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About the Burkle Center


Director and Staff

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Alexandra Lieben
Deputy Director

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

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Brian Gott
Program Director
Burkle Global Impact Initiative (BGI)

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Dai Wei (Diane) Tsang
Program Manager

Fellows

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

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Wesley Clark
Senior Fellow

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Mike Shuster
Senior Fellow

Faculty Advisory Board

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Leslie Johns
Associate Professor

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Dalia Dassa Kaye
Faculty Advisor

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Edward Leamer
Distinguished Professor

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Etel Solingen
Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies; Chair of Burkle Center Faculty Advisory Board

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Arthur Stein
Professor

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Robert Trager
Associate Professor

Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom

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

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Sana Rahim
Graduate Intern

2018-19 Interns

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Jonathan Balk
Undergraduate Intern

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Aliredha Damji
Undergraduate Intern

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Georges Ip
Undergraduate Intern

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Kayla Jahangiri
Undergraduate Intern

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Isha Kakar
Undergraduate Intern

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Sienna Pillsbury
Undergraduate Intern

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Allison Wolhart
Undergraduate Intern

The Generation Editorial Team

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Da Eun Choi
Staff Writer

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Zach Emanuel
Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Sareen Ishanyan
Staff Writer

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Jemma Tan
Staff Writer

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Jenny Wang
Staff Writer

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Xinong Wang
Co-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