Other UCLA Events

  • April 28, 2021 - May 5, 2021

    South-East European Film Festival

    South East European Film Festival, also known as SEEfest, is an annual film festival held during the first week of May in various venues throughout Los Angeles, California, and recently streaming online as well. The competitive festival presents feature films, documentaries and shorts produced in or thematically related to South East Europe and the Caucasus.

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    May 5, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM PDT

    Everyday Speculation in the Remaking of Peri-urban Jakarta (Colloquium)

    Peri-urban areas are no longer simply an appendage to urban cores in southern metropolitan regions. Peri-urbanization is dominated by domestic and global firms investing in spectacular, speculative residential and industrial real estate inducing widespread displacement of peri-urban residents, transforming rural landscapes.

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    May 6, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

    World Trade Week Southern California Kickoff Conference - Global Trade: The Road to Economic Recovery

    For over 94 years, World Trade Week Southern California has been the most extensive program of its kind in the nation, actively promoting global trade, which has supported our region in crisis and will be one of the most important drivers of economic recovery in the coming years. 

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  • May 6, 2021 | 10:00 AM PDT

    Iran's Regional Operations and the Biden Administration

    The Biden Administration started nuclear negotiations with Iran amid significant regional escalations by Tehran, its proxies, and its adversaries, mainly Israel.

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    May 7, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:45 AM PDT

    African Europeans: An Untold History (Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives Series)

    A book talk for the launch of the US edition with Olivette Otele, SA Smythe and Dominic Thomas.

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    May 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

    Internment and Destruction: Concentration Camps During the Armenian Genocide

    Many Armenian Genocide survivors wrote about their concentration camp experience in newspaper articles and memoirs published in the decades after World War I, yet it took almost a century for the first scholarly examinations of their internment to appear.

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  • May 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM PDT

    Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar

    Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar tells the story of Russia's encounter with viniculture and winemaking.

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    May 7, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PDT

    Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All (Book Series)

    In Illegal, Elizabeth F. Cohen reveals that our current crisis has roots in early twentieth century white nationalist politics, which began to reemerge in the 1980s. 

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    May 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM PDT

    A Practice of Decolonial Thinking: Feminism, Antiracism, and the Life Work of Ochy Curiel

    This conversation focuses on Ochy Curiel’s living practice and legacy of realizing questions out in the world, questions that engage the concepts of decoloniality, world building, and landscapes of freedom across Abya Yala and Turtle Island.

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  • May 10, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:15 PM PDT

    Jerusalem and the Temple Mount: National Home or Universal Spiritual Center?

    Jerusalem and the Temple Mount have emerged as critical foci of the Arab-Israeli conflict. On the surface it appears that their significance to the Jewish world is as a symbol of our national sovereignty that emanates from their essential holiness.

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    May 10, 2021 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM PDT

    The Crisis in Tigray and Its Implication in the Horn of Africa with Saba Kidane Heritage, Ph.D.

    The Ethiopian government’s dispute with the Tigray Regional State escalated into a military engagement when the Federal Government responded to a pre-emptive attack by the troops of the regional government of Tigray, run by the TPLF (the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front).

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    May 12, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PDT

    America's High Skilled Guestworker Program: Problems and Prospects for Reform

    The H1-B visa system – the country’s largest guestworker visa program, involving several hundred thousand high skilled workers – has been a controversy ever since it was introduced over 30 years ago.

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  • May 14, 2021 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

    Legacies of Detention and the Burmese Democracy Movement

    Since the British set up the penal system in Burma, Burmese prisons have been sites of political contestation, symbolism, ideological advancement, as well as new forms of agency and resistance. Burmese prisons have also been the sites of deep terror, violence, and inhumanity.

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    May 14, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PDT

    Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance (Book Series)

    Journalists Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block spent years chronicling the human consequences of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s relentless immigration enforcement in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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    May 17, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT

    Considering the Peripheries: Gendering Indian Denotified, Semi-Nomadic and Nomadic Communities

    This presentation will focus on one of the most marginal segments of the Indian population, the communities that were brought under the net of the notorious Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 in colonial India and subsequently ‘denotified’ in the post-independence period.

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  • May 18, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM PDT

    Japan and COVID-19 (First Event in the Global Japan Forum)

    In this event, Japan and COVID-19, two of the world’s foremost scholars in global crises and viral pandemics will discuss the response to COVID-19 at the global and national level.

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    May 19, 2021 | 8:00 AM PDT

    Can the US Still Promote Democracy in the MENA Region?

    American Exceptionalism has been the grounding concept of US domestic and foreign policy since the American Revolution. In a post-WWII era, it has dominated global diplomacy and security policy.

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    May 20, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM PDT

    Lessons from the Pandemic: Taiwan's Response to COVID-19 and the Future of Global Health Policy and Research

    The UCLA Taiwan in the World lecture series aims to promote Taiwan studies and disseminate knowledge about Taiwan in a global context and shed light on Taiwan’s political economy, international relations, and US-Taiwan-China relations, as well as Taiwan’s society, political system, social structure, and institutions.

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  • May 21, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PDT

    Adventure Capital: Migration and the Making of an African Hub in Paris

    In this groundbreaking work, Julie Kleinman chronicles how West Africans use the Gare du Nord to create economic opportunities, confront police harassment, and forge connections to people outside of their communities.

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    May 25, 2021 | 1:00 PM PDT

    Brazil, Bolsonaro, and COVID-19: One Year Later

    Last April the Center for Brazilian Studies and Latin American Institute convened a panel of experts to discuss the pandemic in Brazil and the denialism of President Jair Bolsonaro. One year later, Brazil’s hospitals are overwhelmed, deaths are mounting, and vaccines are in short supply.

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    May 26, 2021 | 11:00 AM PDT

    Putin's Global Ambitions in the Face of a New U.S. Administration

    A panel discussion with political scientists and Russia experts Kathryn Stoner and Daniel Treisman. Moderated by Kal Raustiala, Promise Institute Chair in Comparative and International Law at UCLA School of Law and Professor at the UCLA International Institute.

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  • May 26, 2021 | 2:00 PM PDT

    Politics of Transnational Solidarity in North Africa and the Middle East: A Conversation

    The UCLA Department of Anthropology's Race, Racism, Policing and State Violence Webinar Series with Noura Erakat, Rutgers University; Darryl Li, University of Chicago and Jemima Pierre, UCLA.

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    May 27, 2021 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

    Identity Politics in Israel and the US (Democracy in Israel Series)

    Yael Tamir, the President of Beit-Berl College in Israel and a former cabinet minister, will discuss the influence of identity politics on the state of democracy in both Israel and the United States. 

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    May 28, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 6:15 PM PDT

    8th Annual Going Global International Institute Student Conference: Promoting Global Understanding

    Launched in 2011, the UCLA International Institute's Going Global Graduate Student Conference provides a forum for graduate students across disciplines to present their research that examines critically a wide variety of global issues from different angles and perspectives.

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  • May 28, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM PDT

    The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies (Book Series)

    Focusing on refugees in camps and cities in Africa, it identifies approaches that can be effective in improving the welfare of refugees, increasing social cohesion between refugees and host communities, and reducing the need for onward migration.

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