Sociology Professor Michael Mann and Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), a senior fellow at the Burkle Center, engaged in a lively and insightful discussion on the topic of Perpetual War at a Feb. 9 event co-sponsored by the Burkle Center and the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.
In a Feb. 4 talk cosponsored by the Burkle Center, RAND Corporation senior advisor Brian Michael Jenkins delivers a sober analysis of the evidence, and fears, that drive the debate about nuclear terrorism.
In a public talk Louis Mazel, director of the U.S. Department of State Office of African Regional and Security Affairs, discusses current and potential security issues across the continent, including the uncertain future of South Sudan.
In 1965-66, between 500,000 and 1 million Indonesians were slaughtered in one of the most horrific state-sponsored acts of modern times. Long denied by the Indonesian government, the little-known massacre is the subject of a chilling documentary film produced and directed by Robert Lemelson, a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Several speakers at a conference on U.S.-China relations, cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Burkle Center, observed that economic interdependence underlies good diplomatic relations between the two powers and argued that new U.S. trade restrictions on China would be counterproductive.
Comments delivered by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Comments delivered by Lisa Hajjar, UC Santa Barbara, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Comments delivered by Richard Falk, Princeton, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Comments delivered by Saree Makdisi, UCLA, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
At a free public lecture on Saturday in Santa Monica, Burkle Center Deputy Director Anna Spain, a lawyer and mediator specializing in cross-cultural conflict resolution, will discuss how citizens can contribute to the spread of peace around the world.
The UCLA International Institute Human Rights Film Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with a public screening of "Killer's Paradise" and discussion with director Giselle Portenier. The documentary film shines a light on the murders of more than 2,000 Guatemalan women in recent years and on responses by police and officials that often only compound the crimes.
Miners' success in improving working conditions at a Chinese-owned copper mine in Zambia tells one story about Chinese economic influence on the continent. But it's too early to say what the country's investments in Africa add up to, says UCLA sociologist Ching Kwan Lee.
Israel's recent assault on Gaza by land, sea and air against the backdrop of its control over the territory was a disturbing violation of Palestinians' human rights, speakers at the symposium said.
Going by the title of a witty and insightful book by Vinay Lal, associate professor of history, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. Surgeon General-designate Sanjay Gupta are among "The Other Indians," distinct in many ways not just from native Americans but also from India's 1 billion people. Lal's book was recently published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press and HarperCollins (India). Here, he discusses the Indian community in the U.S. and geopolitical events in South Asia.
As long as their travel plans are registered online, UCLA faculty, staff, and students can receive instant email warnings through a vendor working for UC.
At a lecture cosponsored by the Burkle Center and student groups, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri introduces ExchangesConnect, a social networking website intended to bring a "new generation of digital natives" into conversation around the globe. Her bureau will also fund Indonesian dance performances on campus in spring.
Part of the new Status of Forces accord could put a crimp in U.S. plans for a pullout of troops.
The incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama promises to pave the way for transatlantic collaboration to address global challenges, European ambassadors say.
Two European-based anthropologists say that Afghans may be more inclined than some others to speak with enemies and to entertain views opposed to their own.
Top officials in the Serbian Interior Ministry's War Crimes Investigating Service take questions from law students in a clinic on international justice in the Balkans.
Representing France, Britain, Germany, the Czech Republic and the European Union, the ambassadors highlighted a broad range of political, economic, environmental and security issues confronting their respective governments as well as the European Union and the transition of President-elect Barack Obama.
A son of poverty, former Peruvian president, and founder of the Global Center for Development and Democracy, Alejandro Toledo on Dec. 2 spoke of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion as evils in themselves, and warned of the consequences of failing to reduce all three.
The duo, Noam Yifrach and Younis Al-Khatib, are the heads, respectively, of the Maghen David Adom (MDA) and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the Israeli and Palestinian equivalents of the Red Cross.
A spokesperson for the UN Mission in the Sudan and an appeals prosecutor who works to bring justice after the Rwandan genocide explain some of the impacts of international legal proceedings.
In a talk cosponsored by the UCLA Israel Studies Program, Shalev said she hopes her ambassadorship will alter both the role of Israel in the U.N. as well as the way the U.N. is perceived within Israel.
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