About the Burkle Center


Director and Staff

Alexandra Lieben
Deputy Director

Brian Gott
Program Director
Burkle Global Impact Initiative (BGI)

Kay Chun
Program Manager

Sophia Wrench
Program Coordinator

Fellows

Wesley Clark
Senior Fellow

Neil Narang
Visiting Fellow

Mike Shuster
Senior Fellow

Faculty Advisory Board

Leslie Johns
Assistant Professor

Edward Leamer
Distinguished Professor

Etel Solingen
Tierney Chair in Peace Studies
Chair, Faculty Advisory Board

Arthur Stein
Professor

Richard Steinberg
Professor of Law

Robert Trager
Associate Professor

2016-17 Interns

Devansh Amin
Undergraduate Intern

Paniz Arab
Undergraduate Intern

Darren Chan
Undergraduate Intern

Julia Gutowski
Undergraduate Intern

Carlos Ipuz-Rengifo
Undergraduate Intern

Samantha Libraty
Undergraduate Intern

Alexander Nabavi-Noori
Undergraduate Intern

Kayla Svihovec
Undergraduate Intern

The Generation Editorial Team

Tala Ahmadi
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Holt Alden
Co-Editor-in-Chief

David Ou
Editor

Maya Yang
The Generation Editorial Intern

Our Mission

The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict. We bring the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and encourage faculty and students to explore and shape debate.

History and Activities

The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict. We bring the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and encourage faculty and students to explore and shape debate.

Created in 1979, the Center sponsors conferences, lectures, and other events that bring world leaders and internationally renowned scholars to UCLA and to the Los Angeles community; runs the Burkle Global Impact Initiative, a program designed to activate the entertainment industry to engage more deeply and effectively with global policy, humanitarian, and advocacy issues; funds research and courses on international affairs; hosts Senior Fellows, including former Supreme Allied Commander of Europe General Wesley K. Clark (ret.); sponsors a renowned and highly competitive internship program; administers fellowships and scholarships; and provides podcasts and videos of Burkle Center events that raise awareness and shape debate about important issues in international relations.