The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports on one students long journey to bring a school to ethnic Karen refugees in Burma.
UCLA alumnus Brian Rishwain gave two $2,500 awards to urban planning doctoral students Ava Bromberg and John Scott-Railton, who brought an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to social justice work. Scott-Railton is working in poor slums in Senegal to help the residents counteract devastating floods.
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand and UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow, comments on the current situation in Thailand and asks Prime Minister Vejjajiva to put an end to the use of force against civilians.
Rand Corporation and Israel
A public lecture by Mitchell Orenstein, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, European Studies
Dr. Paul Zeleza examines the forces and factors that led to the 2007 election violence in Kenya.
A podcast with Dr. Ricardo Lopez Murphy.
Steven Spiegel, the director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, presents the innovative and informal negotiation techniques that he is urging the Obama administration to employ as it pursues security in this historically volatile region.
Youk Chhang, director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia, describes the challenges of teaching young people about the country's holocaust. Over the last two weeks of April, he met with students and faculty at UCLA, Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego.
The UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law will devote one of its annual issues to papers emerging from the April 16 meeting on "Critical Perspectives on the Criminalization of Islamic Philanthropy in the War on Terror."
Ruth Gavison, Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem from Israel's Democracy: Past, Present, Future - Part 3.
In this video, Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti delivers a lecture on "LA and CA in the World: Our Global Interests and Global Positions." The lecture was presented by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and UCLA School of Public Affairs.
On Saturday, April 24, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Geoffrey Robinson will participate in a discussion of "History: Rising Above Oppression." Robinson is the author of "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor" (Princeton University Press, 2010). The discussion will take place at 11 a.m. in Haines 39.
On Sunday, April 25, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on campus, UCLA Professor Richard Baum will participate in a discussion on "China: The Next Super Power? with three other panelists. Baum is the author, most recently, of "China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom" (University of Washington, 2010). The discussion on Sunday will take place at noon in Young Hall CS 50.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in the LA Times: "Consequences of the Catholic Church's Claim of Statehood"
The practice of treating the Catholic Church as a state has been bad for women's equality and gay rights. Now, the unfolding sexual abuse scandal reveals another dark side of the Holy See's status.
In events at the School of Nursing and the International Institute, Ambassador Raymond Alcide Joseph explains how international pledges to his country will build roads, schools, houses, trade and tourism and support a plan to decentralize the country, moving resources from Port-au-Prince to other regions.
Ali F. Igmen, a historian at CSU Long Beach who specializes in Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan, recalls the disappointments of the country's 2005 revolution in assessing the events of this week.
His Excellency Don Pramudwinai addresses a luncheon with UCLA faculty and students involved in Thai studies.
A public lecture by Istvan Deak (Columbia University, History).
A public lecture by Adam Michnik (Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, UCLA Regents Lecturer).
In an evening at Jan Popper Theater, Consul General Jose Alfredo Graca Lima says that Brazil is facing its biggest problem, one of the world's most unequal distributions of wealth; and a rising Brazilian star, Alexandre Dietrich, plays selections of the country's classical piano music.
The three-time Mexican presidential contender and key figure in the country's democratic transformation sought to apply revolutionary ideals of equality and shared progress to 21st-century issues such as domestic political participation and international trade.
Alternating between black humor, biting sarcasm and insightful analysis, the internationally known columnist and author delivered the eighth annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at Korn Convocation Hall to an audience of more than 400 people.
In this video, author and journalist Christopher Hitchens delivers the 2010 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture. The lecture was presented by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA.
In this video UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers the 2010 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace. He spoke on "Mobilizing the Global Citizenry: the United Nations in a Changing World."
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