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Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in article on Syria

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in's article "War Powers debate arises again around possible action in Syria."

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala quoted in Foreign Policy article on Britain's stance on Syria

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala lends his expertise on Britain's legal justification of strikes in Syria in the Foreign Policy article "Even Britain's Closest Friends Think Its Rationale for War Is Illegal."

Burkle Center Fellow Wesley Clark interviewed on NPR about precedents and Syria

Burkle Center Fellow General Wesley Clark tells All Things Considered that the situation the United States is facing in Syria is best compared to the U.S. bombing of Iraq in 1993 rather than the intervention in Kosovo.

Large collection of Buddhist relics in Rosemead

A recent Los Angeles Times article describes a collection of Buddhist relics housed at the Lu Mountain Temple in Rosemead, CA.

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala interviewed in largest Brazilian daily on recent Foreign Affairs article about China and intellectual property

Para especialistas em propriedade intelectual, liberdade para imitar muitas vezes resulta em inovação e permite que os pobres desfrutem de símbolos do consumo.

Thai ambassador visits Center for Southeast Asian Studies, makes donation

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, visited the Center for Southeast Asian Studies on August 2nd and made a $10,000 donation to support Thai language studies at UCLA.

The UCLA Burkle Center is Proud To Announce Its 2013-14 Faculty Grant Recipients

The Burkle Center funds faculty research working groups and faculty research projects led by UCLA faculty in support of the study and analysis of significant questions of international policy and politics.

Afghanistan: Forged by a continually shifting cauldron of empires, cultures and ideas

The multilayered history and culture of Afghanistan was the focus of a workshop for K–12 teachers held July 29–31 at Bunche Hall on the UCLA campus.

Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon speaks at anniversary of the United Nations Association of Thailand

Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon provided a statement at the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Association of Thailand.

Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin - West Coast Premiere

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents Shun-kin -an intense sadomasochistic relationship between shamisen player Shun-kin and her devoted servant reveals the dark, erotic side of human nature. In Japanese with English Surtitles. Based on the writings of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki / Directed by Simon McBurney / Original Music by Honjo Hidetaro Cast: Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Keitoku Takata, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchida

KPCC story highlights heritage language classes

Heritage language classes for high school students offered by the National Heritage Language Resource Center are the focus of a KPCC news feature.

Teachers from China overcome culture shock in the classroom

Chinese teachers training to teach in the United States find that they need to develop more learner-centered teaching techniques for American students. After six weeks of preparation in Beijing, followed by two weeks at UCLA, they disperse to states across the country to teach Chinese.

Professor Susan Slyomovics Receives Fellowship to France

Susan Slyomovics, professor of anthropology and Near Eastern languages and cultures, is the recipient of a EURIAS fellowship to the Collegium de Lyon, France, for the academic year 2013-14

Workshop on Central America draws veteran LAUSD teachers

A workshop on Central American history, politics and culture drew 20 teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to Bunche Hall the week of July 15th.

Latin American Institute salutes two dedicated HAPI volunteers

Gayle Williams and Nancy Hallock have been volunteering for the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) for most of their working lives.

"Tarih: Graduate History Journal" Interview with Professor Gabriel Piterberg

Ceren Abi, a PhD student in the Department of History at University of California, Los Angeles, interviews Professor Gabriel Piterberg (UCLA History) for "Tarih: Graduate History Journal"

IDP students celebrate academic year-end with research presentations

Two weeks prior to commencement, IDP students came together to share presentations on research and international volunteer work.

Study program in Morocco leaves teacher with an abiding love of Arabic

Paulette Donald fell in love with Arabic during an African Studies Center summer study program in Morocco. Today, she shares her love of the language with her kindergarten and first-grade students.

The perils of a ‘people’s coup’ in Egypt

Khaled M. Abou El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law at the UCLA School of Law and the author of "The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists." This op-ed was originally published July 7 in The New York Times.

Buddhism course has enduring appeal for UCLA undergrads

"Introduction to Buddhism" is a popular UCLA course that regularly fills up whenever it is offered.

High school students become international diplomats at UCLA for a week

The International Institute's second weeklong UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students was held in late June 2013 in locales across the campus, drawing 93 participants.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block signs agreement with Taiwan

An agreement between UCLA and the government of Taiwan, signed July 5 in Taipei, will fund the Spotlight Taiwan Program at the Center for Chinese Studies.

Nazarian Center Hosts First Israel Studies Conference Held on West Coast

The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.

Summer 2014 Travel-Study Opportunity for Educators

Applications are being accepted for a unique six-week opportunity for teachers to study the culture, history, and tradition of Morocco. The program consists of studying Arabic and traveling throughout Morocco, as well as an opportunity to be part of an important musical/cultural festival in the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira.

Iran: a small window of hope

Professor Nayereh Tohidi, visting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, asks whether president-elect Hassan Rowhani will reset Iran's political course in a hopeful direction.

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