2013 in Retrospect

A number of well-known public figures visited the International Institute to address critical issues in their regions and/or the world over the course of 2013, several of whom are shown in the photographs below.

  • André Azoulay, Senior Advisor to His Excellency King Mohammed VI of Morocco, discussed Morocco’s role in Africa on February 20 at an event organized by the African Studies Center. (Photo: provided by speaker.)

  • General Oscar Naranjo, former Director of the Colombian National Police and advisor to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, spoke at a Latin American Institute panel on February 23. (Photo: Latin America Institute.)

  • Alejandro Poiré, former Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, spoke at a Latin American Institute panel on February 23. (Photo: Latin American Institute.)

  • Robert D. Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, spoke at on economic statecraft at a lecture cosponsored by the Burkle Center for International Relations and the Anderson Center for Global Management/CIBER

  • Jun Nimi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, spoke about the newly elected Abe administration and its policies on February 27, at an event organized by the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies. (Photo: Japanese Consulate-General in Los Angeles.)

  • Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state and national security advisor, spoke at the annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture of the Burkle Center for International Relations on February 27. (Photo: Todd Cheney/ UCLA.)

  • Author and Los Angeles Times journalist Hector Tobar spoke at a Program for International Migration event on March 15. (Photo: Arturo Diaz.)

  • Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya spoke at the “Israel in 3-D” one-day university organized by the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies on March 8. (Picture: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and former chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, spoke at the UCLA Teraskai Center for Japanese Studies on March 22. (Photo: Reed Hutchinson.)

  • Journalist, businesswoman and humanitarian Princess Basmah bint Saud spoke at lecture sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development on April 15. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • EU High Representative Catherine Ashton (left) and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block at a May 6 lecture organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • Jeffrey Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia University, delivered the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture on Economic Development at the Burkle Center for International Relations on April 25. (Photo: Todd Cheney/UCLA.)

  • Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered the annual Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace at the Burkle Center for International Relations on May 30. (Photo: Todd Cheney/ UCLA.)

  • U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning Robert C. Orr (UCLA 1987) addresses UCLA graduates at the International Institute Commencement Ceremony, June 15, 2013. (Photo: Oliver Chien.)

  • Former Israeli minister of foreign affairs and historian Shlomo Ben-Ami was the keynote speaker at the annual Association for Israel Studies conference, held at UCLA with the support of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies in late June. (Photo: Pegg

  • His Excellency Dr. Chaiyong Satjipanon, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, visited the Center for Southeast Asian Studies on August 2. (Photo: Oliver Chien.)

  • Israeli author, screenwriter and director Etgar Keret spoke about his work at a Y&S Nazarian Center event on October 1. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • Ambassador Bruno Bath, Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles, at the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program student orientation held at UCLA on October 5. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/UCLA.)

  • Czech screenwriter and director Ivan Passer at the Vaclav Havel exhibit opening at UCLA Powell Library, an event organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies on October 8. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/UCLA.)

  • Czech Consul General Michal Sedláček at the Vaclav Havel exhibit opening at UCLA Powell Library; an event organized by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies on October 8. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • Gail Kligman (left), director of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, and Gordon Davidson, former artistic director of the Mark Taper Forum, at the Vaclav Havel exhibit opening at UCLA Powell Library, October 8. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/UCLA.)

  • Author Aminatta Forna spoke about her new novel, “The Hired Man,” at an event cosponsored by the African Studies Center and the UCLA Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities on October 15. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • Author-physician Abraham Verghese, author of the New York Times best-selling novel, “Cutting for Stone,” spoke at a Center for India and South Asia event on October 25. (Photo: Peggy McInerny/ UCLA.)

  • Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, discussed Turkey’s key economic growth sectors on October 21 at a lecture was co-hosted by the International Institute and the Anderson School of Management. (Photo: Hugh Hamilton.)

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