A lecture by Dr. David Wesley
A public lecture by Vincent Crapanzano, City University of New York, Graduate Center
UCLA's Iranian American faculty members see Iran in a transitional period, with a public willing to withstand violence and intimidation to push for some level of reform.
A conversation with author and journalist Mark Gevisser and Los Angeles Times reporter Scott Kraft. Featuring special guest actor Blair Underwood.
Kal Raustiala examines territoriality in American law and foreign policy. In the course of his timely and engaging narrative he changes the reader's perceptions of American territory, American law, and the evolving nature of American power.
Bestselling author, columnist, and UC Riverside faculty member Reza Aslan has advice for the Obama administration on defeating transnational Muslim utopian radicals, or jihadists. Start, he says, by getting used to the idea of Islamists in politics.
Mara del Mar Logroo Carbona, Assistant Professor, History Department, Florida State University
Introduction by Professor Randal Johnson, Director of the Latin American Institute, April 3, 2009
PODCAST-Former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo: "Global Financial Crisis and the Fight Against Poverty"
Former President of Peru, founder and President, Global Center for Development and Democracy, and
Distinguished University Fellow, Stanford University speaks on Global Financial Crisis and the Fight Against Poverty.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in a recent MSNBC article by Tom Curry on a ruling by Judge Bates which forces President Obama to confront the issue of the Afghan prison.
In his contribution to an EU-backed project to study the impact of the European Court of Human Rights on selected countries, visiting professor Haldun Gulalp of Turkey's Yildiz Technical University observes the court preferring some models of church- and mosque-state relations to others. In "freedom of religion" cases, France and Turkey fare better than Greece and Bulgaria.
Dr. Reza Aslan, internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions
In this op-ed recently published by The Huffington Post, he discusses the future of Guantanamo and the new Guantanamo - Bagram Air Base.
This op-ed, addressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge that the CIA and the Bush Administration misled Congress in its briefings about interrogations of terrorist suspects, was published recently by NationalJournal.com.
The lecture series, established at UCLA in 2002, features scholars, journalists and policymakers who have contributed original analyses or constructive approaches to problems of international concern. Cooper spoke to a crowd of 900 on Sunday.
Though he never met Pearl, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said, he keeps a picture of him and another fallen journalist on his bulletin board at work as a source of inspiration. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture is cosponsored by the Burkle Center.
Lecture by Steven Heydemann, US Institute of Peace
Long-time former UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Director Fred Notehelfer receives the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the Japanese government's most prestigious decorations. The Daily Bruin looks at his legacy at UCLA.
The top representatives from Japan and the Republic of Korea in Southern California visited campus on Monday for a discussion sponsored by the Graduate Student International Affairs Association at UCLA and cosponsored by the Asia Institute and the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.
On April 28, 2009 Alfred Kokh and Igor Svinarenko visited a UCLA Russian Flagship class to discuss their book, (A Crate of Vodka: An Insider View on the 20 Years that Shaped Modern Russia, translated by Antonina W. Bouis, Enigma Books).
In this video, Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses territorial legal limits and why foreigners can be detained by the U.S. without due process in non-U.S. territory.
In this video, Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses questions related to the release or transfer of Quantanamo Bay detainees as well as the territorial legal limits of the War on Terror.
Amy Zegart, associate professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, discusses concerns of instability in Pakistan.
Zegart spoke as part of a foreign affairs panel at UCLA Day on May 9, 2009.
Burkle Center affiliates discuss U.S. relations with China as part of a foreign affairs panel at UCLA Day on May 9, 2009.
At a conference that considered the impact of the French philosopher Michel Foucault on Middle East studies, visiting historian Janet Afary explains that the story of Iranian women since the Revolution is not entirely one of repression.
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