coming Ashore: an interview with Up the Yangtze director Yung Chang
Up the Yangtze looks at China's Three Gorges area from the perspective of foreign tourists and the local workers who serve them. Director Yung Chang explains why.

 5672

 

 1504

616.

Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa
by Emily Oster. Reading for Tuesday, 8 January 2008.

 5622

 

 3595

617.

Pause the Tragic Ending
After a four year intermission, Rachael Yamagata is back with her long-awaited new album, a two-disc set called Elephants... Teeth Sinking Into Heart.

 5580

 

 1736

618.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2008: Documentaries
APA reviews nine of the documentaries screened at this year's Visual Communications festival, including Grand Jury Prize winner, Oh Saigon.

 5458

 

 1654

619.

(L)imitations of Life: The Latest in Philippine Cinema
This year's Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival showcased a record dozen works from the Philippines. Unfortunately, most were indistinguishable from each other.

 5325

 1

 1692

620.

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2008: capsule reviews
Asia Pacific Arts reviews seven of the features from this year's Indian Film Festival, including best documentary winner "The Glow of White Women" and audience award winners "Loins of Punjab Presents" and "Super 30."

 5294

 3

 1607

621.

Identity is in the Loins
Wearing multiple hats in his debut film Loins of Punjab Presents, director, writer, producer, and actor Manish Acharya sits down with APA in a quick interview at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

 5284

 

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622.

From Koreatown to Korea
With West 32nd, Michael Kang discovers that Hollywood has no monopoly on blockbuster financing. Meanwhile, CJ Entertainment finds willing collaborators in the Korean American community.

 5271

 

 1681

623.

"Time for a Revival of Disarmament?" Burkle Forum with Dr. Hans Blix
Today, April 3rd, at 12:00 pm the Burkle Center will host a Forum with Dr. Hans Blix at Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon. Burkle Forums serve the UCLA community by presenting lectures, moderated discussions, panels, and other events featuring internationally renowned scholars, practitioners, and leaders who share their views on the most important international relations issues confronting the U.S. and the world today.

 5254

 4

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The Scene Stealer: An Interview with Ken Leung (Part 2)
Lost's Ken Leung has recently enjoyed a spate of film and television roles but he began as a theater actor, at NYU, in the 1990s. Leung tells APA how he went from being a physical therapy student to an aspiring actor.

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625.

The Scene Stealer: An Interview with Ken Leung (Part 3)
Ken Leung's first feature lead role was in Shanghai Kiss where he plays... an Asian American actor. He talks to APA about navigating through the expectations and assumptions that come with being an actor of color... as well as playing a mutant who has spikes that come out of his face.

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626.

Slightly Off-key
A lukewarm performance, Won Shin-Yun's A Bloody Aria aims for some high notes, but could use some fine-tuning.

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627.

CANCELLED -- Lecture by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN
Please note that this lecture has been cancelled.

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 5958

628.

Funding Opportunities
The Burkle Center offers various types of funding opportunities to UCLA students and faculty members and serves as a liasion for other funding sources.

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 1

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629.

and the [censored] was Mao
Or: Banned in China! Buy it! Race cars are cool! Plug into Yan Lianke's newly translated novel, Serve the People!

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630.

Globalization and its Effect on the Economy - 9/24/08
Co-sponsored with the UCLA Anderson School of Business, this event will address national, state and regional economic forecasts as well as touch on the Upcoming Presidential Race. The cost for this event is $250/person if you pre-register before 11:59 pm on Sept. 19th.

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631.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2008: Seasons of Love short films
Everything we can think of (and some things we'd rather not) about love finds a home in these four honest shorts.

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632.

SFIAAFF 2008: Mobility and Marketability
As Hollywood and Asian film companies are learning how to work together to thrive in a modern global marketplace, Ted Kim, Andrew Ooi, and Daniel Wu discuss the potential for Asian Americans to juggle both sides of the Pacific.

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633.

Burkle Center Annual Report
Read highlights from the Burkle Center's 2007-2008 Annual Report.

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634.

Citizens of the World
Inspired to shed light on a politically relevant but often overlooked area of the world, Sarah Singh's documentary The Sky Below explores the relationship between Indian and Pakistan, during and after the 1947 partition.

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635.

Age of Annoyance
Uninteresting characters and too-obvious symbolism of Hindu mythology reduces The Age of Shiva to another unfortunate portrayal of India as a foreign, exotic land.

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 1

 1568

636.

The Next World - How Should the United States Respond to Rising Powers?
Center for American Progress, New America Foundation, and the Stanley Foundation, September 5, 2008, Santa Monica California

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637.

LA Film Festival 2008: The Topical and the Typical
APA tackles LAFF's programming of Asian and Asian American cinema. This year there's nothing new, but sometimes that's okay. Brian Hu explains.

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 1

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638.

Scowcroft Proteges on Obama's Radar
The Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart)

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639.

Burkle Talk on Peacebuilding in Iraq with A. Heather Coyne, U.S. Institute of Peace
A. Heather Coyne is a senior program officer in the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She was the chief of party for the Institutes activities in Iraq in 2003-2005.

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640.

Autosummarize
Accomplished journalist Ed Park dives into fiction in his debut novel Personal Days, poking fun at office banalities while ignoring the rules of structure.

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641.

Monthly eNewsletter for October 2008 Released
October eNewsletter for events and news

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642.

Happy Holidays from the Burkle Center Staff!

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643.

Today is election day--Don't forget to vote!
Use the map below to find your voting place.

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644.

Another Kennedy or Bush Jr.?
The Korea Times, March 11, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center Faculty Advisory Board Member Tom Plate)

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645.

Using Eyes & Ears: Jin's Ongoing Journey in Rap
Back in the States for a spell, Jin took the stage at the Japanese American National Museum after sharing thoughts on the rap industry, his craft, and what fans can expect from him next.

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646.

Lyrics Born: the Rapper, the Entertainer, the Slam Dunker
"Everywhere At Once" isn't only the name of Lyrics Born's latest album, it's a snapshot of his expanding career, circa 2008. Asia Pacific Arts speaks with the multi-talented performer.

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647.

International Justice: A Lecture By Judge Meron & Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.)
Public lecture and moderated discussion with Judge Theodor Meron and General Wesley Clark (ret.) at the UCLA School of Law, Room 1430 on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 11AM-1PM.

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648.

May 30, 2008: News Bites
Kristi Yamaguchi dances to the top, Bruce Lee jumps to the stage, and My Sassy Girl flops to DVD. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.

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649.

Welcome to WTF?
Welcome to the NHK, Tatsuhiko Takimoto's dark glimpse into the mind of an hikikomori, is a filled with drugs, conspiracy, otakus, lolicons, and hentai games.

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650.

Anime Expo 2008: Otakus in Action
From July 3-6th, over 43,000 people seized control of the Los Angeles Convention Center, all there for same reason: the love of anime.

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 1

 1664

651.

International Career Panel: Advice on Building Your Career
On Thursday, May 29th, at 12:00 pm in Kerckhoff State Room 135, the Burkle Center will present a international career panel with leaders in the field of international affairs who will provide insight about various professions and guidance on how todays recent graduates can prepare for an international career.

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652.

Hill Deserves `Oscar for NK
The Korea Times, February 25, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center Faculty Advisory Board Member Tom Plate)

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653.

APA Writers Go to Press Junket
Asia Pacific Arts observes the dynamics of a Hollywood press junket for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay -- but first, a sonnet about John Cho's uncanny ability to sport a pair of low-rise jeans.

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654.

The Rise of Asia in the 21st Century: Can America Handle the Challenge?
Today, February 19, 2008, at 5:00 pm, the Burkle Center and UCLA Media Center are hosting a lecture at the UCLA Faculty Center (Sequoia Room) with the Hon. Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore's Former UN Ambassador & Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Kishore Mahbubani has written many articles on world affairs; his most recent Op-Ed "Ringing in the Asian Century" is featured in today's Los Angeles Times.

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655.

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East
Join us on April 16th at 12:30 pm in Haines 39 for a Burkle Talk and book signing with Former Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer and Senior Reseach Associate at the U.S. Institue of Peace Scott Lasensky.

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656.

TODAY: Harberger Lecture with Regents Professor Dr. Suphamongkhon
Today, May 19, 2008, at 12:00 pm in the Grand Salon of Kerckhoff Hall, Regents Professor and Burkle Senior Fellow Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon will deliver the 2008 Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development. Dr. Suphamongkhon will draw from his experiences in Thailand to discuss the economic effects of globalization.

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657.

Apply for a Burkle Center Internship!
Applications are due November 30th.

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658.

Burkle Talk Today with Stephen Krasner, Stanford Professor and former Director of Policy Planning at the US Department of State
Join us at 12:00 pm today, October 27, 2008, in Bunche Hall 10383 for a lecture by a pioneer in the field of international relations.

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659.

Tangled up in Blue
Wong Kar-wai's first serving of American pie uses the same recipe, but different ingredients, with mixed results.

 4326

 

 1540

660.

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
National university consortium for developing and disseminating resources on Asia in the K-12 curriculum

 4324

 

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661.

Call for Proposals
Burkle Center Grants for Faculty Research Working Groups

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 6108

662.

A Year In Review
In reviewing the highlights from this past year we are proud of a number of events and programs. In conjunction with our Senior Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) we launched a major conference, featuring Gov. Bill Richardson, on U.S. foreign policy toward so-called rogue states. We also hosted a number of terrific thinkers and policymakers.

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 1

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663.

Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture with NYT Columnist David Brooks
The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series celebrates the life and memory of Daniel Pearl, a prominent journalist who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world. This year's lecture is sponsored by the Daniel Pearl Foundation, UCLA Hillel and the Burkle Center; it will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm in Korn Convocation Hall at the UCLA Anderson School of Business. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will give an introduction.

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664.

Annual Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad
At 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 6th, at the James West Alumni Center, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad will deliver the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace. Established in 1980, the lecture will celebrate the memory of Bernard Brodie as an eminent scholar and teacher; this lecture series provides a special forum for dignitaries and scholars of politics to present their views to the UCLA community and the general public.

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TODAY: Burkle Talk with Matthew Yglesias, Senior Editor at the Center for American Progress
Today, October 30, 2008, in room 11377 of Bunche Hall, the Burkle Center will host Matt Yglesias from the Center for American Progress for a Burkle Talk on "National Security and the 2008 Elections"

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666.

San Diego Film Festival 2008: short films
A glance at a few of the short film programs at this year's San Diego Asian Film Festival: gays, animation, and family, sometimes all at once!

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667.

The Bad Guy Behind the Fortress
Director Shinji Higuchi is a notable name in the field of, well, you name it. Anime, special effects, and now live-action movies, Higuchis IMDb credits list is about as diverse as you can get.

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668.

Burkle Center Call for Proposals
The Burkle Center is seeking proposals for Faculty Research Working Groups that address themes of global cooperation and conflict and international relations. Proposed themes must address a topic or topics related to international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and issues of global cooperation and conflict. Successful proposals will recieve up to $8,000. The deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2009.

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669.

Soul Awakening
Dawen Wang synthesizes social commentary, soothing vocals, and delicate beats in his upcoming record, Awakening America.

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670.

Pusan International Film Festival: More than a festival
PIFF isn't just a place to see films; one can also find a community of filmmakers, policymakers, financiers, and everyday movie lovers. And with everyone watching, South Korea makes sure PIFF shines.

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671.

Remembrance of a Cinematic Past, Redux
Wong Kar-wai's enthralling digital restoration of his 1994 film Ashes of Time revitalizes the cinematic fragments of love, desire, rejection and exile.

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672.

Rethinking and Reviewing Early Japanese Cinema
Bryan Harzheim takes a look at a few recently published academic books on Japanese cinema: Nippon Modern, The Attractive Empire, and The Japanese Period Film.

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 1516

673.

Fez, Morocco: Crossroads of Knowledge and Power
International conference and concert, November 14-15, celebrating the Queen of Cities

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 1

 1498

674.

A Conversation with Wesley K. Clark
Join us for a lunchtime Q & A session with Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), Senior Fellow, UCLA Burkle Center; Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; and 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate.

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675.

May 30, 2008: News From Abroad
Ashes of Time to the future, John Woo to the past, and Hello Kitty to the universe! All this and more in the latest edition of News from Abroad.

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676.

Newsletter '08-'09
The 2008-2009 newsletter features profiles of Terasaki Chair Shigeru Nakayama and Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow Aaron Moore.

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677.

Summer Institute 2007
We held two summer workshops in 2007.

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678.

PAKISTAN: Journalists elect office-bearers
PFUJ president and secretary general tell new office-bearers to prepare for "new phase" in the struggle for a free press

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679.

Burkle Talk with James Goldgeier on Friday, November 14, 2008
Join us in 10383 Bunche Hall for a lunchtime talk by James Goldgeier, award-winning author, former State Department official, staff member of the National Security Council and Professor at George Washington University. He will discuss his latest book "America Between the Wars" -- available Friday for purchase and signing. A light lunch will be available.

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680.

YouTube Killed the Music Video Star?
After delighting the audience with a wide variety of music videos, the directors of The Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival 2008's "The Gift of Sound and Vision" program engaged in a discussion about the music video survival in a world dominated by internet.

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East of Japan, West of America
Japanese scholar Rebecca Suter shows how Haruki Murakami not only bridges Japan and the U.S., but, somewhat unexpectedly, politics and pleasure as well.

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682.

Yatta! Putting the Energy Back into Enka
Inspired by a singer named Jero, APA's resident fangirl Kanara Ty explores old and modern day enka.

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683.

The Worse Option
Khaleej Times Online, February 19, 2008 (feat. Burkle Faculty Advisor Tom Plate)

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684.

International Human Rights Talk - Tomorrow, November 13 at 12:00 PM
Join us for a special lunchtime talk in Law School room 2467 about the situation in Sudan and the role of contemporary international justice with Brian Kelly, Spokesperson of the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS), and Alfred Orono, a former child soldier from Uganda and international criminal lawyer working for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

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The Realists vs. the Neocons
National Interest Online, March 20, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center annual conference)

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686.

Amy Zegart: US Spy Agencies Have Long Way to Go
UCLA Burkle Center, August 18, 2008 (feat. Burkle Fellow Amy Zegart)

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687.

Maison Arabes au Maroc: Fez and French Colonial Architecture
Abstract of paper to be presented by Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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688.

Student Affairs Officer
As counselor of five undergraduate programs for Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDPs), under the UCLA International Institute: European Studies, International Development Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies.

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Taipei Film Commision Debuts
The city of Taipei recently established a long-overdue film commission, headed by former film producer Jennifer Jao.

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690.

North Korea: "We Must Have Nuclear Weapons, Otherwise We Would be Another Iraq"
UCLA Radio News, March 18, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon)

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8th Diplomat: Coverage of the 2008 Burkle Center Conference
UCLA Radio News, March 18, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala)

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692.

To Be Young is To Be Free: Wayne Wang's Princess of Nebraska
Fresh yet predictable, Wayne Wang's free-floating digital poem drinks from a familiar fountain of youth.

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Colloquium on US Foreign Policy: Continuity or Rupture?
Today, May 12, 2008, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, join us at a colloquium to discuss recent U.S. foreign policy and featured discussion by the following distinguished guests: James Mann of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (SAIS; John Mueller, Department of Political Science at Ohio State University; and Ronald Steel, School of International Relations at USC.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Repetition
In his memoir, Haruki Murakami runs ideas into left field and runs readers out of their minds.

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695.

International Waters
Nam Le has a way with language, and his debut short story collection The Boat captures the complexities of memory in a way that's both global and universal.

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696.

The Next American Century: Can the U.S. Thrive in a New Era of Big Powers?
KPCC 89.3 Radio, February 3, 2008 (feat. Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala)

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From Open Air Sewer to Multi-Performative Infrastructure: River Restoration in the Medina of Fez, Morocco
Abstract of paper to be presented by Aziza Chaouni, University of Toronto, and Takako Tajima, Landscape Architect, at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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Call for Papers
2009 Im Conference of Korean Christianity

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Reader: Iraqi Marshes Looking Good From Above
letter to the editor

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The Celebration of Aid al-Kabir in the French Protectorate of Morocco, 1912-1937
Abstract of paper to be presented by Stacy Holden, Purdue University at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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Danza Mora: North Africa in Flamenco, and Flamenco in North Africa
Abstract of paper to be presented by Walter Clark, University of California, Riverside at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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TODAY -- Former Pres. of Peru Alejandro Toledo on "Global Financial Crisis & the Fight Against Poverty"
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute and the Burkle Center, this lecture is part of the Burkle Forum series which serves the UCLA community by presenting lectures, moderated discussions, panels, and other events featuring internationally renowned scholars, practitioners, and leaders who share their views on the most important international relations issues confronting the U.S. and the world today.

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From Rabad to Habitat Social: An Urban-Cultural History of the Suburbs of Fez
Abstract of paper to be presented by Said Ennahid, Al-Akhawayn University at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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Negotiating European and Local Characters: Preserving Fez during the French Protectorate
Abstract of paper to be presented by Colette Apelian at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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The policy of Morocco in the preservation of architectural heritage of the city of Fez
Abstract of paper to be presented by Amina Aouchar, University Mohammed V at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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706.

The Ruins of Hierarchy: Shifting Powers of Person and Place in a Fassi Religious Rite
Abstract of paper to be presented by Emilio Spadola, Colgate University, at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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Conservation and Sustainability: Case study of the Sahrij & Sbaiyin Madrassa Complex
Abstract of paper to be presented by Bonnie Kaplan, Sahrij & Sbaiyin Madrassa Complex Restoration Project I Fez, at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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Transcribing Jewish Fez: Colonial Linguistics and the Ethnographic Construction of Judeo-Arabic
Abstract of paper to be presented by Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark College, at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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1961: Eichmann on American TV
Abstract of the presentation by Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University, at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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11/19: International Career Panel 12-1:30 PM
The Burkle Center sponsors international career panels to provide insight about various professions and guidance on how recent graduates can prepare for an international career.

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Hurwitz in Jerusalem
Abstract of the presentation by Sylvie Lindeperg, Universite de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and Annette Wievorka, Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques, at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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2009 Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
His Excellency will be presented with the UCLA Medal by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.

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Adolph Eichmann: The Secret Memoirs
Abstract of the presentation by Alan Rosenthal and Nissim Mossek, co-directors of the film "Adolf Eichmann: The Secret Memoirs," at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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Teaching the Middle East and Islam
New undergraduate courses in Anthropology, Arabic, Comparative Literature, and History

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Carnet de quartier. Change on Zkak Roumane in the early 2000s
Abstract of paper to be presented by Justin McGuinness, American University in Paris, at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life"

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716.

Leo Hurwitz, Director of the Eichmann Trial Videotapes
Abstract of the presentation by Susan Slyomovics, University of California, Los Angeles, at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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BANGLADESH: Belal's death anniversary observed
Former 'Danik Sangram' Khulna bureau chief, who was killed in a 2005 bomb blast, remembered today

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Thoughtlessness and the Optics of Moral Argument: Screening the Spectacle of Eichmann
Abstract of the presentation by Valerie Hartouni, University of California, San Diego, at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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Severed Voice: The Radiophonic Effect of the Eichmann Trial
Abstract of the presentation by Tamar Liebes-Plesner and Amit Pinchevski, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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Thinking Truth, Memory, and Film Editing following the Eichmann Trial Filmed Archive
Abstract of the presentation by Eyal Sivan, University of East London, at the conference on "Filming the Eichmann Trial," February 22-23, 2009

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Readings from "Secret Son"
Description of the reading by Laila Lalami, University of California, Riverside, at the conference "Fez, Morocco, Crossroads of Knowledge and Power: Celebrating 1,200 Years of Urban Life."

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January 16: Norton Wise
Presentation from 12:00 - 1:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

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From Hip Hop To The Queen Of Cities
Contemporary urban Maghrebi music, Fez's 1200th anniversary, highlight rich Fall program

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Iraq - Beyond Benchmarks, A Regional Perspective
Ambassador Lawrence E. Butler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, comments on our current state of relations with Iraq, and the political, security and economic challenges ahead.

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SFTP Settings
Instructions to set up sftp programs.

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