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  • Autocratic parallels between Putin and Trump

    Although Putin is not a perfect comparison for the U.S. president, examining the two leaders' shared autocratic traits is useful for understanding "who we are dealing with" in Trump, said writer-journalist Masha Gessen at a recent UCLA event.

  • Balancing artist and activist: Race and hip-hop in Cuba

    Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the Cuban rap group Obsesión visited UCLA's Powell Library on April 13 to participate in a public conversation on race, gender and hip-hop in Cuba.

  • UCLA human rights conference confronts genocide and its aftermath

    Genocide, the risks to civilians in war zones and the unforeseen effects of the security state were examined at a UCLA School of Law symposium on April 17.

  • ELIS: Bringing a Brazilian icon to life

    Following a screening of his film “Elis,” Brazilian director Hugo Prata joined UCLA's Randal Johnson in a discussion of the life and times of Elis Regina and the difficulty of making accurate films about historic figures.


Although Putin is not a perfect comparison for the U.S. president, examining the two leaders'...

Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez of the Cuban rap group Obsesión visited UCLA's Powell Library...

Genocide, the risks to civilians in war zones and the unforeseen effects of the security...

Following a screening of his film “Elis,” Brazilian director Hugo Prata joined UCLA's Randal Johnson...

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Discussion panels and film screenings related to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam....
Friday, April 28, 2017
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A one-day conference on the Indian origins of Buddhism....
Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Mar. 26, 2017. Police detain protesters in Pushkin Square during an unsanctioned protest against government corruption called by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. (Photo: © AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko, 2017.) This photo is licensed; do not download or copy.
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