Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict

Water experts from around the world will gather at UCLA to discuss the shared resource challenges facing Africa and the Middle East as well as the cutting-edge policy and technology solutions being used and developed to overcome them.
Complete information on the conference and speakers is available on the conference website MidEastAfrica-Water.org

Korean Music and Beyond: A Concert by gamin

A true pioneer of Korean wind instruments, gamin is one of the most celebrated piri (small double reed instrument), taepyeongso (Korean traditional oboe) and saengwhang (ancient wind-blow instrument) performers in Korea today. A member of Seoul’s Contemporary Gugak Orchestra for 10 years, she trained in jeongak, the classical court music, and also studied the techniques of sinawi, the shaman ritual music. Her expansive musical knowledge enables her to draw upon her classical training while specializing in contemporary music and improvisation.

China and the Global South: The Question of Hegemony

Many see the Chinese economic miracle as an illustration of an alternative model of development to the neoliberal orthodoxy. It is also assumed that China’s increasing economic and political involvement in the Global South, from its Asia neighbors to countries in faraway developing regions, challenge American domination. In this paper, I argue that China’s export-oriented developmental miracle is in fact a constitutive part of the global neoliberal order, and is made possible by unique conditions difficult to be replicated in other places.


Screening followed by Q&A with Brazilian director, writer, actor Selton Mello

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater

Doors open at 7:00 pm

About the film:

Based on a novel "A Distant Father" by Antonio Skármeta. Young Tony decides to return to his hometown. There, he discovers his father has returned to France claiming to miss his friends and country of origin. Tony ends up becoming a teacher, and finds himself amid conflicts and inexperience.

The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - April 2018

Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution
Before Medicare was established in 1965, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, one third of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies. Medicare was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.

Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, “Languages and Literatures Beyond English: Dreaming in Filipino”

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres

A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies


Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Nenita Domingo, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Kie Zuraw, Department of Linguistics. UCLA

Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War

Please join the UCLA Center for Korean Studies as Don Mee Choi reads from her latest collection of poetry entitled Hardly War (2016). Using visual artifacts from her father’s archive, a photographer during the Korean and Viet Nam wars, Choi combines imagery with poetry, opera, and memoir to examine the devastating impact of the unfinished Korean War.


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