In early 2006, the Burkle Center for International Relations and the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar co-sponsored a conference in Doha to explore the prospects for economic and social development in the Middle East.
Veteran New York Times international reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow, worries that Americans again harbor good intentions about Iran.
Scholar of political terrorism and key figure in UN efforts to prevent it challenges conventional wisdom on extremist groups.
Dr. 'Abdullah' Abdullah notes progress, urges diplomatic solution to dispute between neighboring Iran and the United States.
A full lecture hall of UCLA students heard about the progress of Afghanistan's government directly from Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah.
Former President Clinton opens session with plan to make oil revenues benefit region.
Spiegel, who is one of the world's foremost experts on American foreign policy in the Middle East, was in Doha to take part in the international conference on Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future.
Former President Clinton Addresses Mideast 'Prosperity' Conference Co-Sponsored by UCLA Burkle Center
Speaking before high-level international delegations in Doha, Qatar, Clinton urges economic diversification in Middle East, advancement of women in workforce.
Institute-funded study of transit security, begun before bombing attacks in Madrid and London, finds officials concerned about physical design of stations, riders' perceptions of risk. Europeans get higher marks for coordination than more secretive American officials.
A study with funding from the Global Impact Research Initiative in the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations explores the complex security and terrorism issues that affect public transportation worldwide.
Dr. Imad Moustapha addresses UCLA undergraduate class on Syria's relations with the United States, Lebanon, and Israel; calls for marginalizing extremists on both sides in the effort to end Middle East conflicts.
300 million people were brought out of poverty in China and India in the last twenty years the trade expert tells UCLA undergraduates.
Special Guest Lecture by Gareth Chang, with Professor Toby Miller, UC Riverside
Nancy Soderberg talks about her new book on unilateralism in U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration.
Steven Spiegel criticizes the Bush administration for pursuing global goals in the Middle East while failing to address the specific issues that leave the region in crisis. He proposes a strategy for disengagement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
UCLA Undergraduates help Professor Barbara Koremenos Explore the "Continent of International Institutions"
This spring, the Burkle Center is sponsoring Professor Barbara Koremenos' undergraduate political science course on international law. Koremenos is an assistant professor in the political science department and specializes in international relations.
Alejandro Gertz Manero, Vicente Fox's former National Secretary of Security, points to the dramatic rise in drug use and crime in his country as proof that the reforms have gone only half way.
UCLA panel looks at people and governments who deny or explain away the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the killing of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, and the ongoing massacres in the Darfur provinces of Sudan.
Former senior advisor to L. Paul Bremer looks at the players in Iraq's new political lineup, strategies for defusing the insurgency, and some of the serious mistakes the U.S. has made and continues to make.
Former imprisoned Soviet dissident and current Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs looks at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the United Nations, the Western press, and the issue of Jewish settlements in Gaza and the West Bank.