The Daily Bruin, September 27, 2007
In this video op-ed, UCLA law graduate and Iraq war veteran Phillip Carter says that tactical victories for the U.S. military in Baghdad will be of little consolation when troop levels fall again in April 2008. He discusses the corruption and sectarianism that plagued Iraqi security forces during his time in Diyala Province.
A Yemeni MP and others in a six-member delegation raise concerns at UCLA about the perception of Arabs and Muslims in the media. Students explain how they're meeting the problem.
Political scientist Michael Thies sets current Japanese politics in context and discusses his plans as director of the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at UCLA
Washington Post, Sunday, September 16, 2007
UCLA News, September 6, 2007
In this video op-ed, Amy Zegart of the UCLA School of Public Affairs calls for "top-down policy changes" and "bottom-up cultural transformation" in U.S. intelligence gathering and analysis. Zegart is the author of "Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11" (2007).
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark and Center Director Kal Raustiala argue in The New York Times that the current U.S. practice of declaring terrorists "enemy combatants" at once impairs counterterrorism efforts and endangers civil liberties at home.
A public lecture at UCLA by Rola El-Husseini, Texas AM University, on June 06, 2007.
A public lecture at UCLA by Ellen Lust-Okar, Yale University, May 30. 2007.
UCLA Burkle Center Assistant Director Anna Spain brings government and UN experience to the job, along with lessons learned since high school about solving problems collaboratively.
While a member of the Swedish parliament in 2006, Berndt Ekholm worked on a committee report about relations between the West and the Muslim world, focusing on the European Union and its neighborhood.
"Symbols of the intractable problems of the Middle East stood in striking contrast to the pleasures of life pursued by the resilient Lebanese as I took a walk downtown from the American University with a friend earlier this month," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
MIT anthropologist Ian Condry discusses the history of Japanese hip hop and Japanese rappers' commentary on the Iraq war and 9/11.
Cornell's Robert Weiner explains why the opposition Democratic Party of Japan will keep losing to the Liberal Democratic Party in Japanese politics.
The keynote speaker at a UCLA conference on security issues in Europe and Eurasia revisits the meaning of European unity.
A 50-year-old court decision on constitutional protections overseas comes into play in the war on terror, writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The Los Angeles Times.
Prescriptions for combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe include increased funding, focus on local disease drivers, and reassertion of public health goals over political concerns.
UCLA political scientist Marc Trachtenberg, who teaches a Burkle Center-backed course on the post-9/11 world, explains in a newspaper article that current events can be approached with detachment.
Peter Singer's message is uncomfortable: Most people follow a minimalist morality that makes them a lot more immoral than they consider themselves to be.
A public lecture by Mir Hekmatullah Sadat, Claremont Graduate University.
Public Lecture by Eric Davis, part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies.
A public lecture by Shimon Shamir, Tel Aviv University
A public lecture by Trita Parsi, Johns Hopkins University, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Persian Lecture Series.
In more than three decades at UCLA, Nicholas Entrikin has led his department, the review of faculty promotions across campus, and the Institute's Global Studies IDP. Now he's taking on two jobs in one: overseeing the growth of UCLA's global relationships and building bridges among multidisciplinary programs on campus. He and Ron Rogowski, the outgoing vice provost and dean, talk about where the Institute is heading.
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