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UCLA International Studies and Overseas Programs (ISOP) is pleased toannounce its calendar of events for May 1999. Our ten multidisciplinarycenters sponsor a rich variety of lectures, colloquia, conferences andpresentations focusing on major world regions and/or global issues. Weinvite prominent scholars and leading world figures to share their expertiseand insights, and engage us in a continuing and challenging global dialogue.A calendar of future ISOP events may be viewed at

May 1, Saturday

Conference. The 6th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: "The ForeignPresence in Japan." Bradley International Center. Sponsored by theCenter for Japanese Studies. For schedule, contact the center at (310)825-8681;

May 6, Thursday

Brown Bag Lecture. Marischka Hopcroft, Ph.D. Candidate, Musicology,UCLA: "Ferenc Liszt: Central European Romanticism, Social and CulturalStruggles." 12 p.m., 6275 Bunche Hall. Cosponsored by the Center forEuropean and Russian Studies, the Department of Sociology and the Centerfor the Study of Women. Information: (310) 825-4060;

Lecture. Julia Szalai, John Wesley College, Budapest, and Instituteof Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences: "Conflicts of Genderand Class: Women and the Poor in Post-1989 Hungary." 4 p.m., 6275Bunche Hall. Sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies.Information: (310) 825-4060;

May 6-8, Thursday-Saturday

Symposium: "Transnationalism: Perspectives of Spain and LatinAmerica."

    May 6, Thursday

    • Migrations and Cultural Borders (Migraciones y fronteras culturales)9-10:30 a.m.
    • The Globalization of Space (La globalización del espacio) 11a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    May 7, Friday

    • Nationalism and Nations (Nacionalismo y naciones) 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Local Memory and a Global Context (Memoria local y contexto global)11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    May 8, Saturday

    • Citizenship, Civil Society and Sovereignty (Ciudadanía, sociedadcivil y soberanía) 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Sovereignty and Human Rights (Soberanía y derechos humanos)11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

May 7, Friday

Lecture. Nak-Chung Paik, Seoul National University, Visiting Scholarat Harvard: "Korea's Division and Reunification in a Global Context."3-4:30 p.m., 243 Royce Hall. Sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies.Information: (310) 825-3284;

May 8, Saturday

Workshop. "In Search of Alternative Theories." Sponsored bythe Center for Chinese Studies. For details, contact the center at (310)825-8683;

May 10, Monday

Lecture. Robert Mundell, Columbia University: Topic TBA. 2-4 p.m., 4269Bunche Hall. Sponsored by the Center for International Relations. Information:(310) 825-0604;

May 11, Tuesday

Brown Bag Lecture. Gale Stokes, Rice University: "How to Solvethe Balkan Mess." 12 noon, 6275 Bunche Hall. Sponsored by the Centerfor European and Russian Studies. Information: (310) 825-4060;

May 13, Thursday

Seminar. Christine Borgman, Library and Information Sciences, UCLA:"If Automation is the Answer, What is the Question? The Future ofLibraries in Central and Eastern Europe." 2 p.m., 6275 Bunche Hall.Sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies. Information:(310) 825-4060; May 14, Friday

Seminar. Stephan Haggard, Director, Institute on Global Conflict andCooperation: "The Role of the IMF." 2 p.m., 11382 Bunche Hall.Sponsored by the Center for International Relations. Information: (310)825-0604;

Lecture. Michael Kevane, Santa Clara University: "African Tradeand Corruption." 12 noon-1:30 p.m., 9383 Bunche Hall. Sponsored bythe African Studies Center. (310) 825-3686;

May 17, Monday

Brown Bag Lecture. Matei Calinescu, Indiana University: "The 1927Generation in Romania: Ideological Choices and Personal Relationships (M.Sebastian, Mircea Eliade, Nae Ionescu, Eugene Ionesco, E.M. Cioran)."3 p.m., 11382 Bunche Hall. Sponsored by the Center for European and RussianStudies. Information: (310) 825-4060;

May 18, Tuesday

Lecture. Jeffrey A. Hart, Indiana University: "Redefining NationalInterests in a Globalizing World Economy." 2-3:30 p.m., 11382 BuncheHall. Sponsored by the Center for International Relations. Information:(310) 825-0604;

May 20, Thursday

Workshop Series: The Political Economy of the European Union. LuisaLambertini, UCLA: "Transfers and Insurance in the EMU." 3-5 p.m.,1261 Bunche Hall. Sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies.Information: (310) 825-4060;

Lecture. Frits van Oostrom, Professor of Medieval Dutch Literature atLeiden University and Holder of the Erasmus Chair at Harvard: "FromScratch to Romance (and Beyond): The Beginnings of Medieval Dutch LiteraryCulture." Cosponsored by the departments of Germanic Languages andHistory, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the NetherlandicStudies Project, under the auspices of ISOP. For information, contact ProfessorRobert Kirsner at (310) 206-4111 or e-mail

May 21, Friday

Presentation. Roy Pateman, Department of Political Science, UCLA: "EritreaToday: Coping with War and Deportation." Includes a video made duringa recent travel to Eritrea. 12 noon-1:30 p.m., 9383 Bunche Hall. Sponsoredby the African Studies Center. Information: (310) 825-3686;

May 24, Monday

Lecture. Michael Bourdaghs, UCLA: "Literary Nationalism: RethinkingShimazaki Toson's The Family." 3 p.m., Hacienda Room, Faculty Center.Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. Information: (310) 825-8681;

May 25, Tuesday

Public Program. Oryang Kwon, Seoul National University and VisitingScholar at UCLA: "Korea's Foreign Language Education Policy Changesin the 1990s: Innovations to Gear the Nation for the 21st Century."Chungmin Lee, Seoul National University and Visiting Scholar at UCLA: "Topicand Contrastive Topic in Korean." 2-3:30 p.m., location TBA. Sponsoredby the Center for Korean Studies. Please contact the center for locationinformation at (310) 825-3284;

May 27, Thursday

Workshop. Paul Marer, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University:"Business Culture in the Old and New Prospective Member Countriesof the European Union." 3-5 p.m., Geography Conference Room, 1261Bunche Hall. Sponsored by the Center for European and Russian Studies.Information: (310) 825-4060;

May 28-29, Friday-Saturday

Conference. "Global Influences in Musical Cultures of Latin America."Featuring scholars from the U.S. and Latin America, a concert on Fridayfeaturing Chucho Valdes and a Saturday night concert, "A Tribute toRobert Stevenson." Friday panels 4-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.For full schedule and details, contact the Latin American Center at (310)825-4571.



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