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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.

UCLA International Institute
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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.

UCLA International Institute
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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.

UCLA International Institute
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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."

UCLA International Institute
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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.

UCLA International Institute
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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.

UCLA International Institute
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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.

The Promise Armenian Institute
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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.

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
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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.

UCLA Global
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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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Eric Min receives UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award

Min,who has taught at UCLA for six years, is deeply appreciated by students for his meticulously prepared lectures, infectious enthusiasm and ability to put readings in context.

UCLA International Institute
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IN FOCUS: Arab American Heritage Month

A curated selection of stories from across the UCLA campus spotlighting Arab American voices, histories and research, including from CNES fellow Dima El Mouallem.

Center for Near Eastern Studies
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Supeena Adler wins Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music grant

The grant will invite Thai musicians, descendants of Mon music families, to the UCLA to teach Mon techniques, traditions, and contemporary repertoire to UCLA students and community practitioners.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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In Memoriam: Diego Loukota, ‘Once-in-a-Generation' Intellect

Diego Loukota, a UCLA specialist in Indian and Central Asian Buddhism and assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures, died on March 17, 2024. He was 38 years old.

Center for Buddhist Studies
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Repression is working, says Russian journalist

Investigative journalist Roman Badanin says many criminal and administrative charges have either been newly introduced, or more aggressively pursued, in the last six years to suppress dissent in Russia.

Center for European and Russian Studies
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