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Graduate student "localizes" Shanghailander exhibit at UCLA Hillel

Julie Kalmar, a UCLA graduate student in Information Studies at UCLA, seized the opportunity to add a local dimension to the “Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)" exhibit at the UCLA Hillel.

Podcast: The Ottoman Garden of Eight Paradises: Idris Bitlisi's Persian History

Eurasian Empires Seminar Series Lecture by Ali Anooshahr, UC Davis

Podcast: Looking Inland: From the Coast to the Steppe in Eurasian History

Eurasian Empires Series Inaugural Forum

Laughing All The Way to Freedom: Social Functions of Jewish Humor of Modern-Day Exodus

A public lecture by Emil Draitser, Professor Emeritus, Hunter College, Russian and Slavic Studies.

Interview with PhD Student Levi Thompson, Co-Founder of TahrirDocuments.org


Yemen in the (Anti)-Imperial Indian Ocean: Toward a Spatial History of Modern Arabia

A lecture by John M. Willis, University of Colorado

South African archivist notes limits of transitional justice

Verne Harris of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory points out the limits of transitional justice and offers human rights archivists new lines of inquiry for the future.

Playwright, Prisoner, President: Celebrating the Life of Vaclav Havel

Lifelong friends, theatre professionals and fellow countrymen shared warm reminiscences of the late Czech leader and playwright at an opening reception for a UCLA Library exhibit in the Powell Library Rotunda.

Toxic Schools: High Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

A book presentation with author Bowen Paulle, University of Amsterdam, Sociology and Anthropology.

Central Asian peoples and the great land empires of Eurasia

A new seminar series will look "in" to Central Asia to consider the circulation of peoples, religions, languages, texts and textual traditions that connected peoples across the Eurasian land mass.

Building a strong community for Southeast Asian studies at UCLA

UCLA historian George Dutton aims to create a more cohesive community of faculty and students who study Southeast Asia.

The Real Goal of Obama's Syria Policy

The following is a link to an article in "History News Network" by Professor James L. Gelvin (History).

Contested Again: Afghanistan since 1979

A lecture by Nushin Arbabzadeh, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Contested Central Asia: Alexander to the Great Game

A lecture by Touraj Daryaee, UC Irvine. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Emergence of the Modern Afghan State

A lecture by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Pre-Modern Afghanistan: Who Are These People?

A lecture by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Nazarian Center Hosts First Israel Studies Conference Held on West Coast

The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.

Iran: a small window of hope

Professor Nayereh Tohidi, visting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, asks whether president-elect Hassan Rowhani will reset Iran's political course in a hopeful direction.

Ten Questions About the Crisis in Syria

The following is the text of an interview conducted by the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao (明報) with Professor James L. Gelvin (History) in late June 2013.

What is Happening in Turkey Now: 2nd Teach-in


Giant of Ismaili studies honored by younger generation

A younger generation of scholars recently paid tribute to UCLA Professor Emeritus Ismail K. Poonawala at a symposium organized by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies on May 23, 2013.

Mama Kiota of Niger: Feminism in a rural African Muslim form

Political scientist Pearl T. Robinson describes the work of Mama Kiota as a vital part of the global feminist movement. A female Sufi educational and spiritual leader, Mama Kiota has been working under the radar in her local community in Niger for 40 years, educating and empowering rural African Muslim women.

Al-Rihla al-Ismailiyya: Reflections on Ismailis in Ismaili Studies

A lecture by Dr. Sumaiya Hamdani, Associate Professor, History and Art History Dept., George Mason University. Part of the conference "Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala's Shoulders."

Closing Remarks - Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala's Shoulders

Closing remarks by Professor Ismail Poonawala, UCLA.

Ismailis and Philosophy: A Critical Rationalist Perspective

A lecture by Dr. Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Reseach Associate, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Part of the conference "Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala's Shoulders."

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