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Schools must revamp how they teach about the environment to prevent ecological collapse, conservationist Charles Saylan and UCLA life scientist Daniel T. Blumstein argue in "The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)."
In an event marking Yom Ha-Atzma’ut, the Israeli day of independence, members of the public and the UCLA community engaged in a discussion with award-winning director Yael Katzir on her latest film, set against the backdrop of the Lebanon war of 2006.
Burkle Center Fellow, Matthew Alexander, appears on CBS Evening News to discuss the implications of enhanced interrogation and its role in providing critical intelligence necessary to prevent terrorism at home and abroad.
Matthew Alexander on MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on The Legacy of Enhanced Interrogation
Alexander discusses the long-term costs of enhanced interrogation use and its impact on the lives of American service members at home and abroad.
Walls, fences and being overheard beyond walls and fences were the themes of Taiwanese intellectual Lung Ying-tai's May 2 lecture, in which she invited the audience to "sit along with me at the writer's desk." The event, attended by nearly 300 people, was sponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies.
Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander's Foreign Policy Reflection on the Logic of Torture After Osama bin Laden's Death.
The United States didn't need to waterboard anyone to get Osama bin Laden.
Burkle Fellow Matthew Alexander on The Ed Show Discussing Cooperation with Pakistan and Interrogation in the War on Terror.
Matthew Alexander analyzes possible trends in partnership and intelligence emerging out of the death of Osama bin Laden and comments on the legacy of torture and its effects on the international War on Terror.
Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart comments on KTLA on the meaning of Osama Bin Laden's death and its impact on the War on Terrorism.
Zegart discusses how Al Qaeda has grown stronger since America began its hunt for Bin Laden.
Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart quoted in CNN story “Is the U.S. safer today than before the 9/11 attacks?”
Experts believe the U.S. is safter today, but they say the nation still faces threats that are very real.
UCLA pediatric critical care doctor Kozue Shimabukuro flew to Japan and joined a roving government medical team in the first weeks after the quake and tsunami. This week, she spoke to give a voice to the tsunami orphans still in need of help.
Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem?
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.
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.
UCLA experts agree that the United States must do more to plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to nuclear power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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