Spring International Career Panel: Claire Panosian, Kantathi Suphamongkhon, and Stephen Commins


The Burkle Center proudly presents an opportunity for students to hear leaders in the field of international affairs speak candidly about what they did after graduation and how recent graduates can prepare for a career in international affairs.


Thursday, May 13, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bunche 6275
History Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Each of our panelists will speak for approximately 10 minutes, there will then be an open Q&A session moderated by Alexandra Lieben, Deputy Director of the Burkle Center.

Prof. Richard Steinberg, UCLA School of Law: Topic TBD

About Our Panelists:

  • Claire Panosian (Dunavan), MD, DTM&H (London), Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, is President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Co-Founder of the UCLA Program in Global Health. A UCLA faculty member since 1984, Dr. Panosian first served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at Los Angeles County-Olive View Medical Center and later founded UCLA Medical Center's Travel and Tropical Medicine Program, which she currently directs. Since 1987 she has taught courses on tropical medicine, international health, and health and human rights at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the UCLA College of Letters and Science, and the UCLA Graduate School of Education; worked overseas as a visiting professor or health consultant in Albania, Armenia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Vietnam; and served as a senior consultant-writer for the Board on Global Health at the Institute of Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Panosian by clicking here.
     
  • Kantathi Suphamongkhon, is the 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand (2005-2006). Professor Suphamongkhon is presently a Visiting Professor of Law and Diplomacy at UCLA, as well as Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA. He was the University of California Regents’ Professor at UCLA during 2007 – 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science was obtained at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Learn more about Dr. Suphamongkhon by clicking here.

  • Stephen Commins works in areas of regional and international development, with an emphasis on service delivery and governance in fragile states. Commins was Director of the Development Institute at the UCLA African Studies Center in the 1980s, and then worked as Director of Policy and Planning at World Vision International in the 1990s. Dr. Commins was Senior Human Development Specialist at the World Bank from 1999-2005. His work at the World Bank included "Managing Dimensions of Economic Crisis: Good Practices for Policies and Institutions," the establishment of the Bank's children and youth cluster, and a survey of service delivery programs implemented by civil society organizations. Commins was one of the co-authors of the World Bank's World Development Report 2004, "Making Services Work for Poor People". Following the Report's publication in 2003, he managed several initiatives on service delivery in post-conflict countries and the relationships between political reform and improved services. Commins is currently a Lecturer in the Urban Planning Department at UCLA and Strategy Manager, Fragile State, International Medical Corps. Learn more about Dr. Commins by clicking here.
Special Instructions

Free and open to students, staff, faculty and the general public.


Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations