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Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala: Are We Really Pulling Out of Afghanistan?

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses the controversy surrounding legal immunity, and how it will affect the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Diplomats Urge Caution on North Korea Nuke Tests: Burkle Center Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon Offers His Insight into North Korea

Former diplomat Suphamongkhon shares his expertise on Pyongyang's recent nuclear tests, recommends more communication between the world and North Korea.

UCLA librarian travels globe for Middle Eastern texts

David Hirsch, a UCLA librarian, travels the world to find Middle Eastern texts to add to a collection housed at UCLA.

Accolades for Collected Works of Korean Buddhism

The Jogye Order’s “The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism” series has appeared on a list of “The Best Buddhist Books of 2012” published by The Buddhadharma magazine. Robert Buswell (Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, and Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies) served as chair of the English Editorial Board for the series as well as a translator and editor.

Q&A with Brazilian actor/director/screenwriter Selton Mello


Students, faculty, staff, and donors come together to celebrate the New Year at the Terasaki Center Annual Shinnenkai


Panel assesses Palestine’s status as ‘observer state’

Several professors from the law school, the Burkle Center of International Relations and the UCLA Center of Middle East Development spoke at the panel, which primarily focused on the question of Palestinian statehood.

Q&A: Historian Ivan Berend on Europe's financial crisis

In his book, "Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?" (Routledge), Ivan Berend analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, and its historical roots. He also discusses policies that have been adopted by the European Union to find a way out of the quagmire.

Obituary: Robert Murrell Stevenson (1916-2012)

Prominent scholar of Latin American and Iberian music, composer and UCLA professor died on December 22, 2012 of natural causes.

Senate Intelligence Report On Interrogations Should Be Made Public: The Hill's Congress Blog Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Tony Camerino

In an op-ed for the The Hill's Congress Blog, Burkle Center Fellow Tony Camerino discusses the recent movie "Zero Dark Thirty" and argues that it’s time for Americans to know the truth about the real consequences of the CIA’s torture program.

Rafu Shimpo Overview of Language and Culture of Ikema from Miyako Island of Okinawa

LET’S DANCE THE ‘KUICHA’ - UCLA lecture filled with the song and spirit of traditional Okinawan culture.

Obituary: Richard Baum, 72, prominent China scholar and UCLA professor

Richard D. Baum, a distinguished professor of political science at UCLA, an influential authority on contemporary Chinese politics and a high-level U.S. policy adviser, died Dec. 14 at his home in Westwood, California, after a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Obituary: Richard Baum, 72, prominent China scholar and UCLA professor

Richard D. Baum, a distinguished professor of political science at UCLA, an influential authority on contemporary Chinese politics and a high-level U.S. policy adviser, died Dec. 14 at his home in Westwood, California, after a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Canadian Studies at UCLA grants two new scholarships

Graduate students Ciara Martin and Scott Stephenson have been selected as the award winners.

In Remembrance of Senator Daniel Inouye


Burkle Center Fellow Tony Camerino lends expertise to NPR's Article "Report On CIA Interrogation Tactics Revives Torture Debate"

Burkle Center Fellow Tony Camerino comments on the use and utility of coercive interrogation.

Change of mindset, collective action, needed to tackle global warming

Canadian magazine EnviroLine reported on the program's inaugural lecture featuring Andrew Weaver.

PURO ARTE: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

A New Book by UCLA's Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

Study Abroad Journey Leads to White House

As a student of Mexican-American heritage, UCLA student Josue Lopez felt motivated to help the unemployment problem that the Latino community faced during the recession but had no idea where to start. Then, with the help of his Campus EAP Director, he learned that Southeast Asia presented a great opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most innovative regions.

New book: "Spanish as a Heritage Language in the United States"

In this comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language in the United States.

Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori

To take place on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at UCLA, Dodd Hall 275.

"A Raft of Asian Issues" op-ed by Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon

In a Bangkok Post op-ed article, Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon discusses a series of Asian issues in light of President Obama's trip to Southeast Asia following his re-election.

Tokyo's Mad Men: New UCLA book explores antics of Japanese avant-garde in 1960s

They threw random possessions off rooftops, made printed copies of Japanese currency and perpetrated odd "happenings" in commuter trains that left Tokyo residents scratching their heads.

UCLA's popularity continues to grow among international students

UCLA's reputation as a top university for international students has been recognized once again with the release of Open Doors, an annual round-up published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States.

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses a recent border patrol shooting at the Mexican border

Kal Raustiala offers his opinion on the delicate diplomatic relations between the US and Mexico in light of recent border violence.

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