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About the Burkle Center


Director and Staff

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Alexandra Lieben
Deputy Director

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Leslie Johns
Associate Director

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Stacey Tamura
Program Manager

Fellows

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Haroon Azar
Senior Fellow

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Dalia Dassa Kaye
Senior Fellow and Director, Initiative for Regional Security Architectures

Faculty Advisory Board

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John Agnew
Distinguished Professor

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Edward Leamer
Distinguished Professor

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Etel Solingen
Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies; Chair of Burkle Center Faculty Advisory Board

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Arthur Stein
Professor

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Robert Trager
Associate Professor

2022-23 Interns

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Jakob Franco
Undergraduate Intern

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Mischa Gureghian Hall
Undergraduate Intern

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Ella Haythorne
Undergraduate Intern

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Jessica Marguiles
Undergraduate Intern

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Matthew Orihuela
Undergraduate Intern

The Generation Editorial Team

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Annabelle Werner
The Generation Editor-in-Chief

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Arya Goyal
The Generation Editor

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Stephanie Katherine Yallourakis
The Generation Print Editor

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Angelica Alcantar
The Generation Staff Writer

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Seher Alvi
The Generation Staff Writer

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Michael Kerrigan
The Generation Staff Writer

Our Mission

The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict. We bring the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and encourage faculty and students to explore and shape debate.

History and Activities

The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict. We bring the brightest minds in these fields to UCLA and encourage faculty and students to explore and shape debate.

Created in 1979, the Center sponsors conferences, lectures, and other events that bring world leaders and internationally renowned scholars to UCLA and to the Los Angeles community; runs the Burkle Global Impact Initiative, a program designed to activate the entertainment industry to engage more deeply and effectively with global policy, humanitarian, and advocacy issues; funds research and courses on international affairs; hosts Senior Fellows, including former Supreme Allied Commander of Europe General Wesley K. Clark (ret.); sponsors a renowned and highly competitive internship program; administers fellowships and scholarships; and provides podcasts and videos of Burkle Center events that raise awareness and shape debate about important issues in international relations.