Greetings from the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations!
In this May edition of our eNewsletter you will find information about upcoming sponsored and co-sponsored Burkle Center events for the winter quarter, recent news, podcasts, and other announcements. Our spotlight event is our May 24 conference titled, "Responsible Stakeholder or Revisionist Superpower? China and the World in the 21st Century." Learn more here.
As a supporter of the Burkle Center, your attendance at our events and your feedback are invaluable. We encourage you to stay engaged and involved!
The Burkle Center Staff
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustialas New Book Reviewed in Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs, May/June 2010
Garcetti: Making L.A. Business-Friendly Will Aid Local Economic Recovery
UCLA Today, April 20, 2010
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in the LA Times: "Consequences of the Catholic Church's Claim of Statehood"
Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2010
Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.) Co-Chairs Report on Myanmar
The Washington Post, March 31, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
James West Alumni Center
Join us for an all-day conference sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, the UCLA International Institute, and the Center for American Progress (CAP).
This conference will explore several questions related to China's rise to prominence and power in world politics. What are China's attitudes and policies toward the current array of international institutions, norms and rules? How is China engaging with key global issues today, such as nuclear non-proliferation, the financial crisis, and climate change? Will China assume more of a leadership role in the future, and if so, will it work within the existing system or seek to revamp that system? What can the US do to ensure that China is a "responsible stakeholder," and what adjustments will the US have to make as China's influence grows? We will bring many of the best minds in the field here to discuss these questions.
The keynote speaker is John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and former White House Chief of Staff to President Clinton. Other confirmed speakers include Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), former State Department Director of Policy Planning Stephen Krasner, CBS foreign news correspondent Terry McCarthy, former Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Susan Shirk, and many other experts.
Admission to this conference is limited and early registration is recommended; registration closes on Tuesday, May 18th.
To view the participants, schedule, or learn about registration, please visit the conference website.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
4:00 PM, Royce Hall, Room 162
Amb. Stephen Rapp, Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, State Dept.: "The Obama Administration & International Justice" Join us for a talk featuring Amb. Stephen Rapp co-sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center, UCLA School of Law's International Human Rights Law Program and the International Criminal Court Alliance. General admission is on a space available basis. This event is open to the public. RSVP here.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
12:00 PM, Bunche Hall, Room 6275
International Career Panel The Burkle Center proudly presents an opportunity for students to hear leaders in the field of international affairs speak candidly about what they did after graduation and how recent graduates can prepare for a career in international affairs. Panelists include Dr. Claire Panosian, Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon and Dr. Stephen Commins. General admission is on a space available basis. This event is open to the public. RSVP here.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations: "How Women are Transforming the Middle East" Join us for a talk by Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on economic development; gender issues in the Middle East and Southwest Asia; foreign aid; microfinance; and education reform in the Middle East. This talk is co-sponsored by Zócalo Public Square. General admission is on a space available basis. This event is open to the public. Registration will be available at www.zocalopublicsquare.org.