Steven L.Spiegel

Director, Center for Middle East Development

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

Megan West

Graduate Student

Sophie Isakowitz

Research Assistant

Monica Ma


Visiting Scholars

Jiang Zhen

Visiting Scholar

Faculty Advisory Committee

Joel Aberbach

Professor, Political Science
Director, Center for American Politics

Asli Bali

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

Michael F. Lofchie

Chair, International Development Studies

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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