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Israeli Diplomat Analyzes Mideast

The lecture by the newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Great Britain, Ron Prosor, was sponsored by the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, the Israel Studies Program, Stand with Us, and the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles.

Guest Professor Speaks on Israel, Middle East

Monday's talk by Shlomo Aronson, a political science professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and Israel Studies Program.

Professor Discusses Israeli Politics

Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, offered his analysis of Israeli politics during a lecture Tuesday afternoon.

Professor to Examine Military's Role in Israeli Politics

As part of an ongoing lecture series on Israeli studies, Yoram Peri, a professor of political sociology and communication at Tel Aviv University, is scheduled to speak today at 4:00.

Clark: US Failure in Iraq Rooted in Lack of Legitimacy

No amount of military intervention in Iraq can work without equal emphasis on robust diplomacy and political initiatives in the strife-torn nation, Clark said in a Jan. 22 lecture on the eve of Bush's national address.

Legality, Legitimacy and the Iraq War

Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Burkle Center Senior Fellow.

Group Combats for Peace

The Thursday night discussion was part of a month-long tour sparked by the killing of the 10-year-old daughter of Bassam Aramin, one of the founders of Combatants for Peace.

Clark: Iraq War Legal, Not Legitimate

Retired General Wesley K. Clark, a senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, explains to a packed Law School auditorium that the United States has "squandered its mantle of legitimacy in this conflict."

What Should America's Strategy Be in the Middle East?

A look at the policies of 11 U.S. presidents since the creation of the new Middle East in 1948 provides useful clues to a sound and viable strategy in the region, writes UCLA political scientist Steven Spiegel.

Nuclear War Can't Be 'Regional'

Any nuclear conflict would devastate cities and threaten global population through climate change, researchers say.

Middle East Series Goes On

Cal State Stanislaus professor speaks on current condition of Lebanese politics

Sondhi's 'New Time' Journalism

In an on-camera interview with AsiaMedia, media mogul and anti-Thaksin activist Sondhi Limthongkul said corruption in Thailand has forced his news reporting into a journalism-activism hybrid.

Journalist Discusses Recent Thai Coup

Sondhi Limthongkul speaks on campus about what led to the government’s overthrow by the military. The talk was sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Lecture Series to Explore Darfur

Professor Edward Alpers will discuss the roots of the crisis in Sudan, which has lasted more than three years.

Talk Analyzes Effects of Arab Nationalism

This lecture was part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies' fall lecture series called "The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11," which aims to explore the recent issues with multiple professional points of view. The next public lecture is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Bunche 10383.

50 Years Later: a Look at Hungary’s Failed Revolt

Center for European and Eurasian Studies hosts visiting professor to share unconventional analysis of historic event.

Dershowitz to Discuss Israel at UCLA

Student groups host controversial speaker, who has repeatedly defended the country’s military actions. [The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the School of Law are co-sponsoring the event with two student groups.]

Experts Assess Iraq's Horrific Toll

Health-care professionals intimately familiar with the war's effects on bodies and minds shared their perspectives at a conference sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, UCLA Extension, and the School of Public Health.

Panel Explores North Korea’s Future

Discussion attempts to add depth to public perceptions following country’s nuclear test

Former Israeli Soldier Gives Talk on Conflict

Avraham Sela, a political science professor who served in the Israeli Military Intelligence for 16 years, said the way to stabilize the region is to turn Hezbollah into a political party and keep it from becoming an autonomous military power in Southern Lebanon.

CNES Launches Podcasts on Post-9/11 Middle East

A Fall 2006 lecture series goes live. The first speaker, Rutgers political scientist Eric Davis, charts a path towards democracy in Iraq.

Lebanon's War With Cluster Bombs

The 40% of Israeli-dropped 'bomblets' that didn't explode during this summer's war continue to kill Lebanon's most vulnerable, writes Professor Saree Makdisi in the Los Angeles Times.

Bright Lights, Hard Lives

The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.

In UCLA Debut, Wesley Clark Critiques US Torture Policy

The former supreme allied commander of NATO, now a Burkle Center senior fellow, and UCLA law professors discuss provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Clark disputes need for "rough treatment" of detainees on practical, moral, and geo-strategic grounds.

Gen. Wesley Clark Joins UCLA's Burkle Center

Clark will host a major conference on campus this winter on the future of the Middle East.

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