Gareth Evans, former foreign minister of Australia and author of a landmark report on stopping genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity, said Tuesday at UCLA that the international community is coming to realize that "the sin is not intervention, the sin is indifference."
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, former foreign minister of Thailand and senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations discusses the international communitys response to the 2008 Myanmar cyclone. Suphamongkhon made his remarks as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
General Wesley Clark, senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, discusses the responsibility of the international community to intervene, even militarily, when a state neglects its duty to protect its population from genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Conferences on Women in Conflict Zones, Iranian-American Writers, and Foucault in the Middle East
For the last half-century the United States has undermined itself in Africa by failing to distinguish itself from Europe and the colonial legacy, says Haskell Sears Ward, one of the first to graduate from UCLA with an interdisciplinary master's degree in African studies.
UCLA is expanding its studies of and ties with Mexico with the creation of a dedicated center under the Latin American Institute and new programs of scholarly collaboration and exchange. At the inaugural event for the Center for Mexican Studies, speakers honored decades of service by UCLA's "dean of Mexican studies," Professor James Wilkie.
This video will be shown at The Future of the Responsibility to Protect
In this video op-ed, the Honorable Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, shares her thoughts on the 2001 landmark report "The Responsibility to Protect", published by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, led by Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun.
Haskell Sears Ward, an expert on development and one of the first UCLA graduate students in African Studies, will focus his Thursday afternoon talk on what Africa and the United States have meant to one another for the past 50 years.
The family of a famous Bruin peacemaker, assassinated 25 years ago while serving as president of the American University of Beirut, has remembered him by seeking truth about his killers and reconciliation between nations.
Now in its third year, the Korean Studies in the Americas program brings students to UCLA from four Latin American countries, supports collaboration among faculty, and sends American Koreanist scholars north and south for lectures. Funded by the Seoul-based Academy of Korean Studies, the UCLA-administered program has begun to snowball, attracting interest in the form of travel grants for Latin American students and faculty members visiting Korea and the United States.
Delivering the inaugural lecture for the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies speaker series "Beyond the Headlines: China and the Global Future," Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore shows how China's image of and role in globalization have changed as the country has become less closed off and more of an active participant in world affairs.
Visiting professor Jurgen Kocka, a modern social historian at the Free University of Berlin, gave a lecture that kicks off more than a year of talks, conferences and film screenings organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies. An international conference about 1989's events and a film series are set for November.
In an interview with Los Angeles Times journalist Maggie Farley at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations' 2008 Annual Conference, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson discusses his personal experiences in the Democratic presidential primary race, the role of superdelegates and whether he will endorse Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama.
The U.S. risks being left without any influence on major international legal issues, writes the director of the UCLA Law School's Human Rights Program and its Sanela Diana Jenkins International Justice Clinic in The Los Angeles Times.
In a lecture addressed to an audience of nearly 200 in Dodd Hall on March 2nd, Tim Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and author of "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Anchor Books), discussed his deeply researched book, which won the 2007 National Book Award for nonfiction. The event was organized by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
A public lecture by MICHAEL STORPER, UCLA, Urban Planning
Anthony Pagden, Author and UCLA Professor of History and Political Science
Two Systems, One World: US-China Relations under the Obama Administration - Plenary Address by Thomas Christensen
A conference on January 30, analyzing the most pressing challenges facing the Obama administration as it formulates its China policy -- from politics and security to energy, the environment, and the economy.
Francisco Santos Calderon, a former journalist and a victim of kidnapping himself by the Medellin drug cartel, came to campus with a message: cocaine use is killing Colombia's tropical rainforests, poisoning its rivers and land with toxic chemicals used in production of the drug, and ravaging a fragile ecosystem that sustains species of birds, amphibians, reptiles and plants that can be found nowhere else on this planet.
Haris Silajdzic, one of the ethnically divided nation's top leaders, said that 13 years after war the most important provisions of the U.S.-brokered Dayton Accords that brought peace to the region still have not been implemented.
A public lecture by DAVID KAYE, UCLA Law, International Human Rights Program
Public lecture by Asher Susser is Professor of Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University and the Former Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor Susser is an internationally renowned expert on modern Middle Eastern history, religion and state in the Middle East, and Arab-Israeli issues, with special reference to Jordan and the Palestinians.
A public lecture by Nadje Al-Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
An introduction by Professor Susan Slyomovics, UCLA, to the symposium, "Human Rights and Gaza" held on January 21, 2009 in Broad Hall.
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