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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.

Debating the Intervention in Libya

A discussion on the intervention by the U.S .and its allies in Libya, with General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), UCLA Law Professor Asli Bali and UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala.

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.

Outsourcing War and Peace

A talk by Laura Dickinson, Arizona State University, with special remarks by Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.). This event was co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Program at the UCLA Law School.

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.

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.

Fading Friendships: Alliances, Affinities and the Activation of International Identities

In international politics "friends'' co-ally. But friendship is relational and contextual. Countries are more likely to act on common interests on a given dimension if few other actors share that identity. In contrast, new cleavages are likely to emerge as an identity becomes ubiquitous.

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.

Who May Be Killed? Anwar al-Awlaki as a Case Study in the International Legal Regulation of Lethal Force

A lecture by Robert Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law. This event was co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Program at the UCLA Law School.

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.

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.

UCLA News|Week: Faculty Experts Examine Libya No-Fly Zone

In this webcast by the UCLA Broadcast Studio, faculty members from UCLA centers for Near Eastern Studies and Middle East Development weigh in on the ramifications of a U.S.-backed no-fly zone on the civil war in Libya.

US Interrogator Who Decried Torture Joins Burkle Center

Matthew Alexander, an 18-year Air Force and Air Force Reserves veteran and author of books about effective, non-coercive interrogation methods, is bringing his on-the-ground perspective about counterterrorism policies to UCLA as a Burkle Center fellow.

Food and Survival in Her Books and Her Life

Peek into Judith Carney’s background and you can understand her interests. "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," co-written with her husband, is one of two winners of the most recent Douglass prize, awarded to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition.

Israeli Minister Discusses Disruptions in the Middle East

Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau speaks on national resources and the unrest in Arab countries, in a talk sponsored by UCLA's Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.

UCLA Hosts Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tonight, more than 1,000 attendees are expected to gather in Royce Hall to welcome a panel of former Peace Corps volunteers, including director Aaron Williams, former National Public Radio director Frank Mankiewicz and MSNBC 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. The Daily Bruin reports.

UCLA Hosts Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tonight, more than 1,000 attendees are expected to gather in Royce Hall to welcome a panel of former Peace Corps volunteers, including director Aaron Williams, former National Public Radio director Frank Mankiewicz and MSNBC 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. The Daily Bruin reports.

Leon Wieseltier delivers the 2011 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

"Peace Process or War Process? The Defeat of Reason in the Middle East:" Leon Wieseltier delivers the 2011 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

Behind Egypt’s Revolution Is a History of Worker Discontent, Expert Says

Stanford University's Joel Beinin, who directed Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo from 2006 to 2008, tells a UCLA audience that the generals who made Mubarak go took seriously the threat of large labor strikes.

Professors Explain How Uprisings in Middle East All Stand Apart

UCLA History Professor James Gelvin and Gabriel Piterberg resist the temptation to view democracy as a wave and Middle Eastern countries as dominoes, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.

Professors Explain How Uprisings in Middle East All Stand Apart

UCLA History Professor James Gelvin and Gabriel Piterberg resist the temptation to view democracy as a wave and Middle Eastern countries as dominoes, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.

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