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October 2017

Humanities Dialogues

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - May 31, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

Attention all Undergraduates, Staff and Faculty interested in languages, world cultures, and/or the Humanities: You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants will compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation! Meetings will take place…

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January 2018

The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Seating is limited. RSVP required: https://goo.gl/forms/lyjms3zBzqaH8Swy2. The UCLA Departments of French & Francophone Studies and Germanic Languages presents a lecture and book signing by Julia Ebner. Julia Ebner is a Research Fellow at Institute for Strategic Dialogue, specialising in far-right extremism, reciprocal radicalisation and European terrorism prevention initiatives. She is the author of The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism (I.B. Tauris, 2017), as well as several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and policy briefings, most notably as co-author of “The…

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February 2018

WORKSHOP: “Challenging Liberal Order: Populist Politics from the Nazis to Today” by Bernhard Schink

February 12 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 7:00 pm

Challenging Liberal Order: Populist Politics from the Nazis to Today A Workshop with Bernhard Schlink UC Irvine, February 12-14, 2018, in HG 1002 and HG 1010 The challenges faced by the liberal democratic model in the 21st century have made constitutional theory into an urgent topic of global concern. Both the situation in the Ukraine and the electoral gains of the far right in Europe have frustrated hopes of an easy trajectory toward liberal democratic constitutional orders. If there was…

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