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.
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
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.
Logic and principles of geography point to Parachinar, Pakistan, as a likely hideout and particularly to three structures there, according to a new study.
Sociology Professor Michael Mann and Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), a senior fellow at the Burkle Center, engaged in a lively and insightful discussion on the topic of Perpetual War at a Feb. 9 event co-sponsored by the Burkle Center and the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.
In a public talk Louis Mazel, director of the U.S. Department of State Office of African Regional and Security Affairs, discusses current and potential security issues across the continent, including the uncertain future of South Sudan.
A public lecture by Lahouari Addi, University of Lyon held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 in Bunche 10383.
Micheal Mann, Professor of Sociology at UCLA, and Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center.
Speakers at an on-campus conference discuss economic, other aspects of US-China relationship.
Panel Discussion by Mikkal Herberg, Robert Kapp, Barry Naughton
Panel Discussion by Richard Baum, Mike Chinoy, and Donald Keyser.
Thomas Christensen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University
Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), retired general of the U.S. Army and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
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