International affairs archive

Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste nominated to become ambassador to Mexico

Echaveste gets Obama nod to be Mexico ambasssador

September 18, 2014:

President Obama has nominated UC Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste to become the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and if confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the prestigious post.

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83 January 7, 2014:

From studying inequality in India and debunking a hoax about indigenous people to calling for “human interest anthropology,” Gerald Berreman left his mark. He died in December at the age of 83.

Vigil and benefit concert planned for people affected by Philippines typhoon

Vigil and benefit concert planned for people affected by Philippines typhoon November 14, 2013:

A vigil for victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held on the steps of International House tonight (Friday, Nov. 15) at 5:30 p.m. Earlier in the week, Chancellor Dirks sent a message of support, writing, “Our thoughts are with the people of the Philippines.”