About the Burkle Center


Director and Staff

Alexandra Lieben
Deputy Director

Haroon Azar
Program Director, Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom;
Senior Fellow

Brian Gott
Program Director
Burkle Global Impact Initiative (BGI)

Dai Wei (Diane) Tsang
Program Manager

Fellows

Haroon Azar
Program Director, Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom;
Senior Fellow

Wesley Clark
Senior Fellow

Mike Shuster
Senior Fellow

Faculty Advisory Board

Leslie Johns
Associate Professor

Edward Leamer
Distinguished Professor

Etel Solingen
Tierney Chair in Peace Studies
Chair, Faculty Advisory Board

Arthur Stein
Professor

Richard Steinberg
Professor of Law

Robert Trager
Associate Professor

Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom

Haroon Azar
Program Director, Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom;
Senior Fellow

Sana Rahim
Graduate Intern

2018-19 Interns

Jonathan Balk
Undergraduate Intern

Fiona Chandrasekaran
Undergraduate Intern

Aliredha Damji
Undergraduate Intern

Georges Ip
Undergraduate Intern

Kayla Jahangiri
Undergraduate Intern

Isha Kakar
Undergraduate Intern

Sienna Pillsbury
Undergraduate Intern

Allison Wolhart
Undergraduate Intern

The Generation Editorial Team

Da Eun Choi
Staff Writer

Zach Emanuel
Staff Writer

Sareen Ishanyan
Staff Writer

Katie Linder
Co-Managing Editor

Justin Schmerler
Co-Managing Editor

Jemma Tan
Staff Writer

Jenny Wang
Staff Writer

Xinong Wang
Staff Writer

Maya Yang
Editor-in-Chief

Our Mission

The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict. We bring the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and encourage faculty and students to explore and shape debate.

History and Activities

The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict. We bring the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and encourage faculty and students to explore and shape debate.

Created in 1979, the Center sponsors conferences, lectures, and other events that bring world leaders and internationally renowned scholars to UCLA and to the Los Angeles community; runs the Burkle Global Impact Initiative, a program designed to activate the entertainment industry to engage more deeply and effectively with global policy, humanitarian, and advocacy issues; funds research and courses on international affairs; hosts Senior Fellows, including former Supreme Allied Commander of Europe General Wesley K. Clark (ret.); sponsors a renowned and highly competitive internship program; administers fellowships and scholarships; and provides podcasts and videos of Burkle Center events that raise awareness and shape debate about important issues in international relations.

 

Past Annual Reports

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2013-2014