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10 Big Questions

"10 Big Questions" is both an upper division undergraduate course open to all students and a series of public conversations available to the broader community. Each class will be organized around a single question designed to elicit interdisciplinary discussion amongst a panel of UCLA scholars, artists, scientists and researchers. It seeks to foster groundbreaking connections between the arts and other disciplines.

The Past and Future of Human Rights: Recognizing and Preventing Genocide

The UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy and the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law will convene an interdisciplinary workshop on April 11, 2018, entitled "The Past and Future of Human Rights: Recognizing and Preventing Genocide." The workshop will bring together scholars from UCLA and other institutions, along with a select number of human rights activists and practitioners to encourage and facilitate discussion between those thinking about genocide prevention and accountability from different perspectives.

Women's Health and Gender Differences Cross-Campus Symposium Series

A new symposium series to engage cross-campus collaboration at UCLA in the area of women's health scholarship and research, in particular connecting the College and the Health Sciences to solve complex problems involving women's health and wellness. This series includes both trainees and faculty and is the result of a previous strategic planning conference to promote "North and South" collaboration to improve women's health. Faculty of all disciplines can present their work-in-progress.

Understanding the New Middle East

This award contributes funding towards a symposium on Understanding the New Middle East, organized by the Center for Near Eastern Studies and faculty from the Departments of History, Sociology and Anthropology. This conference will bring together academics, commentators, and other experts to explore the roots and nature of the current crises in the Middle East and to plot the region’s future trajectory.

Bioethics Symposia Series

This award funds a proposal for a symposia series to collaboratively engage students and faculty from the schools of law, medicine, and nursing, clinicians in the hospital, and other interested faculty, students, and community members in a series of three symposia on critical issues of bioethics. Topics to include medical care decisions at the end of life, informed consent, and health care rationing.

The Politics of Secularism: Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey

Discussions of modernity—or alternative and multiple modernities—often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western Europe, which neglects the experience of much of the world, or emphasize a local, non-European context that limits the potential for comparison.

Bioeconomy and Deep Decarbonization: Lessons for the Future from a Decade of Biofuel Policies

A one-day workshop convening a group of experts to consider three topics: the broad question of the optimal use of land to meet deep decarbonization targets; the focused question of aviation and heavy-duty transportation sector, where many analysts foresee especially pressing need for low carbon liquid fuels; and to reflect on lessons learned from the last decade of experience with indirect land use change in biofuel policies—such as the competition between using lands used for carbon sequestration for production of food, fiber, and biofuels.

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