Award-Winning Israeli Journalist Based in Territories Reflects on Family History, Denounces Gaza Attack
Shortly after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women's Media Foundation, Amira Hass delivers two talks on campus sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies. "Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944-1945," Hass's mother's account of surviving the Nazi concentration camp, has been republished in English.
Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer looks at U.S. cooperation on issues from global warming to peacekeeping and human rights.
Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, tells the harrowing story of her time as a political prisoner in Iran to a packed room of scholars and well-wishers on campus. She was a guest of the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Center for Middle East Development.
Cambodian activist and author Somaly Mam has rescued more than 6,000 girls in Southeast Asia from sexual slavery and helped many to rebuild their lives. She spoke last month at UCLA's law school on how to go beyond mere talk in the fight against predators and organized criminals. Watch a video about the event.
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon expresses his views about Thailand's relationship with North Korea.
Shaukat Aziz, who served Pakistan for eight years as finance minister and prime minister, argues in a talk at UCLA that global and regional powers will need to meet with all Afghan factions, the Taliban included, and offer a Marshall Plan for Afghanistan in order to put the country on the right track.
Somaly Mam, founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation goes into detail about her personal experiences as a survivor of forced prostitution for Daily Bruin Radio. Somaly urges students to visit her website somaly.org in order to read testimonials, look at pictures and learn how to save lives.
In this video, activist and author Somaly Mam speaks on how to go beyond mere talk in the fight against predators and organized criminals.
Amy Zegart discusses with other panelists on KCRW's "To the Point" about prisoner abuse, national security interests and President Obama's new Interagency Interrogation Group led by the FBI.
KCRW Podcast of Amy Zegart, Burkle Center Fellow; R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post National Investigative Correspondent; Jane Mayer, Investigative Reporter for The New Yorker; and, Tim Weiner, Author of 'Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA'
Strauss Cntr. Sr. Fellow Alan J. Kuperman argues for modifying the doctrine that the international community has a "responsibility to protect" people from mass atrocities. Intervene, he says, only on behalf of nonviolent groups.
In this video, University of Colorado-Boulder law professor and mediator Anna Spain proposes a new focus on conflict prevention within the framework of a "responsibility to protect" populations in danger. According to Spain, we can begin by learning lessons from past mass atrocities.
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development at MIT and Director of the MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice, offers his reflections and experience with R2P at the Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
Edward Luck is the Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at the International Peace Institute and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General. Luck made his remarks on his experiences with R2P as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference
In this video, former Australian Foreign Minister and International Crisis Group President and CEO Gareth Evans explains why the notion of a "responsibility to protect" populations in peril, or R2P, is taking hold internationally. Evans is the author of a landmark report about R2P as a mechanism for stopping genocide and mass atrocities.
In this video, the Africa Director of Human Rights Watch, Georgette Gagnon, tells why her organization pushed for the principle of a "responsibility to protect" to guard people from atrocities committed by their governments. The next step, Gagnon says, is to "operationalize" R2P.
Roberta Cohen, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Senior Advisor to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, discusses the role of R2P in her work. Cohen made her remarks as part of the UCLA Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference.
This spring, two centers under the UCLA International Institute went live with standalone, online courses on Azeri and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic and with a custom application that allows instructors to share web-based lessons. Meanwhile, the New Language Classroom has added videos for instructors, and the Language Materials Project launched a portal for K-12 schoolteachers on "less commonly taught" languages.
Kal Raustiala examines territoriality in American law and foreign policy. In the course of his timely and engaging narrative he changes the reader's perceptions of American territory, American law, and the evolving nature of American power.
NYT's reporter Mark Mazzetti covers a recent dispute between Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, and Leon E. Panetta, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Bestselling author, columnist, and UC Riverside faculty member Reza Aslan has advice for the Obama administration on defeating transnational Muslim utopian radicals, or jihadists. Start, he says, by getting used to the idea of Islamists in politics.
An Indonesian woman shared her story at the conference, "Impact of the Economic Crisis: Increase in Reports of Human Trafficking in LA County and Globally," co-sponsored by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in a recent MSNBC article by Tom Curry on a ruling by Judge Bates which forces President Obama to confront the issue of the Afghan prison.
This op-ed, addressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge that the CIA and the Bush Administration misled Congress in its briefings about interrogations of terrorist suspects, was published recently by NationalJournal.com.
The lecture series, established at UCLA in 2002, features scholars, journalists and policymakers who have contributed original analyses or constructive approaches to problems of international concern. Cooper spoke to a crowd of 900 on Sunday.
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