Faculty in the News

“The SDGs are very ambitious,” said Kal Raustiala, a law professor and director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. “One of the criticisms is that there are so many goals … with everything being a priority and therefore arguably nothing being a priority. So implementing them in full is hard to imagine” said Raustiala in the Los Angeles Times on September 17, 2017.

UCLA political scientist Maggie Peters, who teaches in the Global Studies Program, writes in The Washington Post: "Trump, therefore, faces a trade-off: Bring manufacturing back to the U.S. but open immigration — or restrict immigration but face increasing job losses due to trade and off-shoring."

Sept. 6, 2017. “Public properties are seen as having no owner, therefore people believe they can take advantage of them,” said the UCLA anthropology professor and director of the Center for Chinese Studies to the New York Times. Yan traces the distrust of communal rules to China's roots as an agricultural society.

Aug. 29, 2017. UCLA historian James Gelvin writes in The Conversation: "Could it be that IS volunteers are drawn to a value system that asserts an aggressive machismo, disparages steady work, and sustains the impulse for immediate gratification?"

Aug. 8, 2017. The work of UCLA anthropologist Yunxiang Yan is cited in a New York Times Op-Ed piece about the delayed adulthoods of only children in contemporary China. Pervasive helicopter parenting not only infantilizes young Chinese, writes Helen Gao, it contributes to their high divorce rate. She mentions a study by Yan that found parental interference in children's martial squabbles frequently helps end the marriages.