In an effort to bring Afghan scholars to UCLA, the Center for Near Eastern Studies is working to raise funds to support several visiting Afghan scholar positions on campus.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Los Angeles Times - Ruth Pearl, the mother of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who turned the profound and lasting agony of losing a son into a life of activism, outreach and bridging cultural divides, has died at her home in Los Angeles.Friday, July 30, 2021
LAist - Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala weighs in on why Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's nomination to be Ambassador to India is important. Tuesday, July 13, 2021
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to retired Army General Wesley Clark, a former NATO commander and current Burkle Center senior fellow, about President Biden's meeting with Russian President Putin, and about the challenges facing Biden and NATO.Wednesday, June 16, 2021
UCLA and several other universities worked with the LA Mayor's Office of International Affairs to organize and host the series.Thursday, April 8, 2021
Human rights experts David Kaye and Agnès Callamard discussed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the lack of established international mechanisms to address the targeted assassination of dissidents by sovereign states. Friday, April 2, 2021
New York Times - Agnès Callamard, who wrote of a cover-up in the 2018 killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, called out “bully boy” tactics and intimidation in international diplomacy.Friday, March 26, 2021
Haaretz Newspaper - When can the U.S. strike overseas? How much power does a president have in making these decisions? And how should the U.S. handle Iran's proxies? Ben Samuels writes about the early crossroads where Biden finds himself.Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Delivering the 2021 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, Tapper said journalists nned to be clear-eyed and precise with the public to counter the perpetuation of lies in the national discourse.Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Jewish Journal - Tom Tugend writes about the 2020-21 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture with CNN's Jake Tapper.Thursday, February 4, 2021
The Pacific Council Magazine - Haroon Azar, Senior Fellow and the Program Director of the Burkle Center Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom, examines the effects of Operation Enduring Freedom and the current role of the U.S. in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A new undergraduate course in fall quarter 2020, “The Political Economy of Climate Change,” will examine the challenges of mitigating climate change.Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Aug. 4, 2020. Writing in Foreign Affairs ("Hollywood is Running Out of Villains"), UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala observes, "Hollywood sanitizes or censors topics that Beijing doesn't like. But the phenomenon is not limited to China, nor is it all about revenue. Studios, writers and producers increasingly fear they will be hacked or harmed if they portray any foreign autocrats in a negative light, be it Russian President Vladimir Putin or North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un." Thursday, August 6, 2020
Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes joined the UCLA Center for International Relations for a broad discussion on foreign policy and national security. Monday, July 27, 2020
Two seasoned U.S. foreign policy hands, speaking at separate Burkle Center events, presented overviews of U.S. foreign policy.Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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