Read about the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture with Anderson Cooper as featured in the Jewish Journal.
The lecture series, established at UCLA in 2002, features scholars, journalists and policymakers who have contributed original analyses or constructive approaches to problems of international concern. Cooper spoke to a crowd of 900 on Sunday.
Though he never met Pearl, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said, he keeps a picture of him and another fallen journalist on his bulletin board at work as a source of inspiration. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture is cosponsored by the Burkle Center.
In the national debate on whether the tactic of torture is warranted for the sake of national security, the experiences of the two former interrogators underscore the argument that torture is not an effective tool for unsealing secrets and getting at the truth.
Burkle Center Senior Fellow and 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand, Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, explains in a widely circulated op-ed how his country can "reset" its politics.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan founder of the global Green Belt Movement, told a Burkle Center audience that Africans "are literally slaves" to Western nations that profit from excessive interest payments on aid. Event coverage and video are available from Zocalo Public Square.
News articles, video, photos, and audio podcasts from the Burkle Center's 2009 Annual Conference, "The Future of the Responsibility to Protect." Featuring Keynote Speaker Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia and President/CEO of International Crisis Group, this conference assessed the prospects and pitfalls of R2P, and of humanitarian intervention more generally.
Gareth Evans, former foreign minister of Australia and author of a landmark report on stopping genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity, said Tuesday at UCLA that the international community is coming to realize that "the sin is not intervention, the sin is indifference."
In a lecture addressed to an audience of nearly 200 in Dodd Hall on March 2nd, Tim Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and author of "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Anchor Books), discussed his deeply researched book, which won the 2007 National Book Award for nonfiction. The event was organized by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
Francisco Santos Calderon to discuss his movement to increase awareness about cocaine on Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
Vice President Francisco Santos Caldern of Colombia will speak about "The Shared Responsibility Initiative: Cocaine's Ecocide in Colombia," an international campaign led by his office to create awareness about the major environmental and social damages resulting from coca cultivation, cocaine production and the international drug trade.
A conference on January 30, analyzing the most pressing challenges facing the Obama administration as it formulates its China policy -- from politics and security to energy, the environment, and the economy.
Sociology Professor Michael Mann and Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), a senior fellow at the Burkle Center, engaged in a lively and insightful discussion on the topic of Perpetual War at a Feb. 9 event co-sponsored by the Burkle Center and the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.
In a Feb. 4 talk cosponsored by the Burkle Center, RAND Corporation senior advisor Brian Michael Jenkins delivers a sober analysis of the evidence, and fears, that drive the debate about nuclear terrorism.
Several speakers at a conference on U.S.-China relations, cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Burkle Center, observed that economic interdependence underlies good diplomatic relations between the two powers and argued that new U.S. trade restrictions on China would be counterproductive.
Speakers at an on-campus conference discuss economic, other aspects of US-China relationship.
At a free public lecture on Saturday in Santa Monica, Burkle Center Deputy Director Anna Spain, a lawyer and mediator specializing in cross-cultural conflict resolution, will discuss how citizens can contribute to the spread of peace around the world.
At a lecture cosponsored by the Burkle Center and student groups, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri introduces ExchangesConnect, a social networking website intended to bring a "new generation of digital natives" into conversation around the globe. Her bureau will also fund Indonesian dance performances on campus in spring.
Today, January 05, 2009, at 12:00 PM in the UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon, Assistant Secretary of State Goli Ameri will give a lecture titled "The Challenges of U.S. Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century, And New Opportunities in the Digital Age."
Part of the new Status of Forces accord could put a crimp in U.S. plans for a pullout of troops.