We cordially invite you to participate in “Legislative Theater for Racial Justice” on May 18, 2018 at UCLA in the Northwest Campus Auditoriu at 6:00 pm.
"We call homelessness a crisis in LA because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst everyday. Yet the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New LA City and County initiatives promise to meet the challenge of homelessness head-on, but success will depend on the quality of evidence and information informing these investments. UCLA must play a role in this effort, and that begins with learning more about the crisis and the response, and laying out a research agenda.
The Ruth Roemer Social Justice Symposium honors the legacy of the late Ruth Roemer, JD, FSPH Professor Emerita who for over five decades used the law to protect and promote health and was a champion of health equity and social justice.
In reports on Yemen’s destruction, there are more references made to a counter-intuitive perspective toward the future of another kind of vision for a post conflict Arabia. This lecture exposes the decline of the larger regime of oil/gas-backed finance, a consequence of the investment finance capital that has been destroying Yemen, and its consequences on how we are expected to think about what comes next.
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
The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention.
The Lisu: Far from the Ruler brings the ironic worldview of the Lisu to life through vivid, often amusing accounts of individuals, communities, regions, and practices. One of the smallest and last groups of stateless people, and the most egalitarian of all Southeast Asian highland minorities, the Lisu have not only survived extremes at the crossroads of civil wars, the drug trade, and state-sponsored oppression but adapted to modern politics and technology without losing their identity.
North Indian areas matching with the territory of present-day Uttar Pradesh were among few localities where Pashto literature continuously developed from its very inception in the early Mughal times up to the end of the classical period at the turn of the nineteenth century.
This paper examines the concept of “cruelty” in the writings of V.D. Savarkar, one of the most controversial Indian political thinkers of the twentieth century. Savarkar’s seminal work on Hindutva transformed political debate by rethinking the categories of “Hindu” and “Hindusthan.” His contributions to the debates on civility provided an important insight: that is, violence was central to the understanding of what he calls Hindu civility—and by extension Hindu civilization.