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International Institute fellowship fills crucial gap in dissertation research funding

The UCLA International Institute recently awarded 25 fellowships to defray the travel costs associated with dissertation fieldwork. Fellowship recipients — all UCLA doctoral candidates — will travel to 25 countries on four continents to conduct research this summer and, in a few cases, this fall.

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Della Vida Conference explores Arabic language and identity in early Islamic period

The conference featured keynote addresses by the joint winners of the 2024 Giorgio Levi Della Vida Awards: historian Michael Cook and Islamic law professor and jurist Hossein Modarressi, both of Princeton University.

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Global Development Lab hosts annual project showcase

At the annual UCLA Global Development Lab showcase, members gave detailed presentations on internships and the international and/or community projects they developed over the past year.

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International Institute Commencement 2024: Video & Photo Album

Listen to the speech of International Institute alumna Ann Wang (UCLA 2013, international development studies) and enjoy an album of photos of our graduating Class of 2024.

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IDS seniors honored for their achievements

The research, internships and volunteer work of five seniors graduating from the international development studies program reveal the diverse ways in which Bruins make an impact on our world.

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Global studies student blazes through UCLA, heads for career in international law

Mischa Gureghian Hall finished his B.A. in three, jam-packed years and soon heads to Oxford University, where he will do a law degree.

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IDS major heads for consulting career after a whirlwind of experience at UCLA

IDS senior Avanthika Panchapakesan gained skills at UCLA that enable her to tell the global challenges of our time through data. She graduates this June after completing a double major, several internships and three years at The Daily Bruin.

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David Kim awarded Gold Shield Faculty Award

The perfect embodiment of today's multicultural scholar, International Institute Associate Vice Provost David Kim is "a great teacher, scholar, thinker and contributor to the community ― who shows unwavering dedication to his students and his field."

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IDS alumna Ann Wang to speak at International Institute commencement in June

Ann Wang has pursued a career that combines her passion for equitable development, entrepreneurship and service.

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Kaya Mentesoglu's technological creativity helps UCLA map its global impact

Among many other projects, Kaya Mentesoglu — IT director of the UCLA International Institute for the last 22 years — leads a team in building a data warehouse that documents UCLA's reach and impact as a global university.

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PAI honored by the City of Los Angeles at Armenian American Heritage Month celebration

The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute was honored by the City of Los Angeles and Council President Paul Krekorian during the City's Armenian American Heritage Month celebration.

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Image for Veteran broadcast journalist David Ono receives Irene Hirano Inouye Award

Veteran broadcast journalist David Ono receives Irene Hirano Inouye Award

Ono, a Japanese-American broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker, will receive the award and give a speech in honor of the celebrated Japanese American philanthropist later this spring.

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Tokyo Trial: A window onto the forces that shaped post-World War II Asia

The broad international framework used by Gary Bass in “Judgment at Tokyo” brings into focus concepts of international law, war crimes and human rights that remain both salient and contentious in today's postcolonial world.

Burkle Center for International Relations
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U7+ Alliance of World Universities urges G7 to increase access to higher education

The U7+ Alliance of World University Leaders recently met in Milan and adopted a statement on increasing global access to higher education. The statement was shared with the Italian minister of university and research as an input into Italy's preparations for hosting the G7 summit in June.

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Faculty News

Image for Steve Zipperstein receives teaching award
Jun 26, 2024. Steve Zipperstein, a global studies lecturer at the International Institute, was awarded a 2024 Hertie School of Governance Teaching Award after teaching his first course at the private graduate school in Berlin this spring. Zipperstein also teaches regularly for the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Tel Aviv University. Read More
Image for Tejas Parasher wins Best First Book Award
Jun18, 2024. The Foundation of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association has awarded UCLA professor Tejas Parasher (political science & International Institute) the 2024 Best First Book Award for his monograph, “Radical Democracy in Modern Indian Political Thought” (Cambridge, 2023). Congratulations, Tejas! Read More
Image for Something to celebrate: A future woman president of Mexico
May 28 & 29, 2024. Director of the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies Gaspar Rivera-Salgado spoke to the LA Times about national elections in Mexico on June 2, and was interviewed by Spectrum News. "Por primera vez una mujer será la presidenta de México, eso es algo histórico y es un avance democrático; hay que celebrar ese hecho ... [Estas elecciones son ]un plebiscito sobre el trabajo que ha hecho Andrés Manuel López Obrador... Read More
Image for Burial jars repatriated to the Philippines
A large collection of ancient Filipino burial jars from Sultan Kudarat was recently repatriated to the National Museum of the Philippines under the custodianship of UCLA anthropologist Stephen Acabado, director of the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Prior to the return of the collection, it was exhibited at the Filipino American Service Group in Los Angeles. Read More
Image for Biography of Ralph Bunche shortlisted for Elizabeth Longform Prize
May 14, 2024. Kal Raustiala's biography of Ralph Bunche, "The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire" (Oxford, 2022), is one of five books shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longform Prize for Historical Biography in 2024. The press release announcing the short list described his book as "a profile of a major diplomat who embodied the UN and its values, which is simultaneously a powerful commentary on racial issues... Read More
Image for We Need a Truce in the Gaza Proxy War on U.S. Campuses
May 5, 2024. In an Ha'artez op-ed, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Dov Waxman, writes, "We need pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel students to engage in respectful dialogue, to have nuanced discussions, and to learn more about the history and complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which defies simplistic slogans and easy solutions. And we need to ensure that all students are safe, irrespective of their beliefs and identities. Their fears must... Read More

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