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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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    Wang graduated in 2013 with an international development studies major and will become a UC Regent in July 2024. (Photo provided by Ms. Wang.)
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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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    Prior to becoming an IT professional, Kaya Mentesoglu had a career as a researcher in civil engineering at Bogazici (Bosphorus) University in Turkey. (Photo: David Esquivel/ UCLA.)

A Message in Support of Our Community

This is a dark chapter in UCLA’s history. We, the leadership of the International Institute, acknowledge the pain felt by many members of our community. We reaffirm our commitment to the principles of free speech, free expression and academic freedom. We support international education that deepens our collective understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and peoples, contextualizes and historicizes conflicts in the world, and contributes to just and equitable solutions.

We stand in solidarity with students, faculty, and staff who exercise their right to engage in peaceful protest. We were horrified by the brutal mob attack on the protesters on our campus on April 30-May 1, 2024. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the outside agitators’ despicable crimes. We are also appalled by the actions of law enforcement. It permitted the violent mob assault with impunity and the use of potentially deadly force when it destroyed the encampment and arrested protesters on May 2, 2024. We urge the university administration to ensure that members of our community and their nonviolent expressions of free thinking are protected now and in the future, and that the campus remains a safe place for all.

Recent News

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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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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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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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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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May 28, 2024. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times (Spanish edition) about national elections in Mexico on June 2, Director of the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies Gaspar Rivera-Salgado commented, "Por primera vez una mujer será la presidenta de México, eso es algo histórico y es un avance democrático; hay... Read More
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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... Read More
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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... Read More

Upcoming Events

Canceled - CKS "Comfort Women" Creative Contest Awards Ceremony29May2024

Center for Korean Studies

Canceled - CKS "Comfort Women" Creative Contest Awards Ceremony

In lieu of an in-person awards ceremony, we will post the entries and results on the CKS website. Each student...

1890s: The Belgian and Czech Decadent Novels between Gothicization and Colonialism29May2024

Center for European and Russian Studies

1890s: The Belgian and Czech Decadent Novels between Gothicization and Colonialism

Guest lecture by Petra James to discuss paper "1890s: The Belgian and Czech Decadent Novels between Gothicization and Colonialism", an...

Recording the Universe: Chinese Contemporary Land Art and the Agency of Nature30May2024

Center for Chinese Studies

Recording the Universe: Chinese Contemporary Land Art and the Agency of Nature

For more details, click on the title to visit the event page.

The 2023-24 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture30May2024

Burkle Center for International Relations

The 2023-24 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

Steven Pinker, Award-winning Author and Experimental Psychologist, Harvard University

Recent Visitors & Dignitaries

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Lgbtqi+ Policies And Implementation In The United States: A Project For Vietnam

DELEGATION 5 members Visit Date: 11/20/2023
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Supporting Integration And Human Rights Of Displaced Persons: A Project For Armenia

DELEGATION 7 members Visit Date: 02/20/2024
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Finish Innovation Fund Sitra's Supervisory Board

DELEGATION 22 members Visit Date: 01/09/2024
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Recent Collaborations

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FOREIGN INSTIUTION Zhejiang University UCLA COUNTERPART David Geffen School of Medicine; Department of Physical Sciences
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FOREIGN INSTIUTION Otemon Gakuin University UCLA COUNTERPART UCLA Extension
Agreement Type: Non-Binding MOU