Inequality

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

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.

Preliminary Reflections On Sectarianism and Intermarriage in Lebanon

Intersectarian and interreligious marriages frequently provoke strong social opposition from Lebanese of all sects and faiths. In this talk, Lara Deeb will describe her new research project that takes this social opposition as a lens to shed light on social sectarianism in Lebanon and its diaspora. The talk will describe the stakes of this project and its driving questions, and share some preliminary observations based on field research thus far.

Preliminary Reflections On Sectarianism and Intermarriage in Lebanon

Intersectarian and interreligious marriages frequently provoke strong social opposition from Lebanese of all sects and faiths. In this talk, Lara Deeb will describe her new research project that takes this social opposition as a lens to shed light on social sectarianism in Lebanon and its diaspora. The talk will describe the stakes of this project and its driving questions, and share some preliminary observations based on field research thus far.

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