At the Burkle Center's 2008 Annual Conference, "Rogue States: Engage, Isolate or Strike?", Burkle Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark, other prominent leaders, analysts, diplomats, and academics explored the way the United States responds to countries that constitute a threat to the security of their neighbors and the world. This video features Gen. Clarks response.
Religious Disputation and Democratic Constitutionalism: The Enduring Legacy of the Constitutional Revolution on the Struggle for Democracy in Iran
A public lecture by Nader Hashemi, Global Fellow, UCLA, delivered on February 19, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
A public lecture by Barbara Slavin, US Institute of Peace, delivered on February 14, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
Jared Diamond: The only way out is to make consumption rates and living standards more equal around the world.
Mark Selden explains how U.S. bombing raids of Japanese cities in World War II would determine military tactics decades after 'the Good War.' Listen to a podcast of Selden's lecture.
Resolving the election crisis of 2007-08 is one thing, argues GRCA Research Associate Stephen Ndegwa, and addressing underlying injustices is quite another. Ndegwa and an engaged UCLA audience debate the likelihood of significant change from below.
The next round of applications for UCLA International Institute faculty grants, for globally oriented outreach and research, is due on March 3, 2008.
Americans are not less sensitive to the deaths of private soldiers in wars than they are to those of regular U.S. troops, UC-Irvine political scientist Deborah Avant and a colleague discovered. But the use of security contractors in combat zones has other implications for a democracy, she tells a UCLA audience. Listen to a podcast of her talk.
Editors and correspondents from 18 nations and five continents met with a UCLA political scientist and the chairman of California's Republicans on campus to prepare for presidential primary debates and Super Tuesday.
A public lecture by Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Harvard University, delivered on January 14, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
Nearly every women's rights bill passed by the Iranian reformist parliament that the Guardian Council effectively cast out in 2004 met one doom or another. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, a former legislator, illuminates the paths of Iranian-style gridlock.
In this video op-ed, Michael L. Ross, a UCLA political scientist and acting director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, explains the dynamics that allow oil-exporting nations, particularly Myanmar (Burma), to win influence and political cover for human rights abuses.
Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
One scholar says the United States needs to adopt an approach that allows North and South Korea to normalize relations quickly.
A public lecture by DAVID LANE, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Ambassador Jack Matlock says that, on the most pressing global issues, the United States still needs Russia. Speaking ahead of parliamentary elections, he calls U.S. discussion of Putin's autocratic tendencies "overblown."
Peter Reiss, director of a USAID program to restore the world's second-largest wetlands, explains how Saddam Hussein's drainage of the area has altered an ancient culture.
A lecture by James Gelvin, UCLA, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
A lecture by Rola El-Husseini, Texas A and M University, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
A lecture by David Dean Commins, Dickinson College, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Thailand's UCLA-educated former 39th foreign minister, shares his experiences with students in a lecture delivered as part of International Education Week. Suphamongkhon is a senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center and a UC Regents' Professor.
Financial Times, Nov. 15, 2007
The panel featured journalist Steve LeVine and discussion centered around oil in the Caspian region, where LeVine spent 11 years reporting. [The event was sponsored by the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research and cosponsored with the UCLA International Institute and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, among others.]
In the last of three events aimed at establishing a UCLA endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist studies, Columbia University's Robert Thurman says that Tibetan perspectives are, or at least ought to be, very much at home in the university. Listen to a podcast of his talk.
A public lecture by Maziar Behrooz, San Francisco State University and Nikki Keddie, UCLA on Monday, October 22, 2007
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