Peek into Judith Carney’s background and you can understand her interests. "In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World," co-written with her husband, is one of two winners of the most recent Douglass prize, awarded to the best book written in English on slavery or abolition.
LA Times Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala on the US-Pakistan row over diplomatic immunity: It’s Undiplomatic
The U.S.-Pakistan spat over Raymond Davis, an American accused of killing two men in Lahore, reveals the arcane world of diplomatic immunity.
Distinguished panelists commemorated the Peace Corps service of more than 1,800 UCLA alumni, including 91 volunteers currently in 46 countries. MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews moderated the discussion.
Tonight, more than 1,000 attendees are expected to gather in Royce Hall to welcome a panel of former Peace Corps volunteers, including director Aaron Williams, former National Public Radio director Frank Mankiewicz and MSNBC 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. The Daily Bruin reports.
On Feb. 17 in Washington D.C., the State Department celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Council for International Visitors. UCLA's International Visitors Bureau has been an NCIV member since 1980.
An in-depth examination of Asia's rapid rise in educational achievement and entrepreneurship, and recommendations for how America can meet and overcome this challenge.
A conversation with Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs. This event was co-sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research.
A panel discussion with Prof. Michael Dukakis, Prof. David Kaye, and MA candidate Nicholas Smith, co-sponsored by the Burkle Center and the Undergraduate International Relations Society (UIRS).
UCLA faculty and staff share their Peace Corps experiences, and how those experiences impacted their personal and professional lives. Beginning on March 2, 2011, UCLA will hold a week-long series of events in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps.
The final installment in our WikiLeaks mini-series, this is a discussion about the legal implications of WikiLeaks with Norman Abrams, Acting Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Law Emeritus; Prof. David Kaye, Executive Director of the Law School’s International Human Rights Program; and with law professors Jon Michaels and Eugene Volokh.
The second installment of our WikiLeaks mini-series, this is a discussion of the diplomatic cables release with Prof. Geoffrey Cowan, Dean Emeritus of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Ambassador Derek Shearer, Occidental College.
From 1961 until 1969, when training shifted overseas, more than one out of 10 Peace Corps volunteers was trained at UCLA, probably more than at any other college campus. UCLA is also alma mater to more than 1,700 Peace Corps volunteers, including 58 Bruins currently serving in 36 countries. A series of campus events March 2-5 will commemorate this tradition and look ahead to the next 50 years.
But if the U.S. government returns to old ways of hoarding secrets, it could inflict more damage on itself than the WikiLeaks disclosures have, according to Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart. She joined a panel discussion with UCLA's Robert Trager and Dalia Dassa Kaye of the RAND Corporation, with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala as moderator.
This is the first installment of our WikiLeaks mini-series. In this video, a panel of renowned experts, moderated by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala, discuss the substance of the diplomatic cables, the implications of their release for US national security and foreign policy. They also examine post 9-11 information-sharing policies and practices at the government level that made these leaks possible.
It's 2050, and the northern quarter of the planet is more pleasant, prosperous, stable and powerful than it is today. The south? Not so much. This is the provocative conclusion of UCLA Geography Professor Laurence C. Smith in his new book, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future. Smith traveled the Northern Rim to discover what the future will look like. Here's what he found.
Housed in the UCLA International Institute since 2002, the International Visitors Bureau matches foreign visitors with professionals and experts in all fields. This year the bureau, managed by Program Officer Gohar Grigorian with the aid of one part-time student worker and a network of contacts, observed a sharp rise in the number of visitors from China.
Roger Waldinger, the interim associate vice provost of international studies, will teach a five-week, summer seminar on campus for college and university teachers. Professor Waldinger invites eligible scholars and educators to apply for this opportunity for intensive, interdisciplinary study of global migration.
A talk by Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention in the Center for Preventive Action (CPA), Council on Foreign Relations
Admiral Mike Mullen delivered the 2010-11 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace on November 10, 2010.
A Regents' Lecture by Skip Victor, Senior Managing Director of Duff & Phelps Corp. This event was co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Political Science.
According to the 2010 Open Doors report issued by the Institute of International Education, UCLA ranked seventh among U.S. universities for the number of international students it enrolled during the 2009-10 academic year, up from eighth place. The campus was third in the nation for the number of its own students it sent abroad to study in 2008-09, up from fifth.
Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Renee Montagne for the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on Conditions of Peace, an annual event sponsored by the Burkle Center.
President's principal military advisor discusses politics, strategy and warfare, reports the Daily Bruin student newspaper.
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in conversation with Renee Montagne, Co-Host of NPR's Morning Edition, for the 2010-11 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace.
Stop by Kerckhoff Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 16, between 10:00 and 1:00 to get information on careers, study, internships and fellowships abroad as well as campus-based international involvement opportunities. The opportunities fair is part of International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, an initiative of the U.S. Departments of Education and State. Video by the UCLA Broadcast Studio.
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