Spring International Career Panel

Spring International Career Panel

Please join us for the second international career panel of 2011 with panelists Gary Bagley, Prof. Peter Katona, and Jim Newton. The Burkle Center and the Undergraduate International Relations Society (UIRS) co-sponsor two international career panel per year to provide insight about various fields and professions in the international arena and guidance on how to best prepare for international careers.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
UCLA Bunche Hall
Room 6275
Los Angeles, CA 90095



AUDIO: To listen to the panel discussion, click here.



Join the Burkle Center and the Undergraduate International Relations Society for an opportunity to hear leaders in the field of international affairs speak candidly about what they did after graduation and how today's recent graduates can prepare for a career in international affairs.


GARY G. BAGLEY has been named the diplomat-in-residence at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. A career member of the foreign service, Bagley began his career in the foreign service in 1984 and was posted as a consular officer to Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a management cone officer, Bagley’s next posting was as general services officer at Embassy Nairobi, Kenya followed by a posting as management officer at Embassy Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Returning to Washington, he worked in the law enforcement coordination branch of the Bureau of lntelligence and Research and then as post management officer in the executive office of the Bureau of African Affairs. From 1995-1995, Bagley studied Ukrainian language at FSI followed by a posting to Embassy Kiev, Ukraine as management officer. His next assignment was as management officer at Embassy Lisbon, Portugal followed by assignment to Embassy Bucharest, Romania as management officer. Then he went to Embassy London as supervisory general services officer and while there was chosen to be the deputy management counselor. His most recent posting has been as management counselor at Embassy Madrid, Spain.

PETER KATONA is an internationally recognized authority on bioterrorism and has lectured throughout the world. He teaches a yearly course at UCLA on terrorism, and has edited the books Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network, and Global Biosecurity: Threats and Responses, with a book on the vulnerability of healthcare to disasters in progress. He also maintains a practice in infectious diseases and internal medicine at UCLA, seeing in-patients at five Los Angeles hospitals. Dr. Peter Katona is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in viral diseases where he investigated both domestic and international outbreaks.

JIM NEWTON Jim Newton is editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of The Times' editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed, including a weekly column examining the policy and politics of Southern California. Previously, he served as editor of the editorial pages, supervising the editorial board and overseeing its work as well as the Op-Ed page, Sunday Opinion and letters to the editor.
A 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times, he has worked as a reporter, editor and bureau chief and has covered, among other beats, the Los Angeles Police Department, the administration of Mayor Richard Riordan, federal law enforcement and state and local politics.
Newton came to the Los Angeles Times in 1989, having previously worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and as a clerk at the New York Times, where he served as columnist James Reston's assistant in 1985-86. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the recipient of numerous local and national awards in journalism. He was part of the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the Los Angeles riots in 1992 and the earthquake of 1994, both of which were awarded Pulitzer Prizes to the staff.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Undergraduate International Relations Society (UIRS)