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Crisis intensifies in Ukraine

A panel discussion on April 7 addressed the growing crisis in Ukraine and its implications for Europe and the United States.

Celebrating the Legacy of Malcom H. Kerr

The work and life of Malcom H. Kerr, a UCLA professor for 20 years, was celebrated at UCLA on April 8, 2014.

Papers Please

Kal Raustiala is cited in a Foreign Policy article about the United States' refusal to grant a visa to the new Iranian ambassador to the United Nations.

Perseverance is the key in Arab-Israeli talks

In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, UCLA's Steven Spiegel encourages U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to stay the course in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

U.S.-Pakistani relationship plagued by mutual distrust

U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter says the planned withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in 2014 offers the United States an opportunity to redefine its policy toward Pakistan.

Language volunteers needed for Special Olympics

Foreign-language speakers (especially of Mandarin, German, and Spanish) are needed to volunteer at the Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational in Los Angeles, June 5-9, 2014.

Nuclear talks with Iran could transform geopolitics in the Middle East

A recent Burkle Center event explored the ramifications of nuclear negotiations with Iran and the challenges that remain ahead.

NHLRC Holds 2nd Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

A pre-conference workshop, variety of presentations and plenaries, and awards to young scholars show the growth of heritage language studies as an academic field.

US sanctions mistakenly target family of CMED staffer

Try proving to a U.S. bank that you are NOT the person on a U.S. Treasury Department sanction list.

New government and nuclear negotiations open door for economic reform in Iran

Renowned Iranian economist Hashem Pesaran discussed the origins of Iran’s current economic crisis and explored possibilities for reform.

Meet the new CACSC director: Verónica Cortínez

UCLA professor of Spanish & Portuguese Verónica Cortínez, a native of Chile, discusses her research, favorite films and vision for the Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone under her leadership.

"'Show, Don’t Tell': Advice for Anyone with a Phone, Camera, or Keyboard"


Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl receives 2014 American Muslim Achievement Award

The award is one among many honors conferred on the stellar UCLA Law professor for his work on Islam, Islamic law and human rights.

Confederation: An Off-ramp for the Ukrainian Crisis: Great Debate Op-Ed by Burkle Center Senior Fellow Stephen Krasner


Center for Middle East Development sponsors conference on Palestinian economy

The CMED conference discussed economic developments and investments in the Palestinian territories.

Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in Politiken about American soft power and Hollywood

Hollywood elsker at udstille USA’s skyggesider og rollen som USA’s dårlige samvittighed. Alligevel er filmindustrien en effektiv megafon for amerikanske værdier i hele verden. Op til Oscarfesten i aften er Politiken taget på besøg i Akademiets hjerte.

Samantha Power discusses importance of freedom of press in global conflicts

U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power gave the Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA on February 23, 2014.

Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of post-war Japanese culture

Hirotaka Kasai discussed the work of Japanese magazine editor Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of everyday life in postwar and contemporary Japan.

Brazilian teachers learn fine points of American culture, language

High school teachers of English from Brazil learn the ins and outs of American culture and slang at UCLA Extension.

EU immigration fears drive suspicion of African immigrants

Visiting scholar Hélène Neveu discussed the impact of increasingly restrictive European immigration policies on Euro-Sénégalese families.

UCLA faculty eligible for short-term travel grants to Brazil

The Lemann Foundation of Brazil has renewed funding for faculty travel grants to visit top Brazilian universities and research institutions in 2014.

UCLA Latin American Institute photo contest

Announcement of winning submissions and Q&A with Walter Thompson Hernandez, who submitted photos from a trip to Cuba.

Israel reaffirmed and challenged to renew itself

Ari Shavit called on Israel to return to the imaginative and determined spirit of early Zionism at a Y&S Nazarian Center event on February 12, 2014.

Obituary: James Lockhart (1933-2014)

Prominent scholar of colonial Latin America, ehtnohistory of central Mexico, and UCLA professor passes away on January 17, 2014.

Surgeons and anthropologists collaborate to deliver health care in Central America

"At the Crossroads" symposium focuses on how to deliver culturally sensitive surgical services to indigenous communities.

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