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Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture featuring Fareed Zakaria

FAREED ZAKARIA is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers.

International Development Research and Networking Night

Global Development Lab equips students with the tangible skills and resources necessary to start their own initiatives through professionally-led workshops, internship connections, and development model experimentation.

To culminate our 2016-2017 academic program, lab members will be presenting their capstone projects at the event and sharing their research experience. In addition, there will be hors d'oeuvres and a keynote presentation from two lab members who recently returned from Nepal, where they implemented an original project geared towards economic sustainability.

Media Madness in Afghanistan

Part of the WLAC-UCLA Global Speaker Series on Global Popular Culture. From traditional medicine to music and mass media, the spring 2017 Global Speaker series brings UCLA experts to West LA College to share their research on global popular culture in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. This talk will explore the landscape of intervention and its perils.

Queer Politics of the Raj

Dr. Anurima Banerji takes a historical look at colonial legal discourse in 19th-century India and analyzes how female dancers, transgender performers, and gay men became symbols of a “queer India” for the British imperial regime. Dr. Banerji argues that these bodies collectively became a metaphor and metonym for a national body politic; the laws she examines expose how the idea of abnormal movement was central to the formation of the “queer" politics of the Raj.


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