A presentation by MARTIN BENISTON, Climate Research Group, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
A presentation by BABAK HEDJAZI, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
A presentation by REY KOSLOWSKI, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, SUNY Albany, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
A presentation by ANASTASIA LOUKAITOU-SIDERIS, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007
UCLA political scientist Marc Trachtenberg, who teaches a Burkle Center-backed course on the post-9/11 world, explains in a newspaper article that current events can be approached with detachment.
Peter Singer's message is uncomfortable: Most people follow a minimalist morality that makes them a lot more immoral than they consider themselves to be.
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.
The professor and public intellectual Amitai Etzioni practices the Socratic method at UCLA, arguing for a foreign policy that proceeds from the human right to be free from harm.
Renewal of respect for international law, open justice, human dignity, and the Bill of Rights is the key to victory in the struggle against terrorists, explains former NATO commander and UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark in this video op-ed. Torturing enemies is not merely wrong, he says, but "represents a path for defeat for the United States."
Listen to a UCLAradio story about a documentary screening by Kevin Sites, a pioneering solo journalist for Yahoo! News, on war zones around the world. The event was presented by AsiaMedia, sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, Latin American Center, African Studies Center and Asia Institute.
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.
CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.
Documentary unearths different perspectives, definitions of terrorism and counterterrorism
"Modern terror began in the 1880s. Small groups in many countries were able to terrify masses because the invention of dynamite gave them new powers, and the bomb has remained the principal weapon of terror ever since," writes David C. Rapoport.
A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.
Streaming video and audio podcast from the closing plenary panel of the conference, Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges.
Streaming video and audio podcast from the opening plenary panel of the conference, Nuclear Weapons in a New Century: Facing the Emerging Challenges.
Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
The spread of nuclear weapons is a pressing issue the United States must recognize and address, experts said during a two-day conference on campus this week.
A public lecture by David Newman, Ben Gurion University, part of the series on Israel Studies.
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry is scheduled to give the keynote address this afternoon, with Wednesday featuring panels and breakout sessions on more specific subjects.
The lecture by the newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Great Britain, Ron Prosor, was sponsored by the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, the Israel Studies Program, Stand with Us, and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.
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