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Obama's drone legacy: Conference summary

The political and legal implications of President Obama's drone policy were explored by a panel of experts, all of whom urged greater transparency concerning the U.S. use of drones in targeting killings.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Will Trump presidency affect U.S. support for global development?

Nov. 22, 2016. “If the U.S. is not an actively engaged member of the international community and assisting many countries with their development, somebody else will – and maybe in ways that are much less positive for us," says Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in the Los Angeles Times.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Kal Raustiala interviewed by China's equivalent of CNN

Raustiala, professor of law and director of the Burkle Center for International Relations, is interviewed on the U.S. presidential election by (clip is in Chinese).

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

If elected, could Trump scuttle climate accord?

Oct. 27, 2016. Interviewed in the Christian Science Monitor, Kal Raustiala remarks,“There is a constitutional question, unresolved, about whether the president can withdraw from treaties duly ratified by the Senate without the Senate approving that withdrawal.” Raustiala is professor of law and director of the Burkle Center for International Studies at UCLA.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kal Raustiala weighs in on internet debate

Sept. 28, 2016. Writing in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times, the UCLA professor of law and director of the Burkle Center for International Relations argues in support of President Obama's decision to give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) control over Internet addresses.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mediterranean migration crisis

C-SPAN coverage of May 23rd discussion with Gregory Maniatis, Senior European Policy Fellow, Migration Policy Institute, and Aslı Bâli, CNES director and UCLA professor of law.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Middle Eastern refugee crisis and global migration

C-SPAN coverage of May 23rd panel discussion with Laurie Brand, David Fitzgerald and Stefan Biedermann, moderated by UCLA's Roger Waldinger.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

European Union facing multiple challenges

At two recent Center for European & Russian Studies events, leaders in European politics and civil society affirmed the resilience of the European Union in the face of multiple, complex challenges.

Friday, May 20, 2016

UCLA students meet with National Security Advisor Susan Rice

Senior White House official gives Bruins inside look at foreign affairs

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kal Raustiala interviewed by

"Intellectual property law is not as important as we might think to innovation," said Raustiala, UCLA professor of law and director of the Burkle Center for International Relations. “A lot of innovation grows out of imitation,” he said.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Journalists threatened the world over, says CNN's Christiane Amanpour

Amanpour delivered the Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at the Burkle Center.

Friday, April 15, 2016

UCLA professor's book reaches audiences in Russia, Brazil and the Arab world

Originally published in 2012, The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Arabic — all in the last year.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wesley Clark: In Syria, Russia is the real threat

USA Today Op-Ed article by General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe & UCLA Burkle Center senior fellow

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Australian Foreign Minister, speaking at UCLA, urges ratification of the TPP

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke in depth about the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and crucial issues of cooperation and conflict in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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