Entries by Joe Luk

World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans by Judge Lance Ito

Judge Lance Ito’s talk at the Wolfenstein Lecture will be airing December 15. Please see below: World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans Airing December 15 | 1:30pm ET on C-SPAN3’s American History TV https://www.c-span.org/video/?453915-1/world-war-ii-incarceration-japanese-americans

UCLA Professor of Richard D. Anderson will speak at the Zócalo Public Square Forum, “Is America Enabling Autocrats to Run the World?”

UCLA Professor of Political Science Richard D. Anderson and Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations Kal Raustiala will speak at the Zócalo Public Square Forum, “Is America Enabling Autocrats to Run the World?” on Wednesday, January 30, at 7:30PM http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/america-enabling-autocrats-run-w…

Professor Miriam Golden presented her research before a Commission sponsored by the Mexican Congress on “The Anticorruption Struggle: International Experience.”

Professor Miriam Golden presented her research before a Commission sponsored by the Mexican Congress on “The Anticorruption Struggle: International Experience.” The conference was attended by former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, shown at the center of the photograph. Professor Golden, an internationally acclaimed scholar of corruption, is shown second from the left. Conference […]

Professor Lynn Vavreck appointed to the Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy.

Professor Vavreck is an acclaimed teacher, an outstanding mentor, and a high profile scholar of political campaigns, elections, and public opinion in the U.S. She is a leader in the discipline of Political Science. She has set the agenda for the study of political campaigns, established path-breaking models for using methodological advances to understand political […]

WHAT DRIVES POLITICAL DIVIDES

Let’s pick up the conversation where we left off: On the question of how the divisive politics that frustrate so many people came to be. Last month, a political scientist told Abdallah Fayyad that, to persuade people to vote their way, savvy politicians can “manipulate the salience of a divisive issue.” But how does that work? How […]

UCLA faculty who were first-generation college grads aim to encourage, inspire

At UCLA, first-generation students make up nearly one-third of the undergraduate population. But in addition, more than 150 UCLA professors (and counting) proudly identify as former first-generation college students. These faculty members are sharing their stories to offer support and encouragement to this next generation of first-generation students.

Terrorizing if Not Clearly Terrorist: What to Call the Las Vegas Attack?

WASHINGTON — In the absence of any hint of a motive in the Las Vegas massacre, President Trump late Monday morning called it “pure evil.”Notably, he avoided the word “terrorism.” The gunman, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old with no significant criminal history and no obvious ideological motive, remained a blank space, offering little for Americans who crave an explanation for […]

Tackling the ‘resource curse’

For three UCLA scholars, it just didn’t add up. Why do so many people who live in developing countries with an abundance of natural resources struggle in poverty every day? “You would think that it’s a simple thing to take wealth that’s underneath the ground and turn it into wealth on top of the ground […]

Trump wants to restrict trade and immigration. Here’s why he can’t do both.

Recently, trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico concluded the first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump has made clear that he wants a deal that cuts the U.S. trade deficit — and brings manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Trump also threatened to withdraw from the South Korea-U.S. […]

Scholars dig into nationwide survey of post-election data at conference

The assembled scholars listened intently, readying their critiques as a stream of researchers from universities large and small took the podium. Over two days, findings from a landmark shared survey effort focusing on the 2016 U.S. elections were presented, and then colleagues from across the nation congratulated and cajoled, concurred and challenged — sometimes forcefully. […]