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Personalism in Decline? Collective Rule and the Prospects for Military Abdication in Egypt

A talk by Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University.

Reformer to Tyrant: The Corruption of Bashar al-Asad and the Syrian System

A talk by David Lesch, Trinity University.

The Arab Dark Age, 1974-2011: Sociological Features of the Road to Revolution

A talk by Mohammed Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh.

The Cult of Personality in the Arab World

A talk by Joseph Sassoon, Georgetown University/Oxford University.

The Revolutionary Process in Egypt: a horizontalist challenge to personalized power?

A talk by John Chalcraft, London School of Economics.

Women, Democracy and Dictatorship

A talk by Sami Zubaida, Birbeck College, University of London.

Resentment of the Iranian Intelligentsia (in Persian)

A lecture by Daryoush Ashouri

2012 Levi Della Vida Conference:"Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses" Keynote Address

Keynote lecture by 2012 Levi Della Vida Award recipient Roger Owen, Harvard University

A video interview with Professor Hagit Lavsky

Hebrew University Professor Hagit Lavsky, the Nazarian Center Visiting Scholar for Winter and Spring quarters of 2011, talks about her experiences teaching at UCLA.

Civility and Sectarianism in Syria: What Now?

A lecture by Lindsay Gifford, UCLA

Complex Compatriots: Jews in Post-Vichy Algeria

A lecture by Sung Choi, UCLA

Urban Renewal and its Discontents: IBA 1984/87

A lecture by Esra Akcan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye lends expertise to The Atlantic's "Iran War Dial" project

Dalia Dassa Kaye is part of The Atlantic's Iran War Dial, which predicts that there's a 37 percent chance that the United States or Israel will strike Iran in the next year.

Rebellion and Repression on the Arabian Peninsula

Fred Lawson, Mills College

Rebellion and Repression on the Arabian Peninsula

Tariq Ali, editor, New Left Review

The Other Shift: Settler Colonial Studies and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A lecture by Lorenzo Veracini, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful Resistance: Defying the Occupation Through the Theater and the Arts

Talk by Abdelfattah Abusrour, Al-Rowwad Cultural & Theatre Center

Living History with Professor James L. Gelvin

Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Osama bin Laden Was Not Caught Because of Torture but in Spite of It: Daily Beast Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander

In a Daily Beast op-ed, Matthew Alexander argues that contrary to the claims by the man who ran the CIA’s torture program, attempts to find and kill Osama bin Laden were hindered by waterboarding and other torture techniques.

Multitasking in the Middle East: Obama and the Challenges of Israel, Iran, and the Arab Awakening - a talk by Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J-Street

A talk by the President & Founder of J-Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami. This event was co-sponsored by the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Afaf Nash and Susan Slyomovics

Afaf Nash reads "there is still a sun that rises…"by Abdul Satar (Abu Ali), from the documentary film A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe (directed by Emad Ali). Susan Slyomovics reads the English translation of the same poem.

A Night with Abbas Maroufi (in Persian)

A talk and reading by Abbas Maroufi, author of The Symphony of the Dead

How much Arabic is in my poems: A Poetry reading interspersed by an essay on poetics and politics

Poet Maged Zaher

The Modern Recovery of the Ismaili Legacy and Its Importance for the Study of the Fatimids

A lecture by Paul Walker, University of Chicago

Text in Context: A Teach-in on President Yudof's Letter

Commentary by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA

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