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Vietnamese Student Union Marks Anniversary of Saigon’s Fall

The Vietnamese Student Union is hosting the 2011 Black April commemoration this week, reports The Daily Bruin. It continues Wednesday evening from 6:00 at the Fowler Museum on campus.

Foreign Policy Article by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander: The Prisoners' Dilemma

Matthew Alexander discusses the information on Guantánamo released by WikiLeaks' newest document dump and its reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem.

Nobel-Winning Economist Assigns Blame for Financial Crisis

Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University delivered the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture, presented annually by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, on April 21 to a standing-room-only audience at the Anderson School's Korn Convocation Hall.

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Discusses Economy in Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture

Economists and policy-makers need to rethink the long-term development of the nation's economy rather than design temporary solutions to crises, said the Columbia University economist, reports The Daily Bruin.

Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon on the Thai-Cambodia Temple Dispute

Kantathi Suphamongkhon writes about the military clashes over the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear and the issue of border demarcation in the May 2011 issue of "Business Report Thailand."

Lessons for the US from Fukushima

UCLA experts agree that the United States must do more to plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to nuclear power.

UCLA Professor Jonathan Stewart Researches Japan Devastation

The civil and environmental engineering professor traveled to Japan with a team seeking to understand why structures in the area failed, reports The Daily Bruin.

Popular Armenian Studies Professor to Deliver 'My Last Lecture'

On April 18, Richard Hovannisian will continue a campus tradition that began more than 55 years ago. He plans to continue lecturing to different audiences for years to come, even after he retires from UCLA this spring.

Experts: What's Behind Decision to Intervene in Libya?

Two skeptics of the no-fly zone mission in Libya, Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. (ret.) Wesley K. Clark and Acting Professor of Law Asli Bali, identified a range of mixed motives behind the move to intervene and speculated on what will happen next.

Vietnamese International Film Festival to Provide Close-Up of Culture

The free festival in Ackerman will display a variety of themes in shorts and the feature film 'Clash,' reports The Daily Bruin. The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is an event cosponsor.

4 Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, who holds the Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian History and is founding director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, received a fellowship to support his research on French perceptions of Asian culture.

10 Questions for Russia Expert Daniel Treisman

Drawing on memoirs, personal interviews and other sources, Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman, who first traveled to Russia in 1988, has written a sweeping study that covers roughly the period he's spent watching the country. Instead of pondering Russia's dark side or its "soul," Treisman in "The Return: Russia's Journey From Gorbachev to Medvedev" looks at Russia as a typical, though important, country facing everyday 21st-century social, political and economic challenges.

10 Questions for Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Elinor Ostrom

Political economist Elinor Ostrom is the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics and the only UCLA alumna and former staff member ever to capture the vaunted award. Among other topics in this interview, she touches on research in Nepal in the 1970s.

Documentary Tribute to Jorge Prelorán

On Friday, April 8, at 7:30, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will present a documentary honoring the iconic Argentinean filmmaker’s life work, reports the Daily Bruin. Prelorán, a former School of Theater, Film and Television faculty member, passed away in 2009.

Lata Mani Rethinks It All

The esteemed postcolonial feminist historian's talk this winter, entitled "Once Upon a Time in the Present," proposed an alternate ontological and epistemological orientation.

UCLA Alumni Remember Their Mentor, Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher

Drawn to the university honors program by the caliber of its students, Christopher taught a small, student-focused seminar that discussed international hot spots and possible policy solutions.

UCLA Pediatrician's Email from the Disaster Area

Kozue Shimabukuro is a UCLA pediatric critical care doctor who grew up in Japan and returned to her home country to help children after the March 11 disasters. She has been working north of Tokyo, in and around Yamada. This is her latest email to her UCLA colleagues, edited for context.

The Results of the National Heritage Language Survey: Implications for Teaching, Curriculum Design, and Professional Development

This article reports on a survey of heritage language learners (HLLs) across different heritage languages (HLs) and geographic regions in the United States. It is based on a survey conducted by the authors as a NHLRC project (2009).

UC Suspends Travel in Japan, Bruin Experts Lend Assistance

Three UCLA experts with family ties to Japan are among the Bruins who have rushed to aid Japan after that country’s devastating March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart contributes to National Research Council Intelligence report

A new report from the National Research Council recommends that the U.S. intelligence community adopt methods, theories, and findings from the behavioral and social sciences as a way to improve its analyses. To that end, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) should lead a new initiative to make these approaches part of the intelligence community’s analytical work, hiring and training, and collaborations.

Burkle Center Sr. Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark comments on the decision to eliminate funding for the United States Institute of Peace

General Clark discusses the reasoning behind The House of Representatives' recent vote to eliminate all funding for the US Institute of Peace, which plays a vital role in mediating international conflicts that no other group can.

Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) discusses what comes next for Libya on CNN

Gen. Wesley Clark discusses the United Nations Security Council's decision to approve a no-fly zone over Libya, and says that the coalition needs to know how military action will impact the ultimate political goal in Libya. Aired on CNN Newsroom on March 18, 2011.

Bruins Join Japan Disaster Relief Efforts, Study Abroad Suspended

UCLA professors and campus groups are joining relief efforts, including a pediatrician who is part of a medical team trying to reach the devastated areas, a computer mapping expert who is assembling information to aid U.N. relief workers, and an earthquake engineer who will inspect damaged structures.

How to Help Japan: a Message from the Terasaki Center Director

Professor Hitoshi Abe, who was born and raised in Sendai, and Terasaki Center staff members have prepared a list of organizations that they believe can be most effective in getting aid from overseas to the people most affected by Japan's unprecedented crisis.

Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) debates when to intervene in Libya on NPR's All Things Considered

Burkle Center Senior Fellow, Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), discusses the debate over when to intervene in Libya with Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department. Aired on NPR's All Things Considered with Robert Siegel on March 18, 2011.

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