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Event Details

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
The Century Association
7 West 43rd Street
New York , NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association on Tuesday December 6th for a reception in honor of Dr. Kal Raustiala and the release of his new book The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire. Copies of the book will be made available to guests and there will be a author signing after the lecture. 

This event will be held at the Century Association located at Seven West 43rd Street. The event will be located on the fifth floor of the building. The lecture will begin at 6:00pm and will be followed by a reception. 

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Event Speakers

    • Dr. Kal Raustiala - Speaker
      Director, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations

      Kal Raustiala is the Promise Institute Distinguished Professor of Comparative and International Law at UCLA Law School, Professor at the UCLA International Institute, and Director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. From 2012-2015 he served as UCLA’s Associate Vice Provost for International Studies and Faculty Director of the International Education Office.

      Professor Raustiala's research focuses on international law, international relations, and intellectual property. His biography of the late UN diplomat, civil rights advocate, and UCLA alum Ralph Bunche, The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire, will be published in late 2022 by Oxford University Press.

      Prior to coming to UCLA, Professor Raustiala was a research fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, a Peccei Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems, and an assistant professor of politics at Brandeis University. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Raustiala has served on the editorial boards of International Organization and the American Journal of International Law and is a frequent media contributor whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New Republic, the New YorkerWiredSlate, the International Herald Tribune and Le Monde. Along with Catherine Amirfar of Debevoise & Plimpton, he is co-host of the American Society of International Law’s International Law Behind the Headlines podcast.