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Careers in a Globalizing World

Careers in a Globalizing World

Join us for the Burkle Center's annual international career panel

Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 10383
315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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*** This panel is part of a series of events held during UCLA's International Education Week. It is distinct from the International Institute's own Alumni Career Panel.


Each year, the Burkle Center invites speakers from diverse backgrounds with experience in various international fields to join us for an invigorating discussion about international careers. Come and learn about international career paths and opportunities, hear expert advice about how to best apply for jobs, hear how professionals in international careers were able to succeed, and network with our diverse panel members.

Pizza and soda will be served.


ALAN ZAREMBO, Assistant Editor for Foreign and National News at Los Angeles Times

Alan Zarembo is an assistant foreign editor at the LA Times. He has also been a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek magazine and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

ZERIHOUN YILMA, Associate Director at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Zerihoun Yilma has over 20 years of experience in both for-profit and non-profit management. Before joining CHIRLA, he worked in the financial services industries in Los Angeles and in Africa, and managed and oversaw small-scale manufacturing plants and service industries. Zerihoun Yilma is also a co-founder of the K-5 Charter School Academia Moderna; the African Public Health Coalition; and the Californians for Humane Immigrant Rights Leadership Action Fund (CHIRLAction fund). He received his M.A. in Accounting and Cost Accounting from Poona University and his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Management from Shivaji University.


BARBARA GOLDBERG, Founder and President of Wells Bring Hope 

Barbara Goldberg is the founder and president of Wells Bring Hope, a nonprofit that improves access to water by building wells in Niger. She also founded Responsive Research, Inc., a marketing agency, and has spent over thirty years as a marketing consultant, conducting focus groups for Fortune 500 companies, including Coca Cola, American Airlines, General Motors, General Mills, IBM and 3M. She also founded Salon Forum, a non-business venture, to bring women together in her home for events that support personal enrichment and connection.


PHILLIPPE, Special Agent with FBI Los Angeles

Phillippe is a Special Agent with FBI Los Angeles, investigating international cybercrime. Before being sworn as an agent, he worked in information technology, and then joined the FBI as a computer scientist. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in International Business. 


The panel and its ensuing Q&A will be moderated by Alexandra Lieben, Deputy Director of the Burkle Center.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations