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Building upon last year’s theme — “Global Challenges, Local Responses”— and in alignment with the new UCLA Strategic Plan, this year’s program will focus on UCLA’s “Glocal” impact. The conversation will explore the ways in which UCLA research and programs connect global and local communities. The event will begin with remarks from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Darnell Hunt, followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring UCLA faculty and leaders who will examine the “Glocal” nature of their work. The program is part of UCLA's International Education Week (IEW) which celebrates international education and exchange with a variety of activities and programs from various campus departments and schools.

SPEAKERS


Eric Esrailian
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Dr. Eric Esrailian is a physician, Emmy-nominated film producer, and entrepreneur. He is also actively involved in philanthropic efforts connecting health, human rights, education, and the arts. Dr. Esrailian is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In 2012, the School of Medicine awarded Dr. Esrailian the Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology. Dr. Esrailian is part of the leadership of several philanthropic organizations including, but not limited to, the Board of Directors of the Hammer Museum, the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, and the Board of Directors for XPRIZE. He is closely involved in strategic planning efforts for UCLA Health, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and for the entire university. He also works to facilitate community engagement with a number of other schools and departments within the UCLA campus and its Los Angeles community partners, and he is a co-chair for the university’s Second Century Council. He has also produced films with a focus on human rights issues. Most notably, he produced “The Promise” by Terry George, starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. He also produced the educational companion documentary “Intent to Destroy” with Joe Berlinger, which was nominated for an Outstanding Historical Documentary Emmy.

These films, and the accompanying social impact campaigns, drew unprecedented attention to the Armenian Genocide, contributed to U.S. government recognition of the historical facts, and led to the creation of The Promise Institute for Human Rights and The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA. In 2017, the university designated Esrailian as a UCLA Optimist -- among its notable alumni and faculty dedicated to solving the world’s problems. In 2021, he was also honored by Pope Francis at the Vatican with the Benemerenti Medal for his humanitarian activities around the world.

 

C. Cindy Fan
Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement


Cindy Fan is UCLA’s Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, and is the first woman and Asian American to hold that position. She is also Professor of Geography. As senior international officer, she connects the world to UCLA and UCLA to the world, manages the university’s international partnerships and agreements, represents UCLA globally, and oversees the 27 interdisciplinary research centers and eight degree programs within the International Institute. She leads the “Expand UCLA’s Reach as a Global University” Goal of UCLA’s Strategic Plan.

Dr. Fan received her PhD from the Ohio State University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Bristol. She has numerous publications on migration, regional development and gender in China, including the pioneering book China on the Move. Dr. Fan has received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Scholar Awards from the American Association of Geographers, an American Council on Education Fellowship, and grants from the Mellon Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation and National Science Foundation.



 

Silvia Forni
UCLA Fowler Museum


Dr. Silvia Forni joined the Fowler Museum as Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director in December 2022. Before moving to LA she served as Senior Curator of Global Africa and Deputy Vice President of the Department of Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. She is also associated with the Department of Anthropology of the University of Toronto as Associate Professor. She is the author of numerous essays and book chapters.

Among her recent publications is the volume Making History: Visual Art & Blackness in Canada, co-edited with Julie Crooks and Dominique Fontaine (2023), Art, Honor, and Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana (2017), co-authored with Doran H. Ross (Awarded the R.L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award from the textile Society of America in 2018) and Africa in the Market. 20th Century art from the Amrad African Art Collection. (2015) edited with Christopher B. Steiner (Awarded the Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award from the Art Council of the African Studies Association in 2017).

 

Andrea Ghez
UCLA Department of Physics & Astronomy


Andrea M. Ghez, professor of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA and the Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine chair in Astrophysics, is one of the world’s leading experts in observational astrophysics and is director of UCLA’s Galactic Center Group.

In 2020, she became the fourth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for her independent discovery of a supermassive compact object, now generally recognized to be a black hole in the Milky Way’s galactic center. Her work on the orbits of stars at the center of the Milky Way has opened a new approach to studying black holes, and her group is currently focused on using this approach to understand the physics of gravity near a black hole and the role that black holes play in the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Advances in high resolution imaging technology enabled Professor Ghez’s work and her group continues to work on pushing the frontiers of these technologies forward. She serves on several leadership committees for the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, which hosts the largest telescopes in the world, and the future Thirty Meter Telescope.

Professor Ghez is also very committed to the communication of science to the general public and inspiring young girls to enter the field of science.

She earned her B.S. from MIT in 1987 and her PhD from Caltech in 1992 and has
been on the faculty at UCLA since 1994. She has won numerous awards, including the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, where she is the first woman to win this prize in any field.

 

Darnell Hunt
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA


Darnell Hunt began serving as UCLA’s executive vice chancellor and provost — responsible for administering campus operations and the academic enterprise — in September of 2022. A celebrated scholar of race and media whose work has focused largely on the entertainment industry, EVCP Hunt is also well known for his longstanding commitment to high-quality public education, support of interdisciplinary research for the common good, and vision for inclusive excellence.

Since joining UCLA in 2001, EVCP Hunt has served as dean of the UCLA College’s Division of Social Sciences, chair of the Department of Sociology, and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. He currently holds faculty appointments in the departments of sociology and African American studies. EVCP Hunt received his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from UCLA, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and an A.B. in public relations from USC.

 

Rubén Hernández-Léon
UCLA Latin American Institute


Rubén Hernández-León is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Latin American Institute, and co-Chair of the Master of Arts Inter-Departmental Program in Latin American Studies at UCLA. He previously directed the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies (2009-2021). He is the author and co-author of the award-winning books, Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States (UC Press, 2008) and Skills of the “Unskilled”: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants (UC Press, 2015, with J. Hagan and J.L. Demonsant). He also co-edited New Destinations: Mexican Immigration in the United States (Russell Sage Foundation, 2005, with V. Zúñiga).

His research focuses on new developments of Mexico-U.S. migration and the role of the migration industry in international migration. He is currently working on a book based on a 25-year study of a new destination of Mexican immigration in the U.S. South and a study of the migration industry operating the H-2 temporary worker visa program.

 

 

 

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Transcript:

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Good afternoon.

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I'm Cindy fan Vice Provost

for International Studies

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and Global Engagement at UCLA

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is a language, an institution.

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The Institute at UCLA acknowledges

that culturally no tongue up peoples

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as traditional in categories up to now

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and in celebration

of International Education Week or ICW.

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It is my pleasure to welcome

you all to the

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UCLA global conversation.

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Awake

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the way you attended the event last year.

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You might remember that we call it

the UCLA Global Conversation last year.

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So what happened?

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Well, we've actually changed the name

to global conversation this year.

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But why?

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Well,

our executive vice chancellor and provost,

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Darnell Hunt will help

answer that question in a few minutes.

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So you have homework?

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Daniel

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But I would simply say that,

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you see, his mission is the creation,

dissemination, preservation

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and application of knowledge

for the betterment of the global society.

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And this global society

includes our local community.

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IAW is a joint initiative of the U.S.

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Department of State

and Department of Education.

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Celebrated its fall at college campuses

throughout the United States

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to promote programs that prepare Americans

for a global environment

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and attract future leaders

from abroad to study,

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learn and exchange experiences.

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This initiative highlights

the immense value

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of international education for U.S.

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students,

whether acquired through a study abroad

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coursework or research

involving intercultural perspectives,

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language studies or internships,

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as well as the deep contributions

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made by students and scholars

from other countries.

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This year's

International Education Week at UCLA

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is supported by 22 campus sponsors

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and has 63 events

organized by 36 campus units

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from music, musical

and cultural performances to martial arts

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workshops to lectures on global politics

to international career events.

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There is something for everyone this week.

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Many of the campus sponsors and leaders

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representing

these units are in the audience right now.

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I'd like to thank you

for all your generosity

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and hard work

and for being here this afternoon.

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I also like to thank Chancellor Blau

for attending today's event.

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He has been a strong supporter of Iaw and

has spoken many times in the past events.

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So thank you very much, Gene.

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But you don't have to speak today,

so no pressure.

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At UCLA, the International Institute,

the campus celebration.

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I'd like to sincerely thank the faculty

and students of the Institute

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for their enthusiastic participation

and expressed, Ali,

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especially our amazing staff,

for making IAW

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and this afternoon's event possible.

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Arturo, Chloe, Christine, Katherine,

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Kayla Kaplan, Marissa Alexander,

Peggy and Warren.

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My deep gratitude to you, my friends.

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We have

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a special event today ending with ABC.

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Hunt's remarks,

followed by a discussion and Q&A

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with four distinguished panelists

for distinguished members of UCLA.

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First of all, please join me in welcoming

ABC on

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Danielle Hunt.

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Thank you so much, Cindy.

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All right.

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So I very much appreciate the opportunity

to join you here today.

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And I'm going to do my best

to explain the origin of local objects.

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So it's my great pleasure

to welcome our audience

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to this global conversation

where you will hear

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from an esteemed panel of UCLA

scholars and experts

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who are doing impactful work

that reaches around the world.

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But I don't think we can discuss

our international connections

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without first acknowledging

the difficult moment they were all in

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and recognizing that many on our campus

and in our region

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are impacted by the conflict

taking place in the Middle East.

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As an institution, of course,

and as a community.

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We mourn the innocent lives lost

and we express

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a sincere hope

for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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Now, UCLA is a state university

in California,

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but its orientation is truly global,

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a scholarship focused

not only on the betterment of Los

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Angeles or of California,

but on the betterment of the world.

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As you will hear this afternoon,

we have scholars across the globe

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developing solutions abroad that we can

then apply here in our own region.

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Conversely, we also have experts

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solving problems

here in Southern California.

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One solution

that can then be shared internationally or

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the world's most pressing problems

like climate change,

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global conflict and infectious disease

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are not confined by national borders.

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To solve these problems,

we must strengthen

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our international collaborations, advanced

research

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and creative activities, bringing together

partners around the world,

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bolster international alumni networks,

and ensure our students develop

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intercultural competence

so they can thrive in a global economy.

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Since so many

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global issues are present here

in Los Angeles,

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we can use our global model

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to facilitate much of our impact.

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I look forward to hearing

from our panelists about what

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they have already achieved

through global collaborations

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and hope that their work will serve

as an inspiration for many others.

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And so thank you all for taking interest

in the role

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that UCLA plays in Global

Applied Scholarship

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and the conversation.

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Thank you, Danielle.

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I would also want to add that,

you know, one of the reasons why

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we're talking about protocol

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is that we are living

in this international city of Los Angeles.

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So if I remember correctly, close

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to 40% of the population in L.A.

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County were born

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outside of the United States and L.A.

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City.

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58% of the population in L.A.

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City speaks the language

other than English at home.

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And, of course, you know,

we are also home of

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many of the biggest diasporas

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and heritage communities

in the entire country.

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So we are really a special, special city.

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When we talk about local.

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So thank you, Don

El, for those remarks. And

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last year

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we had a panel called Global Challenges

Local Responses.

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And this year, building upon that

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theme and in alignment

with the new UCLA strategic plan,

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our program focused on local impact.

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And it is my honor

to introduce our four panelists.

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So Eric Australian, Silvia Forni,

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Andrea Gatz, Rubén Hernandez, me on.

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Please take a seat on stage

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as they are coming upstage.

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I will simply highlight

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some important

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and interesting features of your bios.

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They are Foot Nails are available

through the invitations you received.

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So Dr.

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Eric Australian, chief of the Cancer

Division

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of Digestive Diseases in a David Geffen

School of Medicine at UCLA.

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He is a physician, Emmy

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nominated and producer preneur.

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He is also actively involved

in philanthropic efforts

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connecting health, human rights,

education and the arts.

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And he is co-chair

of the UCLA Second Century Council.

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The families that you

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produce and the accompanying social impact

campaigns have led to the creation

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of the Promise Institute of Human Rights

at the Promise Institute at UCLA.

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And in 2021, he was honored by Pope

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Francis with the R.A.

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Medal for his humanitarian activities

around the world.

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Dr. Sylvia Forni joined the Fallen Museum

as study and route

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director in December 2022.

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Before moving to L.A.,

she served as senior curator of Global

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Africa and deputy Vice

president of the Department of Art

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and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum

in Toronto and was affiliated

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with Department of Anthropology

at the University of Toronto.

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Among her recent publications, The Volume

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Making History of Art and Blackness

in Canada

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What Winning Books, Art and Q

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and A fossil tracks from Southern Ghana

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and Africa in the Market 20th Century

Art from the

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Great African Art Collection.

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Andrea Getz,

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Distinguished Professor of Physics

and Astronomy at UCLA,

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and Lauren Lightman

and also the Chair in Astrophysics,

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is one of the world's leading experts

in observational astrophysics

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and is director of UCLA's Galactic Center

Group.

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In 2020,

she became the first woman in the world

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to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics

for her independent discovery

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of a supermassive compact object

now generally recognized

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to be a black hole

in the Milky Way's Galactic Center.

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She serves on several leadership

committees for the Keck

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Observatory in Hawaii, which hosts

the largest telescopes in the world

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who first gets is also very committed

to the communication of science,

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to the general public, inspiring

young girls to enter the field of science.

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Last but not this woman

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who is beyond is Professor of Sociology.

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Director of the Latin American Institute

and co-chair of the

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a interdepartmental program.

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And that's American Studies at UCLA.

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He previously directed

the UCLA Center for Mexican Studies.

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Among his award

winning books are which about migrants

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The Migration of Urban Mexicans,

the United States, and Skills

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of the unskilled work and mobility

among Mexican migrants.

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Is currently working on a book

based on a 25 year

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study of a new destination

of Mexican immigration in the U.S.

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South and a study of the migration history

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Soil migration industry operating

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H-2A temporary worker visa program.

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As you can see,

we really have a distinguished panel here,

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and let's get started.

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So one objective of the U.S.,

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of the UCLA strategic plan, strategic plan

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is to deepen UCLA's impact.

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So I have a question for each one of you,

and that is, can you share with us

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an imperfect program

or project that you've met

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or have been involved in?

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That's the first part of the question.

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The second part of question is

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how do you think that this program

or project connects

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global community to local communities

in Los Angeles and California?

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So let's start with you, Eric.

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Thank you.

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Thank you, Cindy.

And thank you to all of you.

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And it's an honor to be here

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with such a distinguished panel

and friends and colleagues.

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So as Dr.

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Phan mentioned,

one of the things I've had the honor

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to be involved with is trying to establish

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new programs

or projects and institutes at UCLA.

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And as you mentioned, two of them

that I'm very proud of.

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So we created the Promise Institute

for Human Rights in 2017

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and the UCLA School of Law

and then the Promise Armenian

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Institute in 2019, which is actually

in the International Institute.

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So very timely.

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And both projects really

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came to be because of the expertise

of the UCLA faculty, the students.

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The programs already in place, the School

of Law, the International Institute, and.

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And even though we had expertise

at UCLA, this structure didn't exist.

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So it really took leadership

The chance for.

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BLOCK Cindy Phan at the time, Dean

Manoukian at the School of Law,

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to come up with great ideas

to partner with faculty,

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to build on the excellence of the faculty

that were already here.

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And Cindy, as you mentioned,

we're in Los Angeles.

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One thing about UCLA

that I think really distinguishes

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the university from many other great

universities is just the benefits

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we have from being in Los Angeles,

having this diverse community,

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having so many students, faculty, alumni,

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and that come from

so many different backgrounds and then

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building on excellence and then kind of

projecting that out to the world.

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So I can give one example for you

in terms of something specific.

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This past year,

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the UCLA School of Law host

and the Institute for Human Rights hosted

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the Inter-American Commission

on Human Rights

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at UCLA and

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really impressive group of distinguished

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judges and officials came to UCLA.

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They stayed at the Luskin.

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They met with many faculty

in the School of Law,

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as well as colleagues

in the field of human rights.

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And that all happened. UCLA,

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the Promise Institute for Human Rights,

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and we just announced that we're opening

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we opened an office in the Netherlands

at The Hague.

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So the promise of Europe will be that

that will be that entity.

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And all of this really started

because of a committed group of faculty,

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and that was in our resources

together to make that happen.

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But I think it's just an example

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of UCLA being the Cal part

because we're here and local,

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but we're really global

because of the global impact.

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Thank you, Eric.

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And I was wondering

if you can expand a little bit also on

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how the local communities in us

candidates support these activities?

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Well, I think there's two ways

that that can happen.

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I think there's first engagement.

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So depending on people's interest

for the Human Rights Institute,

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it's people who are interested in

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and human rights advocacy scholarship.

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And there are already

some organized issues that exist locally.

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But alumni from the School of Law

and people who want to pursue human

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rights law, the Armenian Institute,

and the fact that this

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this is one of the largest diaspora

populations of Armenians in the world

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outside of Armenia and definitely

the largest in the United States.

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So the promised Armenian Institute,

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under the direction

of the inaugural faculty director, Dr.

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Anne Gagosian, has really launched

an impressive amount of programs,

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grant projects

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and collaborative projects

with people in the community.

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And the event program

is actually very impressive

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and I think that has created a forum

for people in the community

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to participate and interact

with UCLA many students.

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So student organization

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and alumni organizations and people

who have really no connection to UCLA, but

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they're Angelinos

and they would like to connect

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with some sort of academic institution

and that has scholarship.

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And I think and really unique

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kind of ways to connect with the community

at a high level.

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And so all of that

is because of the Armenian Institute.

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I mean, UCLA has a tremendous history

of scholarship

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for 90 years of Armenian studies,

but that structure didn't quite exist.

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So because of many people here

and many people

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in the community bringing together

and it's it's quite impressive.

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I think.

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Thank you, Eric and Sylvia,

you brought a new to UCLA, and so

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you'll be forgiven if you

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don't know too much about Los Angeles yet.

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But of course, you spend

quite a lot of time in Toronto.

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So yeah,

but I think even in the brief time

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that I've been in L.A., you know,

there are many similarities

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between the leading Toronto

and being international cities.

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I think Toronto is probably

the most multicultural but

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is very similar in many ways

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and we are the largest collection of world

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arts on the West Coast

and probably one of the largest in the US.

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So we have the small museum at UCLA,

but we have over

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130,000 objects from all over the world.

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So this idea of global is really very much

baked into everything we do.

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And just as an example, the last two

exhibitions that we had at the Fowler

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one actually was two exhibitions

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that featured different arts

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that connects the Armenian community

to L.A.

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in different ways.

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So an exhibition of Armenian lace,

an art form that it's transmitted,

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and it's very much part

of the cultural understanding,

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but also of the daily

life of people in need.

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A place is something people bring

with them and cherish, and it becomes

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how you identify an Armenian home

wherever you are in the world.

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But it's also very specific,

culturally significant art,

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and that an exhibition of photography

of Armenian based photographers

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that really connected the idea of homeland

with the idea of the diaspora

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and the multiple homelands

that we have as immigrants.

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And this was a chance to really bring in

so many people from the community.

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And art has this power

of connecting communities,

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even if they're not necessarily art

historians or experts.

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We can activate art in very way

in various ways that are very expressive.

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And then the last exhibition

that we opened last week

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was an extraordinary global local exercise

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exhibition on Europe about art,

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religious art across the ocean

and into the Americas.

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So this Nigerian born religion

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has traveled people

and despite hardship, thrived

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in the new world, in Cuba, in Brazil,

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and all the way in the U.S.

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So our exhibition starts and includes

objects from Nigeria,

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from Brazil and Cuba, and installation

and work of contemporary L.A.

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based artists that practice

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or express their art.

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This religious form.

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And that's the opening

that we're 1500 people, Afro

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Cubans, Nigerians, black Americans

associated

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with this powerful idea of belief

in this religion that really crosses

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across cultures and brings

everybody together in a space of dialog,

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not identity, not, you know, it's

there are differences,

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but there is a shared understanding and

the possibility of celebrating together.

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So I feel that what we do at the Fowler

and the Fowler can be

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it is an important local hub is also

because it can be a space of celebration

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and it can be

a space of joyful understanding,

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which is something that is harder

and harder to have today.

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So it should be something that

we really cherish when we can achieve it.

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I think this is really a beautiful example

and the exhibition is still on.

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Yeah, well it opened last week,

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so it's open for six months

and I hope you all make it.

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It's really gorgeous.

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Thank you for that.

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And you know, when you

when you brought up art being celebration

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and it's a creative activity

that reminded me of our Vice-Chancellor

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for research Roger joking

when he seemed to put you on a spotlight.

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But when you first started his role

as Vice-Chancellor for research, he

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actually changed the name of his office,

the name of his title from Vice-Chancellor

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for Research to a Vice-Chancellor

for research and creative activities.

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And I think that's a very important

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statement that he has made,

that when we talk about research, it's

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much more than STEM in STEM of course,

but social sciences, humanities and arts.

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Absolutely, yes.

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Andrea, for you, global may mean

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much more than just the earth.

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So how do you

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connect the global with local

with your work?

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Yes, I was going to start there

in the sense

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that my work is in the Division

of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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And of course we studied

and this is so large

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that of course

our planet global teams very little,

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but of course it's the tools

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and the people that raise local issues.

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And what's wonderful about this field

is that it's a field of study

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that can transcend the local issues

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or the global issues

to bring people together.

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So let me start with the telescopes,

because in fact,

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the University of California

owns the largest telescope in the world.

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And in fact, this has attracted

roughly 25% of the search

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active faculty in the United States,

the University of California system.

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So you see, it's incredibly powerful

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world leading location for astronomy

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thanks to the telescope and our position

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in having the largest scope

the world has been at for 100 years.

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So there's been a progression

through three

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major telescopes,

the first of which was U.S.

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only, but system wide.

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The next one

brought us to California wide.

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So it was a U.S. Caltech collaboration.

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And today we're working on a telescope

that.

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Is global tech.

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China and India.

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So that's a really interesting global

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facility.

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Um, let me before I go into the global

aspects of the big telescope,

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be situate UCLA,

because in fact Santa Cruz

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is the headquarters

for that system wide investment.

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And as these telescopes work, ways

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in which you keep them at the forefront

is to really pay attention to what's

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happening in terms of instrumentation

that you can put on the backend.

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So Santa Cruz is very good

at optical astronomy.

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So what your idea and what UCLA recognized

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when it came online 30 years ago

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is that there was this new technology

that was likely to take over

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the forefront of telescope technology,

which is the infrared.

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And if you've been paying attention

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to the James Webb space Telescope,

that is an infrared telescope.

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But 30 years ago, infrared

detectors was just an emerging technology.

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And UCLA recognized that

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the aerospace industry here

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really drives a lot of the development

of infrared detectors.

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So committed to hiring a lot of faculty

in this arena of infrared astronomy

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and astrophysics and by doing so,

really put UCLA on the map.

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So that's why this program

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that I run was able to get off the ground.

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UCLA's investment in these technologies.

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And I was interested

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with my group of developing new ways

of using these telescopes.

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And of course, when you develop

new tools that spread throughout

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both local and global,

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this is a program

I think is indeed already mentioned.

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It's all about the supermassive black

hole in the galaxy.

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But what people don't probably underscore,

recognize or know is that

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this is a program that was rejected

when we were first proposed it

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both from a telescope resource

and a financial resource.

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And what I truly appreciate

is UCLA belief in this project.

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The risk that they took actually

in hiring me right at the get go,

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it was really young,

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but also just having the determination

to make this project work.

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And of course that has enabled

this project to go from a very small

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three year

vision to a 30 year Nobel Prize winning

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endeavor.

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And the thing I want to add about this

is that this recognition for the group

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may that this prize makes me

the fourth woman to ever win

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the Nobel Prize in physics,

raising that percentage to 2%.

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And I think this is one of the ways

in which

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UCLA really shines in terms of both

the local

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and the global is investing

in a diverse leader.

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And of course, that's important,

but locally to our students

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as well as globally, to create that next

generation of diverse leaders,

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I hope that that percentage

would increase very quickly.

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It's a lot of room to grow.

00:27:07:16 - 00:27:08:12

I know that.

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Of course, you know,

I think you discovered

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that discovery was done independently,

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but I'm sure you work with collaborators

all over the world.

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Yeah.

00:27:18:00 - 00:27:22:07

So as this collaboration has grown

from a group of three,

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a core group of 25

and the collaboration network of 100,

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it is definitely collaboration

that that's worldwide.

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Absolutely.

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Well, I guess that's a

very important point, given the fact that

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international collaboration and research

right now seems to be quite challenging

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given all the difficulties

we have in the world.

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So hopefully science will continue to

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march forward despite these challenges.

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Robyn, I see we've

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of the International Institute,

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of course, your work, it's

00:28:00:18 - 00:28:04:12

very much on our neighbor,

but also you're director

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at Latin American Institute, but you're

talking about a big part of the world

00:28:07:24 - 00:28:13:06

and so you must have tons

of examples about global.

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Yes, Yes indeed.

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Thank you for the invitation.

00:28:16:13 - 00:28:20:16

It's an honor and a pleasure

to be with such distinguished colleagues.

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I'm going to come back to Earth

00:28:24:07 - 00:28:28:23

because, first of all,

I wanted to share with you that the Latin

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American Institute will be celebrating

its 65th anniversary next year.

00:28:33:14 - 00:28:37:10

So the eye, as we call it, has been around

00:28:37:13 - 00:28:40:21

for a good number of decades

at this point.

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And the Latin American Institute

is truly a global

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for developing knowledge on Latin America

and the Caribbean.

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We have multiple centers, programs,

working groups that very much cover

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the entire subcontinent,

the entire Latin America.

00:28:57:18 - 00:29:00:09

And I told you this a few

00:29:00:09 - 00:29:03:25

I share this with you a few moments ago,

but I want to show these buildings

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out of the 63 events

that UCLA is putting together for you to

00:29:09:07 - 00:29:09:25

make.

00:29:09:25 - 00:29:10:12

The L.A.

00:29:10:12 - 00:29:13:12

Eye is offering

00:29:13:17 - 00:29:15:22

just from Monday through Thursday.

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We have events on Cuba, on Mexico,

on Chile, on the European

00:29:21:11 - 00:29:26:21

research, on Latin America and much more.

00:29:26:23 - 00:29:30:08

And all this event

is happening in four days.

00:29:30:15 - 00:29:35:06

But today, I actually wanted to share

with you a program

00:29:35:09 - 00:29:38:20

or a component of the

00:29:38:22 - 00:29:40:00

ICE activities.

00:29:40:00 - 00:29:44:21

I'm actually very proud of

and I truly commend the the global

00:29:44:21 - 00:29:48:25

and certainly Latin America whole region

00:29:48:27 - 00:29:53:02

with our neighborhoods and our community.

00:29:53:04 - 00:29:56:04

That is our outreach program.

00:29:56:07 - 00:29:57:00

So the l.a.

00:29:57:00 - 00:30:02:25

I offers the lectures, presentations,

00:30:02:28 - 00:30:06:23

workshops, conferences as opportunities

00:30:06:23 - 00:30:11:20

for professional development

for k-through-12 teachers in los angeles.

00:30:11:20 - 00:30:14:02

We work closely with LAUSD.

00:30:14:02 - 00:30:17:21

By the way, over the past

two years under my directorship,

00:30:17:21 - 00:30:22:00

we have actually increased our scope.

00:30:22:03 - 00:30:25:03

We're offering many of these things

to teachers

00:30:25:04 - 00:30:29:14

throughout Southern California, in fact,

throughout the great beyond.

00:30:29:16 - 00:30:33:24

And what we do is we bring experts,

00:30:33:27 - 00:30:36:27

scholars, state of the art

00:30:36:27 - 00:30:40:11

knowledge on Latin America

00:30:40:14 - 00:30:43:18

to teachers who take these presentations,

00:30:43:18 - 00:30:46:26

who participate in these workshops,

in-person workshops,

00:30:46:28 - 00:30:52:27

and then they develop lessons

for the public schools in Los Angeles.

00:30:52:29 - 00:30:55:29

So the effect that we are having through

00:30:56:00 - 00:30:59:00

these connections

with the teachers impacts

00:30:59:07 - 00:31:03:26

not just a few dozen or a few hundred,

but with likely thousands

00:31:03:28 - 00:31:08:03

of children in our schools

and in our public schools.

00:31:08:03 - 00:31:11:20

And one of the things that happens is that

00:31:11:22 - 00:31:13:01

we develop less

00:31:13:01 - 00:31:16:26

Latin America and the Caribbean

for these students for year,

00:31:16:28 - 00:31:22:05

but also these students

then develop initiatives of their own.

00:31:22:07 - 00:31:24:00

What's

00:31:24:00 - 00:31:25:25

Project

00:31:25:25 - 00:31:28:00

Travel idea that they want to do?

00:31:28:00 - 00:31:30:29

So this is, I think

00:31:30:29 - 00:31:33:11

I call it sort of the gem of the L.A.

00:31:33:11 - 00:31:38:26

I really connects the institution to

00:31:38:29 - 00:31:42:12

the neighborhoods, the communities,

to the schools and to the teachers

00:31:42:12 - 00:31:49:02

who are such and such important agents

of change of learning and dissemination.

00:31:49:05 - 00:31:50:19

SANCHEZ Thank.

00:31:50:19 - 00:31:51:03

Thank you.

00:31:51:03 - 00:31:53:23

Thank you for sharing this project.

00:31:53:23 - 00:31:58:06

And indeed, UCLA is a change agent.

00:31:58:08 - 00:32:03:17

And so what we do, it's

not only in Westwood and, of course,

00:32:03:20 - 00:32:06:20

campus was a downtown building

and also in South Bay.

00:32:06:26 - 00:32:12:23

But but also we are change agent

that also helps our community centers.

00:32:12:23 - 00:32:17:05

And I think in point is right on

and I think

00:32:17:07 - 00:32:21:20

over this past summer in L.A. I

00:32:21:22 - 00:32:23:20

in particular brought

00:32:23:20 - 00:32:27:28

case with 12 student teachers to L.A.

00:32:28:00 - 00:32:31:09

and they came back and, you know,

and the idea is

00:32:31:09 - 00:32:35:24

that they can infuse that information

and expertise into the curriculum.

00:32:35:24 - 00:32:38:18

And I also learned that

00:32:38:18 - 00:32:41:16

Los Angeles has the largest number

00:32:41:16 - 00:32:43:28

like, you know, outside.

00:32:43:28 - 00:32:45:26

So we're not just talking about it.

00:32:45:26 - 00:32:47:10

We're talking

00:32:47:10 - 00:32:50:18

we have

the largest are from southern regions.

00:32:50:21 - 00:32:54:20

So I wanted to open this up to all.

00:32:54:22 - 00:32:58:07

And I think, Ruben,

you've already talked about a little bit

00:32:58:07 - 00:33:04:10

about what your center

and what your approach does,

00:33:04:13 - 00:33:07:19

what it means to residents of LOS

Wondering

00:33:07:25 - 00:33:15:23

if other panelists can also talk about

if I were a resident of Anthony, if I were

00:33:15:26 - 00:33:17:21

living in Los Angeles,

00:33:17:21 - 00:33:22:10

if I don't have much to do with UCLA,

I'd say I didn't go to UCLA.

00:33:22:10 - 00:33:25:29

I don't have a child at UCLA.

00:33:26:02 - 00:33:32:13

Why would they care about what you do?

00:33:32:15 - 00:33:35:01

What does it mean to them?

00:33:35:01 - 00:33:37:29

I mean, I can just start

just to kick it off.

00:33:37:29 - 00:33:43:09

I think looking you know,

I kind of mentioned the Armenian Institute

00:33:43:11 - 00:33:46:02

and the interconnectedness that

00:33:46:02 - 00:33:48:23

it's facilitated

by the Human Rights Institute.

00:33:48:23 - 00:33:53:28

You know,

we have an executive director and a Gary

00:33:54:00 - 00:33:54:22

from USC.

00:33:54:22 - 00:33:57:11

So we were able to

00:33:57:11 - 00:33:58:29

kind of

00:33:58:29 - 00:34:03:01

try a friendly rivalry

with still some talent.

00:34:03:04 - 00:34:07:17

And then you Macintosh,

who is our first executive director,

00:34:07:20 - 00:34:08:14

is Europe.

00:34:08:14 - 00:34:12:19

I think for people living in Los Angeles,

the dream is

00:34:12:21 - 00:34:18:01

is a pathway for them to connect

with an issue around the world.

00:34:18:03 - 00:34:21:11

And as

00:34:21:13 - 00:34:24:13

you know, world affairs

00:34:24:15 - 00:34:26:20

are dominating not just the headlines but

00:34:26:20 - 00:34:29:28

the lives of many people

living as this girl.

00:34:30:00 - 00:34:35:26

And, you know, one of the reasons

we created this institute,

00:34:35:29 - 00:34:37:05

the name connects

00:34:37:05 - 00:34:40:26

to the genocide

and human rights issues around the world.

00:34:40:26 - 00:34:44:25

And if you look

at the expertise of faculty,

00:34:44:27 - 00:34:50:13

the work, they're doing everything

right to

00:34:50:15 - 00:34:54:21

your side and issues

related to climate and the environment.

00:34:54:23 - 00:34:57:26

And living in Los Angeles,

they have a lot of opportunity

00:34:57:27 - 00:35:01:23

to participate in world affairs.

00:35:01:23 - 00:35:05:29

But I think having kind of a connection

00:35:05:29 - 00:35:09:20

to something through

the university is is really amazing.

00:35:09:20 - 00:35:13:27

And I think for many people

who are part of this, see the you know,

00:35:13:27 - 00:35:18:01

that, you know, you participate

even if you

00:35:18:03 - 00:35:21:01

aren't an alumnus or get your health or

00:35:21:01 - 00:35:23:14

even if you have anything to do with UCLA.

00:35:23:14 - 00:35:27:03

But otherwise, the arts

certainly are another way to connect to

00:35:27:08 - 00:35:30:13

the way you could

if you didn't have any connection before.

00:35:30:16 - 00:35:33:16

I think on some of these other issues,

having

00:35:33:23 - 00:35:37:14

programs and centers and institutes

00:35:37:16 - 00:35:42:12

on campus

that have that kind of world view

00:35:42:14 - 00:35:45:04

and this distinguished faculty

00:35:45:04 - 00:35:50:19

programing that is really international,

maybe even intergalactic,

00:35:50:21 - 00:35:53:05

you know, it's it's really exciting

00:35:53:05 - 00:35:57:17

just being as is as in or resident of Los

Angeles, you have access through UCLA.

00:35:57:17 - 00:36:01:24

So I think it's very exciting for me,

as you can tell, eventually for UCLA.

00:36:01:24 - 00:36:07:12

But I think that really excites me about

the platform that it provides everybody.

00:36:07:15 - 00:36:08:22

Thank you.

00:36:08:22 - 00:36:14:06

Well, I would say at the Fowler,

we spend a lot of time outside,

00:36:14:09 - 00:36:17:23

so we have a program of Fowler

in the city.

00:36:17:25 - 00:36:22:05

Everything we do as Fowler

happens on campus

00:36:22:05 - 00:36:26:17

because we're very mindful that there are

some areas that a lot of the community

00:36:26:21 - 00:36:29:20

is We're trying

to reach this very far from list.

00:36:29:20 - 00:36:34:24

So there's a lot of investment

in doing outreach

00:36:34:26 - 00:36:38:08

and also make sure that

00:36:38:11 - 00:36:40:10

we communicate clearly,

00:36:40:10 - 00:36:45:14

that we are aware

that we're temporary million of heart

00:36:45:18 - 00:36:50:03

in these things

and that these belongings matter.

00:36:50:09 - 00:36:53:24

We're now only

00:36:53:27 - 00:36:57:23

to do

the work that is not just courageous,

00:36:57:23 - 00:37:02:06

but is very important in what we do

and how we interpret.

00:37:02:10 - 00:37:04:18

We think of exhibitions.

00:37:04:18 - 00:37:08:19

Going back to the Europe exhibition,

we had ties

00:37:08:21 - 00:37:14:19

and the people who were there

to create this with us.

00:37:14:21 - 00:37:16:25

What we did

00:37:16:25 - 00:37:20:23

then there was this level of incredible

insight

00:37:20:25 - 00:37:23:25

into these works,

00:37:24:00 - 00:37:28:05

sometimes objects of worship

00:37:28:05 - 00:37:31:05

that aren't necessarily heard.

00:37:31:05 - 00:37:36:06

That was displayed beautifully

and interpreted very seriously,

00:37:36:09 - 00:37:40:05

a sense of pride

in seeing one's own story,

00:37:40:05 - 00:37:45:23

I think cherished longings

being visible and celebrated.

00:37:45:23 - 00:37:49:17

So museums have this strange effect.

00:37:49:19 - 00:37:56:01

They can be very difficult institution

to push back, but if we do the work right,

00:37:56:01 - 00:38:00:24

we can be a real spaces of pride

for everybody.

00:38:00:27 - 00:38:03:19

And I think working

within an academic institution

00:38:03:19 - 00:38:07:24

such as UCLA with outreach

and in the city weekly,

00:38:07:26 - 00:38:12:16

there can be a real impact

that really trickles down to the city.

00:38:12:18 - 00:38:16:27

And we do that additional programs to

00:38:17:00 - 00:38:20:07

the Prop 28

00:38:20:10 - 00:38:21:11

disposition of

00:38:21:11 - 00:38:27:20

California that really encourages patient

and we can provide those curriculums

00:38:27:22 - 00:38:31:15

worldwide

and most institutions in California.

00:38:31:15 - 00:38:35:09

So we can also be an educational resource

for teachers

00:38:35:10 - 00:38:40:02

who may not have access to a lot of,

00:38:40:05 - 00:38:43:05

you know, the arts of Cuba,

00:38:43:05 - 00:38:48:08

Jainism and many other things

that we have great developed curriculum

00:38:48:14 - 00:38:52:20

because we have done a lot of research

and community work space.

00:38:52:23 - 00:38:53:25

Great. Thank you.

00:38:53:25 - 00:38:59:07

So, Andrea, why why would somebody in

Los Angeles care about the black hole?

00:38:59:10 - 00:39:03:24

Well, I'm going to go back.

00:39:03:26 - 00:39:06:10

Okay.

00:39:06:10 - 00:39:08:03

But astronomy.

00:39:08:03 - 00:39:12:28

Is. A really neat role

both to our local community and beyond.

00:39:13:00 - 00:39:17:03

But we live in a society

that is increasingly dependent

00:39:17:03 - 00:39:19:01

on science and technology.

00:39:19:01 - 00:39:22:24

I think it taught us that lesson

with the need for vaccines

00:39:22:26 - 00:39:24:26

and then the growth of A.I..

00:39:24:26 - 00:39:31:00

And yet we live in a society that is

incredibly science and technology phobic.

00:39:31:02 - 00:39:34:02

So I often call astronomy the Gateway.

00:39:34:06 - 00:39:38:24

It's a film

that people are inspired by early in the

00:39:38:27 - 00:39:39:09

in their

00:39:39:09 - 00:39:42:28

lifetimes and don't find too threatening.

00:39:43:00 - 00:39:44:15

And it's why I think. Roughly three.

00:39:44:15 - 00:39:49:04

Percent of all our undergrads take

in astronomy class before they graduate.

00:39:49:06 - 00:39:51:20

I don't think that really goes as well

for the general public.

00:39:51:20 - 00:39:55:23

So you actually find a lot of people

in our department engaged

00:39:55:25 - 00:39:58:02

in this public outreach.

00:39:58:02 - 00:40:03:06

A recent example on campus was Explore

your universe.

00:40:03:09 - 00:40:06:00

They had 10,000 people

00:40:06:00 - 00:40:08:29

visiting campus,

and that's a program that actually came

00:40:08:29 - 00:40:12:05

out of the astrophysics department,

our division,

00:40:12:05 - 00:40:15:16

and then grew accustomed.

00:40:15:18 - 00:40:18:09

So that's

that's my answer to why the local.

00:40:18:09 - 00:40:22:20

Can you can you can I can I ask all your

00:40:22:20 - 00:40:25:29

if you would allow your work with

00:40:26:02 - 00:40:28:23

intelligent for going to science. Yeah.

00:40:28:23 - 00:40:32:29

Well I mean, I say that

mostly as a kind of an anchor.

00:40:33:01 - 00:40:36:24

I think a diverse

audience is to be diverse yourself.

00:40:36:24 - 00:40:41:23

And rather than speaking about diversity,

just doing being really visible

00:40:41:25 - 00:40:46:27

and sharing that work

and your enthusiasm for.

00:40:46:27 - 00:40:47:24

That work with the.

00:40:47:24 - 00:40:52:18

General public, for that reason,

I've really tried to engage them up

00:40:52:21 - 00:40:54:06

documentary series.

00:40:54:06 - 00:40:57:21

So while it takes away from the research

time, it's

00:40:57:21 - 00:41:01:20

really valuable in terms

of encouraging the next generation.

00:41:01:21 - 00:41:06:09

And for that reason I actually do

go all my teaching advocate at the

00:41:06:11 - 00:41:08:22

because just standing up

there just changes

00:41:08:22 - 00:41:11:19

the way students understand who can do it.

00:41:11:19 - 00:41:13:04

Thank you for your work.

00:41:13:04 - 00:41:14:20

Open anything you want to.

00:41:14:20 - 00:41:20:14

Of course, if you have no connection

to UCLA, you know that's me.

00:41:20:15 - 00:41:23:28

Your children are actually studying.

00:41:23:28 - 00:41:29:06

They're learning with teachers

who are coming to UCLA

00:41:29:09 - 00:41:33:17

to learn about Latin America

and the Caribbean with the

00:41:33:17 - 00:41:38:04

for some of the foremost experts

on across the disciplines.

00:41:38:06 - 00:41:41:14

And that I think it's wonderful

00:41:41:16 - 00:41:45:02

that the university

is having on our local communities,

00:41:45:09 - 00:41:50:08

useful a little bit about a little bit

of my thunder, my convention, the because

00:41:50:11 - 00:41:56:28

not only are we bring in Latin America

to Los Angeles and UCLA, of course,

00:41:57:00 - 00:42:02:07

we are also now

bringing pictures from L.A.

00:42:02:10 - 00:42:03:09

to Latin America.

00:42:03:09 - 00:42:10:00

So this past summer,

we took 18 teachers to Mexico

00:42:10:02 - 00:42:12:06

for a four week

00:42:12:06 - 00:42:16:20

course on indigenous cultures

and support the great

00:42:16:23 - 00:42:20:21

thanks to a grant

from Department of Education.

00:42:20:23 - 00:42:23:23

And we're thinking about replicating

00:42:23:28 - 00:42:26:03

that program

00:42:26:03 - 00:42:29:03

in Brazil later and what the

00:42:29:10 - 00:42:31:15

and this is actually very important

00:42:31:15 - 00:42:36:28

because mentioned there are many students

from first of all from Mexico, but

00:42:36:28 - 00:42:40:26

also from the state of Oaxaca,

a heavily indigenous state in Mexico,

00:42:40:28 - 00:42:46:26

who live, work and study

in in our public schools.

00:42:46:26 - 00:42:50:13

And many of them are actually students

now at UCLA.

00:42:50:15 - 00:42:56:08

So this actually what I'm about

to fully connect with my studio,

00:42:56:11 - 00:43:00:24

the importance of having truth teachers

00:43:00:27 - 00:43:04:21

have these students

learn about their cultures

00:43:04:24 - 00:43:07:29

because of Spanish,

but also of indigenous languages.

00:43:08:02 - 00:43:16:00

And I think that's part of their socialization, of their learning experience, of

00:43:16:03 - 00:43:17:12

the fact that they

00:43:17:12 - 00:43:22:02

can be all of the source

of origin of their country, of origin,

00:43:22:09 - 00:43:25:02

of the richness of linguistic

00:43:25:02 - 00:43:28:23

cultural, social

00:43:28:25 - 00:43:30:13

richness of their origins.

00:43:30:13 - 00:43:34:04

And I think that the teachers

themselves out tremendous.

00:43:34:06 - 00:43:39:20

That's another way in which they actually

can connect with these students.

00:43:39:22 - 00:43:41:03

Absolutely. Well, thank you.

00:43:41:03 - 00:43:44:03

Thank you for for for doing that.

00:43:44:03 - 00:43:48:28

For example, show how a reach it's much

00:43:49:00 - 00:43:51:28

less what campus and into the community.

00:43:51:28 - 00:43:54:26

So I'm going to ask you

00:43:54:26 - 00:43:58:25

before we open it up to the audience,

and that is

00:43:58:27 - 00:44:00:19

some of us here

00:44:00:19 - 00:44:05:23

are interested in our work more local.

00:44:05:25 - 00:44:08:25

Do you have any suggestions

00:44:08:28 - 00:44:13:02

for that?

00:44:13:05 - 00:44:15:20

Anyone

00:44:15:20 - 00:44:18:18

know I'll start again

just to keep on going,

00:44:23:16 - 00:44:26:12

Grant You know, first of all, it embraced

00:44:26:12 - 00:44:28:24

that kind of Los Angeles

00:44:28:24 - 00:44:33:23

because as we've talked about many times,

has such a diverse community,

00:44:33:26 - 00:44:37:09

so immediately connect to a global.

00:44:37:12 - 00:44:40:28

I believe that

and I've seen it so many times.

00:44:41:01 - 00:44:42:06

We see it in health care, we

00:44:42:06 - 00:44:46:13

see it in the arts,

we see it sciences and beyond.

00:44:46:15 - 00:44:51:09

So I think looking at

what were stakeholders in this community,

00:44:51:09 - 00:44:56:20

not just students, faculty and staff,

but the residents around us,

00:44:56:22 - 00:44:59:22

and really the footprint of UCLA now

00:44:59:23 - 00:45:04:12

and beyond and just health care

law and Greater Los Angeles.

00:45:04:16 - 00:45:09:14

There's so many ways

for to think about our stakeholders,

00:45:09:17 - 00:45:13:24

our neighbors,

our friends, and and any program,

00:45:13:24 - 00:45:18:15

I mean, again, beyond year,

I think we'll have the same group.

00:45:18:22 - 00:45:23:06

So you can start by

just taking a look around and think,

00:45:23:08 - 00:45:25:26

who are my stakeholders and how can I be?

00:45:25:26 - 00:45:28:07

And then there's something really special

about UCLA.

00:45:28:07 - 00:45:29:13

As you can tell.

00:45:29:13 - 00:45:32:06

I went to undergrad

for the disclosure, but

00:45:32:06 - 00:45:35:01

graduate school of here and training here,

00:45:35:01 - 00:45:37:16

I remember at Berkeley, somebody told me,

Well, you're not going to have any.

00:45:37:16 - 00:45:41:24

I was going to pursue

an undergraduate course you can at UCLA.

00:45:41:26 - 00:45:47:27

Yeah,

00:45:48:00 - 00:45:49:02

I think

00:45:49:02 - 00:45:52:27

it was right.

00:45:52:29 - 00:45:54:27

And any other thoughts.

00:45:54:27 - 00:45:59:03

But one thing to think about,

whatever you do is that,

00:45:59:08 - 00:46:03:14

I mean, the global dimension

and and the impact on the local

00:46:03:14 - 00:46:06:21

I think really pertains to whatever it's,

00:46:06:23 - 00:46:09:23

you know, things tend to be

00:46:09:28 - 00:46:12:11

looked at isolation only because we apply

00:46:12:11 - 00:46:17:15

a narrow lens,

but just allow to think a little broader

00:46:17:18 - 00:46:21:26

no matter what discipline

has global connection.

00:46:21:26 - 00:46:26:05

And it's just really about emphasizing

and thinking through

00:46:26:05 - 00:46:31:01

I think thinking about that community.

00:46:35:11 - 00:46:40:27

and the work that we do

is that makes the world that it's almost

00:46:41:00 - 00:46:45:22

disingenuous not to recognize it.

00:46:45:25 - 00:46:48:25

A few thoughts on this question.

00:46:48:27 - 00:46:51:06

One is around data.

00:46:51:06 - 00:46:54:29

So I'm thinking about these

big telescopes, which are huge

00:46:54:29 - 00:46:55:06

investments, the traditional old

school way of thinking about

00:46:55:06 - 00:47:00:19

And there's so many trajectories

that connect this city to the world,

00:47:00:21 - 00:47:02:18

your science.

00:47:02:18 - 00:47:07:27

This data set is yours alone,

but it turns out UCLA is the biggest U.S.

00:47:08:00 - 00:47:12:01

user of telescopes,

which means we actually, in many programs,

00:47:12:01 - 00:47:15:01

including my own, have large datasets.

00:47:15:01 - 00:47:17:23

So we could think about curating

00:47:17:23 - 00:47:21:20

statistics for, from

and from an open access point of view,

00:47:21:23 - 00:47:25:04

which I think is really important in terms

both building up

00:47:25:04 - 00:47:30:21

our international connections

and also enabling or encouraging institute

00:47:30:24 - 00:47:34:27

or don't usually have a seat at the table

in terms of doing research.

00:47:35:03 - 00:47:40:24

So looking at Roger,

because that's an opportunity,

00:47:40:26 - 00:47:42:21

should we be prepared to take

00:47:42:23 - 00:47:43:14

the example

00:47:43:14 - 00:47:48:02

that you gave me really reminds us

that sometimes

00:47:48:05 - 00:47:50:17

love, value,

00:47:50:17 - 00:47:54:14

inclusive, inclusive excellence,

00:47:54:17 - 00:47:58:01

sometimes it means engaging

in very difficult situation

00:47:58:01 - 00:48:02:04

and very difficult conversation,

but also which also reminds me

00:48:02:04 - 00:48:06:20

that when we're talking

about being global, doing global work,

00:48:06:22 - 00:48:09:20

we also need to be locally rooted

00:48:09:20 - 00:48:14:09

and just looking at all the other possible

00:48:14:12 - 00:48:16:03

open.

00:48:16:03 - 00:48:18:27

I think that we are all on board

00:48:18:27 - 00:48:23:15

with increasing our footprint and

00:48:23:18 - 00:48:27:10

local activities, but in order to do that,

we need the resources.

00:48:27:12 - 00:48:30:10

And, you know, looking at our authorities.

00:48:30:10 - 00:48:33:15

Here.

00:48:33:18 - 00:48:37:06

We need the resources, we need

00:48:37:08 - 00:48:38:15

something.

00:48:38:15 - 00:48:41:19

They have to come and participate

00:48:41:19 - 00:48:45:05

in this workshops,

in this lectures, in these conferences.

00:48:45:12 - 00:48:47:03

We actually need resources.

00:48:47:03 - 00:48:50:25

We need we need to invest in our staff.

00:48:50:28 - 00:48:53:29

And I think that you know very well

00:48:53:29 - 00:48:59:13

that this our staff is the lifeblood

of the International University

00:48:59:13 - 00:49:03:23

of the International Institute,

but also of UCLA in general.

00:49:03:26 - 00:49:07:04

And, you know,

they are already doing a lot

00:49:07:08 - 00:49:09:18

and we're asking them to do even more.

00:49:09:18 - 00:49:12:27

So we have to find ways

to increase the pool

00:49:12:27 - 00:49:16:10

of human resources so we can continue

to expand our activities

00:49:16:17 - 00:49:20:06

and extend those activities

to more people in the community.

00:49:20:06 - 00:49:25:04

We need to improve our systems

to actually be more efficient as we bring

00:49:25:09 - 00:49:28:25

people from, in my case,

Latin America, in the Caribbean,

00:49:28:25 - 00:49:33:18

for events and conferences we have,

we're having a lot of a very hard time,

00:49:33:20 - 00:49:38:15

you know, paying them all sorts of things

that many folks in the audience know

00:49:38:15 - 00:49:39:17

very well.

00:49:39:17 - 00:49:40:19

And you have heard me

00:49:40:19 - 00:49:44:10

talk about this before in the meetings

of the International Institute.

00:49:44:12 - 00:49:47:00

But I think that from the L.A.

00:49:47:00 - 00:49:50:08

point of view,

certainly we need those resources.

00:49:50:08 - 00:49:54:28

We need connections to locally situations

that are being impacted by what we do,

00:49:54:28 - 00:49:58:06

but may not be fully aware of what

we're doing.

00:49:58:06 - 00:50:01:10

We need connections

to philanthropic networks

00:50:01:17 - 00:50:05:05

in our city and beyond,

so we can actually,

00:50:05:07 - 00:50:09:22

just as we're doing

today, talk and present and explain

00:50:09:25 - 00:50:14:22

the kind of work that we're doing,

why it matters, and the fundamental

00:50:14:22 - 00:50:18:18

and profound impact

that it's having in our community.

00:50:18:20 - 00:50:21:18

Well, Ruben,

this is a very timely comment.

00:50:21:18 - 00:50:24:18

Rumor has it

that we have another campaign coming up.

00:50:24:21 - 00:50:28:18

So, yes, they stay tuned for

00:50:28:21 - 00:50:30:06

for fundraising.

00:50:30:06 - 00:50:34:01

So I think we have probably 5 minutes,

00:50:34:01 - 00:50:37:10

maybe to 10 minutes for a Q&A.

00:50:37:10 - 00:50:39:24

So we have two mikes here.

00:50:39:24 - 00:50:44:22

Anybody who has a question

to anyone on the panel, please

00:50:44:25 - 00:50:51:16

raise your hand and we will pass to you.

00:50:51:18 - 00:50:53:21

Please tell me who you are

00:50:53:21 - 00:50:58:18

when you ask the question.

00:50:58:21 - 00:51:00:14

Hi, my name is Kevin Jarboe.

00:51:00:14 - 00:51:03:24

I work for the Institute

00:51:03:27 - 00:51:09:17

CBI, so we are mostly based in Africa,

so a very group.

00:51:09:19 - 00:51:12:28

So the question is on the name.

00:51:13:00 - 00:51:16:08

Okay. Already existed on his internet.

00:51:16:10 - 00:51:19:26

And did you do anything to make sure

00:51:19:26 - 00:51:24:13

that you look you're

bringing school of public health with it.

00:51:24:13 - 00:51:27:26

Look at it

because are doing important work

00:51:27:28 - 00:51:30:24

and it is heavily funded through

the National Institute of Health.

00:51:30:24 - 00:51:36:24

We have group of Health

initiative you bring in up into this.

00:51:36:27 - 00:51:39:24

I believe there's a question for me

00:51:39:24 - 00:51:42:23

or so.

00:51:42:23 - 00:51:44:22

Interestingly,

00:51:44:22 - 00:51:49:00

I was reminded by a colleague in Job

00:51:49:02 - 00:51:54:02

that the work Loco

has existed in the job for decades.

00:51:54:04 - 00:51:56:23

So this is not new,

00:51:56:23 - 00:51:59:18

but I think in the context of UCLA.

00:51:59:18 - 00:52:01:11

Given the fact that.

00:52:01:11 - 00:52:03:21

You and Donelle should be talking about

00:52:03:21 - 00:52:07:14

it actually

00:52:07:16 - 00:52:08:00

expanding

00:52:08:00 - 00:52:11:00

our reach

as a global university engagement,

00:52:11:06 - 00:52:17:08

Los Angeles are two of the five in ten

and so

00:52:17:11 - 00:52:20:00

it's a good time

00:52:20:00 - 00:52:25:09

to invest in the leg for locals.

00:52:25:09 - 00:52:30:03

So by no means is a new term and see self

00:52:30:04 - 00:52:34:00

interest every same public health

00:52:34:02 - 00:52:39:04

matters, everything more.

00:52:39:07 - 00:52:44:05

Any other questions?

00:52:44:07 - 00:52:48:10

Craig?

00:52:48:12 - 00:52:52:25

Craig Erlich,

pastor of the UCLA Foundation.

00:52:52:27 - 00:52:55:18

I've spent half my life overseas

00:52:55:18 - 00:52:59:20

and I had the opportunity

to work with the Dean

00:52:59:22 - 00:53:02:21

Chancellor on all things Global.

00:53:02:21 - 00:53:06:04

I am so proud to see all of you

00:53:06:07 - 00:53:09:26

talk about the success,

00:53:09:28 - 00:53:12:00

but I have a word,

00:53:12:00 - 00:53:15:05

just the narrative that we all need to.

00:53:15:05 - 00:53:18:19

Consider, and that is much of our funding

00:53:18:21 - 00:53:20:10

comes through the regents.

00:53:20:10 - 00:53:24:14

The state legislature and other people.

00:53:24:17 - 00:53:27:22

And to the point you made earlier.

00:53:27:25 - 00:53:28:10

How do we.

00:53:28:10 - 00:53:34:25

Convince people that the things

that this global university does well

00:53:34:27 - 00:53:37:22

is worth being supported?

00:53:37:22 - 00:53:41:06

And I'm not sure we do that message well.

00:53:41:08 - 00:53:45:27

So as all of us

go through our efforts on a global basis,

00:53:45:29 - 00:53:49:05

we have to think how we continue

to do this.

00:53:49:09 - 00:53:52:25

Others in the state legislature

and other places,

00:53:52:27 - 00:54:00:13

why it is important

where the global university.

00:54:00:16 - 00:54:03:24

And IT panelists wanted to take that.

00:54:03:26 - 00:54:06:12

I think that this is a

00:54:06:12 - 00:54:08:27

very important point to point out

00:54:08:27 - 00:54:12:27

kind of public communication and advocacy.

00:54:12:29 - 00:54:17:25

To. Sort of explain justify what we do,

00:54:17:28 - 00:54:19:04

why we do it.

00:54:19:04 - 00:54:21:18

And in in my case,

00:54:21:18 - 00:54:25:18

I think it's very important that we

00:54:25:21 - 00:54:29:19

show conveyance

talk about how Latin America,

00:54:29:21 - 00:54:34:04

often seen as trouble with problems

for the United States,

00:54:34:11 - 00:54:39:20

is actually the cause

of great strength connections.

00:54:39:22 - 00:54:44:14

Very important things are coming

from these regions of the United States

00:54:44:14 - 00:54:48:00

and that we're basically sort of joined

at the hip.

00:54:48:00 - 00:54:49:24

Right. There's nothing separate.

00:54:49:24 - 00:54:54:26

And, you know,

a lot of the things that are happening

00:54:54:28 - 00:54:57:28

forward in terms of

00:54:58:00 - 00:55:00:03

technological development,

00:55:00:03 - 00:55:03:21

in terms of treaty, in terms of

00:55:03:23 - 00:55:06:23

political violence,

there's all sorts of things

00:55:06:28 - 00:55:09:23

that will happen

actually with Latin America,

00:55:09:23 - 00:55:13:04

which offers all these different things.

00:55:13:11 - 00:55:18:22

We actually contribute once again

to our to our teachers and students.

00:55:18:25 - 00:55:23:06

Very important here

is that these areas that they feel

00:55:23:06 - 00:55:28:09

and that they see

that these neighboring region where many,

00:55:28:11 - 00:55:29:19

many of their ancestors

00:55:29:19 - 00:55:33:11

come from, is actually

a great source of strength

00:55:33:13 - 00:55:37:28

for us here.

00:55:38:01 - 00:55:42:07

So crime has been, you know, a very

00:55:42:09 - 00:55:43:21

strong supporter of UCLA

00:55:43:21 - 00:55:47:29

and so we just kind of lay

waiting to community.

00:55:48:01 - 00:55:53:12

Is value impact better maybe.

00:55:53:14 - 00:55:54:27

And. So on, so forth.

00:55:54:27 - 00:55:59:15

And so, you know, this strategic plan

and I should be talking about

00:55:59:17 - 00:56:01:17

what the goal is

00:56:01:17 - 00:56:04:28

precisely to tell your stories,

00:56:05:01 - 00:56:08:16

and that is, you know,

one of the major tactics

00:56:08:19 - 00:56:13:22

plan.

00:56:13:24 - 00:56:18:01

Any other questions from the audience?

00:56:18:03 - 00:56:19:24

Okay.

00:56:19:24 - 00:56:23:10

Any of the final comments

00:56:23:12 - 00:56:24:02

I just said?

00:56:24:02 - 00:56:25:29

I really appreciate that comment.

00:56:25:29 - 00:56:31:09

And I think there's a growing need to do

this is increasingly under attack.

00:56:31:09 - 00:56:34:07

So it's not only the need for U.S.

00:56:34:07 - 00:56:38:02

to do this, but we need to do this

as an educational system.

00:56:38:02 - 00:56:40:09

And you see,

I think, the best position to do that,

00:56:40:09 - 00:56:48:18

because we're, of course,

the big public school number one.

00:56:48:20 - 00:56:50:28

Well, I wanted to thank

00:56:50:28 - 00:56:54:09

Donald, well, a fellow for being here

00:56:54:09 - 00:56:57:09

and also the four panelists.

00:56:57:14 - 00:56:59:01

Very interesting discussion.

00:56:59:01 - 00:57:05:15

Congratulations on your work

and sharing with us perspectives.

00:57:05:18 - 00:57:09:21

We will continue this discussion,

the conversation in

00:57:09:23 - 00:57:13:02

a reception in the main dining hall.

00:57:13:02 - 00:57:16:03

So please

join us and please put your hands together

00:57:16:03 - 00:57:29:07

to thank our panelists.

00:57:29:10 - 00:57:31:09

Well, you did a wonderful,

00:57:31:09 - 00:57:31:18

wonderful.


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