Global Forums

As a 21st-century global university, UCLA is committed to fulfilling its mission of teaching, research, and service through innovative international partnerships.

The UCLA Global Forum initiative builds on this global mission by offering UCLA alumni, students, parents, and friends worldwide opportunities to network, receive campus updates, and learn about compelling issues of global and local relevance. At the same time, these events allow university leaders to deepen ties with UCLA alumni and institutional partners, recruit top students and faculty, and reach out to supporters on behalf of all UCLA divisions and professional schools.

Each event in the ongoing series provides a platform where participants can discuss salient topics relating to education, health, the environment, technology, entrepreneurship, and other societal issues. Featured speakers include UCLA and local leaders.  

Upcoming Forums

There are no upcoming Global Forums at this time. Please visit our full global events calendar to stay updated.

Recent Forums

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UCLA Centennial Celebration in London

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Chancellor Gene Block and the UCLA International Centennial delegation hosted a celebration of UCLA's first hundred years in London. Mingle with Bruins who share the pride of UCLA experience. Hear thought-provoking student and alumni stories told on PechaKucha style that honors UCLA founding year.Meet Nurit Katz, UCLA's first Chief Sustainability Officer. Ms. Katz fosters partnerships across academic, research and operational departments to facilitate creating a world-class living laboratory for sustainability at UCLA.

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UCLA Centennial Celebration in Shanghai

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Chancellor Gene Block and the UCLA International Centennial delegation hosted a celebration of UCLA's first hundred years in Shanghai. UCLA student Evelyn Wang, Class of 2021; Vice Provost. Cindy Fan, UCLA's senior international officer and responsible for the university's global strategy, international partnerships and global engagement; and UCLA alumnus Tony Hao-Dong ZhangI, Mechanical Engineering '90, shared thought-provoking stories of his success as an entrepreneur with start-up companies in media, entertainment, IT and health care business focusing on dermatology aesthetic and women's health.

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UCLA Centennial Celebration in Taipei

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Chancellor Gene Block and the UCLA International Centennial delegation hosted a celebration of UCLA's first hundred years in Taipei. UCLA student Ellen Liang-Yi Tsai, Psychobiology Major; Dr. Jonathan Flint, UCLA professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences; and UCLA alumnus Shirley Wang, shared thought-provoking stories from being a founder, chief executive officer, entrepreneur to philanthropist.

Global Events & Opportunities

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Joint Efforts on Smart Precision Machinery and Robotics

Smart precision machinery and robotics which provide new industrial revolution and unleash profound changes to the global automation and machinery will have a massive impact on end users and OEMs.

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Advanced technologies & global collaboration

The "AI for Social Good” report (UN/ Google/ APRU) and the use of technology for the common good. Image by Gerd Altmann/ Pixabay.

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Pacific Rim universities and the challenges of migration and diversity

Higher education leaders from across the Pacific Rim addressed migration, diversity and climate change at the 23rd APRU Annual Presidents' Meeting.