From the streets of Paris’s Latin Quarter to Mexico’s city center, from the campuses of Berkeley and Columbia University to those of the University of Warsaw, from Czechoslovakia to Brazil, 1968 can be considered as a year of international revolts and protests. Students, workers, women and racial minorities took the streets, squares, and campuses of major cities throughout the world, almost simultaneously claiming freedom, democracy and peace.
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Society and Genetic, and Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Jaeeun Kim will talk about her award-winning book Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea (Stanford University Press, 2016).
Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. Kim shifts the analytic focus to explore how a state relates to people it views as "external members" such as emigrants and diasporas.
Ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health
Renee Luthra (Dept of Sociology, University of Essex) and Alita Nandi (ISER)
This one week residency by visiting speaker Prof. Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania is designed to galvanize transdisciplinary research and training in response to the homelessness crisis. In Los Angeles County, more than $1 billion in annual expenditures fund strategies to combat the homelessness and housing crisis. This is a critical moment for the UCLA research community to support policymakers with rigorous research to inform and evaluate these massive investments, including Measures H and HHH, while fulfilling our commitment to the public good.
This award contributes funding towards a symposium on Understanding the New Middle East, organized by the Center for Near Eastern Studies and faculty from the Departments of History, Sociology and Anthropology. This conference will bring together academics, commentators, and other experts to explore the roots and nature of the current crises in the Middle East and to plot the region’s future trajectory.
THE TRUMP/PENCE regime is consolidating a fascist program, unleashing Nazi stormtroopers, that will mean unimaginable horrors for humanity and, as part that, will bring down a reign of terror, on top of centuries of savage oppression of Black people. Carl Dix, drawing on the new synthesis of communism developed by Bob Avakian, will speak to how this regime was spawned by the system of capitalism/imperialism and why everybody must throw in to drive it out of office NOW, as part of getting ready for revolution!
A three-day event utilizing art and media to examine the socio-political factors that provoked the 1992 LA Uprising and its impact on the racial and economic climate in LA and across the US today. Events will include panels featuring a discussion of the evolution of community organizing as well as the role media, particularly film, has played in creating and reflecting social change. There will be a gallery displaying avariety of art inspired by the Uprising and a follow-up discussion with the artists.