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.
Dr. Edmund Keller participated in the seventh annual Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, held on April 17-18, 2009 at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Keynotes and featured presenters explored the positive and negative effects of globalization.
One of the standing committees on South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission documents Korean War deaths including mass killings of some 100,000 South Koreans by their own military, police and allies. Dong-Choon Kim of Sung Kong Hoe University discussed the work of the committee he leads earlier this quarter at UCLA.
In the national debate on whether the tactic of torture is warranted for the sake of national security, the experiences of the two former interrogators underscore the argument that torture is not an effective tool for unsealing secrets and getting at the truth.
Michael Meranze, UCLA
Foucault and Middle East Studies - Foucault and the Historiography of Nationalism in the Arab Middle East
James L. Gelvin, UCLA
Janet Afary, UCLA
Afsaneh Najmabadeh, Harvard University
Introduction by conference organizer, Professor James Gelvin, UCLA
Foucault and Middle East Studies - Population, governmentality and social medicine: some questions from 19th- century Egypt
Khaled Fahmy, NYU
Keynote Address by Professor Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University
Burkle Center Senior Fellow and 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, explains in a widely circulated op-ed how his country can "reset" its politics.
Sponsored by the new UCLA Indonesian Studies Program, a graduate student conference promotes activism and collaborative scholarship about the world's fourth-largest nation.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan founder of the global Green Belt Movement, told a Burkle Center audience that Africans "are literally slaves" to Western nations that profit from excessive interest payments on aid. Event coverage and video are available from Zocalo Public Square.
Excluding ethnic groups from power is a recipe for civil war, say researchers led by Sociology Professor Andreas Wimmer and a former UCLA political scientist.
General Wesley Clark, senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, shares his thoughts on President Obama's foreign policy team and their approach to handling international affairs. Clark's remarks were part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 annual conference.
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.
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