Faculty in the News

July 18, 2017. “The government will need to be more inclusive. Sewage, running water, electricity are a little more immediate, but the issue of trust, accountability, inclusiveness — those are time-intensive and are going to take not days, not weeks, not months, but years to merge,” says Eric Bordenkircher in a Los Angeles Times article. Bordenkircher is a research fellow at the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA's International Institute.

July 5, 2017. Qatar sees the demands being made by other Arab states as a violation of its sovereignty and an assertion of a double standard, said Ben Radd in a CNBC interview. Radd, a research fellow with the Center for Middle East Development, teaches political science and law at UCLA.

Murat, director of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, publishes a monthly opinion piece in the French newspaper Libération. (In French)

May 3, 2017. UCLA historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez writes in an Op Ed in the International Business Times, "On April 11, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his plan to step up prosecutions of unlawful entries, saying it's time to “restore a lawful system of immigration.” This may read like a colorblind commitment to law and order. But the law Sessions has vowed to enforce was designed with racist intent."

May 3, 2017. Dominic Thomas, chair of UCLA's department of French and Francophone Studies, is interviewed on CNN about the Macron-Le Pen debate and the upcoming run-off vote in the French presidential election on Sunday, May 7. (Starts @ 2:14)