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Surprised, Again, by Dutch Voters

A visiting historian and a UCLA political scientist analyze November's inconclusive election in the Netherlands.

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.

Clash of Values or Interests? US Policy in the Middle East

A public lecture by Jerrold Green, RAND Corporation, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

New Old Lebanon

A public lecture by As'ad Abukhalil, CSU Stanislaus and UC Berkeley, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

Privatizing the Post Office

Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.

Middle East Series Goes On

Cal State Stanislaus professor speaks on current condition of Lebanese politics

Back to the Future in the Middle East

A lecture by Barry Rubin, Director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center in Herzliya, Israel, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

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.

Unknown Voices from Argentina

Photographer Patrick Liotta and Mapuche Indian performer Beatriz Pichi Malen tell of the Mapuche people's bravery and determination in confronting wars, poverty, and domination by various groups.

Report Gives Insight into International Enrollment

Though numbers have been declining since 2002-2003, a downward trend may be ending.

The American Approach to the Middle East

A lecture by Steven L. Spiegel, Professor of Political Science at UCLA, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

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 Shifts Focus to World Outside Israel

In talk co-sponsored by CNES, the Harvard professor and author argues "obsessive" focus on Israel takes time and energy away from the protest of other more serious human rights violations perpetrated by other countries.

Democracy's No Panacea for Poverty, Study Finds

Michael Ross, a UCLA political scientist, concluded that democratic countries do no better than their non-democratic counterparts in helping the world's poorest citizens -- a troubling finding, he said, that contradicts the claims made by a generation of scholars.

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.

Film Captures Vietnam-Israel Connection

The UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies present a documentary recounting the true story of Vietnamese immigrants to Israel.

Thailand's Former Foreign Minister Looks to the Future

Kantathi Suphamongkohn says he saw the coup coming, but does not yet know what his next move will be.

Panel Explores North Korea’s Future

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

Intrastate Conflict Management and Regional Security: The Israel-Hizbullah Confrontation in Historical Perspective

A lecture by Avraham Sela, Colgate University and Hebrew University, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

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.

Speaker Discusses Latin American Politics

The two-hour event with Tariq Ali was co-sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Center.

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