Night light in neighborhoods populated primarily by embattled Sunni residents declined dramatically just before the February 2007 surge and never returned, suggesting that ethnic cleansing by rival Shiites may have been largely responsible for the decrease in violence for which the U.S. military has claimed credit.
September 17, 2008
David Kaye, Exec. Dir. of UCLA School of Law's International Human Rights Program, identifies risks and opportunities in the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He also discusses the arrest warrant on genocide charges sought by the chief prosecutor of the ICC against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
The world history teachers in a two-week training workshop at UCLA learned about Azerbaijan and its neighbors from the country's representative in Los Angeles. Consul General Elin Suleymanov also expressed concern about Russian military action in the Caucasus at the lunchtime talk.
UCLA Professor Anthony Pagden's "Worlds at War" lays the historical groundwork for the political thinking that many feel is badly needed in our globalized post-9/11 world. In a wide-ranging interview, Pagden talked to Today Staff Writer Ajay Singh about what separates the West from the non-West and how the East-West divide might be bridged.
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.
UCLA Today, July 15, 2008
The authors of this op-ed, scholars at USC and UCLA, created the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group to determine what archaeological material is disputed and to formulate recommendations for policymakers.
The International Institute hosts a visit by ambassadors and top envoys to the United States from 42 countries.
In the China Studio program run by UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, bicultural student teams design important structures. Back at UCLA, young Chinese architects share their perspectives and get grilled in English. It's not your typical exchange program.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and UCLA alum.
Hosted by the UCLA International Institute, the visit is part of the first West Coast Experience trip for Washington diplomats.
His dissent in a key terror case makes it harder to solve the Gitmo problem, writes UCLA's David Kaye in The Los Angeles Times.
Japanese historian Katsuya Hirano explains how urban popular culture undermined Japan's Tokugawa regime. Listen to the podcast of Hirano's lecture.
Connected Revolutions: Armenians and the Russian, Ottoman, and Iranian Revolutions in the Early Twentieth Century
A public lecture by Houri Berberian, California State University, Long Beach, delivered on May 28, 2008.
In late May and early June, the Latin American Institute put on a conference addressing issues of policy in U.S.-Mexican relations and sponsored a classical music concert benefitting the UCLA Mexican Arts series, along with other events.
A public lecture by PAULINE JONES LUONG, Brown University, Political Science
Zalmay Khalilzad is the US Ambassador to the UN and delivered the Annual Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Condition of Peace on May 6, 2008.
UCLA Today Online, May 27, 2008
Dr. Suphamongkhon is the 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, UC Regents Professor, Burkle Center Senior Fellow and this year's presenter of the Annual Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development. Drawing from his experiences in Thailand and abroad, Dr. Suphamongkhon speaks to the pros and cons of globalization today.
UCLA Today, May 20, 2008
Daily Bruin, May 7, 2008
Following the Annual 2008 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace speech at UCLA, Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, addressed the assembled students and discussed their role in the struggle for peace in the Middle East.
UCLA Newsroom, May 2, 2008
Lawrence E. Butler, the deputy assistant secretary of state who oversees U.S. policy in Iraq, offers an optimistic assessment of Iraq's prospects for a UCLA audience.
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