The Center promotes intercultural understanding through its community outreach series, our presence in the media, programs in schools and community colleges, and public events.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023Aomar Boum's graphic novel wins IPPY award
Anthropologist Aomar Boum, Maurice Amado Professor of Sephardic Studies at UCLA, has received the top award (“Gold Medal”) for 2023 graphic novel/drawn work from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for his work of historical fiction, “Undesirables: A Holocaust Journey to North Africa” (Stanford, 2023), together with illustrator Nadjib Berber. The IPPY awards have recognized the best independently published books since 1997.
Thursday, April 27, 2023A family humanitarian legacy born in the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide
Documentary filmmaker Ani Hovannisian used a mix of photos, video clips and historic and family documents to recount the humanitarian work of Stanley and Elsa Kerr with Near East Relief in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire, when they saved thousands of Armenian Genocide survivors.
Thursday, February 16, 2023Mapping the Iranian diaspora in America
Professor Kevan Harris will present his demographic findings at the Feb. 16–17 Iranian Diaspora in Global Perspective conference at UCLA