Center News Archive

Monday, April 16, 2018
Deserts into forests: Dispossession in Palestine as another case of enclosure
At a recent UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies event, UC San Diego Professor Gary Fields claimed tree planting, forestation and cartography were used as tools of land dispossession in Palestine.

Friday, April 06, 2018
Nationalism threatens troubled human rights regime
In advance of the April 20th graduate student conference, "Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow of Nationalism," UCLA Professor of Law Aslı Ü. BâlI outlines three contemporary challenges to universal human rights.

Monday, March 12, 2018
“Waking Lions” depicts unseen Israelis
Speaking about her new novel at the Y&S Nazarian Center, Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen described the “unseen” Israel and the role of literature in revealing the things we don't want to know about ourselves.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Interdisciplinary Middle East conference features UCLA scholars and their peers worldwide
Two-day conference explores the roots and attributes of this century's radical changes in the Middle East

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
CNES graduate student in the news
Sociologist's research activities are cited in the Hoover Institution news and in Quillette.

Monday, January 29, 2018
Nationwide survey illuminates forces at play in recent Iranian demonstrations
A recent telephone survey reveals much new information about Iranian voters' political behavior and renders inadequate the categories currently used to describe Iranian politics, says UCLA sociologist Kevan Harris.

Thursday, October 05, 2017
Kerr Family endows UCLA scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students
The Kerr Family Endowment will underwrite the tuition of students from the Middle East to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and/or social sciences at UCLA.

Monday, August 07, 2017
UCLA offering third-year Turkish language course
Responding to the national need for experts in Turkish language and culture, the course will enable students to access archival materials and conduct research.

Friday, July 07, 2017
New work reassesses the role of early Turks in shaping the Islamic world
Papers from the 19th Levi della Vida conference published by Oxford University Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Teacher Workshop on Muslim Cities in the Middle Ages
K-12 educators attended a 4-day workshop on Baghdad and Cairo as medieval sites of encounter.

Monday, June 26, 2017
High school language courses at UCLA
Center for World Languages offers summer courses for heritage speakers.

Monday, June 12, 2017
New Fellows named to CNES Teaching Lab
Six doctoral students will participate in a year-long Lab on techniques for teaching Middle East topics.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Naksa at 50: Nostalgia and Memory in the Middle East and Beyond
A multi-campus conference at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, known among Arabs as the Naksa.

Friday, April 21, 2017
UCLA human rights conference confronts genocide and its aftermath
Genocide, the risks to civilians in war zones and the unforeseen effects of the security state were examined at a UCLA School of Law symposium on April 17.

Friday, April 14, 2017
Multi-campus conference observes the 50th anniversary of the Naksa
Initiated by UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies and faculty from the Departments of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, and the School of Law, the conference will be co-hosted by the Middle East centers at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara.

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