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Documentary unearths different perspectives, definitions of terrorism and counterterrorism
"Modern terror began in the 1880s. Small groups in many countries were able to terrify masses because the invention of dynamite gave them new powers, and the bomb has remained the principal weapon of terror ever since," writes David C. Rapoport.
A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.
Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.
UCLA conference participants challenge conventional wisdom on intellectual property rights and innovation.
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
The spread of nuclear weapons is a pressing issue the United States must recognize and address, experts said during a two-day conference on campus this week.
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry is scheduled to give the keynote address this afternoon, with Wednesday featuring panels and breakout sessions on more specific subjects.
The lecture by the newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Great Britain, Ron Prosor, was sponsored by the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, the Israel Studies Program, Stand with Us, and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.
Monday's talk by Shlomo Aronson, a political science professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and Israel Studies Program.
Kristen Ghodsee of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Bowdoin College has observed a Persian Gulf-influenced Muslim religious revival in a southern Bulgarian province. In one of two recent UCLA talks, she describes her project to work out how it happened.
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.
Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, offered his analysis of Israeli politics during a lecture Tuesday afternoon.
As part of an ongoing lecture series on Israeli studies, Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, is scheduled to speak today at 4:00.
Lawyers and professors from around the country came together at UCLA on Feb. 9 to give their legal and historical perspectives on the topic of executive power.
No amount of military intervention in Iraq can work without equal emphasis on robust diplomacy and political initiatives in the strife-torn nation, Clark said in a Jan. 22 lecture on the eve of Bush's national address.
In his new post at the Burkle Center, Raustiala said he will take advantage of UCLA's West Coast setting to "focus on areas where we can really move the debate forward," including Latin America and the Pacific Rim, while still "covering the waterfront of international relations."
A documentary about the Rwandan genocide to be screened at UCLA on Wednesday looks at efforts to revive a traditional court system that brings victim and perpetrator face to face.
The Thursday night discussion was part of a month-long tour sparked by the killing of the 10-year-old daughter of Bassam Aramin, one of the founders of Combatants for Peace.
Retired General Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, explains to a packed Law School auditorium that the United States has "squandered its mantle of legitimacy in this conflict."
A visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.
A look at the policies of 11 U.S. presidents since the creation of the new Middle East in 1948 provides useful clues to a sound and viable strategy in the region, writes UCLA political scientist Steven Spiegel.
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.
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