Book talk with Dan Fleshler, author of "Transforming Americas Israel Lobby: the Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change."
Dr. Esfandiari speaks about her book "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran."
Matthew Clawson, a political science and economics major with a minor in public affairs, plans to use the award to complete a master's degree in international relations at Oxford University.
Dr. Haleh Esfandiari speaks about her book "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran." Monday, October 26, 2009 at Kerckhoff Grand Salon, UCLA.
After interviewing representatives of states and advocacy organizations at the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court, where the United States has sent official observers for the first time, the students will report their findings and perhaps make recommendations toward a broader U.S. engagement with the court.
Clark, a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, opened the afternoon session for a Nov. 6 conference, "1989: Assessing the Collapse of Communism Twenty Years Later." The conference was organized by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.
When Jack Healey, founder and president of the Human Rights Action Center, came to UCLA on Nov. 5, his purpose was clear: to inspire undergraduates to dedicate themselves to the universal struggle for human rights, as he has done for nearly three decades.
Award-Winning Israeli Journalist Based in Territories Reflects on Family History, Denounces Gaza Attack
Shortly after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women's Media Foundation, Amira Hass delivers two talks on campus sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies. "Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944-1945," Hass's mother's account of surviving the Nazi concentration camp, has been republished in English.
Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer looks at U.S. cooperation on issues from global warming to peacekeeping and human rights.
Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, tells the harrowing story of her time as a political prisoner in Iran to a packed room of scholars and well-wishers on campus. She was a guest of the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle East Development.
A public lecture by Michele Penner Angrist, Union College.
Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, the ambassador from Venezuela, says that the political crisis in Honduras and the U.S. military presence in Colombia will be pivotal issues in U.S. relations in Latin America.
Cambodian activist and author Somaly Mam has rescued more than 6,000 girls in Southeast Asia from sexual slavery and helped many to rebuild their lives. She spoke last month at UCLA's law school on how to go beyond mere talk in the fight against predators and organized criminals.
Podcast of a lecture by Ayman Abdel Nour presented by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and the UCLA International Institute on March 11, 2009.
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon expresses his views about Thailand's relationship with North Korea.
Remarks by his Excellency Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States.
Shaukat Aziz, who served Pakistan for eight years as finance minister and prime minister, argues in a talk at UCLA that global and regional powers will need to meet with all Afghan factions, the Taliban included, and offer a Marshall Plan for Afghanistan in order to put the country on the right track.
Daniel Foote, Chair in Sociology of Law at the University of Tokyo, is the sixth scholar to hold this one-year appointment at UCLA.
Amy Zegart discusses with other panelists on KCRW's "To the Point" about prisoner abuse, national security interests and President Obama's new Interagency Interrogation Group led by the FBI.
KCRW Podcast of Amy Zegart, Burkle Center Fellow; R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post National Investigative Correspondent; Jane Mayer, Investigative Reporter for The New Yorker; and, Tim Weiner, Author of 'Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA'
In this video, University of Colorado-Boulder law professor and mediator Anna Spain proposes a new focus on conflict prevention within the framework of a "responsibility to protect" populations in danger. According to Spain, we can begin by learning lessons from past mass atrocities.
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development at MIT and Director of the MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice, offers his reflections and experience with R2P at the Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
Edward Luck is the Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the International Peace Institute and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General. Luck made his remarks on his experiences with R2P as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference
In this video, former Australian Foreign Minister and International Crisis Group President and CEO Gareth Evans explains why the notion of a "responsibility to protect" populations in peril, or R2P, is taking hold internationally. Evans is the author of a landmark report about R2P as a mechanism for stopping genocide and mass atrocities.
In this video, the Africa Director of Human Rights Watch, Georgette Gagnon, tells why her organization pushed for the principle of a "responsibility to protect" to guard people from atrocities committed by their governments. The next step, Gagnon says, is to "operationalize" R2P.
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