In this video op-ed, the Honorable Louise Arbour, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, shares her thoughts on the 2001 landmark report "The Responsibility to Protect", published by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, led by Gareth Evans and Mohamed Sahnoun.
Haskell Sears Ward, an expert on development and one of the first UCLA graduate students in African Studies, will focus his Thursday afternoon talk on what Africa and the United States have meant to one another for the past 50 years.
The family of a famous Bruin peacemaker, assassinated 25 years ago while serving as president of the American University of Beirut, has remembered him by seeking truth about his killers and reconciliation between nations.
Wall Street bankers would have benefited from being in the Buddha's audience. At the 106th Faculty Research Lecture, Gregory Schopen explains.
Lower tuition for beginning intensive courses meant to accommodate students and professors
Now in its third year, the Korean Studies in the Americas program brings students to UCLA from four Latin American countries, supports collaboration among faculty, and sends American Koreanist scholars north and south for lectures. Funded by the Seoul-based Academy of Korean Studies, the UCLA-administered program has begun to snowball, attracting interest in the form of travel grants for Latin American students and faculty members visiting Korea and the United States.
A doctoral student in women's studies reports on a February gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, demanding inclusion of women's perspectives in the construction of family law in both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority countries.
Videos from conference held Thursday, March 12, 2009 at UCLA.
The U.S. risks being left without any influence on major international legal issues, writes the director of the UCLA Law School's Human Rights Program and its Sanela Diana Jenkins International Justice Clinic in The Los Angeles Times.
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.
Anthony Pagden, Author and UCLA Professor of History and Political Science
Francisco Santos Calderon, a former journalist and a victim of kidnapping himself by the Medellin drug cartel, came to campus with a message: cocaine use is killing Colombia's tropical rainforests, poisoning its rivers and land with toxic chemicals used in production of the drug, and ravaging a fragile ecosystem that sustains species of birds, amphibians, reptiles and plants that can be found nowhere else on this planet.
Logic and principles of geography point to Parachinar, Pakistan, as a likely hideout and particularly to three structures there, according to a new study.
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.
Micheal Mann, Professor of Sociology at UCLA, and Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center.
The Southern California portion of the tour was coordinated by the UCLA Confucius Institute and Star Education, a nonprofit organization.
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.
The UCLA International Institute Human Rights Film Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with a public screening of "Killer's Paradise" and discussion with director Giselle Portenier. The documentary film shines a light on the murders of more than 2,000 Guatemalan women in recent years and on responses by police and officials that often only compound the crimes.
Miners' success in improving working conditions at a Chinese-owned copper mine in Zambia tells one story about Chinese economic influence on the continent. But it's too early to say what the country's investments in Africa add up to, says UCLA sociologist Ching Kwan Lee.
Ostrich feathers for women's hats were worth nearly as much as diamonds by weight just prior to World War I, when the bubble burst. In "Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce" (Yale University Press), a book that resonates with the current financial crisis, UCLA historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein describes a European and American vogue for African feathers from the 1880s and recounts sad tales of a global market crash that struck particularly hard at Jewish merchants.
The nonprofit group's UCLA branch made its first service trip last spring break, to Nicaragua, The Daily Bruin reports.
As long as their travel plans are registered online, UCLA faculty, staff, and students can receive instant email warnings through a vendor working for UC.
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."
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