Steven L.Spiegel

Professor, Political Science

Steven L. Spiegel serves as Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA. Through the innovative and informal negotiation techniques he has developed, Dr. Spiegel helps produce cutting edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security and cooperation. For



Mani A. Jad

Deputy Director

Salomé Mohajer

Special Projects Coordinator

Nirit Hinkis

Research and Program Coordinator

Sophie Isakowitz

Center Assistant


Ben Radd

Research Fellow

Megan West

Graduate Student

Eric Bordenkircher

Research Fellow

Joshua Saidoff

Research Fellow

Rayed Khedher

Graduate Researcher

Interns/Research Assistants


Visiting Scholars

Faculty Advisory Committee

Joel Aberbach

Professor, Political Science
Director, Center for American Politics

Aslı Ü. Bâli

Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Stuart Gabriel

Professor, Arden Realty Chair, Anderson School of Management
Director, Ziman Center for Real Estate

Randal Johnson

Distinguished Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Neil Netanel

Professor, Pete Kameron Chair, School of Law

David Rapoport

Professor, Political Science
Editor of "Terrorism and Political Violence"

Elwin Svenson

Executive Director International Programs, Anderson Business School

About CMED

Through conferences, task forces, publications and other programming, CMED explores key subjects for the region, including: Arab-Israeli issues, Gulf security, regional business and economics, technological cooperation, regional strategic cooperation, and democratic culture and media.

Internships and Research Opportunities

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